Grants Officer

Job Description

Title: Grants Officer

Company Name: Counterpart International

Vacancy: 2

Job Location: Dhaka

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Post graduated in accounting or related field;

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 5 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ Practice Area: Grants
∎ Reporting to: Grants Manager
∎ Date: Immediate
∎ Project Information: Counterpart International, a leading international development organization is currently implementing the five-year USAID-funded program in Bangladesh "Promoting Advocacy and Rights (PAR)". The program will support the creation of a more inclusive, resilient, and evidence-driven Bangladeshi civil society. The project`s goal is to provide civil society with the skills, technology, financial resources, and connections to global networks that will enable it to work in partnership with the Government of Bangladesh (GOB) to advance good governance.
∎ Job Profile: The Grants Officer will work under the direction of the Grants Manager and will work closely with Grants Manager in the area of grants. The position will effectively implement day to day grants management activities and ensuring compliance of donor and Counterpart International regulations.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Monitor the compliance of grant recipients to ensure general and specific requirements of grants are adhered to.
∎ Assist in the grantmaking process from start to finish, including design and issuance of Requests for Applications (RFAs), review of proposals, and financial and narrative reporting.
∎ Support the Grants Manager in the development of an up-to-date grants manual for the program.
∎ Assist the Grants Manager to institutionalize Counterpart International's grants management best practices within the program.
∎ Support in the process to ensure that the sub-grants to local civil society organizations and any other sub-grantees are implemented as per program objectives, design and USAID sub-grants regulations.
∎ Participate in the shortlist and evaluate grant applications including Expression of Interests (LOIs), budgets and full proposals.
∎ Support in the provision of training and technical assistance to grantees on USAID regulations, financial management and reporting.
∎ Monitor grantee performance per sub-grant agreement requirements.
∎ Assist to ensure accurate grant close-out procedures.
∎ Assist the Grants Manager on the Grant Team's review of financial and program reports for submission to the Chief of Party, as well as documentation to ensure that grantees meet both Counterpart International and USAID rules and regulations.
∎ Provides information to accounting staff to ensure proper recording of grants for financial records.
∎ Assist in communicating with and providing mentoring support to Program grantees in connection with financial issues, as needed;
∎ Work with grants manager for constructing and monitoring budget, scope of work for grants
∎ Assist to maintain sub-award grant tracking and ensure timely submission of reports in adherence to Counterpart and USAID policies;
∎ Assist to maintain and update grant documentation and records;
∎ Assist with the grants making proacess along with grants management and providing links between program, finance and other administrative staff so that all grant making activities are smoothly implemented;
∎ Assist to prepare assigned periodic audit schedules and monitoring visits of PAR grantees;
∎ Participate in consultations with HQ Programs, Financial/Accounting, and GCC teams;
∎ Perform other tasks as assigned by his/ her supervisor when required.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Minimum five years in grants management experience with USAID funded project is preferred
∎ Experience working with international development programs preferred;
∎ Substantive knowledge of the technical and operational requirements of US government funding agencies (e.g. USAID) a plus
∎ Knowledge of grant processes including accounting and financial reporting.
∎ Ability to manage grants funding requirements, submissions, and budget projections.
∎ Strong analytical skills, including ability to gather and analyze a variety of information pertaining to issues and to develop appropriate recommendations for action.
∎ Proven ability to effectively use Microsoft Office including databases and spreadsheets.
∎ Ability to work in partnership with local communities and NGOs as appropriate.
∎ Ability to work well with others, meet deadlines, and respond to changes in priorities;
∎ Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills;
∎ Strong problem-solving and analytic skills required;
∎ Ability to work independently, take initiative, set priorities and see projects through to completion;
∎ Strong service-focused orientation; must work well and respectfully with HQ personnel, Program funder, staff and grantees.

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 27 Oct 2021

Company Information:
∎ 14 Oct 2021
∎ Counterpart International

Category: NGO/Development


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