Senior Specialist, Grants Management and Donor Reporting, USAID Community-led Climate Smart Innovati

Job Description

Title: Senior Specialist, Grants Management and Donor Reporting, USAID Community-led Climate Smart Innovati

Company Name: BRAC

Vacancy: --

Location: Dhaka

Salary: Negotiable

Experience:
∎ At least 7 years
∎ The applicants should have experience in the following business area(s):NGO, Healthcare/Lifestyle product, Healthcare Startup

Published: 1 Apr 2024

Education:
∎ Masters/MBA in Business administration / Finance / International development / International relations or a related field.
∎ Masters/MBA in Business administration / Finance / International development / International relations or a related field.

Requirements:

Additional Requirements:
∎ Excellent interpersonal skills and high emotional intelligence, with an ability to develop and maintain long-term, productive relationships internally and externally, in addition to cross-cultural sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding.
∎ Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues on diverse teams, both in-person and remotely, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders from diverse backgrounds.
∎ Excellent analytical, communication, writing, editing skills, project and grant management skills.
∎ Highly organised, strategic thinker with strong attention to detail.
∎ Ability to manage and prioritise multiple tasks in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment.
∎ Strong knowledge of US Government federal acquisition laws and regulations, including Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR).
∎ Conversant and knowledgeable about local laws, regulations, rules of business, government functions and structure.
∎ Experience working with USAID funded projects required.
∎ Fluent in Bangla and working proficiency in English.
∎ Proactive team player with strong desire to learn and ability to be flexible.
∎ Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of BRAC.
∎ Ability to participate in international calls outside standard working hours.
∎ Ability to work in a hybrid work environment which includes both in-office and remote work arrangements.
∎ Minimum 7 years of demonstrated experience in leading financial and grants management of USAID-funded programs.
∎ ADDITIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
∎ Excellent interpersonal skills and high emotional intelligence, with an ability to develop and maintain long-term, productive relationships internally and externally, in addition to cross-cultural sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding.
∎ Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues on diverse teams, both in-person and remotely, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders from diverse backgrounds.
∎ Excellent analytical, communication, writing, editing skills, project and grant management skills.
∎ Highly organised, strategic thinker with strong attention to detail.
∎ Ability to manage and prioritise multiple tasks in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment.
∎ Strong knowledge of US Government federal acquisition laws and regulations, including Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR).
∎ Conversant and knowledgeable about local laws, regulations, rules of business, government functions and structure.
∎ Experience working with USAID funded projects required.
∎ Fluent in Bangla and working proficiency in English.
∎ Proactive team player with strong desire to learn and ability to be flexible.
∎ Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of BRAC.
∎ Ability to participate in international calls outside standard working hours.
∎ Ability to work in a hybrid work environment which includes both in-office and remote work arrangements.
∎ EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
∎ Minimum 7 years of demonstrated experience in leading financial and grants management of USAID-funded programs.

Responsibilities & Context:
∎ Monitor and support the use of grants management tools and the Grants Management System to ensure accurate tracking and grants reporting.
∎ Lead grant coordination with sub-recipients, including monthly reviews, budget management, and closeout meetings in collaboration with stakeholders.
∎ Ensure compliance with donor regulations by providing relevant training to programs, operations, MEL, and other cross-cutting teams.
∎ Support the COP to raise compliance issues proactively with programme leadership.
∎ Keep the COP and programme leadership informed of any anticipated challenges in meeting grants targets, including any issues with report submission and budget variances.
∎ Serve as an internal resource on USAID and USG rules and regulations.
∎ Work as a problem solver with the technical team to learn, adapt and improve throughout the grant design and solicitation process.
∎ Review and ensure alignment of grants procedures with BRAC’s guidelines and policies and compliance with USAID requirements.
∎ Support the COP with special projects as necessary.
∎ Ensure that all grant activities are properly documented from the start of implementation to grant close-down.
∎ BRAC is an international development organisation founded in Bangladesh that partners with over 100 million people living with inequality and poverty globally to create sustainable opportunities to realise potential.
∎ The BRAC Climate Change Programme (CCP) supports communities to develop their capacity to adapt to climate change and improve their resilience to climate change, as well as supporting communities and organisations to reduce their climate change impact. Eager to make a difference and help communities to tackle climate change? Work with us to protect resources, improving quality of life and raise awareness, while providing people with access to the tools and knowledge to adapt and respond to adverse climatic impacts and adopt sustainable practices. Working at brac is not like any other job. It is a platform where you can bring about real change for people who need it the most. We are not just dreaming of a better world, we are building it. Join us to find the way.
∎ UDDOM project aims to empower climate-vulnerable communities in Bagerhat, Sunamganj, and Jamalpur districts of Bangladesh to cope with and mitigate the impacts of climate change-induced disasters. By focusing on strengthening local government institutions and providing access to financial resources, crop insurance, and climate-smart agricultural practices, the project seeks to enhance the resilience of both communities and local governance structures. Through initiatives such as “Adaptation Clinics” for climate-smart agriculture, the provision of financial services, and the construction of climate-resilient infrastructure including water facilities and housing, UDDOM integrates proven adaptive solutions with locally developed strategies. Additionally, the project endeavors to improve early warning systems and facilitate early action to better prepare communities for future climate-induced disasters. Over a span of 60 months, UDDOM aims to foster sustainable development and resilience in the face of increasingly frequent and severe climate-related challenges.
∎ JOB PURPOSE
∎ BRAC is seeking qualified Senior Specialist, Grants Management and Donor Reporting. Candidates for the USAID funded “Community-led Climate Smart Innovations to Address Climate Change Impacts (UDDOM)” project awarded on March 2024 and expected to run for 5 years.
∎ The Senior Specialist, Grants Management and Donor Reporting will work closely with the Chief of Party (COP), ensuring the achievement of targets. This pivotal role involves spearheading efforts to guarantee award compliance, overseeing adherence to grant management policies, and ensuring alignment with USAID and BRAC rules and regulations. The incumbent will play a vital role in shaping the project’s success through oversight of subgrants to partner organisations.
∎ KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
∎ Monitor and support the use of grants management tools and the Grants Management System to ensure accurate tracking and grants reporting.
∎ Lead grant coordination with sub-recipients, including monthly reviews, budget management, and closeout meetings in collaboration with stakeholders.
∎ Ensure compliance with donor regulations by providing relevant training to programs, operations, MEL, and other cross-cutting teams.
∎ Support the COP to raise compliance issues proactively with programme leadership.
∎ Keep the COP and programme leadership informed of any anticipated challenges in meeting grants targets, including any issues with report submission and budget variances.
∎ Serve as an internal resource on USAID and USG rules and regulations.
∎ Work as a problem solver with the technical team to learn, adapt and improve throughout the grant design and solicitation process.
∎ Review and ensure alignment of grants procedures with BRAC’s guidelines and policies and compliance with USAID requirements.
∎ Support the COP with special projects as necessary.
∎ Ensure that all grant activities are properly documented from the start of implementation to grant close-down.
∎ SAFEGUARDING RESPONSIBILITIES
∎ Ensure the safety of Project Participants, people who come into contact with the organisation and team members from any harm, abuse, neglect, harassment and exploitation including sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) to achieve the programme's goals of safeguarding implementation. Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment.
∎ Practice, promote and endorse the issues of safeguarding policy among team members and ensure the implementation of safeguarding standards in every course of action.
∎ Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place and encourage others to do so.

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Festival Bonus, Health and Life Insurance, and others as per policy.

Employment Status: Full Time

Job Location: Dhaka

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Company Information:
∎ BRAC
∎ BRAC Centre, 75 Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212
∎ BRAC is an international development organisation founded in Bangladesh that partners with over 100 million people living with inequality and poverty globally to create sustainable opportunities to realise potential.

Address::
∎ BRAC Centre, 75 Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212
∎ BRAC is an international development organisation founded in Bangladesh that partners with over 100 million people living with inequality and poverty globally to create sustainable opportunities to realise potential.

Read Before Apply: Please apply only who are fulfilling all the requirements of this job

Application Deadline: 15 Apr 2024

Category: NGO/Development

Source: bdjobs.com

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