Director of Grants- Stability Through Economic Progress, Unity and Peacebuilding (STEP UP)
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FHI 360 is currently recruiting for the position of Director of Grants for an anticipated five-year project funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in northern Mozambique entitled “Stability Through Economic Progress, Unity and Peacebuilding” (or “STEP UP”). FHI 360 anticipates that STEP UP will support grants and capacity development to innovative local business and groups to increase opportunities for economic growth and diversification and increase social cohesion within communities, with a focus on areas prone to conflict, including but not limited to Cabo Delgado. STEP UP will allow communities to participate more actively in their own development through directly providing opportunities and tools, including but not limited to various grant challenges for business and social cohesion.
The Director of Grants will support the activity to develop and implement innovative and evidence-based activities to address economic participation, livelihoods, and social cohesion in northern Mozambique. The Director of Grants will be responsible for providing leadership in the technical and contractual management of a large portfolio of sub-partners under the project. S/he will be responsible for monitoring and reporting on grant implementation and providing technical assistance to grantees related to a broad range of compliance, programmatic and administrative needs for effective programming.
It is expected that the Director of Grants will be located in Pemba, Mozambique, with anticipated project funded travel throughout the northern region of the country. The Director of Grants will report to the DCOP. Employment is contingent upon successful award of the project to FHI 360, as well as USAID approval of the finalist.
Essential Job Functions: Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide leadership and oversight for grants and contracts management on the project;
- Assist the Chief of Party to ensure that project resources are utilized in accordance with applicable FHI 360 and donor policies and procedures.
- Manage and ensure compliance for all subawards to implementing partners (IPs).
- Ensure compliance with USAID rules and regulations and FHI 360 policies and procedures.
- Train all Program and Grants staff on grants manual and grants management system;
- Work with program staff to establish and effectively maintain a compliant grants management system;
- Coordinate closely with a team of program and grants officers to support local organizations in finalizing project proposals and budgets, and to monitor and report on grantee activities;
- Develop and manage subaward solicitation processes.
- Maintain an online grants tracking system, and ensure compliant monitoring and reporting on grant activities;
- Train and mentor relevant project staff and implementing partners on managing and monitoring subawards.
- Ensure the effective start-up and close out of all sub-grants; and
- Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor.
- Bachelor’s degree or international equivalent from an accredited university in a relevant field such as international development, business administration, law or other related field; Advanced degree preferred;
- A minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience (including 3+ years of management experience), including at least 5 years of grants management experience;
- Experience effectively supervising other staff members;
- Familiarity with USAID programming, rules and regulations required;
- Ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative team;
- Fluency in speaking, reading and writing in Portuguese required; proficiency or fluency in English and other local languages spoken in northern Mozambique highly preferred;
- Strong interpersonal, negotiating, decision making, and problem-solving skills;
- Demonstrated excellent organizational skills; and
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
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