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Grants Manager, NELY, Benin

FHI 360

FHI 360

Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Grants Manager

USAID/Benin Northern Economic Livelihoods for Youth (NELY) Activity

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Grants Manager to be proposed on an anticipated new activity in Benin to improve economic livelihoods for rural and urban youth and women in violent extremist (VE) moderate and high-risk areas in the North with a budget of between USD $25-$49 million. The position is contingent upon award.

Job Summary:

The Grants Manager will be responsible for providing leadership in the overall technical and contractual management of a large portfolio of sub-partners and Grants Under Contract under the project. S/he will be responsible for managing and providing technical assistance for grantees related to a broad range of compliance, programmatic and administrative needs for effective programming. The Grants Manager position will be located in either Cotonou, or in Parakou or Djougou in Northern Benin, with regular project-funded travel to departments in the North West and North East sub-regions. This position will report to the Director of Administration and Finance.

Essential Job Functions: Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and oversight for grants and contracts management on the project, including components located in focus countries;
  • Assist the Chief of Party and Director of Administration and Finance to ensure that project resources are utilized in accordance with applicable FHI 360 and donor policies and procedures;
  • Manage and ensure compliance for all subcontracts and Grants Unders Contracts for implementing partners and sub-grantees;
  • Ensure compliance with USAID rules and regulations and FHI 360 policies and procedures;
  • Train all Program and Grants staff in the project’s Grants Under Contract manual and 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 GUC 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 subcontracts and GUCs; and
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • 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 5-8 years' work experience, including at least 5 years of grants management experience;
  • Experience effectively supervising other staff members;
  • Familiarity with USAID programming, rules and regulations highly desired;
  • Ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative team;
  • Fluency in speaking, reading and writing in English required; professional proficiency in French preferred;
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiating, decision making, and problem-solving skills;
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills; and
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Local candidates are encouraged to apply.

This job description 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.

Availability of position is contingent upon award to FHI 360.

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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