19 Jan 2016

ACDI/VOCA Job Vacancy : Grants And Contract Manager

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The multi-year Ghana Poultry Program (GPP) has been awarded to ACDI/VOCA by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) with a goal to increase the competitiveness of domestic production and processing of poultry meat and eggs. This increase is expected to expand end-market “pull” opportunities for maize and soya production, supporting USAID
Feed the Future objectives to raise income and employment for smallholder producers. GPP’s strategy is focused on catalyzing efficiencies at key stages of the poultry value chain in order to reduce Ghana’s dependence on imported poultry meat (currently estimated at over 90 percent of poultry meat consumption, improve profitability of egg production, expand national and regional trade and sustainably and equitably increase incomes of male and female producers in poultry, grains, and related value chains.


  • Develops and manages the grants portfolio, manages grant funding and usage of funds.
  • Establishes detailed systems and procedures for management of grants activities, including the preparation of grant agreement templates and other compliance-related documents.
  • Prepare grant budgets, cash forecasts, and monitors grant expenditures, alerting management to irregularities, recommending alternatives/best practice as needed.
  • Reviews business plans, develops grant agreements, follows up on outstanding grants and obtains required deliverables.
  • Provides compliance review of procurement, financial transactions, contracts and grants.
  • Participates in the preparation of responses to audit requests and donor specific reporting requirements for awards and contracts.
  • Monitors the grants to ensure they are supporting project goals.
  • Provides training and guidance on all matters relating to the project’s sub-grantees.
  • Creates training tools and develops modules to help build capacity for sub-awardees

Required Skills or Experience

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in development, Finance, business or economics or other related field. Master’s preferred.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of proven experience in a senior level finance and/or grants position in an international development organization, Five (5) of which must be experience with grant and contract management.
  • Experience in institutional strengthening and of working with rural communities required.
  • Demonstrated experience working in collaboration with multiple stakeholders and project implementation teams.
  • Proven experience managing multiple grants.
  • Proven ability to design and develop successful and achievable project-related grants.
  • Thorough knowledge and experience with donor rules and regulations, and with current standards and guidelines with regarding to contracts and grants.

How to Apply

  • Interested candidates, please submit a resume/CV to: [email protected]
  • Please include the title of the job for which your are applying in the subject line
  • No phone calls please.
  • Only those eligible for an interview will be contacted
  • Women and minorities encouraged to apply
  • All applications must be received by 27th January 2016

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