7 Apr 2016

JSI Job Vacancy : Grants Manager

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JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc. is a leader in improving the health of individuals and communities by providing high-quality technical and managerial assistance to public health programs worldwide. JSI has implemented projects in 104 countries, and currently operates from eight U.S. and 81 international offices for the past 30 years.

Job Description

JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI), a leader in global health, is currently recruiting for a Grants Manager for a recently awarded USAID-funded five year Strengthening the Care Continuum Project in Ghana. The overall goal of the project is to improve the capacity of the Government of Ghana (GOG) and its partners to provide quality and comprehensive HIV services for key populations and people living with HIV/AIDS using a coordinated and sustainable approach. The Grants Manager is a full-time position that will be based in Accra, Ghana.

  • Supervisor:  Director of Finance and Operations.
  • Project:  Strengthening the Care Continuum Project in Ghana
  • Job Location:  Accra
  • Closing Date:  April 15, 2016

Duties and Responsibilities
The Grants Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the project’s grants program.  This management includes the following:

  • Maintain a grants management system for distribution of project grants, under the direction of the Director of Finance and Operations;
  • Identify and assess potential grantees, choosing the appropriate mechanism (Fixed Amount Award vs. Cost Reimbursable) as needed;
  • Issue and manage the grants provided by the project; monitor all phases of awards, including assessment of technical progress, performance and deliverables;
  • Ensure grant compliance with USAID regulations;
  • With assistance from the Grants Officer, review all reimbursement requests for cost allowability; ensure that grantees are in compliance with established administrative and financial policies, procedures, and sound business practices;
  • Oversee the Grants Management Database and ensure it is updated;
  • Provide leadership in establishing and strengthening financial and administrative systems in NGO and public sector grant recipients;
  • Assist the Director of Finance and Operations in addressing grant-related issues, ensuring that grantee financial controls and systems comply with generally accepted accounting practices and USAID rules and regulations;
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Finance and Operations;
  • Supervise and build the capacity of the Grants Officer;

Required Skills or Experience

  • Masters-level education/training or equivalent experience in Finance and Business Management or related technical fields.
  • At least 10 years of experience in administration of grants, with experience in health program grants preferred.
  • Proven ability to supervise and train staff and to work as part of a team.
  • Strong organizational skills are highly desirable, as is extensive knowledge of Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Access).
  • Strong English communication and interpersonal skills.

How to Apply

Interested applicants with the requisite qualification(s) and related work experience should submit Detailed Curriculum Vitae including Names, Title, Organization, Phone number, Email and Addresses of Three (3) Referees to [email protected]. Please write the title of the job in the subject line.
  • JSI will only contact short-listed applicants.
  • Please no phone calls.
  • JSI is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified individual are welcome to apply.
  • Deadline for submitting of a cover letter and resume is April 15, 2016.

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