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JOB OPPORTUNITIES - Issue 171, 5 March 2004


1. Deputy Chief of Party/ Grants Manager - HIV/AIDS Programme - Brazil

The global community support organisation, Pact, invites applications from competent, qualified, dynamic and committed individuals for the position of Deputy Chief of Party/ Grants Manager in its HIV/AIDS Programme in Brazil.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage and administer all grants, procurement, travel and personnel components of the programme
  • Set up of financial monitoring system that flows through Pact to sub-grantees, with the aim of keeping USAID fully informed of the status and availability of funding, and expand coverage of prevention interventions through sub-grant programmes
  • Assist in drafting the RFA and oversee the technical team during application discussions
  • Administer awards and sub-grant awards, based on technical compliance and grant assessments, to successful RFA applicants
  • Be responsible for all administrative activities associated with the sub-grant agreements (i.e. written notices, guidance, and obtaining waivers and deviations)
  • Assess each sub-grantee's ability to identify, qualify, and manage sub-grants to small organisations. Deputy will provide instructions on these mechanisms and their appropriate uses
  • Provide financial and management training and technical assistance necessary, to ensure appropriate fiscal and procurement systems management, site visits, and financial pipeline and programme milestone monitoring of sub-grants
  • Assist grantees in developing a records management system for maintaining records post-closeout
  • Be responsible for financial and programmatic closeout of all sub-grants, ensuring full sub-grantee programme activity documentation and programme fund documentation to meet audit requirements
  • Provide guidance to midlevel NGOs for disposition of property, and audit of all expenditures and de-obligation of residual funds
  • Ensure that all financial reporting is submitted to USAID/Brazil

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Five to ten years of overseas experience in grants management of USAID-funded programmes, preferably with a background in and understanding of NGO capacity-building
  • Master's in international development or similarly relevant degree
  • Demonstrated experience in managing USAID programmes in a position of leadership
  • Strong financial management and budgeting skills in the use of financial and other resources
  • Thorough understanding of USAID regulations and procedures for managing complex grant programmes, including in-depth knowledge of 22 CFR 226, 22 CFR 228, OMB Circulars A-122 and A-133
  • Ability to manage technical assistance programme, familiarity with assembling and fielding teams
  • Ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with the USAID Mission and local NGOs
  • Commitment to achievement of results in a complex, multi-disciplinary setting
  • Strong organisational skills and administrative procedures and/or practices
  • Strong communications skills (written and oral) and analytical skills
  • Fluency in English and Portuguese required
  • Experience living/working in Brazil is preferred

Interested applicants should submit a formal resume and cover letter to:
Dana Reilly
Director of Executive Search
via email or fax (202) 466-5669

Please list the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.


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