Head of Grants and Compliance

at Care Uganda
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted July 5, 2020
Category Management
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency UGX

Description

Head of Grants and Compliance,

1 Position, Location: Kampala

The Head of Grants & Compliance oversees and coordinates the administrative management of all grants and contracts implemented by the country office (development, delivery and closure) including support to award setup, staff training to ensure donor rules and regulations are understood and
implemented properly, and preparation and submission of donor reports. S/he monitors the CO budget planning calendar, develops operational budgets and supports program staff in proposal budget development. S/he works closely with program and accounting staff to make sure all funds are
accounted for accurately and program budget line items are managed adequately.
This includes activities such as: awards tracking, sub-grant report preparation, monitoring and filing.
This role will also support the Operations Director in evaluating and analyzing the compliance affairs of CARE Uganda & managing related risks to CARE employees, Partners/Sub grantees, reputation,
assets and interests of stakeholders. Specific risk areas include, corporate governance, information security, regulatory compliance, donor compliance, insurance and operational risk.

S/he will be seen to lead, innovate and be responsible for:
1. Ensuring timely and accurate financial reporting to donors on main grants as well as adequate management of sub grants to partners,
2. Ensuring that all operational aspects are in compliance with CARE Financial and Donor grant
policies, regulations and budgetary requirements.
3. S/he will actively participate in the country office efforts to proactively seek new funding opportunities, working to ensure that program and finance teams are supported during proposal development to develop accurate budgets that contribute their fair share to the Country Office Shared Project Costs (SPC)
4. Provision of timely reports to Budget Holders on grants and sub grants expenditures and provide analysis on program implementation timeline vs. expenditure.
5. Providing training and ongoing technical support to program staff and partners on compliance with terms and conditions of donor grants and our own sub grants management policy.
S/he will support program staff to request Fund Codes (FCs), Project IDs (PIDs) and set up grants and sub grants correctly in CARE’s financial system.
The position reports to the Operations Director.

Job Summary

The Head of Grants & Compliance oversees and coordinates the administrative management of all
grants and contracts implemented by the country office (development, delivery and closure) including
support to award setup, staff training to ensure donor rules and regulations are understood and
implemented properly, and preparation and submission of donor reports. S/he monitors the CO
budget planning calendar, develops operational budgets and supports program staff in proposal
budget development. S/he works closely with program and accounting staff to make sure all funds are
accounted for accurately and program budget line items are managed adequately. This includes activities such as: awards tracking, sub-grant report preparation, monitoring and filing.

Application Procedure:
Candidates who are interested in the above job should submit an updated CV and Application letter giving a day time telephone contact and names, telephone contacts and email addresses of 3 (three)
work related referees only through our recruitment email:([email protected])clearly indicating the job title in the email subject. CVs will be received until 13th July, 2020. For any questions
please call our office on 0312258100/150

Skills

Proficiency in Microsoft Office including and good skills in using financial software applications
Fluency in English language and written communication;
Thorough understanding of financial accounting, reporting, and grants and contracts management processes.

Solid knowledge of Key donor regulations and compliance requirements
(USG,EU,ECHO,CIDA,UNDP,UNHCR)
Solid Analytical and problem solving, financial trouble shooting and audit experience
Excellent people management skills and interpersonal skills including the ability to develop harmonious teams in a cross cultural contex t

Experience Requirements

At least 7 years of demonstrated leadership experience in grants management including significant experience working with USG and European public donors. Experience working in relief and development contexts a plus.
Experience working in international NGO is desired;

Education Requirements

Advanced University degree in Accounting/finance, accounting, or related area from a recognized institution;
Must be an active member of a professional body.
A post graduate Qualification in a related field is desirable
Training of Adaptive Planning (ADP) and People Soft or a related Financial system

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