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  • Posted: Feb 4, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Palladium develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact for communities, businesses, societies and economies. We transform lives and create enduring value by working with governments, corporations and non-profit organisations.
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    Grants and Subcontracts Manager USAID/Kenya and East Africa, Scaling Inclusive Food Systems Activity

    This Opportunity:  

    The purpose of this Activity is to promote inclusive agricultural-led growth, with a focus on climate-smart approaches that leverage private sector resources and catalyze investment in the agricultural sector; strengthen the resilience of people and systems; and improve nutrition, especially among women and children.  

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:   

    The Grants Manager will be responsible for leading the design, implementation, and management of all the Activity grants and subcontracts operations for the USAID-funded Activity.

    Role and Responsibilities 

    •  Responsible for overseeing grants and subcontracts and ensuring compliance with USAID requirements 
    • In accordance with Palladium’s USAID-approved GUC Manual, develop and execute all aspects of the GUC process 
    • Manage grant and subcontracts tracking systems to ensure the timely and compliant execution of all grant agreements 
    • Coordinate grants and subcontract management activities with home office project management unit  
    • Guide and advise grantees/subawardees on the interpretation of grant terms and conditions and client rules and regulations; provide training, guidance, and mentorship to grantee/sub-awardee counterparts 
    • Take initiative and provide creative solutions to complex contractual/compliance problems, working with Palladium team members on project-wide initiatives and issues 
    • Manage the grants/subawards procurement of goods and services including, but not limited to: 
    • Draft RFQs, RFPs, and RFAs solicitating concept papers, statements of qualifications, and grant sub-contract award proposals  
    • Manage the selection process during proposal evaluations including evaluation memos and selection justifications 
    • Facilitate negotiations with awardees 
    • Draft, review, and finalize the resulting grant/subaward document 
    •  Prepares, organizes, and maintains grant records and files documenting grant award, modification, performance and compliance 
    • Provide contract briefs to document new grant awards, modifications, and administrative changes
    • Participate in the implementation and monitoring of grants milestones, tracking grants deliverables and monitoring grants delivery against grants budget
    • Review and process request for payment invoices for milestone(s) achieved and verified
    • Maintain the grant portfolio database and project grant data on relevant grant database system and Project SharePoint site for all grants mechanisms, ensuring up to date records at all times
    • Manage the development and presentation of internal and external reporting (for example: Internal grants reviews, grants risk assessments, grants annual reviews, and grants deliverables) 

    Key Competencies Required:  

    • 5 to 7 years experience in international grants management, preferably managing large complex USAID grants  
    • Demonstrated background ensuring compliance on large complex donor funded programs and current knowledge of USAID rules and regulations 
    • Proven track record of working collaboratively with various stakeholders 
    • Strong interpersonal skills to maintain good relations with the relevant partners and counterparts 
    • Well organized, able to work independently, skilled in handling multiple tasks, able to adhere to deadlines 
    • Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, including ability to develop and communicate a common vision and foster collaboration across an interdisciplinary team 
    • Strong management skills to guide all project human, technical, and financial resources 
    • Strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills in English  

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Palladium International on to apply

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