|Date Posted:||Jun 10, 2017|
|Closing Date:||Jun 18, 2017|
|Work Type:||Full Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Salary Range:||As per NTA salary scale policyNone|
|Years of Experience:||3 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Probation Period:||3 months|
About Checchi and Company Consulting, Inc.:
Checchi and Company Consulting, Inc. (Checchi) was established in 1973 by Vincent V. Checchi to promote social and economic development in developing and transitional countries around the world. Since its inception, the company has completed more than 300 long-term contracts in a wide range of program areas in Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe, including projects in many fragile and post-conflict states. Today the company specializes in rule of law, anti-corruption, and monitoring, evaluation and learning. The company’s principal client is the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). While the company’s practice areas have changed over the years, Vincent Checchi’s original vision continues to inspire and inform our work. We utilize a practical, results-oriented approach that emphasizes sustainable development, guided by our core values of integrity and commitment to excellence. Checchi staff members combine the technical expertise, depth of experience, cultural sensitivity and dedication needed to work effectively in some of the world’s most challenging development environments. Ultimately, we strive to improve people’s lives through outcomes that result in more just, stable and democratic societies.
The Grants Specialist will provide support to the Grants, Subcontracts and Compliance Manager in overseeing all grants administrative. S/he will work closely with Grants, Subcontracts and Compliance Manager in performing other duties in support of the overall grants activities.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Maintain grant status report, relevant grant files and supporting documentation in coordination with the Subcontracts, Grants & Compliance Manager (SGCM)
Ensure timely review and approval of grantee reports (financial, cost-share, M&E, etc.)
Monitor and verify grantee expenses to ensure compliance with work plan, grant agreement and applicable USAID rules and regulations
Coordinate processing of payments to grantees
Negotiate with potential grantees and finalize proposals and budgets in coordination with SGCM
Assist Subcontracts, Grants and Compliance Manager in development of RFP/RFA, collection of proposals, organizing bid committees and development of award documents
Verify that all grant related information is properly stored electronically and backed-up in a structured manner so that data is easily accessible at all times and
Conduct pre-award surveys and provide feedback
Review and confirm vetting information with supporting documents and past donors reference checks
Organize and support orientation sessions and provide technical assistance for grantees regarding reporting formats requirements
Review and confirm close-out certificate to the grantees
Travel to provinces when required
Bachelor’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in contract management, business administration or similar field preferred.
Minimum of 3-4 years of grants management experience in an equivalent position.
Experience working with contracts and grants for a USG, NGO or an international organization is preferred.
Experience with USAID and United States Government (USG) project implementation, regulations and procedures relating to subcontracts, grants and or procurements.
Experience and understanding of the FAR, USAID and USG subcontract rules and regulations.
Experience and understanding of the different variety grants such as Simplified, Standard, In-Kind, Fixed Obligated Grant and Fixed Amount Grant
Ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender.
Must have the ability to work independently, effectively in a fast-paced, stressful environment.
Must be flexible and willing to perform other duties as requested by SGCM Manager.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work with all levels and functions within the project.
Proficient in Microsoft Office package, especially Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and Word