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Senior Grants Manager

USAID Systems For Health Project   |  Greater Accra Region


Accounting / Audit / Tax

Preferred Years of Experience

7 - 10 years

Available Slots


Application Deadline

Mar 21, 2017

Job Description

URC is a Global Company Dedicated to Improving the Quality of Health Care, Social Services, and Health Education Worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States

Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems. Internationally, we expand access to and improve the quality of services addressing maternal, newborn, and child health; infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; food and nutrition; and vulnerable children and families. In the US, we focus on improving communication related to issues like substance abuse, with a particular focus on reaching underserved populations

We seek the services of a Senior Grants Manager


Job Title: Senior Grants Manager


Job Location: Accra, Greater Accra


Division and Project Overview

  • The USAID Systems for Health Project (July 2014–June 2019) is working with the Ghana Health Service to strengthen its efforts to reduce preventable child and maternal deaths, reduce unmet need for family planning, reduce childhood mortality and morbidity from malaria, and improve nutritional status for children under five and pregnant women. We are working to strengthen vital health system building blocks while promoting CHPS (community-based health planning and services), strategic behavior change communication, and targeted demand generation to maximize service delivery coverage
  • University Research Co., LLC (URC) and its partners share the vision that, by 2019, Ghana’s health system will be sufficiently robust that the Government of Ghana (GOG) and its health workforce, in partnership with the communities they serve, will be able to sustain equitable access to, demand for, and use of high-quality, high-impact health services with reduced external support, especially in the five regions targeted by Systems for Health: Greater Accra, Central, Western, Volta and Northern
  • The USAID/Systems for Health Project is seeking for an experienced Senior Grants Manager.  The position is located in the Finance/Grants Section of USAID/Systems for Health Project.  The incumbent will work closely with the Grants team to manage grants supported by Systems for Health Project. This includes maintaining a tracker of grantee expenditures and advances, reviewing grantees’ financial reports, building financial management capacity among grantees, ensure compliance with USAID rules and regulations, and orienting grantees on sub-grant requirements


Job Description

  • Work collaboratively with other members of the grants management team to develop and implement the Systems for Health grants management systems
  • Carry out the financial reviews and project audits processes of grantees to ensure donor compliance
  • Follow up on accountabilities from sub grantees in a timely manner to necessitate processing of additional funding
  • Reviewing deliverables/milestones in respect of FAAs and issuing the necessary certifications prior to sending additional funds to the grantees
  • Maintain an up-to-date tracker for Grantee expenditures and advances
  • Work closely with the Finance team in ensuring that the grants tracker in quick books is updated and reconciled with the excel tracker
  • Perform thorough reviews of grantee’s financial reports (liquidation reports) and related supporting documentation and ensuring that only allowable, allocable and reasonable costs are charged to the project
  • Work closely with the Finance team in developing plans/budgets for the financial needs of sub grantees
  • Work collaboratively with the other grants management team members in overseeing sub-grant functions and coordinate preparation of grant agreements, monitoring of grant periods and close out of the sub-grant awards
  • Work closely with other Systems for Health staff members in developing and carrying out annual work plans
  • Prepare sub grantee reports to be submitted to Supervisor, Systems for Health Finance & Admin Director and to the URC Headquarters
  • Ensure budgetary controls of grantees and provide technical assistance to recipients, as required by the program
  • Implements policies and procedures around the administration and monitoring of grants, and procedures designed to comply with donor regulations
  • Work closely with the members of the grants management team to put in place a consistent- hard copy / electronic filing structure and system for financial information and contracts related to grants
  • Provide mentoring and training to sub-grantees/ building financial management capacity of sub-grantees
  • Ensure proper interpretation and application of donor procedures and regulations
  • Provide support in tracking and reporting of financial performance of grants
  • Work closely with Grants management team to establish tools to track supervision visits to partners and provide necessary updates to technical teams
  • Other duties as assigned by the Finance & Admin Director or Chief of Party


Qualification and Requirement

  • Minimum of Master’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting and Finance or related field.  Full or part professional qualification in Accounting/Finance will be an advantage
  • Minimum of 7 years' experience in grants management in a project set-up; previous experience working for USAID funded projects



  • Proven financial management skills
  • Ability to make considered decisions
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Accounting skills
  • IT skills, especially in spreadsheets
  • Strong inter-personal skills
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail
  • Ability to correct, direct, develop, motivate and coach staff
  • Understanding of the importance and requirements of good team working, with the ability to promote and facilitate these
  • Ability to perform effectively under pressure with good personal organization and time management skills
  • Ability to prioritize work
  • Ability to think creatively to find viable solutions
  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills is required
  • Excellent numerical skills and the ability to do complex calculations, manipulate and present financial data
  • Ability to perform detailed-oriented work with high level of accuracy
  • Use judgment to execute duties and responsibilities
  • Relevant computer software skills, particularly Microsoft Office

Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in Ghana for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position

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