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Grants Manager TetraTech

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JOB SUMMARY:

The 5-year USAID Zambia Alternatives to Charcoal (A2C) Activity will reduce charcoal energy consumption by 25% in Lusaka and 5% in urban areas outside Lusaka, and catalyze a 38% increase in the use of private sector low emissions charcoal alternative technologies and/or fuels in order to reduce deforestation directly attributable to charcoal production.

A2C works to remove the market and regulatory barriers to alternative technologies and fuels (ATFs) by strengthening an enabling environment for ATF value chains while promoting enforcement of the charcoal regulatory framework and working alongside consumers to shift preferences away from charcoal. The A2C activity is guided by an understanding of local market systems, strong private sector engagement, and a commitment to engaging youth and empowering women.

Reporting to the Deputy Chief of Party-Operations, the Grants Manager will establish and manage the project’s $3 million Grants Under Contract (GUC) portfolio..

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:


  • Manage the day to day operations of the GUC portflio throughout the award cycle, including solicitation, pre award survey and risk assessment, negotiation, award implementation, monitoring, reporting and close-out in full compliance with USAID regulations.
  • In coordination with relevant technical teams, ensure full integration of the and Project’s goals and objectives.
  • Liaise with the Procurement team to ensure all procurements under the grants program are compliant with USAID rules and regulations.
  • Monitor and report on implementation and performance issues of awards in coordination with MEL team.
  • Manage the grant award files; track and monitor electronic files and use of software program to manage the grants program.
  • Manage the grants to assure SAM,OFAC and other USAID vetting requirements are implemented.
  • In collaboration with the Environmental Compliance Officer, develop, manage and monitor the award risk mitigation plan and compliance with the project’s Environmental Management and Mitigation Plan (EMMP).
  • Coordinate with the program team on selection, institutional capacity development plans and overall partnership development methodologies.
  • Conducts trainings on USAID rules and regulations and other relevant grants management topics to grantees, as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS: (MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS)

EDUCATION: University degree in accounting, finance, business administration, project management, or other relevant discipline.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 7 years’ experience in USAID or other donor’s grants program management or equivalent position. Experience with award cycle management, grantee management, and working with local partner organizations and other stakeholders is required. Experience working in a similar position for NGOs or an international organization is preferred.

SKILLS: Must be computer literate (in Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.). Knowledge of Grant and/or Project management is required. Excellent interpersonal skills, including patience, diplomacy, willingness to listen and respect for colleagues. Ability to work individually and as part of a team. Must also be able to work effectively in a team environment.

LANGUAGES: Fluency in written and spoken English is required

Apply on Line at: application@zambiaa2c.org


Closing Date : 26th May, 2021.

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Digital Lending, Policy & Modelling Senior Specialist Zambia National Commercial Bank