Job Title: Grants Fund Officer (GFO)
Department: Program Department
Reports To: Grants Fund Manager
Supervise: Grants Fund Assistant
Location: Aden, Yemen (with possibility of travel)
Yemen Communities Stronger Together (YCST) is a three-year, multi-million US Dollar, a community-led program funded by USAID and implemented by Global Communities (GC) in seven governorates in Yemen (tentatively in Aden, Lahj, Abyan, Taiz, Sana’a, Ibb, and Dhamar). The purpose of YCST is to support local-level initiatives that mitigate conflict, strengthen social cohesion and promote the peaceful resolution of differences. To reach its goal, YCST will engage communities in an inclusive approach through Participatory Action for Community Enhancement
(PACE) Mode to identify and implement service delivery and conflict mitigation projects, build the capacity of formal and informal local leaders, organizations, and networks to serve as neutral arbitrators and peace builders that can meet community and constituent needs that will serve to reduce localized conflicts, and provide stability.
The program will also carry out regular and action-oriented learning and contextual analysis across all interventions to support adaptive management and enhanced outcomes.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Grants Fund Officer will manage all issues related to subaward management. S/He will support, manage subawards and ensure that implementing sub-partners are compliant with USAID rules and regulations. In addition, this role will work closely with program teams during implementation and closeout of the subgrants/subawards. The Grants Fund Officer,
in collaboration with Grants Fund Manager, will advise staff on contractual and grant issues, USAID regulations, and Global Communities internal policies and procedures that are related to subaward management and risk mitigation in the high-risk working environment.
The Grants Fund Officer is responsible for the following:
- The Grants Fund Officer will develop funding instruments (e.g., RFAs "request for applications ") for potential grantees, whenever needed. Manage the grant application, review, and approval, implementation, and close out processes.
- Supervise and support Global Communities grants teams to ensure that grants activities are in compliance with USAID regulations, program, and Global Communities internal policies, and procedures.
- Ensure having good achieving system for all subawards files.
- Coordinate closely with the Grants Fund Manager to ensure that the grant's activities are in line with the YCST implementation plan. Keep close coordination with Grants Fund Manager of Grants and Contracts for all issues, and matters related to grants program.
- Review sub-awardees, advance and liquidation requests, and coordinate with finance team for processing.
- Support sub-awardees in implementing the program activities/liquidations and provide guidance for keeping and monitoring program assets and inventory.
- Monitor grant activities during their implementation to ensure on-time and high-quality delivery of goods and services; provide continuous assessments of grantee performance against project objectives, and keep continued reporting to Grants Fund Manager.
- Provide solid advice to sub-awardees on audit requirements. Develop, manage, and monitor subaward.
- Perform other tasks as assigned by supervisor.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or any related field.
At least Two (2) years of work experience in similar donor-funded programs managing subawards or finances related to subaward management for humanitarian aid or development programs. USAID is preferable.
Thorough knowledge of USAID procurement policies, procedures, and 2 CFR 200 requirements, is preferable.
Demonstrated ability to form effective and productive relationships with stakeholder counterparts, in order to achieve program objectives; is preferable.
High degree of accuracy and very strong attention to detail.
Understanding the full life cycle of an award.
Fluency in oral and written English and Arabic required.
Capacity building experience with nascent organizations and understanding of institutional, and organizational development preferred.
Experience supervising staff.
Normal office environment, however, due to the nature of activities and areas where we operate, you
might have to work below normal/difficult working/travel/accommodation conditions. Able to work on a
computer and operate a keyboard, for extended periods of time. Able to work out of office location, at
times at odd hours.
From December 2020 until May 15, 2021