Req ID : GRANT02032
Posted Date : 2020-04-24
Schedule : Full Time
Location : Cairo, Egypt EGY
Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic development and post-crisis stabilization.
Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.
S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.
Program Summary :
The Building Egypt's Skilled Workforce activity will focus on interventions aimed at achieving the following results :
Modernizing and improving the quality of Egypt's technical and vocational education and training (TVET) system in order to develop the technical skills and capabilities demanded by a globally competitive private sector;
Improving human resource management at the firm level and ensuring strong private sector engagement with the TVET system to maximize employment opportunities for graduates; and
Improving the enabling environment through employment and labor market policy reform to address inefficiencies at local and national levels.
Position Summary :
Creative Associates seeks a Grants Officer for an upcoming workforce project in Egypt. The Grants Officer will be responsible for providing grants support to the project, while ensuring compliance with USAID and Creative regulations and organizational effectiveness and efficiency.
Reporting and Supervision :
The Grants Officer will report to the Deputy Chief of Party - Operations.
Primary Responsibilities :
Oversee the entire grant administrative process and ensure the process is compliant with approved Grant Manual (GM) and client's requirements;
Lead the grants planning process that includes, but not limited to initiate the solicitation planning and drafting process along with the relevant technical team members, finalize and issuance of the solicitation;
Initial screening of submitted applications in response to the solicitation to ensure applications meet the basic criteria set in the solicitation prior applications go to the detailed review by Selection Committee (SC) members;
Ensure the submitted applications and budgets are in compliance with Grant Manual (GM) and client's requirements;
Kick off the SC meeting and facilitate the process and ensure all SC scoring sheets / results are uploaded in SMART;
Facilitate the negotiation process with grantees at the pre-award processes;
Complete the grant packages to the selected applications for funding opportunity;
Oversee the grant implementation process that includes desk review of grantees submitted documents (grantees financial / milestone reports, site visits reports, conducting physical field visit to project / grant implementation site with or without monitoring team as applicable) and coordinate communication between technical / finance team and grantees (as applicable);
Maintain all required documents in SMART for auditing purpose;
Obtain SMART training and deliver it to relevant field staff and grantees;
Perform as SMART administrator at the field office and provide assistance to field office staff on SMART;
Coordinate with HQ on the technical issues of SMART that needs to be taken care at HQ and those technical issues are beyond Grant Officer authority (user role in system); and
Perform any other tasks assigned by supervisor.
Required Skills & Qualifications :
Bachelor's degree in management, financial analysis or accounting required; Master's degree desired;
At least four (4) years' experience with sub-grants management, minimum of two (2) years working in international development (USAID experience preferred);
Solid understanding of USAID regulations and procedures pertaining to grants management, and ability to interpret and explain USAID regulations;
Strong understanding of 2 CFR 200, ADS 302 and 303;
Demonstrated ability to perform complex tasks and to prioritize multiple projects;
Ability to analyze cost proposals and prepare reports and recommendations on whether or not applicants should be funded;
Ability to analyze budget line items for compliance with budget guidelines;
Proven records maintenance and database management skills;
Understanding of cost-share and / or leveraging preferred; and
Speaking, writing and reading fluency in Arabic and English.
Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Position contingent upon donor funding.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Protected Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities
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