Posted on :
28 Sep, 2018
28 Sep, 2018
Christian Aid is working with others to end poverty in Africa. At the heart of this vision is transformation of the lives of people who live in poverty, empowering them to have a brighter future. Christian Aid is seeking staff to manage a major donor funded accountability programme in Ghana.
Job Title: Grants Officer – Internal Support
About the role
Ensure timely disbursement of funds to Grant Partners and the quick resolution of disbursement related issues. Generate regular updates on status of Partner grant utilisation and establish an efficient mechanism to monitor and improve Partner burn rates. Maintain up to date database and archiving of relevant Grant Partner information and documentation to ensure efficient grant administration and close out of projects on STAR-Ghana Grant Management System. He/she will manage full compliance and adherence to guidelines and protocols regarding the Grant Management system, sharing monthly updates whilst conducting regular compliance and support visits to Grant Partners.
The role will also support with the assessment of the capacity of prospective Grant Partners in their application for grant funding, to establish their ability to manage the provisionally agreed grant in accordance with the terms and conditions of the grant funding arrangement with STAR-Ghana and to achieve appropriate value for money.
This role is line managed by the Grants & Due Diligence Manager and based in Accra. You need to have considerable experience in a related programme environment and will need to have understanding of the working of NGOs and experience in dealing with institutional donors. You need to have exposure to and experience in grants and partner management, monitoring and evaluation and the management of complex multi-stakeholder relationships. You need to be proactive and able to work with minimal supervision to deliver timely, quality and excellence in your role’s expectations.
This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.
We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.
As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:
Tell us about a time when you had to establish and maintain relationships with a wide range of contacts and networks based on mutual rapport and respect; What was the context? Why did you need to establish the new relationships and why was your attitude to this important? What was your task? What outcomes were being sought? What actions did you take? How did you take them? What was the impact of your actions? Were you successful?
Please tell us about a time when you were able to take action to end or reduce the inefficient use of resources; What was the context? What was expected of you? What action(s) did you take? What was the impact of your actions? In what way(s) were you successful?
Tell us about a time when you knew you had communicated some information clearly and concisely to someone else; What was the situation? What was the information or message you had to communicate? How did you communicate? What method(s) did you use? What was the outcome? How did you know you had communicated concisely and clearly?