Posted on :
22 Jun, 2018
22 Jun, 2018
Established in 1951, World Education, Inc. is a US-based non-profit organization aimed at improving the lives of marginalized people through education (formal and non-formal) and training, institutional development, and targeted technical assistance.
Job Title: Grants Manager – Job Number: 63005
Application Deadline: June 29, 2018
Position Type: Full-time
Location: Accra, Ghana
Salary: Commensurate with experience
World Education, Inc. seeks a local candidate for a Grants Manager based in Accra, Ghana pending award from DFID/Girls’ Education Challenge/Leave No Girl Behind. The programme aims to improve the literacy and numeracy skills of highly marginalized out-of-school girls and transition them into formal school or employment.
This program seeks to decrease key barriers to access quality education, opportunities for employment and improving safety of highly marginalized girls in schools and their communities, while increasing girls’ knowledge and adoption of positive behaviours, empowering them to become leaders and role models within their communities.
The Grants Manager reports to the Finance and Operations Manager and is responsible for distributing, managing, monitoring and reporting on sub-awardee grants. The Grants Manager will serve as the lead contact for sub-awardees on all financial issues. She/he will work closely with NGO Downstream Partners to provide support and capacity building for financial structures within NGO Downstream Partners.
The Grants Manager will lead a team of two Grants Officers who will support partners in the Northern and Southern Sectors.
Review of Down Stream Partners financial reports and co-ordination with programs to ensure that technical and financial reports correlate
Mentors, supports and develops the capacities of grantees on financial monitoring, record keeping and grants management
Visiting and supporting partners to ensure appropriate spending
Any other grants related duties as assigned by Finance and Operations Manager
Facilitation of contracts between WEI-Ghana and sub grantees
Provides technical assistance to grantees as required on budget monitoring with a focus on maximizing cost recovery and aligning budgets to donor guidelines.
Maintain Sub-Grants Tracker and ensure regular maintenance of sub-grant files, both electronic and hard copy.
Oversee financial management training and workshops for grant recipients and others as needed
Manage the sub agreement close out process.
Other duties as assigned by the Finance and Administration Manager.
Supervise grant officers
Facilitation of funds transfer between World Education Inc. Boston/ Ghana and sub-awardees
Manage a database for grant monitoring
Keep sub-awardees informed on the status of their funds
Technical & Administration support for sub-awardees
Review sub-awardee expenditures and provide feedback on expenses incurred as necessary
Ensuring that sub-awardee financial reports have been sent to WEI/Boston in a timely manner
Ensure that all expenses and vouchers are correctly entered and audit ready at all time.
Compliance & Assurance:
Ensure ongoing partner adherence to WEI , DFID financial and accounting policies and procedures and implement applicable compliance policies, procedures and administrative circulars in support of WEI sub-awardees;
Represent WEI with external partners and sub-awardee organizations, to ensure accordance with policies and procedures, including prime donor compliance
Work in coordination with the M&E Coordinator to develop a monitoring structure for Local Partners
Proactively identify compliance risks throughout the portfolio and advise programs, support teams and senior management on necessary actions
Required Skills or Experience
Degree or equivalent in Accounting or related experience;
Excellent professional track record with at least 3 years in the same role
Ability to train partners on grant management and required reporting highly preferred.
He/she will have analytical skills to identify and assess credibility of organizations eligible of grants.
Experience in mentoring, coaching and skills transfer
Excellent English written and oral communication skills;
Knowledge of local languages desired
Knowledge of DFID rules and regulations an advantage
Demonstrated experience building partnerships and networks between civil society organizations
Strong analytical and reporting skills
If you are an individual with a disability, or a disabled veteran and unable to apply online for an available position, you may submit your request for reasonable accommodation by calling Human Resources at +1 617-482-9485.
WEI is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer committed to workplace diversity.
We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual preference, genetic information, political affiliation, or military status (special disabled veterans or veteran status) in any employment decisions. M/F/V/D
How to Apply
To apply submit a covering letter and curriculum vitae to [email protected]
Please include the job number in the email subject line
Closing Date : June 22, 2018