International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) – Tamale Recruiting

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5 Sep, 2013

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The Feed the Future USAID Agriculture Technology Transfer (ATT) Project will address Ghana’s complex value chain issues, focusing on using technologies to improve the seed sector and will identify sustainable solutions leading to increased competitiveness in the rice, soybean and maize value chains. The expected outcome is an increased availability and use of agricultural inputs and technologies to increase and sustain agricultural productivity in Northern Ghana.

Specifically, the project will focus on improving public institutions and private sector businesses capacities to introduce new technologies to Ghana’s agricultural sector – focusing on the seed sector while working with other stakeholders in Ghana’s agro input sector. By encouraging the introduction and adoption of sustainable technologies, the ATT project aims to increase productivity and profit margins for agricultural producers throughout Northern Ghana.

Position Summary

IFDC is currently seeking candidates to become an Assistant Grant Manager: it is a full-time position for a 5-year USAID-funded project based in Tamale, Ghana.

The Assistant Grants Manager is a full-time, long term position responsible for the smooth administration and accountability of grants under the Agriculture Technology Transfer project, including tracking grants to grantees.

Qualification Required & Experience

Mandatory Requisites

Only those candidates whose work experience and education meet the three mandatory requisites below will be considered for the position:

•   Minimum three (3) years experience issuing and monitoring sub-agreement awards to organisations
•   Bachelor degree in one of the following: business administration, finance, economics, accounting, and/or related field.
•   Professional working experience in tracking and reporting on work activities with keen attention to details
•   Excellent skills in using computer Microsoft office applications such as Word and Excel
•   Good data management skills
•   Knowledge of USAID regulations, sub-contract procedure and good administrative skill will be added advantages

Preferred Requisites

•   Master’s Degree in relevant field
•   Minimum five (5) years experience issuing and monitoring sub-agreement awards to organisations



Under the supervision of the Deputy Chief of Party, the Assistant Grant Manager for the Agriculture Technology Transfer Project will:-

•   Assist the Grants Manager in the process of oversight and management of procedures according to IFDC and USAID rules and regulations. Specific procedures include solicitation, selection, award, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and close-out of local sub-contracts and grants
•   In coordination with the Grants Manager Develop and facilitate training programme for grants application process to train and assist potential grantees tp apply for and receive project grants within a set application and reward framework
•   In coordination with the Grants Manager, establish financial, accounting and administrative procedures for control of funds and expenditures for grants component of the project, including appropriate reporting and authorities
•   Perform pre-award assessments to determine applicant management and technical capacity to administer grant awards, when necessary.
•   work with accounting team to process deliverables and prepare check requests for payment to grantees.
•   Draft and manage subcontracts, grants and relevant grants documentation
•   Analyse, assess and assist with budgetary and financial aspects of grant proposals, recipient financial management capacities and needs, and disbursement of grants
•   Ensure effective communication between project staff, subcontractors and grant awardees such that grant recipients are provided with suitable technical advice and assistance in the fields of management, including financial management and sustainability
•   Monitor compliance of all agreements governing the award of subcontracts and grants and prepare reports to the Grants Manger and other senior-level technical staff as requested
•   Ensure the highest level of honesty, integrity, openness and transparency in administering grant award processes and procedures
•   In conjunction with the Grants Monitoring team, ensure overall integrity in the administration of grants/subcontract award processes and procedures
•   Report any concerns or issues, whether verified or not, to senior management through supervisor
•   As well as any other assignment that the supervisor deems necessary for the success of the project or contribution to the work of IFDC as a global institution.

Duty Location

The Assistant Grants Manager will be based in Tamale (Ghana) but should be available to travel within the country when called upon to.

Location: Tamale

How To Apply For The Job

Interested applicants are kindly requested to send their applications in English in the form of a one page letter and current CV describing their experience, qualification and three reference contacts by email. Emails should be sent to the Regional HR Officer at:-

[email protected] with copy to: [email protected]

Closing Date: 13 September, 2013

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