Malawi: Grants Manager

Organization: Palladium International
Country: Malawi
Closing date: 04 Nov 2016

Palladium seeks a Grants Manager for the anticipated five-year, USAID-funded Malawi Ag Diversification for Incomes and Nutrition program. The Feed the Future Malawi Ag Diversification for Incomes and Nutrition activity contributes to USAID/Malawi’s Feed the Future goal of sustainably reducing poverty and stunting in eight districts of Central and Southern Malawi. This activity fosters inclusive and sustainable growth of Malawi’s agricultural sector and improves the nutritional status of women and children under five through a proven nutrition-sensitive approach of layering agriculture and nutrition behavior change interventions in rural communities, while increasing the competitiveness of high-value, nutrient-rich value chains through support for agricultural enterprises and increased access to markets and finance.

  • Ensures that grant management activities are carried out in compliance with USAID and Palladium policies and procedures
  • Draft grants manual and related program documents
  • Develop and implement a grant tracking system to ensure the timely and correct execution of all grant agreements
  • Maintain communication with recipients to ensure smooth administration of sub instruments;
  • Prepare and review grant documents
  • Review recipient reports and documentation for compliance with agreement/sub-agreement terms and conditions
  • Liaison with technical teams as required
  • Additional assignments in accordance with the needs of the program

  • Master degree in Business, Finance, Economics, or any other relevant field. Or Bachelor Degree with at least 10 years of experience in Finance, Accounting, or any other relevant field can be substituted for a Master

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience managing grants for donor organizations. Experience with USAID grants management system highly preferred

  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, including the ability to manage large budgets and client expectations

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in communicating with clients and project stakeholders

  • Prior experience in Sub-Saharan Africa required; previous experience in Malawi preferred

  • Strong interpersonal skills required for working with project staff and beneficiaries

  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure with limited guidance

  • Excellent communication skills are essential to write effectively and persuasively and be able to present information in a variety of settings and formats

  • Fluency in English required

  • Preference will be given to local candidates

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