organization: Search for Common Ground
deadline:28 Jan 2019
The Grants and Compliance Specialist ensures quality grants management in compliance with the rules and regulations of donors, as well as the policies of Search for Common Ground. H/she does this by providing technical oversight on a portfolio of strategic projects and by creating accessible dashboards, tools and capacity building to pursue quality grants management across all of Search’s portfolio. The position reports to the Senior Vice President of Programs, working closely with the five Regional teams and the Global Affairs and Partnership team in Washington DC and Brussels.
Roles and responsibilities include:
- Create and maintain an updated dashboard of key indicators around compliance of the entirety of Search’s grant portfolio;
- Analyze the potential risks related to Search’s current grants management practices, and articulate recommendations for mitigation of risks;
- Compile and render usable the appropriate tools, tips and guidance to help Search’s Project Managers (at a country and regional level) to best comply with the relevant policies and procedures of Search’s donors as well as Search’s own standards;
- Curate and socialize the relevant training tools and guidance for the ensemble of Search’s donors as related to our current grant portfolio;
- Advise and train program teams on donor compliance requirements and strengthen systems, policies and procedures to assure compliance
- Monitor and aid in the uptake of applicable donor regulations and relevant legislation affecting projects implemented by SFCG.
- Create quarterly reports for Search’s leadership which highlight potential risk areas, recommendations for improvement, and metrics to measure change;
- Directly oversee the compliance of a strategic portfolio of grants (as determined by the Senior Vice President of Programs), working in collaboration with the regional and country teams responsible for implementing these grants;
- Provide technical assistance and advising to Regional Program Managers across Search’s geographic portfolio
- Deploy to country offices from time to time based on priorities established by the SVP-Program to provide coverage or support startup or closure of strategic grants
As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.
You meet the following qualifications:
- Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field (peacebuilding, international relations, management, finance, business)
- Minimum of five years’ professional experience in grants and contract management
- Experience in managing compliance on a range donors, including ideally the US Government, UK government and European Union grants and contracts; Experience with other donors and foundations is an advantage
- Familiarity with relevant regulations, guidelines, and best practices (FAR, PRAG, etc)
- Experience in reviewing and advising on negotiation of grants and contracts with a diversity of donors, with preference for those listed above;
Skills and Competencies
- Strong financial analysis capability; understanding of project management/project delivery concepts and tools;
- Ability to translate financial concepts to non-financial project managers
- Experience in preparing for audits, expenditure verifications, project close-outs, budget revisions, and other aspects within the grant management cycle;
- Highly organized with excellent attention to detail
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral
- Team-player and experience in matrix management
- Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and tight deadlines
- Computer literacy proficiency, including solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint; and using the Internet for research
- Familiarity with relevant donor interfaces and platforms (SAMS-Domestic, BRAVO Portal, PADOR, IATA, Fluxx.io, PROSPECT)
- Native language English, working knowledge of French is an advantage
- Proactive and ability to work independently
- Interest and knowledge of conflict transformation
- Experience working in an international non-profit organization
- Experience leading formal and informal trainings
This position will close on January 28th, 2019.HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, interested candidates should send the following items to our employment portal here:
- current resume
- cover letter
Please be sure to include minimum salary requirements (in currency figures) or current salary, projected start date, and to mention where you found this posting.
Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. Please see our websitewww.sfcg.org for full details of our work.
All Search Employees must adhere to the values: Shared Humanity – Empathy – Impartiality – Inclusivity – Courage – Hope – Humility – Audacity. In accordance with these values, Search enforces compliance with the Code of Conduct and related policies on Anti Workplace Harassment, Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Conflict of Interest and Anti-fraud.