Uganda ICAN - Grant and Procurement Officer job at Abt Associates

Abt Associates

Uganda ICAN - Grant and Procurement Officer job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 03 November 2021

Hiring Organization: Abt Associates

Job Details:

Job title: Uganda ICAN - Grant and Procurement Officer in Kampala, Uganda
Job Summary
USAID’s Integrated Community Agriculture and Nutrition Activity (ICAN) is USAID Uganda’s flagship resilience project, awarded in July 2018. The Activity goal is to enhance the resilience of vulnerable households in the eight districts of Kanungu, Kisoro, Rukungiri (Kigezi sub-region); Gulu, Lamwo, Nwoya (Acholi sub-region); Kaabong and Kotido (Karamoja sub-region) in Karamoja region.
The overall objective of the project is to sustainably enhance the resilience of vulnerable households in its area of operation by maximizing economic opportunities for vulnerable households, stabilizing their access to and consumption of diverse and nutritious diets and increase social capital by reinforcing relationships among formal governance systems and communities.
Position Description
The Grants and Procurement Officer will support ICAN local subcontractors, support various aspects related to ICAN small grants management and in-kind procurements, issuance, handovers, and closeout activities. This position is based in Kampala, Uganda.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Support the process of designing and writing calls for grant applications and identify channels for dissemination.
• Working with the Grants Manager, develop evaluation criteria for grant award process.
• Coordinate review and evaluation of grant applications received from the Regions.
• Participate in pre-award determination of all grant applicants.
• Document the process by which sub-grantees are selected for awards and notify applicants and other stakeholders of awarded grantees.
• Working with the Regional Teams, monitor and evaluate grantee performance: review, evaluate, and provide feedback on grantees’ monthly financial and technical reports.
• Collaborate with the Technical Leads to ensure program activities are implemented in accordance with USAID ICAN sub-purposes.
• Liaise closely with the Grants Manager, act as point of contact for the regional Finance & Grants Officers and Business development service (BDS) consultants for day-to-day grant administration.
• Work with the Grants Manager, Technical and Regional teams to oversee tracking of the grants’ pipeline and related actions for successful implementation.
• Work with the Grants Manager to conduct periodic regional-based grants training and capacity-building activities on the community grants application process.
• Support aspects of grants related in-kind procurements, including purchasing of goods and services for the direct project use and beneficiaries.
• Work with the Procurement Officer in the management of the procurement of goods and services, commodities, and materials for ICAN subgrantees.
• Develop procurement tracker for all ongoing and new grants-related procurements to better manage the handling of requests and transparency of ongoing purchases.
• Ensure that all procurements follow relevant USAID’ rules and regulations and Abt Associates policies and procedures.

• A degree in Finance/Procurement or equivalent is required.
• Four years of demonstrated experience managing grants and procurement.
• Knowledge of computer software such as MS Excel and Word.
• Ability to communicate and liaise verbally and in writing with partners/suppliers/visitors and staff, and interpret/respond clearly and effectively to verbal or written instructions
• Results-oriented, team player, and excellent interpersonal skills

Minimum Qualifications
High School Diploma + Six years of relevant experience, or Associates Degree + Four years of relevant experience, or Bachelor’s Degree
Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.
The International Development Division focuses on improving the lives and economic well-being of people in lower and middle-income countries. We command technical expertise in health, agriculture, climate change, food security and governance—as well as in international evaluation. Our multi-layered health portfolio includes policy, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. In partnership with government clients and local experts, our high-quality programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East are known for impact and innovation.
At Abt Associates, we are committed to creating a lasting culture of equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that in order to achieve full participation, our practices must be free of prejudice, discrimination, and bias that result in inequitable outcomes. We are actively working to advance equity for everyone, and while we still have much work to do, we know that racial and cultural diversity are an asset to our business and the communities where we live and serve. Our ongoing commitment is focused on creating business practices that advance racial and social equity, investments in community impact programs for the benefit of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), and expand upon project work related to racial equity and social justice.

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Date Posted: 2021-10-24