CNFA is seeking applications from qualified candidates for a Grants and Compliance Manager position for the USAID Effective Management of Irrigation Water Activity. The purpose of this activity will be to work with farmers in the West Bank and Gaza (WBG) to improve climate-resilient conservation and management of freshwater resources and associated ecosystems by increasing the availability, quality, and environmental resilience of drinking water supply sources. The duration of this Activity will be four years.
Reporting to the Director of Finance and Operations, the Grants and Compliance Manager is responsible for the overall management and compliance of the grant award and implementation process. S/he will support technical staff to identify appropriate mechanisms (grants or contracts) to co-fund partnerships with the private sector. S/he will be responsible for the solicitation, review, selection, management, and closeout of all grants, service agreements, and contracts with Activity partners in partnership with technical staff. S/he will contribute to the development and contribution of relevant project manuals (grants, operations, etc.) as well as ensuring grant and contract activity (milestones, procurement, and technical assistance) comply with the manuals and USG and CNFA policies. The Grants and Compliance Manager is based in the West Bank.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Responsible for the solicitation, review, selection, management, and closeout of all grant and contract agreements under US Government rules and regulations.
- Organize and maintain all project documents and files related to grant and procurement process including RFAs and RFQs, related correspondence, selection memos, procurement requests to home office and procurement agreements with the selected vendors, grant agreements, financial leverage documentation and procurement documentation related to grant expenditures.
- Work in close collaboration with the Program team and Operations and Finance Director and Activity Investment Manager to ensure that individual project budgets and work plans adhere to stated targets, including monitoring individual grant project’s activity budgets and tracking budget spending.
- Advise technical staff on properly developing and implementing grants and contracts to achieve both the Activity’s and grantees’ goals.
- Responsible for developing the project Grants Manual and contributing to the development of other relevant manuals.
- Ensure grant and contract activities (milestones, procurement, and technical assistance) comply with the manual and USG and CNFA policies.
- Operationalizing opportunities to facilitate co-investment opportunities with public and private sector stakeholders, including banks and other lenders, especially in agricultural production, processing, and distribution through grants and contracts.
- Coordinate site visits to ensure effective implementation of grants and contracts and provide compliance training, as required.
- Coordinate with relevant activity staff to ensure smooth implementation of grant activities.
- Collaborate with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning team to monitor compliance and assess achievements of private sector partners, identify challenges, and provide viable solutions as needed.
- Ensure quality information management through regular maintenance of grant and contract files and coordination and preparation of documents and files for internal and external audits.
- Develop a comprehensive tracker for efficiently monitoring all commitments related to Grants and Contracts.
- Undertake other assignments or tasks at the request of the Chief of Party or DCOP.
جميع الحقوق محفوظة لموقع جوبس.
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, public administration, or a related field; Master's degree preferred.
- At least eight (8) years of progressively responsible work experience in managing grants or contract portfolios for complex donor-funded project(s) related to agricultural finance, value chain development, agricultural investment, private sector investment management, or access to finance.
- Minimum of five (5) years of experience in USAID-funded program(s) and demonstrated knowledge of USAID rules & regulations (FAR, AIDAR, ADS 303).
- Excellent management and administrative skills; ability to negotiate budgets review financial vouchers and expense reports.
- Administrative experience with NGOs (non-governmental organizations) and NGO procedures.
- Demonstrated ability to interact and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders verbally and in writing.
- Effective at collaboration; willingness to innovate and ability to think systematically.
- Proven experience in managing multiple and competing tasks while maintaining the quality of deliverables within deadlines.
- Advanced oral and written communication skills in English and Arabic are required.
CNFA IS PROUD TO BE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER It is the policy of CNFA to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons, regardless of age, race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, veteran status, or on the basis of personal favoritism or other non-merit factors, except where otherwise provided by law.
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