Friday, July 8, 2016

USAID,Grants Assistant Jobs in Rwanda

Project Background
The Private Sector Driven Agricultural Growth (PSDAG) project is a five-year (August 2014- August 2019) USAID-funded initiative implemented by International Resources Group (IRG) with the aim of increasing smallholder incomes by promoting private sector investment. PSDAG has two prim
ary complementary objectives: (1) To assist the Government of Rwandan (GoR) to increase private sector investment; and (2) To facilitate increased private sector investment by upgrading agricultural value chains. PSDAG leverages USAID funding with private sector investment through its Value Chain Competitiveness Fund (VCCF) using grants under contract.
PSDAG’s portfolio of grants is increasing and PSDAG seeks to hire an additional Grants Manager and Grants Assistant to support the management, implementation and monitoring of the PSDAG VCCF grants program.  The Grants Manager is in charge of implementation and management of the project’s grants program. The Grants Assistant supports the Grants Manager in his/her duties.
Below are the full job descriptions, duties and qualifications for each position.
The Grants Assistant will assist with the solicitation of proposals/bids and quotations for the PSDAG project activities and operations in compliance with Engility/IRG and USAID rules and regulations.
Objective and Duties
  • Support the overall implementation of the PSDAG grants program by providing organizational, administrative and analytical support to the Grants Manager.
  • Assist in facilitating the review and evaluation process in compliance with Engility/IRG and USAID rules and procedures. Does not evaluate grants.
  • Assist in communication with awardees and with the implementation of grants.
  • Prepare grant documents and compile grant approval packages for grant approvals and auditing purposes.
  • Analyze grantee budgets for compliance with USAID rules and regulations, applicability, and program requirements. S/he will analyze prevailing market rates for goods and services and ensure that all procurement backup documentation is on file, per Engility/IRG policies and procedures.
  • Work closely with the technical team members on the designing grants term and structure. The grant assistant may be asked to work on grant programs focused on social inclusion of women, youth and persons with disabilities.
  • Assist in timely entry of grant information in relevant database for implementation, tracking and reporting.
  • Maintain hard copy files and ensure electronic files are maintained in PSDAG shared drive
  • Ensure required approvals are obtained and documented
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field
  • At least three years of professional experience. Experience with grant administration on donor-funded programs, particularly USAID, preferred.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills required
  • Proficiency using Microsoft office suite and English writing skills required.
  • Demonstrated strong program solving skills as well as exceptional customer relations (both internally and externally); provides sound business judgment and contractual oversight
  • Excellent organizational skills with a willingness to take initiative and be proactive in the grant process
  • Excellent communications and team work skills with the ability to relate to people at all levels of the organization and of different multi-cultural backgrounds
  • Experience working on agriculture and economic development with a focus on women, youth and PWD is preferred.
  • Fluency in English is required
  • The position reports to the Grants Manager
How to Apply
Applicants should submit CVs and motivation letters electronically to the following email address:, indicating in subject line the position for which the candidate applies, not later than July 22, 2016 at 5:00 pm Kigali time.Hard copies will be rejected. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the tests. If you are not contacted within four weeks from the deadline date, please consider that your application was not successful. 

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