Monday, July 17, 2017

Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA), Grants Officer Jobs in Rwanda



Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga Weze
Grants Officer
CNFA
CNFA is a US-based nonprofit nongovernmental organization (NGO) that works to stimulate economic growth and improve rural livelihoods by empowering the private sector through five core capabilities: (1) Productivity, Food Security and Nutrition; (2) Input Supply and Farm Services; (3) Economic Resilience and Rapid Recovery; (4) Value Chain Development; and (5) Volunteer Technical Assistance. CNFA assists smallholders in increasing household-level food security and
nutrition through improved agricultural practices, introduction of new varieties, diversification of crop production, food preservation and storage, development of farmer-based organizations (FBOs) and strengthened linkages to markets.
Program Description Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga Weze
The primary objective of the Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga Weze activity is to sustainably increase smallholder farmers’ income, improve nutritional status of Rwandan women and children, and increase the resilience of the agriculture and food systems to the changing climate.
Position Description
Under the supervision of the Grants Manager, the Grants Officer will ensure compliance with CNFA’s Grants Manual and all USAID rules and regulations governing grant processes. S/he will be responsible for supporting overall grant management and implementation; aid grantees in the grant application process; and receive and review new applications.
The following characteristics, skills, experience and education set the standard for determining if the Grants Officer candidate meets the requirements of the position.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The main duties of the Grants Officerare:
  • Support the overall grant management for the Hinga Weze program;
  • Maintaining a database of all program grants and their duration, and monitor timely submission of periodic and final reports;
  • Coordinate with the MELUnit to ensure data (contributing to indicators) for donor reporting is readily available;
  • Maintain close collaboration with the program teams on all aspects related to grants including management and compliance;
  • Support systems to manage and track sub grantees including providing guidance on grantee applications and development of Letters of Awards (LOA’s);
  • Build the capacity of grantees on USAID grant policies, grants development, and business management;
  • Ensure full compliance with contract obligations (LOA’s) as signed by grantees;
  • Undertake any other relevant duties as assigned by the Grants Manager that enhance Hinga Weze’s mission and objectives.
Qualifications:
  • Minimum of Bachelors’ degree requiredin Finance, Accounting, or related field of study;
  • At least 5 years of experience in grants implementation, management of grantees, accounting, project accounting, or finance;
  • Fluent speaker of French and Kinyarwanda; and advanced speaker of English;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work in fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Experience working on USAID or other donor-funded programs a plus;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
Applicants must apply through the following link with “Rwanda FTF HingaWeze- Grants Officer” in the subject line.
Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Deadline for submission is August 17, 2017.

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