Career Opportunities

Grants Assistant

Location: Jinja, Uganda | Job Type: Full-time | Post Date: 03/17/2017
Job Description: 

The Grants Assistant will work closely with the Grants team to manage grants provided to health units supported by the project. This includes the accurate maintenance of a tracking record of grantee expenditures and advances, reviewing grantees’ financial reports, building financial management capacity among grantees, ensure compliance with USAID rules and regulations, and orienting grantees on sub-grant requirements.

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APPLICATION PROCESS: Qualified applicants should submit their cover letter, certificate of good conduct curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact information for 3 professional references by Friday 31st March, 2017 at 12:00 pm addressed to:
Human Resource Coordinator
University Research Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services
Plot 10 Kiira Lane, Mpumudde Division, UGANDA


Job Responsibilities: 
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the grants management team to develop and implement grants management systems
  • Follow up on accountabilities from sub-grantees in a timely manner to necessitate processing of additional funding
  • Work closely with the Finance team in developing plans/budgets for the financial needs of sub grantees
  • Work collaboratively with the other grants management team members in overseeing sub-grant functions and coordinate preparation of grant agreements, monitoring of grant periods and close out of the sub-grant awards
  • Review liquidation reports from sub-grantees
  • Manage the hard copy / electronic filing structure and system for financial information and contracts related to sub-grants
  • Coordinate the shipment of files for the sub grants to URC headquarters on a quarterly basis
  • Provide support in tracking and reporting of financial performance of grants
  • Work closely with Grants management team to establish tools to track supervision visits to partners and provide necessary updates to technical teams
  • Other duties as assigned
Job Requirements: 
  • Degree in Business, Management, Finance, Administration, or other related field
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience managing the financial and administrative components of grants, grants-under-contract, subcontracts
  • Excellent interpersonal communications, and organizational skills desired
  • Ability to independently plan and execute complex tasks while addressing daily management details and remaining organized and focused on long-term deadlines and strategy preferred
  • Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in the Uganda for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position

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About University Research Company (URC):
URC is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States. URC is an E-Verify employer and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

URC’s mission is to provide innovative, evidence-based solutions to health and social challenges worldwide. Please join us in carrying out our mission.