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Nov 082016
 

Organization: RTI International
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 07 Dec 2016

RTI is currently seeking qualified candidates for a Grants Specialist position on an anticipated USAID-funded Feed the Future Democratic Republic of Congo Kivu Value Chain Activity. The goal of the activity is to increase household incomes and access to nutrient rich crops by linking small holder farmers to strengthened and inclusive value chains and supportive market services. USAID anticipates a five year period of performance with a total estimated cost range of $22-24 million. The program will administer a large grants fund for cooperatives, associations, and non-profits in targeted value chains or supporting markets. Grants will include investment grants, capacity development grants, and agricultural research grants. This position will be located in Bukavu, South Kivu, DRC.

Responsibilities:
• Development of the grants management program with the input and oversight of the Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party, and the RTI Office of Contracts
• Oversees grants management process & subcontracts for local organizations, including grant proposal tracking, review, and approval process
• Maintains financial management files for grants and ensures audit trail for all necessary grant documentation
• Implement process for screening grants to avoid generation of conflict between communities
• Ensures timely financial disbursements, compliance with grants financial management policies, monitors all grant expenses, and provides regular updates on grant status
• Provides technical assistance as required to build capacity of local partners & grantees
• Reviews technical and financial proposals from local NGOs/CBOs, including negotiating annual budgets, and reviews grantee financial expenditure reports for accuracy and adherence to the SOW and budget

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance, CPA or equivalent designation with senior level financial experience. Advance degree at the Masters level will be considered a plus
• At least 6 years of relevant work experience in finance and grants management
• Experience in international non-profit, preferably in DRC
• Strong government accounting experience as well as experience with USAID, DfID or other donor agency regulations highly preferred
• Fluent in French and English; Swahili preferred.

Strong candidates will exhibit excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, ability to work under difficult circumstances with limited resources, and ability to form productive relationships with host country counterparts and training institutions.

How to apply:

To Respond: Individuals are invited to submit a curriculum vitae (CV) with current contact information and details (including achievements) of relevant experience to www.rti.org/job17638.

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