Location : Sokoto
Reports to State Finance and Administrative Director
Duration : 5 years
Project Overview and Role
The goal of IHP is to contribute to state-level reductions in child and maternal morbidity and mortality and to increase the capacity of health systems (public and private) to sustainably support quality PHC services.
The Palladium Group has an opening for a Grants / Compliance Officer within the Financial Management department. The Grants / Compliance Officer will manage grants portfolios, in accordance with Palladium's and USAID policies and procedures.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Prepares and processes grant applications, and oversees grant management and implementation for all public-sector opportunities.
Ensures all sub-awards comply with the rules and regulations of governments and other multilateral donors.
Strengthens and maintains the necessary administrative structures and interdepartmental processes to ensure grant transparency, smooth implementation, reporting, requisite controls, and monitoring.
Guide and advise grantees on the interpretation of grant terms and conditions and client rules and regulations as well and training, guiding and mentoring grantee counterparts as needed in coordination with the Technical Leads and Senior Grants and Compliance Manager.
Provides guidance to technical staff in the development of SOWs, EOIs and RFAs for grants, including the development of program technical description, milestones, deliverables and selection criteria to ensure USAID approval.
Coordinates with the ACO Senior Grants and Compliance Manager prior to submission to the Chief of Party and or USAID to ensure quality and compliance
Take initiative and provide creative solutions to complex contractual / compliance problems, working with applicable IHP team members on project-wide initiatives and issues.
Lead the grants / subawards procurement of goods and services under the Task Order including, but not limited to Draft EOIs, RFAs, etc.
Manage the selection process during proposal evaluations including evaluation memos and selection justifications.
Complete pre-award assessments and due diligence.
Facilitate negotiations with awardees in consultation with the Senior Grants and Compliance Manager and Technical Leads.
Draft, review, and finalize the resulting grant / subaward document in addition to modifications as required.
Prepare, organize, and maintain grant records and files documenting grant award, modification, performance and compliance.
Provide grant briefs to document new grant awards, modifications and administrative changes.
Participate in the implementation and monitoring of grants milestones, tracking grants deliverables and monitoring grants delivery against grants budget.
Review and process requests for payment of invoices for milestone(s) achieved and verified.
Maintain the grant portfolio database and project grant data on relevant grant database system and Project
SharePoint site for all grants mechanisms, always ensuring up to date records for spot checks and audits.
Escalate grants risks and issues to the Senior Grants and Compliance Manager or Director of Finance and Administration, Technical Leads and other IHP staff as required.
Report on overall progress against grants agreed targets, milestones, outputs, burn-rate and activities.
Contribute to responses to client’s requests in conjunction with the Senior Grants and Compliance Manager.
Ensure strict adherence to timelines and deadlines of all steps in the grants process as outlined above.
Other tasks as assigned.
Master's degree in business, finance, accounting, economics, or any other relevant field. Bachelor's degree with at least 6 years of experience in grant, business, finance, accounting, or any other relevant field can be substituted for an advanced degree.
Minimum of five years of experience managing grants for donor organizations. Experience with USAID grants management system highly preferred.
Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills, including the ability to manage large budgets and client expectations.
Able to communicate effectively and excellent interpersonal skills to form effective working relationships at all levels.
High level of computer literacy, should have good knowledge of basic Office 365 applications such as Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, etc.
Ability to deal appropriately with sensitive issues and maintain a high level of confidentiality at all times.