Grants Officer

at Ark Group
Published June 12, 2022
Location Aden, Yemen
Category Finance  
Job Type Full Time  




ARK is a social enterprise, empowering local communities through the provision of agile and sustainable interventions to create greater stability, opportunity, and hope for the future.


We believe that resilient communities are the foundation of local, national, regional and international development and stability – and ultimately a safer, peaceful and more prosperous world. At ARK, we have delivered research and programmatic interventions validating this approach in over twenty countries since 2008. As a social enterprise we work in partnership with communities, our donors, and other implementers to build local capacities, generate opportunity and bring about sustainable change.




ARK is recruiting an experienced Grants Officer to support the subawards component of a prospective 5-year USAID-funded strengthening community resilience to armed recruitment program in Yemen. The programme will prioritize building community awareness, prevention-mechanisms, and reconciliation, positively engage children and youth, advance economic empowerment opportunities to limit the drivers of recruitment, and care for individuals’ psychological and emotional needs through psychosocial and mental health support, including specialized assistance and referral services for women and girls who experience high rates of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Yemen. The Grants Officer will own the relationship with the project subawardees from selection, risk assessment, contracting, monitoring to close-out.




Lead on in-country (Yemen) subrecipient selection, contracting and management, including:


Support the project team with compliant documentation of subrecipient selection process in Yemen.

Lead on subrecipient risk assessment/organisational capacity assessment process and compliant documentation.

Ensure proposed subrecipients meet all applicable eligibility requirements, including but not limited to registration and vetting requirements.

Draft subrecipient agreements and provide guidance to project staff on USAID specific compliance requirements.

Lead on reconciliation of subrecipient monthly financial reporting and reimbursement requests, checking supporting documentation for compliance.

Lead on subrecipient spend projections, liaising closely with the Finance Department.

Ensure timely programmatic subawardee reporting and compliance with prime award terms and conditions.

Lead on subrecipient capacity building (compliance, procurement, HR, audit), including delivering training direct to subrecipients on USAID compliance.

Support the Chief of Party with performance monitoring of the subrecipients and raise issues affecting project compliance and/or subaward progress.

Maintain accurate and up to date grantee files (electronic), readily available for internal and external audits and review.

Maintain a subaward tracker, ensuring regular internal distribution and visibility for all stakeholders.

Submit subrecipient reimbursement requests in a timely manner.

Lead on compliant close-out of subawards.

Provide guidance to project staff on USAID specific compliance requirements pertaining to subaward administration.





A minimum of four years of experience in subgrants management under US funding.

Knowledge of USAID compliance rules is required.

Very good command of written and spoken English and Arabic.

Computer literacy in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel and Outlook).

Ability to set priorities, organise time efficiently and work independently on several tasks simultaneously.

Must be able to maintain highest level of confidentiality regarding work-related information.



Bachelor’s degree in social science or a related field.

Background in Finance.


How to apply


Candidates who meet the above criteria should send applications with 'Grants Officer - Yemen' as the subject line.

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