Grants Officer

at Options Consultancy Services
Published January 25, 2023
Location Hargeisa, Somalia
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

Options seeks a Grants Officer in Somaliland to provide support with the financial management and monitoring of grants as part of the Programme’s granting component, ensuring compliance with all internal and donor policies, promoting high quality, timely and cost-effective programme delivery through a consortium approach and following the highest safeguarding standards.

Responsibilities:

The summary purpose and objective of role is to:

Support the Grants Lead with the small grants scheme setup: application, review, selection process, and tracking and monitoring systems. This may include communicating with relevant stakeholders and potential applicants
Oversee overall progress of the grantee’s implementation against budget, simultaneously coordinating with the Grants Lead and the wider grants team, to have an understanding of implementation progress, including progress against the workplans and performance objectives
Support the implementation of capacity building plans for grass roots grantee organisations.
Support the capacity assessment and capacity building of grantee organisations.
Continuously support grantees’ cross-learning by facilitating and capturing best practice and knowledge sharing.
Support the MEL team in closely tracking and monitoring awarded grants against MEL plan targets.
Undertake routine on-site monitoring visits to grantees
Person specification:

To succeed in this role, you will:

Possess at minimum an undergraduate degree in relevant subject area (public health, business, Finance or the social sciences)
Significant experience in managing programmes and grants, with a proven track record in disbursing grants directly to grassroots organisations in remote and diverse contexts, across a multi-country programme (minimum 4 years)
Proven experience in designing robust granting mechanisms from inception
Significant financial management experience, as well as budgeting, work planning, and fraud prevention and management
Fluency in English (spoken, written, reading)
Working proficiency in French (spoken, written, reading) is desirable
Experience of close working relationships with partners and consortia is a plus
Other information:

As an equal opportunity employer, Options Consultancy Services is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage or civil partnership. We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage candidates from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Options Consultancy Services.
Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and postholders to share this commitment.
We seek people who are pro-choice, promote diversity and inclusion, are energetic and enthusiastic about Options’ vision.
Applicants must have the right to work in Somaliland

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