Grants Manager job at TechnoServe

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Vacancy title:
Grants Manager

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Accounting , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

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Deadline of this Job:
22 October 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Zambia , Lusaka , South - Central Africa

Date Posted: Friday, October 08, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed


TechnoServe Background:
TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. We are a nonprofit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital and markets. With more than four decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.

Program Description:
In partnership with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), TechnoServe is preparing for a 3-year Food Enterprises for a Developed Zambia (FED) Programme. The programme aims to improve the efficiency, profitability and growth of food processing SMEs and contribute to a stronger and more inclusive sector in the country.

• Position Description
The Grants Manager will support the finance and administration team and oversee the grants program for the FED Project. Primary responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to the following:

Grants Management:
• Organize project staff to conduct and document ongoing monitoring of grantee performance, capacity building that targets grantee needs, to ensure proper and efficient use of donor resources
• Tailor existing tools to create a project in-kind grants covering all procedures from announcement and intake through analysis and final selection
• Draft requests for grant applications targeting promising small and medium-sized businesses
• Assist short-listed applicants to refine their application working in coordination with technical team colleagues to develop a technically sound approach to upgrading production capacity
• Analyze and evaluate grant submissions for technical and budget soundness and compliance with Sida regulations, recommending award actions to the project team
• Prepare all grant-related donor approval requests and promptly respond to all grant-related donor requests
• Coordinate the issuance of grants under contract and maintain documentation through the development and upkeep of TechnoServe grants database and document management system
• Provide direct technical support to potential local partners
• Coordinate closely with the Project Director and technical team to ensure grants fit within the overall program goals and objectives

Finance Responsibilities:
• Provide ongoing support to the finance and administration team, including the processing of approvals for procurements, consultant agreements and vendor invoices for in-kind grants
• Support the development, execution, and management of subcontractor and consulting agreements

• Master’s Degree in Finance, Business, Administration, or other relevant field
• At least 6 years of professional experience managing financial and contractual aspects of projects
• Experience managing a grants portfolio
• Experience with a grants management database used to manage work flow and document key stages in a grant cycle
• Strong analytical and computer skills, with an emphasis on budget and financial analysis
• Experience in the management of logistics and procurement are highly desirable
• Excellent command of spoken and written English.
• Ability to work independently.
• Willingness to travel domestically.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 72

Level of Education:
Postgraduate Degree


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