Reporting to the Associate Director of Grants and Contracts, the Grants Officer will work closely with the Burkina Faso, Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone country offices to support their awards portfolios throughout the entire lifecycle. Responsibilities include reviewing and negotiating of award agreements, compliance and financial monitoring, and contractual and financial reconciliation during award close-out. The Grants Officer will work closely with the country office staff to set up their grant codes in Salesforce and NetSuite, and assist with post-award management. The Grants Officer will ensure adherence of proper due diligence and subrecipient monitoring requirements.
The Grants Officer will also play a key role in developing materials and facilitating trainings aimed at building the capacity of program and country staff in the area of compliance with grants and subaward terms and conditions. Among other qualifications, the ideal candidate shall have: a) minimum of 5 years experience managing US government grants and/or contracts for international programs, preferably with at least one of those years in a compliance or finance role; b) good command of the OMB Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards as well as multilateral institutions and foundations standard terms and conditions; c) proven ability to work effectively with program teams and with a high degree of customer service orientation; d) experience drafting clear and concise guidance documents and training materials; and e) excellent spoken and written communication in French and English.
Complete the J-PAL/IPA common application. After completing a brief registration, choose the Research job category, then select “Grants Officer, West Africa”. Most applications require you to include two letters of recommendation, statement of purpose (cover letter), CV, and transcripts.