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Project Overview and Role:
The Ghana Mobilizing Finance for Agriculture (MFA) Activity is designed to increase the amount of commercial financing available for agriculture which enables capital investment and trade in target agricultural value chains. MFA will use incentives to spur agricultural finance market behavior change and system reforms leading to improved economic growth for Ghana through agribusiness, as well as inclusive growth among the stakeholders within this system.
The Procurement/Grants Expert will work in close collaboration with the Procurement/Grants Director and the Ghana-based project team and lead the design, procurement, and management of all technical GUCs, subcontracts and related compliance and reporting activities. They are primarily responsible for assisting with all procurements initiated from the field office, ensuring that they are compliant with USAID and Palladium policies and regulations, as well as assisting with oversight of the management of the grant program. This will include designing and conducting grant solicitations and procurements, managing grantee relationships, ensuring that all activities are compliant with project policies, and maintaining a filing system for future audit. In addition, they will contribute to the development of the Grants Manual, conduct due diligence, and spot-check sub-awardees.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The Procurement/Grants Expert will be responsible for the following:
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