2 Aug 2021

Grants Manager at RTI

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Job Description

Job Title: Grants Manager

Job Summary:

Act to End Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) | East is a five-year project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) that helps national NTD control programs for the control and elimination of five targeted NTDs: lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminths, and trachoma. RTI seeks a Grants Manager to manage a large grants program under the Act to End NTDs | East program in Tanzania. The Grants Manager will ensure that the grants are implemented in accordance with RTI and USAID policies and procedures. The Grants Manager will report to the Finance and Grants Manager and will work closely with the Grants Officer, Program Manager, MERLA Officer and Finance Assistant to support effective implementation and monitoring of grants.


Essential Duties:

  • Development of the grants management program with the input and oversight of the Chief of Party, Finance & Grants Manager, and the RTI Office of Contracts
  • Oversees grants management process & subcontracts for local organizations, including grant proposal tracking, review, and approval process
  • Maintains financial management files for grants and ensures audit trail for all necessary grant documentation
  • Ensures timely financial disbursements, compliance with grants financial management policies, monitors all grant expenses, and provides regular updates on grant status
  • Provides technical assistance as required to build capacity of local partners & grantees
  • Reviews technical and financial proposals from local NGOs/CBOs, including negotiating annual budgets, and reviews grantee financial expenditure reports for accuracy and adherence to the SOW and budget
  • Monitor and document grantee performance and areas of capacity development throughout the grant period

Minimum Required Education & Experience

Master’s degree and 6 years of experience or Bachelor’s Degree and 10 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience


Skills & Abilities

Skills and abilities required to perform the essential job duties of this job are listed below. An addendum that clarifies additional skills and abilities for incumbents in this job may be used in addition to this description.

  • At least 10 years of relevant work experience in finance and grants management
  • Experience in international non-profit, preferably with overseas offices in Africa
  • Strong government accounting experience as well as experience with USAID, DfID or other donor agency regulations highly preferred
  • Full professional proficiency in Swahili and English with excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Strong candidates will exhibit excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, ability to work under difficult circumstances with limited resources, and ability to form productive relationships with host country counterparts and training institutions.

Physical/Mental Demands

Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above.  Examples include:  remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting

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Closing Date : 10th August, 2021.

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