Degree in development studies, business administration, economics or any another relevant social science disciplines from an accredited university
(Master’s degree preferred).
3+ years of Grants Management experience. Experience with similar projects is an advantage.
Knowledge of working environment in Somali regions and experience working with Somali businesses/private sector actors;
Ability to work within multi-national teams and well-honed representational skills including strong verbal and written communication capabilities;
A proven ability to work collaboratively, lead negotiations, and reach a consensus among several private and public sector stakeholders;
Ability to work independently and effectively within tight deadlines;
Experience designing capacity building events and facilitating training sessions for a variety of audiences;
Able to travel to rural field sites for work purposes;
Fluency in written and spoken English and Somali required
Conduct due diligence and pre-award assessment on potential grantees;
Collaborate with the program, procurement, operations, and finance departments to deliver all grants and oversee them through liquidation and completion;
Develop Timeframe of grants approval;
Assist the Grants Manager to conduct a survey (pre- award survey) using a Business Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool (BOCAT) to access
potential recipient ability.
Conduct SAM checks and other appropriate vetting practices before submission of the grant;
Assist Grants Manager and Finance Manager to review grant application budgets;
Document the negotiation process in the Memorandum of Negotiation;
Assist the Grants Manager to establish Grants M&E system to monitor the dollar amounts, gender base of organization/individual, cost share contribution,
environmental compliance, progress percentage for each grantee, and activity/intervention and type of each grant agreement;
Conduct regular visits to the grantees to make technical and administrative checks on the grant implementation;
Negotiate with grantees and determine reporting deadlines, milestone deliverables and financial obligations;
Prepare spreadsheet for grants procurement inventory.