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Creative Associates International

Creative Associates International

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Position: Grants Officer
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Permanent
Place of Work: Addis Ababa - Ethiopia
Posted date: 4 years ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike. Program Overview: The five-year READ II project, funded by USAID, will boost the quality of literacy instruction and student support, reaching out to children at risk of failure and dropout caused by cognitive, emotional and physical effects of hunger, violence, and displacement. READ II seeks to better equip teachers with effective early grade reading instruction techniques and materials in seven mother-tongue languages and English, while simultaneously building a culture of reading in the school, home and community. Reporting & Supervision: The Grants Officer will report to the Grants Manager. Key Responsibilities: - Reviews sub-grantees’ liquidation and financial reports and provide summaries to the project’s Grants Manager on a monthly basis. - Implement procedures and templates to be used for formulating, negotiating, executing, monitoring, and closing grants according to USAID regulations and the project’s Grants Manual. - Monitor grantee to ensure compliance with USAID regulations, Grants Manual and the content of sub-agreement. - Responsible for maintaining grant files and ensuring that are always up-to-date - Supports project audits, grantor’s audit, or monitoring visits. - Responsible for entering and maintaining the Creative’s Integrated Management Database System (IDMS) for sub-grantees. - Provides mentoring support to strengthen and improve sub-grantees’ management capacity for improved performance. - Other tasks as assigned. Job Requirements - Degree in finance, accounting, business administration, or related fields. - Minimum of 4 years’ experience in grants management, accounting and financial management - Minimum two years’ experience in grant management, including disbursements and reporting and five years of general experience. - Demonstrated experience in financial administration, budget and cost control management is essential. - Knowledgeable about USAID Rules and Regulations, previous experience working on USAID-funded projects is preferred. - Excellent record-keeping and documentation skills are required. - Good communication and interpersonal skills are required. How to Apply Creative invites eligible candidates to submit their applications via recruitment@readethiopia.com on or before November 24, 2019. Please make sure to indicate the JOB TITLE you’re applying for in the subject line of your email. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications should consist of a one-page cover letter and updated curriculum vitae a maximum of three pages with 3 professional references, the persons’ telephone number & email address.