The Coordinating Assembly for Non-Governmental Organizations (CANGO) has vacancy in the Grants Management Unit (GMU). The position leads and coordinates the daily activities of the HIV/AIDS prevention Program funded by the Global Fund & other partners, and provides strategic direction for the development and provision of support services in the implementation of projects and in order to ensure the achievement of planned targets and the effective and transparent execution of the financial resources of the project.
Specific Functions of the Position
1. Support in the implementation of grants under the Grants Management Unit
1.1 Coordinate the capacity assessments (programmatic, financial, monitoring and corporate governance) of implementing partners and sub-recipients;
1.2 Prepares and negotiate grant agreements and Memorandum of Understanding with SRs and IPs;
1.3 Negotiate the grant agreements with the Global Fund and PEPFAR in collaboration with the CANGO Executive Director;
1.4 Coordinates the implementation of the Global Fund grants by ensuring that adequate systems are in place for the effective and efficient implementation of grants;
1.5 Facilitates the coordination between the Grant Management Unit and other departments within CANGO;
1.6 Participate in technical committees of the CCM and provides advice on Global Fund procedures to these committees, as required;
1.7 Coordinates the preparation cf reports, for the timely submission to Donors;
1.8 Performs quality assurance reviews of all deliverables submitted to Donors;
1.9 Ensure facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the Global Fund Grant Management Unit.
2 Partnership and resource mobilization
2.1 Coordinates relationships with CANGO Coordination Department and other strategic partners to ensure transparent and efficient implementation of the program, and mobilizing appropriate acceleration and scale-up efforts of the program;
2.2 Maintain effective relationships and communication with Donors, Government, other Sectors to exchange critical and technical information and resolve program/ project implementation issues to ensure results are achieved as planned;
2.3 Submits recommendations for resource mobilization to encourage donor interests and increase funding by establishing dialogue with the donors, partners and stakeholders to maintain effective working relationships, sustain interests and cooperation; and
3. Supervision of Sub Recipients (SRs)
3.1 Ensure effective implementation through the SRs, including assessment, selection and contracting of SRs as well as managing formal and informal processes (such as planning, and regular inputs respectively);
3.2 Conduct routine and ad hoc on-site visits as part of supervision monitoring, and mentoring of Sub-recipients and service delivery points;
3.3 Provides the primary point of communication within the PR pertaining to program delivery and with sub-recipients; service delivery points, and other stakeholders for program delivery, administration, financial, programmatic, and monitoring and evaluation issues.
4. Management and Leadership
4.1 Builds strong relationships with implementing partners, focuses on impact and result for the implementing partners and responds positively to feedback;
4.2 Ensures that reports to donors are prepared and timeously sent to partners
5. CANGO Operational Plan
5.1 In conjunction with the CANGO team ensures the implementation of the Annual Plans.
6. Funding Proposals
6.1. Provides technical support to the development of proposals.
Education and Experience Requirements:
• Masters’ Degree in Public Health, Social Sciences or development field (or equivalent);
• Knowledge and awareness of Swaziland’s health and other relevant policies; and
• 7 Years previous work experience working in the NGO Sector that have national, regional and international stakeholders.
• Previous working in a senior management position and having a variety of knowledge and experience in programs, grants, monitoring and evaluation.
• Experience working with donor funds, particularly Global Fund, USG and grants or contracts management preferable.
• Strong interpersonal and public relation skills
• Excellent English Language oral and written communication, proficiency in MS Office suite
• Light duty driver’s license
Interested applicants must send applications including a resume, cover letter and salary history to Executive Director through firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for applications is Thursday, September 17, 2020.
Please be advised that only short-listed candidates will be contacted