The Georgetown University Center for Global Health Practice and Impact (CGHPI) serves countries to improve their population health and well-being and to safeguard against health-related threats by advancing the use of evidence and human-centered enterprise architecture on the path towards achieving equity and social justice. To achieve this mission, we catalyze the uptake, spread, and implementation of innovations; triangulate data from different sources, and tailor visualization of the information for each audience; design and implement integrated service delivery models; support communities of practice to inform policy and practice through efficient data use and horizontal and vertical collaboration; disseminate best practices and evidence globally through open source learning networks; build global, collaborative, multi-disciplinary, and interprofessional networks; undertake research that is informed by local needs; and invest in local leadership to own, provide oversight, and sustain implemented interventions.

The CGHPI is implementing an award from the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through funding from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The program supports the Kingdom of Eswatini to provide comprehensive, quality assured care, treatment and prevention HIV/TB services in Manzini and Lubombo regions. As a result, CGHPI Eswatini is seeking an exceptional individual to join the team and further enrich our unique offerings.

Job Location:  Mbabane, Eswatini

Reports to: Chief Operations Officer

 Job Overview: The position will work closely with the Chief Operating Officer and other Unit Leads to ensure there are sufficient funds for sub-grantees to implement activities in compliance with USG and GU standard operating procedures and donor rules and regulations. The position will provide daily management of the performance of sub grantees under GU. The spectrum ranges from pre-award until closeout of the sub-grantees.

Specific Responsibilities

Pre-Award Grants Management:

  • Lead the process to select grantees for awards under GU projects, including RFA development and transparent, well-documented selection procedures.
  • Prepare selection documentation for approval by Country Resident Director, Donors and Head Office.
  • Conduct pre-award assessments to determine the capacity of prospective grantees
  • Make determinations of risk profiles of prospective grantees and recommend appropriate approaches to mitigate the risks identified, including the development of special award conditions.

Post-Award Grants and Financial Management

  • Ensure GU and sub-grantees are following GU and donor regulations.
  • Advise sub-grantees on all issues related to grant management and compliance.
  • Develop a mentoring Plan for sub grantees
  • Interpretation of donor regulations, including but not limited to 22 CFR 226, 22 CFR 228, OMB Circular A-110 and A-122, etc.
  • Manage key performance indicators related to grants management monthly and provide accurate quarterly reports.
  • Oversee the development of grant modifications and monitor/implement updates related to donor rules and regulations.
  • Monitor monthly grantee financial reporting, including monitoring checklists and spot checks to ensure compliance with highest financial and ethical standards.
  • Monitor sub-grantee burn rates and advise/implement strategies to maintain burn rates and ensure effective use of resources.
  • Ensure VAT tracking per donor requirements and review and approve VAT reports of sub-grantees.
  • Monitor compliance with special award conditions by grantees.
  • Conduct investigations to resolve contractual issues/problems/disputes arising from grants and make recommendations to the Country Resident Director and Chief Operating Officer.
  • Ensure property inventory procedures are followed and ensure the final disposition of property acquired by the sub-grantees.

Training, Technical Assistance and Capacity Building for Sub-Grantees

  • Develop and lead training in grants and finance management for sub-grantees.
  • Provide one-on-one mentorship and technical assistance to GU sub-grantees to ensure performance.
  • Ensure quality documentation of technical assistance provided to sub-grantees.
  • Develop and monitor Mentorship Plans in partnership with sub-grantees.

Procurement for Grants

  • Review and approve documentation (selection, choice of instrument) of purchase orders and contracts financed under grants.
  • Verify funded components and funded amounts.
  • Verify completion and payment of final invoice.

Required Qualifications and Competencies

  • Degree in Finance or Accounting with at least 5 years of experience managing large budgets in a reputable organization.
  • Professional / finance qualifications e.g., ACCA, CPA, CIMA are an added advantage.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Must possess analytical, Strategic thinking, and Leadership skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Advanced computer skills (Ms Office, financial management packages and relational databases)

Instructions for Submitting Application:

  1. All applications should be submitted electronically to cghpieswatini@georgetown.edu
  2. Include the position applying for in the subject.
  3. Applications should include 3 references.
  4. All applications should include a cover letter that details one’s suitability for the job highlighting key functional areas, expected qualifications and experiences.
  5. Candidates should attach a no longer than 4-page CV/Resume that highlights one’s key achievements in areas relevant to the job.
  6. Deadline for application is September 21, 2023, 5:00PM Eswatini Time. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
  7. Georgetown University Center for Global Health Practice and Impact through its local entity Georgetown Global Health is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified persons to apply regardless of gender, ethnicity, or any other status variable.