Grants Officer, SRPS
The Regional Peace and Stability Strengthening Program (SRPS) in West Africa is a five-year initiative funded by USAID and implemented by DAI. The program supports West Africans in addressing instability risks related to democratic setbacks and conflicts, prioritizing targeted interventions in governance, conflict prevention and violence, peacebuilding, and prevention and counteraction of violent extremism (P/CVE) across the region. The program will engage with regional partners and governments demonstrating commitment to power-sharing and resource redistribution, essential elements for reducing exclusion, violence, and conflicts. Program interventions will tackle the root causes of fragility, focusing on good governance approaches, conflict prevention and response, and countering violent extremism in selected Sahel and West African coastal countries.
DAI Global is seeking 6 Grants Officers – one for each country: Côte d’Ivoire, Niger, Benin, Guinea, Togo, and Burkina Faso.
The Grants Officer will support the project’s grant portfolio in the respective country’s field office. They will assist in the design and management of grant funds for local beneficiaries in the country. The Grants Officer will ensure compliance with the project’s Field Operations Manual (FOM), USAID regulations, contract requirements, grant policies, procedures, controls, and reporting systems. The individual will proactively coordinate with all staff, especially the Country Director, Grants Manager, Senior Grants Specialist, and senior management team in planning and implementing grants through open communication, proactive market research, and price analysis.
MAIN FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The key responsibilities of the Grants Officer include:
Planning and Implementation
Ensure compliance with the Grants Manual with assistance from the Grants Manager.
Support the development of schedules and details required for all grant-related activities in the country; conduct market research and price analysis in coordination with technical and operational staff.
Coordinate with staff requesting grants to prepare requests for proposals or other funding notices, or collaborative design opportunities to solicit requests or concepts and assess the capacity and readiness of potential beneficiaries.
Support the grantee evaluation and selection process and participate without voting in the grant selection committee.
Draft required approvals to ensure compliance with contract and internal and external grant policies.
Conduct due diligence processes to verify information submitted by potential beneficiaries.
Support the preparation of grant agreements and modifications, explaining terms, conditions, roles, and responsibilities. Ensure that weaknesses identified in initial assessments of beneficiaries and related requirements are explicitly and clearly incorporated into agreements, with the required follow-up and measures from the beneficiary.
Support post-award grant management in accordance with relevant regulations and produce reports on the status of grant activities, such as payment forecasts, stock levels, modifications, closures, and sectoral data (i.e., monthly and quarterly reports).
Support the Grants Manager in implementing the grant tracking database for beneficiaries and activities at the national level.
Review grants to ensure they are complete and appropriate against the work plan.
Ensure all required documents are uploaded into the grants database, TAMIS, and SharePoint.
Review grant milestones and payment requests against grant agreements to ensure compliance.
Collaborate with the procurement department to competitively procure and purchase goods and services for in-kind grant beneficiaries.
Ensure grant files are audit-ready.
Resolve grant-related issues with other grants staff and the Country Director.
Other tasks assigned by the Country Director and/or Grants Manager.
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a related field is required.
Grants experience, preferably with an internationally donor-funded organization. For a candidate with a master’s degree, 1 year of professional experience is required; for a candidate with a bachelor’s degree, 3 years of relevant technical experience are required.
Good knowledge of USAID rules and regulations would be a plus.
Ability to solve complex technical, managerial, or operational problems and assess options based on relevant information.
Strong communication skills – both written and oral – in French. Proficiency in English is an asset.
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