Grants Manager - GFATM (Proposal)
Over the past 40 years, MCD Global Health (MCD) has worked to strengthen health systems through integrated, sustainable, and locally driven interventions across several public health sectors. MCD collaborates with donors, national governments, the private sector, health agencies, communities, and local stakeholders to improve health and save lives in the following areas: malaria prevention and control; water, sanitation, and hygiene; maternal, neonatal, and child health; health system strengthening (HSS) HIV/AIDS; Zika; and other communicable diseases.
MCD is currently seeking candidates to serve as the Grants Manager for the anticipated three-year malaria control project funded by the Global fund for AIDS, TB, and Malaria (GFATM) in Madagascar (Principal Recipient grant). The Project seeks to support the Government of Madagascar and local stakeholders in the fight against malaria.
The Grants Manager has overall responsibility to oversee all sub-grant management under the Project, working closely and overseeing the work done by Sub-Recipients (SR).
This is a key position on the project team and is contingent upon award to MCD.
Essential Job Functions:
-Responsible for oversight and day-to-day management of sub-grants led by SRs;
-Responsible for all activities related to the SR selection/procurement process, including but not limited to:
-Develop the SR selection plan;
-Develop procurement documents such as Call for Expressions of Interest and/or Requests for Proposals to be submitted to the CCM for approvals, as needed;
-Lead solicitation and procurement processes (including preparation of terms of reference, the launch of calls for Expression of Interest or RFPs, etc.), in collaboration with the Project Director, to select SR for awards;
-Design and select the proper award instrument;
-Conduct cost analysis and budget negotiations, and prepare negotiation memoranda;
-Evaluate and determine risk profiles of prospective SRs and recommend appropriate approaches to mitigate the risks identified;
-Complete submission of award documents for approval by the Donor;
-Develop and implement mechanisms for monitoring SR performance and financial management;
-Develop grant management systems and procedures to monitor and assure the integrity of the grant management process;
-Oversee all SR deliverables, including but not limited to quarterly and annual progress and financial reports, requests for funds, annual audit reports, and final reports;
-Oversee the delivery of all SR information and data requested by the CCM;
-Monitor compliance award conditions by SRs;
-Provide technical assistance to SRs on enhancing their own administrative policies and procedures for grants management and financial reporting so that they can pass donor-required audits and financial reviews according to international standards;
-Collect and maintain complete documentation of submission/transmittal of SR reports;
-Assist the Project Director with the development of progress reports as it relates to sub-grant management, including any other reports related to the grants procurement process requested by the CCM.
Qualifications, Skills, and Experience Required:
-A Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business, Administration, or a related area;
-Minimum 7 years of experience, with increasing levels of responsibility, in grants and/or finance in development programs, including at least 3 years of experience within the African context, preferably in Madagascar;
-Minimum 3 to 5 years of experience managing the selection, award, and administration of subgrants within larger development programs funded by major international donors; experience with sub-grant management under a GFATM-funded project strongly preferred;
-Strong knowledge of GFATM project and financial management rules and regulations, including auditing requirements;
-Demonstrated ability to exercise financial oversight of grant programs;
-Previous work on a donor-funded health project, preferably in Madagascar;
-Demonstrated success in managing, coaching, and mentoring staff in an international setting, particularly within non-profit organizations;
-Proven ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with donors and local CBOs/NGOs;
-Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity;
-Strong and proven analytical, writing, and oral presentation skills in English and French;
-Outstanding interpersonal skills and eagerness to work in a multicultural organization;
-Highly computer literate and able to work with Windows-based Projects, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, and Quicken;
-Fluency in French required. Proficiency in English a plus;
-Priority will be given to qualified Malagasy nationals.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 27, 2023.
Location: Antananarivo, Madagascar
Please reference position MCDI-356 when submitting your application.