Senior Grants Specialist at RTI International
Dar es Salaam
RTI International (www.rti.org) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition. With a worldwide staff of more than 4,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and multidisciplinary services.
USAID Tuhifadhi Maliasili Activity
RTI is currently implementing the USAID Tuhifadhi Maliasili Activity that addresses dynamics that threaten habitat connectivity and the long-term persistence of biodiversity in Tanzania. This activity incorporates a series of interventions that support and strengthen government and civil society capacity for biodiversity conservation.
RTI is looking for candidates to fill the following positions under USAID/Tuhifadhi Maliasili Activity. The positions will be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Senior Grants Specialist
Purpose of the position:
The Senior Grants Specialist will lead day-to-day administration of sub-grantees that may be engaged through grant or other contractual mechanisms under RTI policies and procedures, encompassing the solicitation phase through closure.
He/She will be responsible for monitoring compliance with (a) award-specific requirements and (b) applicable regulations, as incorporated in the awards.
Create and issue Requests for Applications (RFAs) with the input and oversight of the Activity team, including the Chief of Party, Deputy Chiefs of Party, and RTI Contracts Office.
Review and negotiate all grant applications and participate in evaluation committees, in coordination with others on the project team.
Coordinate and conduct compliance review(s) and pre-award surveys.
Orient grantees on organizational policies and compliance.
Support grantees to account and report for the funds.
Coordinate execution of award documents (pre-award authorizations, awards, modifications, etc.).
Close out completed grants and ensure audit trail for all necessary grant documentation.
Track all deliverables, ensuring grantees stay up to date on their work, troubleshoot problems as they arise, and keep management apprised of the status of all grants.
Minimum required Education, Experience, Skills & Abilities:
Bachelor’s Degree in Business administration, social sciences, or related field and 8 years of experience,
Master’s degree and 6 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
At least 6 years of relevant work experience in finance and grants management, preferably with managing budgets in excess of USD $1 million.
Strong accounting experience as well as experience with USAID, or other donor agency regulations highly preferred.
Experience in international non-profits.
How to apply
RTI is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates may apply by submitting an updated CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please reference the position title in subject line. The deadline for submitting applications is 13th November 2021.
ONLY SELECTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED