Job Title: Grants and Compliance Manager I (South Sudan)
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.
CRS is seeking a Grants and Compliance Manager for an anticipated five-year USAID funded Integrated Youth Engagement Activity in South Sudan. The program aims to empower and create opportunities for underserved and out of school youth ages 14-25 to effectively benefit, participate and pursue their education, employment, health and social cohesion goals. Hiring is contingent upon successful award of the project and USAID approval of the candidate.
J ob Summary:
You will manage, coordinate, and monitor project activities and relationships with partners and other project stakeholders to assist in grants and compliance of project objectives and advancing CRS’ work serving the poor and vulnerable. You will be involved in developing and embedding best practice to comply with donor financial rules, supporting donor proposal budgeting, analysis of institutional income, donor contract expenditure tracking, monitoring, and providing management information on key risks, contributing to the implementation of improved financial systems and processes to facilitate better donor reporting and compliance.
Required Languages – English.
Travel – Must be willing and able to spend up to 75% of time in remote and insecure field locations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Excellent analytical skills with ability to make sound judgment and decisions.
- Accuracy and completeness with a strong eye for detail.
- Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics.
- Proactive, resourceful, solutions oriented and results-oriented.
- Ability to work collaboratively, including experience and skill in implementing matrix management and remote management supervision for field teams.
- Experience setting up and managing USAID compliance monitoring systems, developing, and implementing relevent tools.
- Experience with consortium arrangement, including managing finances within a consortium comprising both A133 and local partners.
- Demonstrated capacity to live and work in remote and insecure field locations with very basic amenities and few or no other international staff and adhere to a strict curfew and movement restrictions.
- Substantial budgeting, budget/expense analysis, and accounting experience.
- Knowledge of the relevant public donors’ regulations preferred, specifically USAID.
- Knowledge of local law in the area of taxation and local regulatory reporting procedures.
- Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Oracle, Web Conferencing Applications.
- Knowledge of the relevant public donors’ regulations highly preferred, including USAID.
Supervision responsibilities: Direct or indirect supervision of finance and compliance teams.
Key Working Relationships:
Internal: Deputy Chief of Party – Employment, Program Manager- Education, Program Manager- Social Cohesion, Program Manager- Health, MEAL Manager, Country Finance Manager, Country Head of Human Resources, Country Supply Chain Manager, Country Information and Communication Technology Manager, Senior Operations Manager, Security Manager and regional operational leadership and advisors.
External: Partners, Caritas Internationalis member organizations, peer agencies, state and local authorities.
- Masters degree and/or professional qualification in Finance, Business Studies, Auditing, Economics or a qualification in accounting (CPA/ACCA or equivalent).
- At least five years’ experience in NGO sector, with progressive grant management and compliance experience.
- In-depth understanding and experience of working with proposals and contracts from institutional donors, preferably USAID.
Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
· Continuous Improvement & Innovation
· Builds Relationships
· Develops Talent
· Strategic Mindset
· Accountability & Stewardship
*Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.
*Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and resp onsibilities associated with the position.*** Note: All positions requiring residence or frequent travel outside their home country must undergo and clear a pre-employment medical examination. EOE/M/F/D/V -** CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.