GRANTS AND FINANCE MANAGER
CARE USA, Arizona, United States
CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. These solutions have a broad range, from clean water to access to education; from microfinance to ensuring that everyone has nutritious food; from agriculture and climate change to disaster response. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for over 70 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe. Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.
This position provides grants and financial management services to the portfolio of grants and contracts that are implemented by the WATER TEAM (A sub team of FWS Team) with some support to other related donor agreements and FWS Unit budgets. Subject to demand and available capacity, this position will also provide similar services to awards and contracts managed by other units in FWS TEAM. This incumbent is responsible for ensuring effective and timely administration of donor agreements and sub-agreements through the award life cycle; developing an understanding of donor requirements and expectations for the agreement; ensuring compliance; and coordinating with country offices, program staff,
and others throughout CARE and within partner organizations as appropriate.
The Grants and Finance Manager (GFM) Reports directly to Global Business Manager and is responsible for the initial preparation / review, negotiation, due diligence, monitoring and modifications of donor agreements (i.e. grants and contracts) as well as the submission of regular reports. In addition the incumbent is charged with closing out prime and sub-agreements. The GFM is responsible for monitoring financial reports and expenditures of current grants and contracts, and identifying trends associated with over/under expenditure and making recommendations to resolve these.
- Works with fundraising and donor relationship teams
- Facilitates approval in coordination with the Relationship Manager
- Conducts project start-up orientation for program implementation teams on terms and conditions including donor requirements and regulations.
- Program monitoring and reporting, and financial management and reporting key tasks
- Point of contact for assigned unit awards and coordination
- coordinate communication and contracts with consultants by assisting with the preparation
- Program monitoring and reporting, and Financial management and reporting Key Tasks
- Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline; sciences, business, social sciences, social development, international management, public health or other relevant fields of study
- Five (5) years experience working in the field of international development
- Experience managing US government grants/contracts administration and/or other bilateral/multilateral donor funding, private corporate, private foundations
- Strong analytical skills
- Effective inter-personnel and communications skills
- Flexible, creative and solution-orientated approach
- Preparation and review of agreements and contracts, and their administration
- Basic skills in accounting
- Strong skills in financial analysis and reporting
- Budget development/planning, data consolidation and budget monitoring
- Setting up administrative and financial systems for new projects and programs
- Understanding of audit requirements, ability to audit sub-grantees
- Computer skills (Spread sheets, Word processing, Power Point, and the Internet).
- Problem solving and training skills
- Strong team player, able to develop and maintain effective working relationships within a distributed and dynamic team, and with partner organizations.
- Must be fluent in English with skills in written communication and report writing
- Sensitive to cultural differences and the ability to work effectively across different cultural contexts