At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.
Program Operations (PrOps) - Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Operations teams contribute to realizing this by: ensuring effective project management through supporting project startups, implementation, reporting and financial management as well as closeouts; portfolio coordination: providing a coordinating role across departments in DC that support country offices and programs; working with country teams to develop, refine and pursue their strategies by leveraging technical knowledge (our own and others) and supporting business development as needed; knowledge sharing and learning: enhancing communication between country offices and DC-based teams to ensure better understanding of the diverse operating environments and program approaches.
Pact is recruiting a Grants Manager for an upcoming project focused on artisanal gold mining, environmental rehabilitation, and alternative livelihoods in Los Programas de Desarrollo con Enfoque Territorial (PDET) regions in Colombia with focus on the departments of Antioquia, Choco, and Bolivar.”. By formalizing small-scale mining, addressing environmental degradation, and promoting alternative livelihood opportunities, mining communities in Colombia can experience more equitable and environmentally sustainable economic growth.
The Grants Manager provides high-level grants management and administration to achieve project goals, working with partner organizations of all levels. They provide overall leadership and oversight for all aspects related to management of subgrants, from inception to close out, and supervises all project grants functions. The Grants Manager will provide ongoing grants training to project staff as well as grant applicants and recipients to promote quality proposals and to ensure proper execution of grant activities and proper accounting of grant funds. They will modify, as necessary, the grants manual to ensure it aligns with the needs of the project, will write and promote Requests for Applications (RFAs), and will serve on technical evaluation committees. This position requires close collaboration with Pact DC to ensure compliance with Pact and USAID guidelines.
- Oversee the full cycle of subgrant management activities, from solicitation through selection, pre-award assessment, negotiation, monitoring/compliance visits, and closeout, including preparation of final inventories, property disposition, etc.
- Assist in the development and/or updating of the Grants Manual to ensure compliance with USAID and Pact HQ guidance, policies and procedures, and ensure all subgrant activities are in compliance with the manual.
- Facilitate any coordination required with the project’s technical and monitoring and evaluation teams for the implementation of the project’s subaward mechanism(s).
- Utilize Pact’s subaward management system (Salesforce) and accounting system (Serenic NAV) for subaward issuance and management. Ensure that all required documentation is available and stored as per Pact policy.
- Oversee budget management of project’s subgrants pool, working with the Finance and Admin Manager. Work closely with the Finance and Admin Manager to ensure accurate and timely disbursement and liquidation of subaward expenses.
- Ensure timely training of subgrantees and Pact staff to understand and comply fully with USAID requirements. Develop and deliver training to partners.
- Ensure that project systems and files for grants administration are maintained and that regular reports are provided to Pact and USAID as required.
- Monitor potential risks and actively engage with the project team to mitigate risks as they arise.
- Work with external auditors or evaluations, as required.
- Other tasks as required to achieve the project Objectives and Expected Results.
- Post-secondary degree in accounting, finance, business, or related field.
- Minimum five (5) years of experience managing subgrant portfolios for US government programs.
- Working knowledge of U.S. regulations and requirements applicable to development assistance and acquisition including OMB Circulars (e.g. A-122), 22 CFR 226 and 22 CFR 228, ADS, FAR, AIDAR, CAS, FFATA, DSSR, FTR.
- Demonstrated experience developing and implementing procedures and compliance measures for grants.
- Experience assessing the responsibility and grant-worthiness of organizations through financial statements, audits, and other documentation presented in a proposal or in support of an award
- Experience developing and delivering training on grants management and financial stewardship.
- Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with local partners.
- Demonstrated effective interpersonal and creative problem-solving skills.
- Fluency in English and Spanish.
- Willingness to travel to remote locations.
- Colombian nationals are strongly preferred
Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors.
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