Position: Manager Grants & Contracts (MGC)- 1
Reports to; Principal, CHS
The Manager Grants and Contracts (MGC) will have overall responsibility for the grants management function; including budget development and financial reporting.
The MGC will be responsible for developing the MakCHS grant management unit into a business unit which will contribute to the sustainability of MakCHS.
The MGC is evaluated by MakCHS management.
MBA/MSc (Finance/Accounting), ACCA or CPA (Uganda) and Honours Degree in B.Com/BBA/BSC (Finance/Accounting)
The required experience and skills
The candidate must have;
Substantial experience (minimum five years) in grants management, relating to funding agencies, and reporting.
Sound experience of budget preparation processes.
Experience in Project Planning and Management.
Excellent organizational skills including ability to track and monitor multiple projects simultaneously.
Good communication skills- both oral and written.
High proficiency in the use of office computers and spreadsheets.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to motivate and manage a team.
Knowledge and experience in health research ethics and grants management is an added advantage
Summary of responsibilities
The MGC will be part of a Grants Management team at MakCHS with responsibility for all aspects of grants management for the College programs. Responsibilities will include but will not be necessarily limited to the following;
Identify funding opportunities nationally and internationally.
Oversee the budget development process for grant proposals and submission of grant applications.
Manage the negotiation, finalization and extension of contracts (and sub-contracts) with Mak CHS as either main or sub-contractor once an award has been made.
Respond to ad-hoc issues in post contract management and support MakCHs project managers in addressing any financial issues relating to their projects.
Manage the tracking and reporting of financial performance of grants.
Preparation of timely financial reports as required- ensuring excellence in reporting content and format; and check for regulatory compliance.
Develop and maintain a consistent hard copy/electronic filing structure and system for financial information and contracts related to grants.
Manage the Budget development process for new grants.
Manage the reviewing of sub-grantee financial documentation and reporting to ensure compliance
Present financial information relating to grants at meetings.
Produce the Grants and Contracts register each quarter.
Prepare financial projection relating to grants.
Oversee the grants management and filing structures and systems.
Manage the annual updates of the Grants Management Manual.
Develop grants management as a Business unit.
Development and implementation of MakCHS grants management training courses.
Provide technical assistance in grants management to MakCHS’ partners and others.
Supervision of staff under his/her care.
Any other duties as may be specified by the Principal, MakCHS.
Please, hand deliver your application accompanied with detailed curriculum Vitea, two letters of recommendation and photocopies of Academic certificates and transcripts to;
The Office of the Principal
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University.
Mulago Hospital Complex, Mulago Hill Road.
Application deadline; Friday September 21st, 2018 (5.00pm)
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.