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Senior Grants Specialist job at Research Triangle Institute (RTI)

About the Organization

RTI is an independent, nonprofit institute that provides research, development, and technical services to government and commercial clients worldwide.

Research Triangle Institute (RTI) has over 30 years’ experience assisting governments, communities, and the private sector. As a not-for-profit, independent research institute based in North Carolina, USA, RTI has roughly 6,000 employees with global experience implementing international development projects. RTI's Sustainable Growth & Resilience (SG&R) technical unit within the International Development Group brings together RTI experts and capabilities across food security, agriculture, energy, environment, water, governance, and economic opportunity. SG&R will leverage RTI's experience designing and delivering multisectoral programming and technical solutions to respond to climate change, build resilience, and promote economic growth around the world.

Job Description

This position is planned for an upcoming governance project to be based in Kampala, Uganda.
RTI’s Center for Governance is seeking a Grants Specialist for the Uganda DRA Project. The Grants Specialist will assist in the implementation and management of the Uganda DRA grants program. This position will conduct grants activity reporting, budget and program monitoring, and other operational activities related to compliance with grant making guidelines. This position will be based in Kampala, Uganda, and reports to the Finance & Grants Manager.

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees grants management process for local organizations, including grants proposal tracking, review, and approval process.

  • Maintains grants files in the RTI’s Grants Management System (GMS)

  • Maintains financial management files for grants and ensures audit trail for all necessary grant documentation.

  • Ensures timely financial disbursements, compliance with grants financial management policies, monitors all grant expenses, and provides regular updates on grant status.

  • Provides technical assistance to strengten capacity of local partners and grantees.

  • Reviews technical and financial proposals from local CSOss/CBOs, including negotiating annual budgets, and reviews grantee financial expenditure reports for accuracy and adherence to the Program Desciption and budget.

  • Works with RTI and Grantee technical teams to adhere to project timelines and collaborates effectively across a consortium of local partners.

  • Collaborates with program and management staff to conduct regular monitoring of grantees’ activities, ensures development and filing of quarterly monitoring reports for grants.

  • Coordinates periodic pause and reflect sessions for grants implementation

  • Ensures proper grants closure

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Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

  • Bachelor's Degree and 8 years of experience, master’s degree and 6 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • At least five years of experience in grants design and administration, management, and distribution of grants; experience administering USAID grants preferred.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of development issues in the program regions, ability to travel and work in the field with administrative and sector technicians, as well as civil society organizations.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.

  • Demonstrated competency in the use of computers, computer program

  • Prior experience with USAID-funded programs strongly preferred.

  • Proven ability to work under pressure, and with multiple concurrent demands.

  • Fluency in English.

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