Counterpart International, Inc.

Grants Officer

Job Locations SV-San Salvador
Category
Programs
Employment Type
Full-time
Job Type
Local

Overview

The Rights and Dignity Project is implemented by Counterpart International (CPI) in partnership with Partners El Salvador (PES). The main goal of the Project is to help strengthen governmental and non-governmental human rights protection systems, resulting in an increasingly tolerant, just, and equitable El Salvador.

 

Counterpart International is currently seeking a Grants Officer to support the implementation of this Project’s grant-related activities. Under the guidance and supervision of a Grants Manager, the Grants Officer will support the management and oversight of all Project subgrants, with a focus on compliance with USAID rules and regulations. This is a locally based position open to Salvadoran citizens. This is a full time position based in San Salvador, El Salvador. This position will report to the Grants Manager.  

Responsibilities

  • Assist in the preparation of all Requests For Applications (RFAs) and subgrants packages for HQ and USAID review and approval (in coordination with the Technical team).
  • Assist in the oversight of subgrant-making process from start to finish, including design and issuance of technically sound Requests for Applications, review proposals, manage the subrecipient selection process, review  financial and narrative reporting, as well as ensure the accuracy of the subgrant´s close out procedures in accordance with Counterpart’s processes outlined in its Subaward Manual.
  • Serve as the principal point of contact with subrecipients and assist them in their requirements to ensure an implementation in compliance with Counterpart requirements.
  • Assist in organizaing training, mentoring, and other technical assistance as necessary to subrecipients on compliance with USAID regulations and required financial management (including process and policies) and reporting.
  • Monitor, in coordination with the Technical and Financial teams, subrecipient performance per subgrant agreement requirements.
  • Monitor and assess subrecipient operational activities, to ensure those are on schedule and the subgrant-funded project is carried out in compliance with Counterpart and USAID systems, policies, and procedures.
  • Assist in developing, updating and ensure compliance of the Project’s Subaward Manual.
  • Ensure consistent, updated and high-quality control of all supporting documents (paper and digital) of the subgrant's implementation.
  • Conduct on site monitoring visits to subrecipients, when it is required by the Grants Manager.
  • Assist in ensuring overall high-quality control (consistency, coherence, compliance) to subgrant documentation (paper and digital).
  • Assist with ensuring a high-quality control of the procedures related to the grant's disbursement requests.
  • Manage and update the different subgrant trackers in order to ensure operational control of the Project´s subgrants program and have accurate and timely information for making decisions.
  • Support the review of the subrecipients’ and other Project cost share reports.
  • Support the verification and correct management of the inventory of goods acquired by the subrecipients with subgrant funds.
  • Assist in institutionalizing Counterpart’s subgrant management practices.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Required:

  • A university degree in finance, business administration, or related field.
  • Experience in design, negotiation, and administration of grants (preferably US Government supported).
  • At least three years of experience regarding grants administration, contracting and procurement regulations.
  • An extremely well organized and self-directed individual with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment, strong operational focus, accuracy in working with large amounts of data, and ability to respond effectively to the time sensitive inquiries.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with Project staff, USAID, civil society organizations, and other beneficiaries.
  • Spanish fluency required.

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of USG rules, regulations, policies and procedures a plus.
  • Experience with gender integration a plus.
  • Experience providing training and mentoring to local subrecipients in topics related to proposal development and subgrant financial management and reporting preferred.
  • Knowledge of advanced professional level English preferred.

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