5 days ago
Dakar, Senegal
5 days ago
Dakar, Senegal

West Africa Grants Manager

5 days ago
Dakar, Senegal

Position Summary

The West Africa Grants Manager will provide administrative and technical guidance and support to the Lead Grants manager and staff on the design of grant activities, guidelines, and regulations for the small grants’ mechanism. Also, this position supervises 3 Grants Officers in Ghana, 2 Grants Officers in Abidjan, Cote d Ivoire and Grants Assistant in Dakar, Senegal.


Reporting & Supervision:

The West Africa Grants Manager will report to the Leads Grants Manager.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide advisory assistance to grant applicants;
  • Facilitate the evaluation of grant submissions for technical and budget soundness and compliance with donor regulations, recommending award actions;
  • Coordinate the issuance of awards and maintain grant documentation through the development and upkeep of a small grants database;
  • Ensure use and support grantees and colleagues in the use of Trade Hub’s online grants management system, the System for Managing Activities, Reporting and Tracking (SMART); and
  • Prepare scheduled and special reports, studies and analyses regarding the small grants program.
  • Administer petty cash operations, and provide accountability and reporting in full compliance with USAID and Creative standards
  • Assist Field office staff in cash disbursement of items paid in petty cash and submitting expense report periodically.


Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in management, financial analysis or accounting desirable; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Candidate must have 6 +years of general work experience and 4+ years of specific experience with sub-grants management, preferably in West Africa working in international development
  • Must have 3+ years of supervisory experience with groups or teams of staff.
  • Solid understanding of USAID regulations and procedures pertaining to grants management, and ability to interpret and explain USAID regulations;
  • Strong understanding of 2 CFR 200, ADS 302 and 303;
  • Demonstrated ability to perform complex tasks and to prioritize multiple projects;
  • Ability to analyze cost proposals and prepare reports and recommendations on whether or not applicants should be funded;
  • Ability to analyze budget line items for compliance with budget guidelines;
  • Proven records maintenance and database management skills;
  • Understanding of cost-share and/or leveraging preferred; and
  • Speaking, writing and reading fluency in English and French
  • Local nationals are strongly preferred.


How to Apply

How to Apply Interested and qualified candidates should send their cover letter and CV either in word or pdf as one document to Recruit@westafricatih.com Using the « Job Title » as the subject of the mail on or before 25th January 2022.

Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Only finalists will be contacted.  No phone calls, please.

Creative Associates International Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran.

Mail your resume to recruit@westafricatih.com