Counterpart International is seeking a Senior Grants & Finance Officer for an “Internet Freedom” ICT project focused on supporting civil society organizations, human rights activists, and independent media in developing countries worldwide. The Senior Grants & Finance Officer will prepare and finalize a wide range of grant and contracting mechanisms including partner subgrant agreements, procurement contacts, and consulting agreements. He/she will work closely with Counterpart’s finance and compliance teams to assure accuracy in all legal and financial documents.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Supervise project finances to ensure efficient and effective operations.
- Oversee the full lifecycle of the grant-making process and ensure that Subgrants meet program objectives and design.
- Supports grantees and field team for the successful execution of the grants including travels and face-to-face engagements when appropriate.
- Oversees ISC contracts servicing as the lead POC for the team (e.g., preparing procurement packages and so for)
- Liaise on directly with GCC and Finance for procurement and grants approval.
- Lead POC on program audits
- Ensure that donor rules and regulations for all grant, finance, and administrative procedures are followed.
- Prepare financial reports for internal and donor audiences.
- Create and monitor budgets, prepare periodic budget projections, and brief project staff and management.
- Manage and oversee internal controls, cash distribution systems and accounting for cash disbursements, bank operations, and external audits.
- Oversee all financial transactions and recording.
- Oversee the procurement of goods in compliance with Counterpart and donor rules and regulations.
- Possible travel to monitor grants and awards and provide support to sub-grantees.
- Financial management capacity building of CPI long term partners at the field level.
- Travel up to 3 weeks per year and provide coaching and mentoring to CPIs Long term partners
- Flexible work-location
- Bachelor’s degree in finance or international relations-related field with minimum 9 years of experience or Master’s degree with 7 years of experience.
- Experience providing contracts support for USAID and/or State Department-funded programs.
- Demonstrated familiarity with USAID requirements, including the FAR, ADS (and in particular 22CFR226), and OMB Circular A122.
- Demonstrated familiarity with both acquisition and assistance instruments.
- Demonstrated familiarity with grant-making processes and procedures.
- Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to work as part of a team.
- Fluency in English.
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