The Program & Financial Compliance Officer (PO/FCO) of the International Grants Unit is responsible for managing a portfolio of grants funded by the Gates Foundation and designed to reduce the prevalence of tobacco use in Africa. Grants are issued to non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society groups and governmental agencies and include technical and programmatic support and assistance from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. The Program & Financial Compliance Officer reports to the Director of the International Grants Unit and works in close coordination with the Director of Africa Programs and the Africa Team.
- Coordinate the grants negotiation and submission process, and serve as the point person for new and renewal grants, in addition to extensions.
- Provide ongoing grant monitoring and programmatic/financial support to grantees to ensure consistent progress, grant processing, and reporting.
- Conduct grantee site visits to provide intensive programmatic guidance, in addition to monitoring for financial compliance.
- Maintain continuous communication with grantees via e-mail, phone, and in-person, when appropriate.
- In collaboration with the Africa Regional Director and Associate Director, monitor and assist grantees to achieve their project goals through appropriate program design modifications.
- In collaboration with other staff, identify and coordinate appropriate technical assistance and training needs for grantees.
- Provide accurate, timely grants summary and analysis reports, responses to inquiries, and grant histories according to reporting schedules and upon request.
- Work with staff to ensure grants align with high-level country strategies and actively contribute to the development and execution of country-level advocacy campaigns.
- Attend coordination meetings and calls with global partners to ensure that grants reflect the needs and intended outcomes of all parties involved.
- Travel internationally (approximately 30%) to grantees for site visits, grant negotiations, and strategic planning meetings.
- Carefully review, critically analyze, monitor, and evaluate progress of grant proposals, plans, budgets, and reports.
- In consultation with Director of the International Grants Unit and the Africa Team, assist with coordination of Africa Team activities and the Campaign’s International Resource Center teams to assure the provision of focused advocacy, communications, research and legal support.
- Consistently and comprehensively monitor, obtain and document program activity updates on Africa program grants and promptly communicate relevant information to the team.
- Support the capacity building of field staff regarding CTFK grant processes and procedures to ensure timely submissions of proposals and monitoring reports.
- Perform other duties as directed by Director of the International Grants Unit and in coordination with the Regional Director of Africa Programs and Africa Team.
- Three (3) to five (5) years related work experience in advocacy, international grants, global public health, public policy, media, or research, or some combination thereof.
- Master’s degree in a public interest, health, or international field.
- Experience working in Africa with civil society and government structures.
- Excellent English-language writing, and editing skills.
- Proficiency in French required; additional proficiency in Portuguese or an African language desired.
- Ability to evaluate, track, monitor, and determine whether grantees’ financial internal control systems meet program requirements. Demonstrated excellence in communication and in working with people from diverse cultures and countries.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment and perform effectively under pressure.
- Eligibility to work in the United States; ability to travel internationally as necessary.
- Knowledge of and proficiency with a variety of computer software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook.
- Excellent English-language writing, and editing skills
To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, resume, and salary requirement to: [email protected]. Please reference the position code: PO/FCO/11 in the subject line of your email. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls please. Candidates must have authorization to live and work in the United States.