Team: New Business | Commitment: Career | Location: Rwanda

Grants Officer – Rwanda

Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for a Grants Officer position for an anticipated USAID-funded Orora Wihaze Activity in Rwanda. The purpose of this Activity is to sustainably increase the availability, access, and consumption of animal source foods (ASF) through the development of a profitable market. The following Grants Officer characteristics, skills, experience and education are demonstrative of the skills necessary to fulfilling this role:

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the overall grant management for the Orora Wihaze program;
  • Maintaining a database of all program grants and their duration, and monitor timely submission of periodic and final reports;
  • Coordinate with the MEL Unit to ensure data (contributing to indicators) for donor reporting is readily available;
  • Maintain close collaboration with the program teams on all aspects related to grants including management and compliance;
  • Support systems to manage and track sub grantees including providing guidance on grantee applications and development of Letters of Awards (LOA’s);
  • Build the capacity of grantees on USAID grant policies, grants development, and business management;
  • Ensure full compliance with contract obligations (LOA’s) as signed by grantees;
  • Undertake any other relevant duties as assigned by the Grants Manager that enhance Orora Wihaze’s mission and objectives.

Key Qualification:

  • Minimum of Bachelors’ degree required in Finance, Accounting, or related field of study;
  • At least five (5) years of experience in grants implementation, management of grantees, accounting, project accounting, or finance;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work in fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Experience working on USAID or other donor-funded programs a plus;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills;
  • Fluent speaker of English and Kinyarwanda.