ACDI/VOCA

Investment and Grants Manager, Nguriza Nshore

RW-Kigali
Type
Long-term

Overview

For over 50 years and in 145 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has approximately 44 projects in 31 countries and revenues of $151 million.

 

Investment and Grants Manager, Rwanda

 

ACDI/VOCA is seeking an Investment & Grants Manager for the anticipated USAID-funded Nguriza Nshore activity. The program will facilitate emergence of a dynamic off-farm sector and will strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem, business development services and access to finance. By alleviating constraints to entrepreneurship and expanding investment, off-farm businesses will be expanded in both urban and rural environments and will stimulate employment opportunities for rural populations. Nguriza Nshore Activity is a forward-thinking project which is designed for flexibility in response to learning and dynamism in the environment.  The project is funded by USAID and is envisioned to start in 2018.

 

The Investment and Grants Manager is responsible for working with the technical team to develop, process, disburse, and monitor grants to beneficiaries. S/he will excel in developing innovative grant mechanisms that will bolster business development and entrepreneurship programs and will ensure the compliance with USAID grant rules and regulations.

Responsibilities

  • Work with technical team to devise optimal investment and grants mechanisms to accomplish project objectives.
  • In conjunction with ACDI/VOCA HQ project team, design the grants management plan and process.
  • Ensure the establishment and management of a transparent, effective and efficient grants program, including the management of grant agreements with local partners.
  • Oversee the administration of grants portfolio and provide technical leadership to the teams and awardees on grant management and performance monitoring
  • Manage all aspects of the grants pipeline, including notices/announcements, application review, negotiation, award, and disbursement in line with USAID rules and regulations.
  • Identify issues and risks related to grant implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate program adjustments.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or similar qualification in finance, business, marketing, or economics is required; Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ demonstrated success in setting up, managing and closing out of grants under donor-funded contracts.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID financial management systems, regulation and reporting requirements
  • Experience with innovative and non-traditional grants mechanisms preferred.
  • Fluent spoken, written, and reading abilities in English and Kinyarwanda required.

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