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Act as focal point for concept note and proposal preparation, including budget and narratives as required, in collaboration with Country Finance Director, Programs, support departments and relevant field teams;
Provide donor-specific guidance on budget preparation and closure;
Liaise closely with program staff in budget preparation and incorporate budget lines in liaison with the coding structure of the master chart of accounts and advise the Country Finance Director of updates as necessary;
Increase field team's grant management capacity, understanding of, donor compliance and budget management through targeted training of field staff at each program location and in Bangui;
Support field teams and liaise with HO to ensure complete, correct and timely submission of high quality reports to donors;
Coordinate closely with finance, logistics and medical teams to ensure highly accurate and scrutinized reports are submitted to Head Office and donors;
Assess, troubleshoot and minimize current and retroactive compliance issues and risks in coordination with donors, support and field teams;
Provide quality control on all donor reports, including financial;
Act as focal point for any information required on past or present grants, including potential grants;
Provide ongoing guidance to Merlin CAR team to ensure an improved standard of compliance with donor requirements.
Dealing directly with major donors on behalf of the Country Director as and when requested by the CD
Ongoing identification of potential donors with CAR
Preparation of proposals and proposal budgets, including negotiation with donors and subsequent donor liaison on grants secured in CAR.
Research, assess and recommend action on donor strategies and opportunities in collaboration with the Country Director and HO regional team;
Strengthen Merlin CAR's relationships with existing and potential donors on behalf of Country Director and HO; regional team with regard to proposals, financial and narrative reporting, operational issues and contracts as required.
Develop, update and circulate the donor report tracking system;
Ensure the reports/proposals and other donor requirements are adhered to and are on time.
Ensure donor grant files (electronic and hard copies) are maintained and updated regularly in all program bases. Ensure security of all key documents including agreements, proposal documentation, correspondence, donor reports, rules & regulations, charts of accounts for all donor / grant programs as assigned;
Liaise with field teams and HQ/donors in the organisation and orientation of external visitors as requested.
Represent Merlin at national-level coordination meetings in country as requested by the Country Director;
On request, represent Merlin and its activities to other key stakeholders (community, authorities, donors other NGOs). Other
Visit field sites regularly to ensure current understanding of projects and address problem areas in coordination with field teams and support offices; Provide coverage for other administrative and program support posts when needed and carry out any other responsibilities as requested by the Country Director
How to apply:
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If you are unable to apply online for any technical reason, please contact applications [at] merlin.org.uk.
Please note that we do not accept CVs.
Unfortunately due to the number of applications we receive, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Closing Date: Sunday, 21 April 2013
To see full job description and application, see: Merlin Jobs
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