Abt Associates Technical Specialist / Grants Manager Jobs in Uganda

Abt Associates Technical Specialist / Grants Manager Jobs in Uganda

The International Development Division focuses on improving the lives and economic well-being of people in lower and middle-income countries. We command technical expertise in health, agriculture, climate change, food security and governance—as well as in international evaluation.

Our multi-layered health portfolio includes policy, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management.

In partnership with government clients and local experts, our high-quality programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East are known for impact and innovation.

The Grants Manager will work under the supervision of the Director of Finance and Administration. She/he will manage the project’s grants program, assuring compliance with USAID regulations and generally accepted standards, laws, and administrative policies.


  • Work with the project’s technical staff to define scopes of work for grantees to support Agricultural Systems and Institutional Strengthening project objectives
  • Conduct grants solicitation and advertisements; design and prepare grant review guidelines for evaluators, including scoring formats
  • Convene grant committee meetings; participate in negotiations with applicants, prepare the negotiation memoranda and awards
  • Oversee grant administration, compliance and implementation procedures, and ensure compliance with USAID procurement regulations and local laws
  • Develop and implement a grant tracking system to ensure the timely and correct execution of all grant agreements
  • Collaborate with the monitoring, evaluation and learning team to obtain required monitoring data and to support ongoing learning
  • Make periodic visits
    to the organizations and institutions that are executing projects supported by grant funds
  • Review grantees invoices and ensure that all payment requests are supported and justified by appropriate documentation
  • Facilitate the technical approval and payment of grantees
  • Organize/provide ongoing support and training to strengthen grantee financial, management, and governance systems, as well as operational policies and manuals
  • Ensure a successful and compliant close-out of grant activities
  • Other duties may be assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree required (Master’s Degree preferred) and at least four years of experience managing USAID grants
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills, problem-solving ability and able to exercise good judgment
  • Ugandan national preferred
  • (6+) years of experience and a master degree OR the equivalent combination of education and experience

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 10th July, 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; Abt Associates Technical Specialist / Grants Manager Jobs in Uganda

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