DAI Global Activity Associate Jobs in Ghana
DAI Global Activity Associate Jobs in Ghana
The USAID Africa Trade and Investment (ATI) program is a five-year, flexible buy-in mechanism jointly managed by the USAID Africa Bureau, Middle East Bureau, and Africa Regional Missions. It was designed to mobilize enterprise-driven solutions that increase trade and investment in Africa, including North and Sub-Saharan Africa.
It strengthens Africa’s markets by developing new trade and investment relationships, particularly between the United States and African continent. It also works to achieves development outcomes across all sectors.Position Description
The Activity Associate will support the Activity Manager with managing several large multi-year buy-in activities with significant labor and/or field presence, with support from technical advisors and the ATI team.
Responsibilities include supporting technical and management support to buy-in activities, working with the technical and operational teams to identify and mobilize resources in support of implementation, and supporting USAID clients.
The Activity Associate will support generating buy-in activity scopes of work, supporting the design of procurements and grants programs, tracking budgets, coordinating travel and other administrative support tasks as needed across ATI’s portfolio.Key Duties and ResponsibilitiesSupport the management and track buy-in activity implementation progress by personnel, consultants and subcontractors, ensure it adheres to the approved workplan and deliverable schedule, and troubleshoot deviations with supervision of an Activity Manager;
Support development and review of technical deliverables and contribute to subsequent learning;
Support on all matters related to the buy-in, including but not limited to contractual, operational, MEL, reporting, and financial matters;
Support the development of calls for applications/proposals and all related solicitation documentation; work with the Technical team to integrate technical guidance and requirements.
Under supervision of the Activity Manager and relevant grants and procurement personnel, provide procedures and policy guidance and interpretation for program staff as well as grantees and subcontractors to ensure adherence to the Activity policies.
Assist the grants and procurement teams in chairing technical evaluation committees and recording committee member evaluations and feedback.
Assist the review and analysis of proposal budgets to ensure the costs are allowable, allocable, reasonable and consistent.
Assist the grants and procurement teams in carrying out pre-award responsibility determination of prospective grantees.
Provide background information to the
grants and procurement teams in preparation of negotiation memos for submission to USAID; supporting the development of first drafts.
Assist to review grant/subcontract invoices and grant financial reports for accuracy and eligibility.
Prepare grant/subcontract modifications.
Provide assistance to grantees and subcontractors in areas of submitting proposals, achieving and maintaining compliance with USAID regulations, reporting, and other areas in which partners may require support.
Ensure assigned buy-in activities are managed in accordance with USAID regulations and DAI Procurement policies;
Liaise with implementing parties to ensure proper MEL data capture and data quality to contribute to overall ATI project MEL reporting; and
In tandem with relevant technical staff, generate buy-in scopes of work and budgets as needed
As needed, support the project’s procurement and operational staff in administrative and operational needs
Coordinate and schedule travel for project staff and consultants
Travel to regional offices as required
Carry out any other tasks as requested by the Activity Manager.
B.A. Degree and 7+ years experience
Familiarity with USAID rules and regulations regarding project management, including project inventory, disposition, and operational procurement
Ability to identify time sensitive demands & inquiries and respond effectively
Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints
Demonstrated knowledge of internal controls and audit processes (e.g. procurement, local subcontract agreements, etc.)
Demonstrated report writing skills in English is required.
An articulate individual who possesses excellent communications and personnel management skills and who can relate to people at all levels of an organization
An extremely well organized and self-directed individual with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment, and strong operational focus
Fluency in French required
How to Apply
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