Education Development Center Grants Manager Jobs in Uganda

Education Development Center Grants Manager Jobs in Uganda

Job Description

  • The Grants Manager will manage the ICYD Activity Grants Program and ensure that it is runs efficiently and transparently in coordination with the ICYD Activity technical and finance staff

  • Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, grant strategy development, workplan development, development of grant solicitations, and review of applications, grant applicant risk assessments, selection of grantees, grantee orientation and training, grantee performance monitoring and financial management.

  • The Grants Manager will report to the Finance Director and oversees the work of the Grants Assistant.

  • This is a full-time position based in Kampala, Uganda.

    Essential functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensure the grants program complies with all EDC and USAID rules, regulations and policies and in accordance with the EDC ICYD Grants Manual;

  • Develop the grant strategy and selection criteria in consultation with senior technical advisors, EDC project management team and USAID;

  • Develop grants program work plan;

  • Direct the competitive Request for Application (RFA) processes, including the development of the RFA document and providing oversight of the review of grant applications and selection of Grantees;

  • Conduct and/participate in pre-RFA meetings or conferences as applicable;

  • Ensure that risk assessments are performed for each Grantee and that results are incorporated into the grant;

  • Negotiate final grant content and budget for each grant;

  • Prepare grant agreements and coordinate with the Finance Director and EDC headquarters on related matters;

  • Support the budgetary review of Grantees for any modification or extension of the grant agreement, while maintaining focus on the total budget;

  • Review Grantee activity reports, deliverables, and expenses, and supporting documentation to ensure compliance with the terms of the Grant Agreement both financially and programmatically;

  • Supervise the timely disbursement of funds to be paid to Grantees in accordance with the terms of the grant;

  • Review grant modification applications and prepare
    grant modifications once approved;

  • Conduct periodic field visits as well as audits to monitor grant compliance in relation to the terms and conditions of the grant agreement and recommend corrective actions, as necessary;

  • Monitor and control the budget;

  • Participate in the revision of the annual work plan and coordinate with the Grantees to revise the work plan and budget as necessary;

  • Oversee the closeout of each Grant;

  • Maintain a detailed grants status calendar and grants electronic filing system;

  • Develop necessary guidelines for Grantees and organize training and guidance on grants management, as required.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Accounting or related field; advanced degree preferred in a field relevant to Business Administration and or project or program management.

    Skills and Experience

  • A minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible and directly relevant experience in similar positions;

  • Knowledge of USAID regulations;

  • Proficiency in advanced Excel and MS Word;

  • Experience in project budget review and monitoring and cost controls;

  • Excellent social skills at all levels, cultural sensitivity, ability to work under pressure and with a team, negotiate diplomatically, and the ability to work in a multicultural and multidisciplinary work environment;

  • Ability to prepare and conduct presentations;

  • Availability to work and travel in all areas of Uganda.


  • Fluency in English is required.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Education Development Center Grants Manager Jobs in Uganda

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