Infectious Diseases Institute Manager, Grants and Contracts Jobs in Uganda

Infectious Diseases Institute Manager, Grants and Contracts Jobs in Uganda


General Summary

  • The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is a Ugandan not-for-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen health systems in Africa, with strong emphasis on infectious diseases, through research and capacity development. IDI has six operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research, Laboratory services (including the CAP-certified IDI Core Lab & Translational Lab), Global Health Security and Health System Strengthening.

  • The Manager (Grants & Contracts) (MGC) will support the corporate management of projects by managing the development of project budgets, by monitoring and reporting financial performance of individual grants/sub-contracts, by financial monitoring of grants in aggregate, and by projecting future revenue.

  • The MGC will manage training and technical assistance related to grants management across various funding sources. The MGC will be evaluated by the Senior Manager, Grants and Contracts.

    Key Responsibilities

  • The MGC will be part of the Strategic Planning & Development team at IDI. Responsibilities will include, but will not be necessarily limited to, the following:

  • Manage the budget development process for grant proposals.

  • Contribute to the submission of grant applications.

  • Manage the negotiation, finalization and extension of contracts (and sub-contracts; with IDI as either main or sub-contractor) once an award has been made.

  • Track financial performance of grants (including sub-contacts).

  • Prepare timely financial reports, as required – ensuring excellence in reporting content and format; produce the quarterly Financial Reports Monitor for all sub-grantees involved.

  • Present financial information relating to grants at meetings.

  • Produce Key Performance Indicators relating to grants.

  • Prepare financial projections relating to grants.

  • Manage development and implementation of grants management training courses in regards to funder guidelines for implementing partners.

  • Manage
    a consistent hard copy / electronic filing structure and system for financial information and contracts (including sub-contracts) related to grants.

  • Respond to ad hoc issues in post-contract management and support project managers in addressing any financial issues relating to the grant portfolio.

  • Any other duties specified by the IDI Head of Strategy & Development.

    Person Specification

    Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Experience in project planning and management.

  • Sound understanding of budget preparation processes.

  • Advanced analytical, evaluative and objective critical thinking skills.

  • Superb organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects/implementing partners simultaneously in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

  • At least five (5) years’ professional work experience, with proven ability to interact effectively with various stakeholders /funding agencies.

  • Exceptional communication skills – both oral and written.

  • Strong interpersonal skills especially dealing with various stakeholders/implementing partners

  • Proficiency in computer systems including Microsoft applications; high level of skill in using MS-Excel.

    Qualification requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as Finance, Accounting/audit, Business or Commerce or general Business Administration.

  • Master’s degree in a similar relevant field will be an added advantage.

  • Familiarity with MS-Navision software is preferred but not required.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Infectious Diseases Institute Manager, Grants and Contracts Jobs in Uganda


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