Grants and Subcontracts Specialist

Chemonics International
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Recruitment for Chemonics International

Chemonics is implementing the USAID-funded Kosovo Justice Activity, a 5-year project which started in August 2020. The purpose of the Justice Activity is a more responsive justice system capable of providing people access to quality services and multiple means to solve their justice needs and every day legal problems to generate greater public trust in the justice system and the rule of law.

Chemonics is seeking candidates for the position of Grants and Subcontracts Specialist. The Grants and Subcontracts Specialist will be responsible for the overall effectiveness and compliance of the Activity’s Grants Under Contract (GUC) and subcontracts within the Strategic Activities Fund (SAF) program, while working under the direct supervision of the Chief of Party (COP). The term of assignment is for the life of the project, subject to satisfactory performance. At all times candidates must adhere to, and act according to Chemonics’ Professional Code of Ethics (“Living Our Values”).

Specific Tasks and Responsibilities

Specific tasks of the Grants and Subcontracts Specialist include, but are not limited to:

  • In close coordination with the Chief of Party (COP) and the technical team, design and develop grant-making concepts that contribute to the Activity’s overall goals.
  • Ensure financial and administrative compliance of all subcontracts and grants activities with relevant USAID, company, and Activity policies and regulations.
  • Ensure compliance with the Activity’s prime contract, subcontracting and grants manuals, Chemonics policies, and USAID regulations in carrying out all aspects of subcontracting and grants life cycle from solicitation to close-out.
  • Serve as an effective liaison between project staff and grant/subcontract recipients; provide grantees/subcontractors with technical advice and assistance in areas such as financial management, financial sustainability, procurement requirements, and implementation planning.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Three to five years of subcontract and grants management experience with international donor programs required.
  • Knowledge of USAID regulations on contract management and grants management required.
  • Experience working with non-governmental organizations and/or government ministries with activities related to grants development and implementation.
  • Experience in reviewing and negotiating budgets, reviewing financial vouchers/invoices, and drafting agreements and modifications.
  • Demonstrated project management, including problem-solving and decision-making, and organization skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills required.
  • Proven ability to work professionally, constructively and collaboratively as part of team, meet deadlines, communicate effectively, and deal with diverse partners (including high-level government officials, entrepreneurs and international donors) in a challenging environment.
  • Word processing (Microsoft Word), spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel), e-mail (Microsoft Outlook).
  • English Albanian fluency required.  Skill in Serbian an advantage.

Please send electronic applications, including ONLY a CV and cover letter, to no later than September 18, 2020.  The e-mail subject line must indicate the position title for which you are applying. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, meaning positions may be filled prior to the closing date. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.

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