Plan International Tanzania Careers

Grants Specialist

Working in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, Plan aims to reach as many children as possible, particularly those who are excluded or marginalised with high quality programs that deliver long lasting benefits  by increasing its income, working in partnership with others and operating effectively

The purpose of this position is to Lead grant Compliance Management for all projects in the country excluding very large projects (above EUR 5M) that have compliance dedicated staff from National Offices and within the respective projects.

Dimensions of Role:
Financial measures or statistics relevant to post such as budget; list of direct and indirect reports

The post holder will report to the Business Development Manager. 
The post will have no direct reports 
The post holder works closely with the program teams at the Country Office and in the Program Units. 
The post holder works with grants and program departments of the regional office and National Offices.  

Typical Responsibilities - Key End Results of Position:
“What” is done and “why”, but not “how”; include indicators for success

Develop tools that support compliance management
Lead capacity building efforts of project staff in grants compliance management in close collaboration with the BDM and respective National office Staff
Lead Project start up processes including start ups
Monitor and track compliance with donor reporting
Maintain all of Plan’s grants related support systems eg Grant management Monitoring tool which is an online tool)
Lead proposal development for smaller projects (less that EUR 200,000) 
Support annual budgeting processes at departmental and organizational level when needed
Manage all grants related information and ensure systematic storage, filing and retrieval when needed
Disseminate grants project information with relevant staff 

Dealing with Problems:
Complexity of problems handled & the degree of investigation, analysis, & creative thinking required to solve them

The post holder requires good communication skills to facilitate internal and external communication 
Good Interpersonal skills to foster relationship building
Skills in technical writing 
Ability to work effectively with teams across departments to meet strict deadlines
Excellent use of computer based applications
Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives: 
Gained through education, training, & experience
Educational Qualification and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, or other related discipline.
5 years relevant experience in an NGO or donor organisation 
Demonstrated track grant compliance management for various donors with diverse donor requirements 
Ability to write project proposals 
Ability to work with complex systems to manage and maintain grants  with various donor sources 
Strong program experience is an added advantage given the nature of the role

Skills Specific to the Post

Excellent level of English both oral and written
Excellent interpersonal skills
Coaching, training and facilitation skills
Planning skills and ability to meet strict deadlines
Excellent grant management skills, including ability to identify challenges and provide or work with teams to propose possible solutions
Knowledge of programming processes, systems and principles, and the ability to provide leadership and support staff working on grant-related programmes
Networking and relationship development skills
Strong team building and motivational skills
Proficient in computer skills 
Competencies and values
Respect, integrity, diversity, commitment to excellence, adaptability, able to perform under stress,  innovation, building relationships, communicating effectively, planning and organizing and a personal commitment to children’s development and protection. 

Physical Environment and Demands:
May be “typical office environment”; note if heavy lifting, climbing, excess travel, etc.

Typically office environment with field visit demands. 

MODE OF APPLICATION Plan International Tanzania is an equal opportunity employer. Interested and qualified candidates are invited to send their applications enclosing detailed curriculum vitae, certificate copies of relevant education and professional qualifications together with names of three referees, and their contact. therefore all applications should be sent to recruitment.tanzania@plan-international.org not later than 3rd February, 2017. CHILD PROTECTION Plan International Tanzania is a child centered organization. Protecting the rights of the children is of paramount interest to us. Subsequently, all short listed candidates will undergo a police vetting check for criminal offences particularly relating to any type of child abuse. The successful candidate will be required to sign and adhere to the Plan Tanzania child protection policy.
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