(Re-Advertise) Vacancy Announcement RTI – Regional Grants Manager

RTI
International is one of the world’s leading research institutes, dedicated to
improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of
more than 2,700 provides research and technical services to governments and
businesses in more than 75 countries in the areas of health and
pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced
technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and
the environment, and laboratory testing and chemical analysis.  RTI
International – Asia Regional Office is seeking for highly qualified candidates
to fill the Regional Grants
Manager
position.
Details of the position can be found below. Job
Summary:
The
Grants Manager (Asia Regional Office) is responsible for supporting (Sub) grant
activities in the Asia region, under the supervision of the Grants &
Procurement Senior Manager, which includes project start-up, grant
implementation and close out.  The Grants Manager will help to ensure the
assigned RTI projects receive adequate support as well as ensure that RTI’s
grants portfolio in the region is being administered in accordance with all
applicable rules/regulations/policies for assistance agreements.  While
most of the work will be conducted to support RTI projects in the Asia region,
the Grants Manager will be required to conduct site visits to grantees for
pre-award purposes, provide grant management trainings/orientations to project
staffs and grantees, monitor performance during grants implementation, and
close out the grants. International and regional travel will be required. This
position will report to Grants and Procurement Senior Manager, RTI Asia
Regional Office Essential
Duties: 
Project
Support:
        
Provide
short and long term on-site grants management support to RTI projects in need

of additional grants management capacity. This includes: participating in
grantee-making design, grants solicitation, reviewing proposals, conduct site
visit for pre-award purposes, develops and sign Memorandum of Negotiation
(MON), developing grant agreements, prepares grant modifications documents,
training grantees, training project staff, ensuring compliance with RTI and
client regulations, monitoring and reviewing grantee financial reporting
including collection of financial information and supporting documentation from
grantees; voucher verification; determination of budget compliance,
reasonableness of charges, and cost allowability, conducting periodic grants
site visit, reviewing advance requests from grantees and endorse them for

further approvals and processing, coordinates monitoring of grants by the
project technical staffs, ensures timely filing and maintain grants files
including records on monitoring and evaluation and other quality control
activities (financial, programmatic, proof of performance), supporting
start-up, and grants close out. Processing and tracking the adjudication´s
inscription, grant and approval obtainment by AOTR or COTR.         
Provide
support to the projects and assistance with resolution for the following:o   
Quality
Control or compliance issueso   
Internal
Audit findings & observationso   
Training,
mentoring, & coaching Regional
Office Support:
        
Effectively
interpret, train and communicate RTI Grants Management Policies and Procedures
to project and Asia Regional Office staffs.        
Develop
capacity building and/or monitoring plans for high profile subgrantees. This
may include pre award assessments or post award technical assistance for
development of systems, policies or tools within the subgrantees’ operational
structure to satisfy the organizational capacity building plan.  Upon
completion of the pre award assessment, develop a risk mitigation plan to close
the gaps of operational systems.        
Monitor
all assigned projects in the region and specific project grant files for
compliance with RTI and USG/USAID and/or DFAT.  This is to include an
annual monitoring and compliance plan for RTI’s regional grants portfolio.        
Conduct
periodic reviews of sub-grantees and project staff performance in meeting RTI
Grants Management Policies and Procedures.        
Develop
effective working relationships with the following key stakeholders:o   
Project
grants staff – ensuring that they receive the necessary service & support
levels from the home office grants management unito   
Home
Office Procurement, Subcontracts, Consultants & Projects Grants teamo   
Regional
Office staff        
In
the absence of the Grants and Procurement Senior Manager, the Grants Manager
will be responsible for all aspects of grants management for projects assigned
to Asia Regional Office.        
Other
relevant duties as assigned by supervisor. Required
Qualifications:
        
Master’s
degree and 6 years of experience or Bachelor’s Degree and 10 years of
experience or equivalent combination of education and experience        
Strong
candidates will exhibit excellent organizational and interpersonal skills,
ability to work under difficult circumstances with limited resources, and
ability to form productive relationships with host country counterparts and
training institutions.         
Ability
to plan, develop, manage and evaluate projects of the scope and complexity
described above         
Previous
work experience with low capacity grantees; Experience developing monitoring
plans and strategies for increasing the capacity of subrecipients to meet
International donor requirements        
Demonstrated
knowledge of USG/CoA assistance related regulations with particular familiarity
with USAID requirements and DFAT requirements.        
Ability
to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing in English language, and
to communicate effectively in a multi-cultural environment, diplomatically
facilitating collegial relationships        
Must
be detail oriented and highly organized. Able to support and respond to the
needs of the field office finance teams as quickly as possible to enable
consistent project service delivery        
Must
work well under pressure in a fast-paced, dynamic environment        
Must
exhibit a flexible work attitude: the ability to work productively in a team
environment and a matrix organization which requires , as well as
independently, and the ability to meet unexpected demands        
Must
possess strong computer skills: ability to work with Microsoft Office product
suite, and e-mail/internet software applications        
Must
have the ability and willingness to travel up to 30% Interested
candidates should send the following documentations: Application letter and CV
with 3 referees. Please indicate the position you are applying for in the email
subject, and submit the application by 26
February 2016
to [email protected].  RTI values equal employment opportunities.
Female candidates are encouraged to apply. Only short listed candidates will be
contacted.

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