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RTI International recrute 01 spécialiste des subventions et des partenariats

RTI International recrute 01 spécialiste des subventions et des partenariats

Position Description:

RTI is seeking a Partnerships and Grants Specialist for RELIT. The Partnership and Grants Specialist will be responsible for providing the day-to-day execution, guidance, and monitoring of all grant funds and partnership activities. This position will work with the RELIT technical teams to identify local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and the private business sector partners who can support schools and communities in promoting excellence in literacy instruction in national languages and French as a second language, In collaboration with the technical teams, this position will establish priority areas for grants (for example, Social Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) campaigns, community mobilization or education technology innovations for literacy instruction). This position will additionally support capacity-building for new and underutilized grantees and other partners.

This position will report to the Deputy Chief of Party – Operations.

Grants Management responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop the grants management program with the input and oversight of the Deputy Chief of Party Operations
  • Prepare competitive solicitations (requests for proposals)
  • Manage and oversee the full award cycle for grants, including conducting market research, ensuring technical requirements are accurately captured in the solicitations, responding to questions, organizing, and leading technical evaluation committee and cost reasonableness reviews, preparing approval documents, assisting technical leads with implementation management
  • Review technical and financial proposals from local NGOs/CBOs, including negotiating annual budgets, and reviews grantee financial expenditure reports for accuracy and adherence to the SOW and budget.
  • Coordinate with technical team to ensure high quality and high-impact technical approaches are used by the grantees, and that deliverables stay on track
  • Develop a database of all grantees and partnerships
  • Monitor implementation and progress of grantees, together with technical teams, via frequent collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) feedback loops and a remote help desk
  • Ensures timely financial disbursements and compliance with financial management policies
  • Maintains robust financial management filing system, including accurate tracking of finances and ensure audit trail for all necessary grantee documentation.
  • Contribute to regular results reporting for grantees’ activities, including providing required information for annual and quarterly reports, as well as other work planning and monitoring and evaluation reports.
  • Performs other grantee or related tasks from time to time as assigned by Supervisor.

Partnership Management responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Engage different stakeholders including national and municipal governments, international donor/development partners, project partners, civil society organizations, and communities (including vulnerable population) to identify and prioritize gaps in bilingual education service delivery or enabling environments that can be addressed through a grants program
  • Identifies and collaborates with stakeholders who will support the priority areas around literacy instruction throughout the 9 regions of the Program
  • Lead capacity building activities: identify needs and develop individual institutional development plans for grantees
  • Oversee activities with local partners related to strengthening the enabling environment component
  • Contribute to and provide inputs for annual work plan, required project reports, baseline data, tools and indicators for monitoring and evaluation, collection / sharing of lessons learned.
  • Liaise regularly with the COP and other senior technical staff to ensure coordination and synergies across all project components.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Financial or Social Sciences or other fields directly related to the range of activities and 3 years of relevant experience or Bachelor’s degree in Financial or Business Administration and 6 years of experience
  • 3 years of experience working with contracts and grant management to civil society
  • Strong government accounting Knowledge as well as experience with USAID or other donor agency regulations highly preferred
  • Ability to develop and implement various grants management tools
  • Experience in reviewing and negotiating budgets, reviewing financial reports, preparing and monitoring audits of grantees and file management
  • Experience in assessing organizational capacity and conducting capacity building trainings
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office and software
  • Willingness to travel frequently to the field offices.
  • Fluent in French and proficiency in English is required

Work experience in Senegal required


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