|Salary Range||USD 800 - USD 1500|
|Employment Type||Full Time Job|
|Vacancies Available||1 available|
About the position
The Grants and Due Diligence Officer supports the Grants and Due Diligence Manager to deliver the Pathways Responsive Innovation Fund (RIF) in compliance with Palladium Corporate Policies; the Pathways Operational and Financial Procedures Manual; the Commonwealth Grants Rules and Guidelines; and conditions of the grant and implementation agreements.
Child Protection: Level 2
The responsibilities of the project employee may involve direct contact and working with children or young people.
Type of engagement: Full time employment
Responsibilities: Below are some of the major functions. Full details will be provided to shortlisted applicants.
Provide strategic and operational support in the development and implementation of the over-all grant-making process of the Responsive Innovation Fund (RIF) under the guidance of the Grants and Due Diligence Manager and in collaboration with the Technical Team;
Support the implementation of the Responsive Innovation Fund Manual including advising on selection criteria, promotional guidelines, eligibility, time frame, process, monitoring and evaluation conditions, and financial arrangements;
Coordinate the receipt and acknowledgement of all RIF applications and manage regular correspondence with RIF grantees in consultation with the Grants and Due Diligence Manager;
Assist in the design, execution and management of the RIF operations manual, grant applications and tracking system;
Provide secretariat support to the selection process of RIF applications and maintain necessary records, files, reports, databases and relevant resource materials pertinent to the grant facility;
Support the completion of Due Diligence checks on grantees, including - Gathering of data/evidence and conducting of Due Diligence assessments on prospective grantees; and Liaising with applicants on any 'red-flag' issues emerging from due diligence process;
Assist the finance team with procurement due diligence checks, negotiation with and finalization of grant agreements and the disbursement of funds in compliance with grant agreements and Commonwealth guidelines;
Facilitate the monitoring of the implementation of grantee projects in collaboration with the MEARL unit to assure the quality of monitoring and reporting and full compliance with the donor requirements.;
Help produce progress reports on various aspects of the RIF grant portfolio, support project close-out activities and report lessons learned to feed into future rounds of funding; and,
Contribute in the conduct and/or management of other activities as may reasonably be required by the Grants and Due Diligence Manager including but not limited to taking the following Project Officer’s roles:
Assist in preparing quality design of activities, program and projects that are linked to the program goals, end-of program outcomes, and approved annual plan;
Support in organizing activities which may include coordination and liaising with program partners and stakeholders, technical support in managing the day-to-day operations of activities/program, documentation of proceedings, and drafting of activity accomplishment reports;
Support the M&E Team in its monitoring activities which may include providing technical support to surveys, key informant interviews, focus group discussions and gathering of date and information;
Provide support in conducting Quarterly Strategy Reviews, reflection and knowledge sharing sessions.
Qualifications: The following are essential and desirable attributes in terms of skills and experience needed to perform this role successfully.
Demonstrated experience in financial, procurement, or project development and grant management cycle (e.g. situation analysis, proposal development, project implementation, monitoring and evaluation, etc.);
Demonstrated experience working in project delivery, legal, government or NGO context;
Excellent written and verbal communication, liaison, facilitation and interpersonal skills; and fluent in English (written and oral);
Financial acumen and the ability to interpret and analyze financial reports;
Sound problem solving and decision-making skills;
Ability to work, even under pressure, independently and as part of a team;
Sound knowledge and appreciation of the Bangsamoro context; and
Advanced computer literacy including but not limited to MS Office applications particularly Word, Excel, PowerPoint
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