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Save the Children offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development. If you are interested to work in an organization that is determined to achieve dramatic change for the most vulnerable children, we encourage you to look through the job profile below.
Award Management Coordinator
Place of Work
No of Positions
Monthly Salary in ETB
As per the organization scale
Length of Contract
One year with possibility of extension
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:Award management systems
Maintain all workflows on AMS, ensure all documentation maintained are final versions. Operate AMS to input all new award proposal data, awards must be approved and “activated” in AMS before they appear in Agresso and available for charging:
Track all funding opportunities through to donor agreement and donor reporting all the way until award is officially closed
Capture partner/sub-grant information
Capture donor information
Capture project/sub-theme information
Stores document for grant records
Capture approvals by members and SCI
Ensure that once approved/activated, data sent to Agresso and grant is open
Monitor awards on a monthly basis. Generate budget vs actual reports for the Budget Holder; hold monthly award meetings with Budget Holder and document minutes of the meeting on programmatic and financial topics, follow up on action points, alerting Award Manager and Director to any major issues.
Maintain up to date hard copy award files
Review Fund Summaries prior to sign off.
Participate in proposal development teams as point person for budget preparation using templates provided by the Budget Unit, convert the information to donor format if needed
Ensure proposal budgets reflect all costs including support costs.
When award & Fund Summary is approved breakdown budgets by Budget Holder and assign the coding structure to be used.
Hold award kick off meetings for all relevant parties within 1 week of award/FS signing using standard SCI award kick off meeting agenda as a guide
Provide coding training to Budget Holder and relevant staff
Support implementation of all donor financial compliance requirements in coordination with other departments, providing/coordinating trainings as needed
Support efficient management of GIK in accordance with donor and SCI guidelines
Provide monthly management information on grants to BHs and Award Manager
Support BHs in mapping, phasing and re-phasing of award budgets. Provide support in relation to budget amendments and modifications.
Actively support budget holders in award closure activities and process.
Initiate award close out process 3 to 6 months before award is scheduled to end
Coordinate any award amendments
Ensure before a payment is made to a sub-grantee
There is an appropriately authorised sub-award agreement
Partner capacity assessments are complete
The sub-grantee’s payment is authorised by an appropriate person under the scheme of delegation
Previous reports from the sub-grantee have been accepted – this includes acceptance by the programme manager that the financial report ties into the activities undertaken.
Prepare monthly BvAs for Budget Holders and hold monthly awards meetings with Budget Holder and other relevant staff, and complete minutes of the meeting and follow up on agreed action points arising from the meeting.
Review partner reports, conduct on-site visits and provide training to partners; keeping budget holder informed through written trip reports
Maintain reporting schedule and communicate upcoming report due dates to Budget Holders and relevant staff
Prepare financial reports for the award and obtain Award Manager and Budget Holder sign off
Ensure all award program and financial reports are submitted to Members in a timely manner, follow up on any questions/issues raised by Member; ensure submission to donor of final approved reports if Member delegates the responsibility to CO
Prepare active grant analysis report each month for the Award Manager
Income and Debt Management
Follow up on income due from donors where funds are received in country
Inform Finance regarding expected funds and when funds are received inform Member of the receipt
Support audits as required
Be the point person for all award management related issues internally and for the Member
Provide other ad-hoc award management information and analysis from the system for the use of management as required
Work Experience - 5 years of total experience out of which 3 years in Grant analysis and reporting or Programme Management background.
Special Training- Computer knowledge in MS Office (Excel, Word, etc)
Other Requirements –
How to Apply
Interested applicants who met the MINIMUM requirements should send the following through ethiojobs.net on or before December 05, 2016.
Please DO NOT SUBMIT copies of transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters with the application. You will provide them upon request.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU STATE THE CODE OF THE VACANCY ON THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. For hard copy applicants you can forward your application through Save the Children; P.O. Box 387; Addis Ababa; Ethiopia ensuring that the job title is clearly stated in the cover letter. All applications should be received within 10 days of this advertisement.
In the selection of its staff, Save the Children is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities.
“We need to keep children safe and as such, our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will, therefore, be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.”
Note: All travel costs should be covered by the applicant if invited for written exam or interview.
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