International Medical Corps (IMC) is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.
Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps 's mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance. International Medical Corps has been present in Gaza since 2009.
International Medical Corps is currently recruiting staff to be based in Gaza, for a US Agency for International Development funded project. Gaza 2020: Health Matters is a five-year intervention designed to improve the resilience of the health sector in Gaza by increasing access to and quality of emergency and essential health services provided by NGOs, CBOs, and private providers.
Reporting to the Grants Manager, the grants officer (GO) will support the development, selection, implementation, and closeout of sub-awards under the USAID/West Bank and Gaza “Gaza 2020: Health Matters” program. The GO will participate in the sub-grants related planning and implementation processes, monitoring progress, and overseeing timely and accurate reporting. Under the supervision of the Grants Manager, the GO will provide day-to-day support to sub-recipients and assure quality implementation; will support the coordination of sub-award activities with the International Medical Corps staff and project consortium members. The GO will also be responsible for supporting the monitoring grantees’ capacity building plans and activities. The position is based in Gaza.
-Contribute to the oversight of the subawards/sub-grants component of the program.
-Be familiar with and serve as a resource to project staff and subrecipients on USAID rules and regulations and International Medical Corps policies, including its Subaward Manual, on subaward management.
-Assists the grants manager in developing RFAs, program descriptions, subawards (including subagreements, fixed amount subawards, in-kind grants, etc.) and other documents related to the grant-making process.
-Ensure that the subawards/sub-grants review and selection process in a manner that is responsible, professional, transparent, fair, financially sound, participatory, sensitive to local needs, culture and politics and in accordance with IMC policies and procedures.
-Assist in providing capacity building support for subaward applicants during the grants making process.
-Assist in conducting pre-award risk assessment for potential subrecipients, including drafting the risk determination form, selection and negotiation memo, and other aspects of the preaward process.
-Support capacity building efforts for subrecipient organizations to ensure sustainability of program objectives.
-In coordination with the Grants Manager and Program Staff, support the oversight and monitoring of subawards implementation.
-Ensure the flow of information and good communication between subrecipients, IMC, and counterparts; providing subrecipients with direction and support regarding USAID regulations and IMC policies.
-Document meetings and workshop with regards to subawards/sub-grants; participate in sharing and planning meetings to discuss and address issues related to subawards/sub-grants implementation.
-Support subaward kick off meetings and ongoing guidance to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of the subaward;
-Maintains a database, records, and all files (soft and hard copy) of all subawards/sub-grants and supporting documents, including solicitations, applications, preaward documentation, subawards and attachments, amendments, reports, pertinent correspondence and ensure that contractual information is archived fully and in a proper manner.
-Fulfill other duties as assigned by the Grants Manager and/or his/her delegates.
Skills and Requirements:
-University degree in management, administration, development studies, social sciences, community development, or related field. Master degree is preferred.
-Minimum of five (5) year’s work experience in development programs. Preferable experience in implementing USG funded programs with knowledge of key USG regulations, and/or working for International Agencies or local NGOs/CBOs. Knowledge of subgrants management critical, including subgrant financial management.
-Strong verbal and written English and Arabic communication skills required.
-Demonstrated familiarity with the NGOs and CBOs sector in Gaza, especially that provide health care support and health outreach services.
-Strong communications and interpersonal skills required.
-Ability to work in a professional and cordial manner with fellow employees, consultants, counterparts, NGOs, visitors, and the general public.
-Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, to prioritize work assignments, to meet deadlines, and to exercise good, professional judgment that reflects positively on the image of IMC.
-Experience in use of Microsoft office and internet programs.
Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resumes and cover letters to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Wednesday February 24, 2016, and indicate the position title on the e-mail subject. We thank all applicants for their interest, but regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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