Grants Assistant

Job opportunity


Grants Assistant

Tracking Code : 5602

Location : Bunia

Position Type : Full time

Closing date : August 30th, 2013


      I.        Job Description

PATH is an international nonprofit organization that transforms global health through innovation. We take an entrepreneurial approach to developing and delivering high-impact, low-cost solutions, from lifesaving vaccines and devices to collaborative programs with communities. Through our work in more than 70 countries, PATH and our partners empower people to achieve their full potential.

We are seeking a qualified candidate with grants management experience to support a grants portfolio under a PATH-led project in the province of Orientale, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): the DRC Integrated HIV/AIDS Project (ProVIC). Under the supervision of ProVIC's Finance Specialist, this Grants Assistant position will support the Regional Grants Manager in Kisangani and Senior Grants Manager in Kinshasa in conducting pre-award assessments of grants, in administering grants, in tracking deliverables and financial reconciliations, and in building local grantee capacity.

    II.        Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities include the following :

-        Support ProVIC's Orientale Regional Grants Manager and Senior Grants Manager in Kinshasa in preparing grants-related documents, maintaining internal grants management/tracking tools, and ensuring timely closeout of grants ;

-        Assist in the financial and administrative management of grants, including by reviewing financial reports for contractual compliance, reviewing grantee cash requests, compiling grantee data for project and donor reports, monitoring grantee implementation progress, and communicating and coordinating with grantees and other project team members as needed ;

-        Champion records management efforts related to grants, including by supervising and ensuring rigorous and complete filing of grants-related, soft and hard copy records as needed ;

-        Other administrative duties as assigned.


   III.        Required Skills


-        Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations as they relate to grants management; familiarity with development partners (USAID, Global Fund, etc.) ;

-        Experience with MS Office, particularly Excel, Word, and Access ;

-        Proven ability to work effectively in a multicultural team environment, including with both administrative and technical staff ;

-        Excellent interpersonal and communication skills ;

-        Excellent organizational, analytical, and financial management skills ;

-        Fluency in spoken French; knowledge of local languages is an advantage ;

-        Good working knowledge of English.


  IV.        Required Experience


-        Minimum Bachelor's degree ;

-        At least 2 or more years of experience in accounting and/or public/civil society administration ;

-        Experience administering USAID-funded grants, and in overseeing USAID-funded procurement.

PATH is dedicated to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

ProVIC , A USAID Project

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Email : ; ;


Professeur Jean Ntumba,MBA,PhD

Finance & Administration