PAHEF announces search for Grants and Programs Associate
The Grants and Programs Associate will assist the Director of Grants and Programs in the administration of Foundation grants and programs. The G&P Associate will also be responsible for the implementation of the Foundation's international awards program.
The position reports directly to the Director of Grants and Programs and is responsible for:
- Assists the Director of Grants and Programs in the day to day implementation of the Foundation's grant program complying with external regulations, and internal procedures as guided by Supervisor.
- Understand and interpret grant/proposal budgets and their implications and amendments.
- Assure that grantees are in compliance with the terms of the agreement and approved budgets; follow up on grant payments based on the agreement terms; review extension requests, recommends remedial actions as needed, and implement when approved by supervisor.
- Maintain needed communications with grantees in English and Spanish.
- Assist in the preparation of grant review packages for evaluation committees, tabulate scoring, and prepare required information for the Grants Committee's evaluation and election process.
- Perform as "ad interim" in the absence of the Director of Grants and Programs.
- Assist, as needed, in the development of financial procedures to ensure grant making compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and donor requirements.
- Perform due diligence on prospective grantees to assure their compliance with US legal requirements, Foundation procedures, and policies.
- Implement Foundation's Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health Program.
- Other awards-related tasks as requested
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Education and experience:
Bachelor's degree in a relevant area plus minimum of 3-4 years related experience in project/grant management.
- Able to clearly and effectively express ideas, thoughts and concepts, orally and in written formats in Spanish and English.
- Understands basic accounting and financial management, and can review program budgets.
- Ability to problem solve financial issues, identifies compliance issues and effectively channel to supervisor.
- Must be detail oriented.
- Promotes and generates cooperation and teamwork among internal and external contacts while working to achieve collective outcomes.
- Ensures consistent, appropriate communication with others and maintains a positive outlook, responds resourcefully when challenges, arise and accepts responsibility for actions, learning, and change.
- Demonstrates effective computer skills, including use of Microsoft Office Suite, intranet and Internet, and various software applications and databases used in work efforts.
- Knowledge of US regulations regarding international grant making.
- Portuguese and/or French desirable.
Please be advised that candidates for PAHEF positions must be authorized to work in the USA.