Catalytic Grants and Investments Specialist – Favorite Hr Services

Job Description
On behalf of our client; Favorite HR Services is looking forward to recruit a candidate with the following qualifications;

Title: Catalytic Grants and Investments Specialist
Reports to: Team Leader, Vocational Skills Development Program
Location: Tanzania, Central Corridor (region TBD)
Travel: Up to 30%
Grade: 9

I. Position Description:
As Catalytic Grants and Investments Specialist you will:
Collaborate with the project team to design a grants and sub-contracting strategy•
and process that incorporates best practices for market systems development/ M4P
programs and aligns with organization and funder policies.
Oversee the award process, including advertisement, organization of technical•
review committees, documentation review, negotiations and selection of subawardees
or sub-contractors. Provide technical leadership on the scope, duration,
and size of awards.
Monitor partner performance and compliance, including conducting monitoring visits.•
Identify performance and compliance issues and draft clear, comprehensive reports•
identifying issues and recommendations.
Identify gaps in operational procedures and bottlenecks that hinder program•
implementation in the field and achievement of program outcomes, and recommend
Provide technical assistance to partners to support compliance and optimal•
Ensure that funder and organization gender requirements are integrated into project•
Provide effective and ongoing reporting to the Team Leader on all matters• relevant
to the effective and efficient management of grant related issues and donor
Contribute to donor reporting•
Please note this position is contingent upon donor funding.

II. Required Skills and Experience:
A Bachelor’s degree inBusiness Administration, Finance, Law or other relevant•
field. A Master’s degree in one of these areas is preferred.
5-7 years of progressively responsible experience in grants or contracts•
management for a large-scale, complex international development assistance
program. Experience working for a project funded by the Swiss Agency for
Development and Cooperation (SDC) or other major bilateral funder is strongly
preferred. Knowledge of SDC grant and sub-contracting regulations is a plus.
Experience serving as a Grants Specialist or equivalent position for a program•
using a market systems development/M4P approach is strongly desired.
Outstanding writing skills are required.•
Strong organizational skills, including experience with record management.•
Demonstrated experience making recommendations on the scope, duration and•
amount of grants.
Demonstrated ability to analyze grantee reports for compliance and make•
recommendations to strengthen performance.
Demonstrated understanding of and passion for economic empowerment and•
improvement of livelihoods. Professional experience working on rural youth
employment, vocational skills development and/or organizational capacity
building is a plus.
Fluent in written and spoken English; fluency in Swahili highly desired.•
III. Success Factors:
Competency is a combination of knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) directly
related to successful performance on the job.
Core Competencies include:
Integrity and honesty:Is widely trusted; seen as a direct, truthful individual;•
presents truthful information in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps
confidences; admits mistakes; does not misrepresent himself or herself for
personal gain.
Team Work/ Relationships: Works co-operatively and flexibly with other•
members of the team with a full understanding of the role to be played as a
team member and/or leader, to achieve a common goal. Ability to build and
maintain effective relationships and networks.
Learning attitude:Proactively takes advantage of opportunities to learn.•
Actively identifies new areas for learning; applies and shares new knowledge and
skill appropriately.
Communication:Expresses ideas effectively in individual and group situations.•
Listens effectively; shares information, ideas and arguments; adjusts
terminology, language and communication modes to the needs of the audience;
ensures accurate understanding; acts in a way that facilitates open exchange of
ideas and information; uses appropriate non-verbal communication.
Decision making/Problem Solving: Is able to analyze situations, diagnose•
problems, identify the key issues, establish and evaluate alternative courses of
action and produce a logical, practical and acceptable solution. Is able to make
effective decisions on a day-to-day basis, taking ownership of decisions,
demonstrating sound judgement in escalating issues where necessary.
Results Oriented/ High Quality Deliverables: Stays focused on the efforts•
necessary to achieve quality results consistent with programmatic or
departmental goals. Demonstrates the ability to achieve effective results; works
persistently to overcome obstacles to goal achievement.Accomplishes tasks by
considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all
aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks.
Planning• & Time Management: Establishes a course of action for self and/or
others to accomplish a specific goal. Effectively plans, schedules, prioritizes and
controls activities; identifies, integrates and orchestrates resources (people,
material, information, budget, and/or time) to accomplish goals. Prioritizes work
according to the program or department’s goals, not just own job
responsibilities; manages own time effectively.

Job Specific/Technical Competencies include:
Computer Literacy: Demonstrates knowledge and ability to use specific•
computer programs or applications for own functional area. Has the ability to
improve performance by integrating new and existing technology into the
Financial• & Resource Management: The ability to estimate, justify, and
manage appropriate funding levels to support goal accomplishment. Managing
resources is about understanding human, financial, and operational resource
issues to make decisions aimed at building and planning efficient project
workflows, and at improving overall organizational performance.
Internal and External Client Focus: Client Focus is based on the ability to•
understand the client’s needs and concerns in the short to long-term and to
provide sound recommendations and/or solutions.
Compliance• & Governance:Compliance with and knowledge of company
policies, applicable legislation, grant requirements, donor contracts, the local
labor code and tax laws.

IV. Career Pathways:
The positions that may be a next career opportunity for employees in this job title
include Grants Manager.

V. Application Instructions:
Qualified and interested applicants should submit their CV in Word-formatted document
to with the subject “Catalytic Grants and Investments
Specialist.”The final deadline for application is November 10, 2017.

Please identify the position for which you are applying in the subject line. Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications will be considered or contacted. No phone calls please.

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