University Research Co., LLC (URC)
URC is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.
Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems. Internationally, we expand access to and improve the quality of services addressing maternal, newborn, and child health; infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; food and nutrition; and vulnerable children and families. In the US, we focus on improving communication related to issues like substance abuse, with a particular focus on reaching underserved populations.
URC’s mission is to provide innovative, evidence-based solutions to health and social challenges worldwide.
Division & Project Overview:
The Quality and Performance Institute (QPI) is a division of URC that has implemented quality improvement and operations research programs in health care since 1981 and continues to be at the cutting edge of health care improvement work in countries around the world.
With the RHITES-N Acholi Project (Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Northern Uganda – Acholi), USAID will continue its support of the Government of Uganda’s (GOU) efforts to improve access to and use of health services in the country’s post-conflict northern region. RHITES-N Acholi Project activities will build on USAID investments and national advances to increase access to and use of high-quality integrated services that accelerate the ability and capacity to respond to the specific health needs of residents in the Acholi sub-region, leveraging the URC-ASSIST project successes.
Roles and Responsibilities:
The Grants and Finance Officer will work closely with the Grants and Operations Manager to manage Grants Under Contracts (GUCs), sub-contractors and other contractual arrangements supported by the project as well as support the Finance department unit operations. This includes the accurate maintenance of a tracking record of grantee expenditures and advances, reviewing grantees financial reports, building financial management capacity, ensuring compliance with USAID rules and regulations and orienting grantees on sub-grant requirements.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Work collaboratively with other members of the grants management team to develop and implement grants management systems.
- Carry out the financial reviews and project audits processes of grantees to ensure compliance with donor requirements
- Follow up on accountabilities from sub-grantees in a timely manner to necessitate processing of additional funding.
- Work closely with the Finance team in developing plans/budgets for the financial needs of sub grantees.
- Work collaboratively with the other grants management team members in overseeing sub-grant functions and coordinate preparation of grant agreements, monitoring of grant periods and close out of the sub-grant awards.
- Work closely with other URC USAIDS RHITES N staff members in developing and carrying out annual work plans.
- Review liquidation reports from sub-grantees.
- Prepare sub-grantee reports and submit them to the Grants Manager, Finance & Admin Director and to the URC Headquarters.
- Ensure budgetary controls of grantees and provide technical assistance to recipients, as required by the program.
- Implement policies and procedures around the administration and monitoring of grants, and procedures designed to comply with donor regulations.
- Work closely with the members of the grants management team to put in place a consistent- hard copy / electronic filing structure and system for financial information and contracts related to grants.
- Provide mentoring and training to sub-grantees/ building financial management capacity of sub-grantees.
- Work collaboratively with the Program Managers to meet program goals.
- Ensure proper interpretation and application of donor procedures and regulations.
- Provide support in tracking and reporting of financial performance of grants.
- Work closely with Grants management team to establish tools to track supervision visits to partners and provide necessary updates to technical teams.
- Perform other duties as assigned
- Bachelors Degree in Business, Accounting, Management, or other relevant field.
- Level 2 ACCA or CPA completed.
- At least five (5) years of experience in the grants management for CSOs and CBOs and/or large donor-funded development programs (USAID desirable).
- In-depth knowledge of US Government cost accounting and procurement procedures.
- Excellent writing, computer, management and organizational skills.
- Ability to independently plan and execute complex tasks while addressing daily management details and remaining organized and focused on long-term deadlines and strategy.
Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in Uganda for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position.