Grants Manager (FINCA Malawi)

  • Marketing
  • 1 year ago
  • Blantyre
  • Salary MWK 000 / Monthly
  • Job Qualifications Bachelor
  • Number of vacancies 1 opening
  • Job experience 3 year

Job Description

Job Title                :     Grants Manager

Employer                  : FINCA Malawi

Department           :     Digital

Job Location            : Blantyre

Reports to             :     Head of Mobile and Digital Business dotted to Chief Finance Officer

Basic Function:  The person will be responsible for planning and implementing grant programs, preparing budgets, researching funding opportunities, supervising grant staff, monitoring expenditure, identifying support agencies, tracking results, and analyzing financial data and providing reports to management.

Key Duties

  • Managing and supporting the grants requirement and implementation for the organization
  • Identify and develop strategies to optimize the grants administration process
  • Perform relevant research to identify available grant opportunities and evaluate the results
  • Oversee if the grants are implemented according to the operational and financial needs of the organization and the financier
  • Supervise the fund raising team to ensure proper coordination of work
  • Keep the relevant staff informed about upcoming deadlines and deliverables, thereby ensuring smooth completion of work responsibilities
  • Oversee if other grant staff (coordinators, writers and administrators) is complying with their job responsibilities
  • Oversee the job of invoicing, accounting, reporting, and other administrative functions to ensure successful execution of grant process
  • Prepare financial or budget plans and allocation along with the planning and finance department in accordance with each requirement
  • Analyze the budget trends and make recommendations for cost control and reduction for various grants
  • Provide detailed reports to the funders and the board of directors with respect to the organization’s progress
  • Monitor paperwork and other related documents connected with grant-funded programs
  • Maintain records of all payments and receivables and prepare monthly records for all grant related activities
  • Provide training to staff on grants management and reporting requirements

Essential Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent project management skills with experience in managing and supervising administrative projects
  • Possess excellent organizational skills
  • Strong command over written and verbal communication
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Good understanding of the organization’s overall business and its objectives
  • Possess good knowledge of planning and strategizing financial and budgeting issues
  • Ability to work within a team and provide support to the junior staff
  • Ability to perform in cross-functional team approach and job responsibilities
  • Experience with basic financial management skills including developing and monitoring budgets and financial reporting
  • A multi-tasker with strong ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines and produce quality results on time with attention to detail.
  • Proficient in using computers with related knowledge of software programs and Internet

Job Skills/Competency:

  • Work Experience
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in Grant Management
  • Previous experience in government funded projects is an added advantage
  • Project Management skills


  • Degree in accounting or equivalent
  • Project Management Certification

Travel Requirements

  • Availability to travel up to 20% of the time

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