EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY !
Vacancy Announcement : Bujumbura-2019-11
Open To : All interested candidates - All Sources
Position : Small Grants Coordinator– FSN-09
Opening Date : September 30, 2019
Closing Date : October 14, 2019 at 16:00
Work Hours : Full-time ; 40 hours/week
Note : Closing time for submission of physical applications at the Embassy is 16:00 (Monday to Thursday) and 11:00 on Friday.
The Small Grants Coordinator manages the Ambassador’s Self Help Fund and other non-PD grants. Under the direct supervision of the Economic/Consular officer, the incumbent oversees the entire life cycle of the grants : screening and vetting of proposals, assisting associations to submit proposals which adhere to grant program guidelines, pre-funding and performance visits, general administrative duties involved with the financing of associations, ensuring a smooth close-out of grants at the end each year, and mid-year and end-of-year reporting.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS :
EDUCATION:The applicant must have a bachelor’s degree. Training in administrative and financial management is also required.
EXPERIENCE:At least three years’ experience to include managerial experience and administrative work such as writing reports, managing budgets, and prioritizing multiple tasks is required. Significant hands-on experience in the development field and experience working closely with local organizations is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE:Applicant must have a thorough working knowledge of the history, structure, and functioning of the Government of Burundi, its institutions and infrastructure, of the current and historical local and international political landscape and political parties and structure, and of the political elite.(These will be tested)
SKILLS AND ABILITIES : The candidate must able to use State Department Self Help and related manuals, US Government regulations governing various grants programs, as well as USAID financial management manual as guidelines. Basic knowledge of the Burundian social and economic structure and general knowledge of the workings of the U.S. Government. Knowledge of good management and office organizational skills required. In-depth knowledge of grass-roots community organizations, schools, relief missions, field work, and education.
TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:Interested applicants for this position must submit the Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174) and a current résumé or curriculum vitae that provide additional information. The application form is available at https://bi.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/.