Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST) – Grants Officer.

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Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST) wishes to recruit qualified and dedicate persons for the JOOUST-USAID BORESHA JAMII program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to implement Kenya Health Partnerships for Quality Services (KHPQS) in Kakamega, Kisumu, Nyamira and Vihiga counties. The focus is to increase use of Quality County led health and social services in the following programmatic areas; HIV care and treatment, FP, Reproductive Health, Maternal, Neonatal,Child and Adolescent Health (FP/RHMNCAH), Nutrition, Water and Sanitation (WASH), and mitigating social determinants that affect Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC), DREAMS, Key and Priority Population (KP/ PP) and Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC). We are seeking to recruit qualified and competent individuals to fill the following vacant positions in JOOUST-USAID-Boresha Jamii Program:

Grants and Compliance Department
A). GRANTS OFFICER- GRADE 10 (1 Position) – JOOUST /UBJ/GC/1/202I
Job description
Reporting to the Grants and Compliance Officer, the Grant Officer will among others be responsible for the following: § Assist in Providing direct assistance to the Project in the formulation and implementation of institutional policies and procedures as they affect the administration of grant projects;

  • Ensure that transactions are in line with approved policies and procedures for the Project award.
  • Maintain day-to-day compliance control of the services within Project budget heads;
  • Understand USAID & Kenya government regulations and ensure Project activities are in line with these;
  • Work with Grants and Compliance Manager to conduct random compliance check on the Project award.
  • Be up-to date with the changing federal guidelines and advice Project management
  • Assist in Identifying potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk in the project and work with the Project departments to develop/implement corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues, and provide general guidance on how to avoid or deal with similar situations in the future;
  • Assist in providing reports monthly to the Grants & Compliance Manager on vulnerabilities
  • Operationalize a compliance checklist to track project key project deliverables.
  • Assist the GCM with overall compliance in the activity implementation from the development of work plans and budgets, reporting, sub granting, and budget administration.
  • Support in facilitating training in program and finance management to sub-grantees, supports sub-partners on sub- grant management and assists in reviewing sub-grant agreements.
  • Supports the GCM in developing and embedding best practices to comply with donor financial rules, supporting donor proposal budgeting, donor contract expenditure tracking, monitoring and providing management information on key risks, contributing to the implementation of improved financial systems and processes t facilitate better donor reporting and compliance.

Minimum requirements
• Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting/Operations;
• CPA certified.
• At least 4 years of experience in Grants/Contracts/Compliance related roles in a USAID funded project.
• Experience working with sub-awardees (Local Implementing Partners).
• Great understanding of risk assessment practices.
• Understanding of the technical aspects of accounting and financial reporting.
• Good report writing skills.

How to apply:
Candidates are advised to visit Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology website http://www.jooust.ac.ke for respective positions applied for. Candidates who satisfy the requirement stated above should forward ten (10) copies of their applications, quoting the reference number for the specific position applied for on the letter and envelope and include up to date curriculum vitae, details of current remuneration, certified copies of academic and professional certificates, and testimonials as well as names and contacts ( including postal and email addresses, and daytime telephone numbers) of three referees to reach the under-mentioned So as to be received on or before Friday 16th July 2021by 5.00 pm. Applicants should also meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
Vice-Chancellor
Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology
P.O. Box 210 – 40601, BONDO, Kenya
TEL. 057 – 2501804
Email – vc@jooust.ac.ke
Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology is an equal opportunity employer. Women and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply

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