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Emergency Response Mechanism Grants Manager

Location: Europe
Location: United Kingdom
Job Code: 3884

Description

TDDAP is a 44-month flagship DFID programme that will focus on building the ability of partner countries and institutions to prevent and respond to health emergencies presented by exceptional disease outbreaks such as Ebola, Zika and yellow fever. TDDAP will take an approach that both strengthens health systems in a long-term, non-disease specific way, alongside building surge capacity to respond to particular high-risk epidemic diseases.

The programme will be carried out in Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire and Uganda and a further three countries to be finalized by DFID from among Mauritania, Central African Republic, Niger, Mali and Chad. The majority therefore are in Francophone Africa hence the requirement for strong French language proficiency.

TDDAP will be structured around the following areas of work:

· Working with regional and international health institutions to develop and implement a robust set of policies, programmes and capacity for preventing and responding to health emergencies.

·Ensure that national health systems are resilient, responsive and accountable to meet the standards in the International Health Regulations (IHR).

·Ensure that governments and regional health organizations are held accountable for preventing health emergencies and proper management of health budgets.

·Support accurate data and evidence collection to inform responses to infectious diseases.

·Contribute to establishment of rapid response capacity in Africa.

Scope of Work:

DAI seeks a Grants Manager to manage a £20 Million Emergency Response Mechanism fund targeted for international, regional, national, and sub-national emergency response organizations, focused on infectious disease outbreak response. The Grants Manager will assume overall responsibility to oversee the grants portfolio in compliance with DFID and DAI rules and directives. This position will be based out of DAI Europe in Apsley, UK and will require ability to travel to the selected countries for training, set up and oversight of grant operations. The successful candidate would also take a leading role in coordinating the ERM surge capacity with our DAI US colleagues in Bethesda, Maryland and US travel may be required.

The Grant manager will be supported by a Grant coordinator, under his/her supervision.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain an oversight of changing circumstances in the architecture of emergency P&R including:Assess TDDAP’s current roster of pre-approved Emergency Responders, identify priorities and outline recommendations for addressing gaps
  • Develop tools for rapid financial mobilisation including updated travel costs, substance allowance and fee schedules
  • Develop SOP for addressing dependencies, e.g., supply management and logistics, to maximise explicit employment of existing guidelines, resources and mechanisms
  • Work with the TDDAP Finance Manager to ensure meticulous adherence to DFID policies and procedures
  • Provide procedures and policy guidance and interpretation for program staff as well as sub-grantees to ensure adherence to grant management policies. Analyze and evaluate grant applications, proposals and awards to ensure adherence to grants management policies.
  • Ensure proper negotiation of the terms and conditions for sub-grants.
  • Review and analyze budget estimates for allowability, allocability, reasonableness, and consistency.
  • Establish robust and transparent grants procedures that can be enacted rapidly in the event of a public health emergency and are in line with DFID guidelines
  • Establish relationships with key providers of emergency aid for infectious disease outbreaks in the region
  • Carry out due-diligence process for potential grantees when possible
  • Contribute to efforts in meeting donor reporting requirements as well as reporting to DAI Europe home office

Key Qualifications:

  • Strong grants management experience with PRINCE II experience strongly desirable
  • Must have Enterprise Resource Planning software experience
  • Experience in working in fragile states and or/experience in TDDAP countries of operation will be a distinct advantage
  • Solid understanding of international, regional and national global health emergency response organizations and other relevant sub-national emergency relief organisations in the region
  • Understanding of Global Health and Infectious Disease
  • Strong skill set in reporting, finance and monitoring and evaluation, due diligence and fiduciary risk management
  • Grant management and development of grant mechanisms
  • Experience working with donors such as DFID, UNDP, World Bank
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in French and English is essential
  • Experience with AI systems is an asset.
  • Candidates will have an advanced degree in finance, business administration, public administration, economics, or other relevant field


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