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Afghanistan Promote Musharikat Project: Senior Technical Grants Director
|Location:||Middle East / North Africa|
Scope of Work
Senior Technical Grants Director (LTTA)
DAI is implementing the USAID-funded program Promote Musharikat across the five major populations centers (Kabul, Mazar, Herat, Jalalabad and Kandahar) and extending to all 34 provinces in Afghanistan. The project’s goal is to increase women’s equality and empowerment in Afghanistan and advance opportunities for women by strengthening a critical mass of Afghan women civil society leaders. This goal is being achieved through:
The Musharikat Project is designed such that the majority of project outcomes and indicators are being achieved through the Musharikat Issues-based Coalitions (IBCs). The success of the coalitions and, hence, the project depends greatly on the coordinated, effective and timely delivery of technical, financial and operational support to the IBCs, and a significant grants program is an integral part of this approach.
The Senior Technical Grants Director will serve as a member of the Musharikat Senior Management Team. This position will be the main point of responsibility and coordination for: 1) Grants administration: manage and oversee the design, release, assess and award of grants to the Musharikat IBCs, including working closely with USAID to ensure expectations and deadlines are met 2) Grants management: lead the management of IBC grant activities, including that grants are managed in line with technical, budgetary, timeline and indicator targets; and, 3) Grants Team Management: Ensure that the team is properly trained; follows Musharikat, DAI and USAID grants rules and regulations; meets regularly, and properly coordinates with policy and regional teams.
Though it is expected that staff from both the technical and operations teams will be engaged to provide support and assistance to the IBCs in implementing the advocacy strategies and campaigns they undertake, the importance of the grants program requires a dedicated point of contact with responsibility for coordinating communications between technical and grants departments on the project, as well as organizing, managing and monitoring the key grants provided by the project, including ensuring the completeness of grant applications and related documents prior to their submission to USAID. The Senior Technical Grants Director must have the requisite knowledge and experience – including sufficient technical and grants administration knowledge-- to produce all grants related documentation to submission standards; design, release, assess and award gratns in compliance with DAI and USAID rules and regulations; assess partner CSO organizational capabilities to ensure they meet eligibility requirements; train, coach and advise IBC leadership teams in managing activities and grants in contractually compliant ways; and to track, monitor and report on IBC progress ensuring grants are managed in line with technical, budgetary, timeline and indicator targets.
The position reports to the Chief of Party and directly supervises a team of at least 3 grants staff with oversight of the entire grants team.
CONDITIONS OF WORK REQUIREMENTS:
Work and living facilities are in high security zones with frequent security drills and protocols and limited access to medical facilities. General work environment and living quarters requires ability to walk numerous flights of stairs on a daily basis. Security protocols require the individual in this position to be able to quickly climb multiple flights of stairs while wearing 30 lbs. of personal protective equipment, walk swiftly or run across uneven terrain without assistance, and enter and exit project vehicles without assistance.
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