Grants Officer

MENTOR Initiative

The MENTOR Initiative is one of the world’s leading non-profit organisations dedicated to the control
of malaria and other vector borne diseases in emergency settings. The organisation directly delivers
large scale disease control interventions to the most vulnerable communities caught up in
emergencies, and in parallel, also works to build the technical and operational capacity of local and
international partners on the ground, to incorporate medium and long term disease control systems
into their operations and country strategy.

We now seek a motivated, enthusiastic individual to join us as Grants Officer.

The Grants Officer will assist the Grants Manager as follows:
Support/maintain organisational financial management systems (SAGA I NAVISION) in relation to assigned countries, and will support the development of ancillary reporting templates and systems as advised by the (SWARMT)- Grants Manager.

Lead on, and take shared responsibility for, the financial aspects and ensuring correct process is followed

Become fully familiar with all aspects of the relevant programmes budget design and development for designated MENTOR country programmes.

Proactively support the Grants Manager, assisting to make sure tasks are completed in timely manner and effectively. Flagging up any issues that need resolving or action-
Support the – Grants Manager as requested, to prepare project budgets for submission to donors
Support the – Grants Manager as requested in preparing periodic reports to donors
Support the – Grants Manager as requested to provide support to country programmes in developing their financial management (including country visits where necessary
Assist the organisational preparation and processes relating to statutory and donor specific audits.
Review monthly field accounts, making checks on: transfers between accounts, coding of transactions to budgets, use of advance accounts, sufficiency of descriptions, bank and cash reconciliations, payroll and all other necessary items

Liaise with field offices to resolve questions arising from above checks, advise on necessary adjustments

Grant Development:
When called upon: support the – Grants Manager and Programme Managers to review new grant opportunities, donor “call for proposals” etc.

When called upon: Work with – Grants Manager and Programme Managers and country teams to assist them and input into the design of new grants

The ideal candidate will be

  • An enthusiastic team player
  • Self- motivated with a willingness to learn
  • Fluent in English, with with other languages such as French, Portuguese, Arabic or Spanish a bonus

How to apply

If you think you may have the energy and all that it takes to help lead lifesaving teams in conflict
settings and natural disasters, or those countries recovering from these, and the patience and ability to help build disease control responses and systems that will last into the future, and you still have capacity to learn new skills every day, then please send us your CV and a motivation letter explaining why you are the person that we should be seeking to join our dynamic team to [email protected]

Please note that The MENTOR Initiative applies a zero-tolerance approach to sexual exploitation, abuse, mistreatment or harassment, and other types of unethical behaviour including fraud. The MENTOR Initiative will contact previous employers of applicants to determine if they have any history of violating international standards and codes of conduct relating to such matters.

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