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Grant and Technical Assistance Manager at Palladium Group

  • Company: Palladium Group
  • Location: Ghana
  • State: Accra
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: International Jobs in Ghana

Job Description

Palladium is seeking for a Grants and TA Manager for the newly started Jobs for Economic Transformation in Ghana (JET) Programme, funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

The programme is FCDO Ghana’s flagship investment-led job creation programme that will help Ghana transition away from aid dependence in line with the GoG “Ghana beyond Aid” strategy.

It seeks to leverage increased investments into the pharmaceutical, automotive and textile & garment sectors, and introduce new technology and management capabilities, increasing the capabilities of the workforce generating formal employment and economic diversification. 

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The Grants and TA Manager is responsible for the administration and management of the programme grants and subcontracts and for the implementation of subcontract/procurement and grant administrative policies and procedures.

The Grants and TA Manager also serves as a technical resource to the programme staff in interpreting client terms and conditions and acting as a primary point of contact for contractual discussions and negotiations with grantees.

The Grants and TA Manager provides support to programme staff during every stage of the subcontract/grant life cycle.

Location: Ghana

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Responsibilities include:

Grant and TA Management

  • Oversee the management of the full award cycle for grants, including solicitation, review, execution, implementation management, monitoring, communication with grantees, and closeout.
  • Ensure full compliance with Palladium and FCDO policies, best practices, and procedures relating to subcontracts and grant development, awards, implementation, and contract close-out.
  • Review and approve draft subcontracts and grants awarded in compliance with the applicable Palladium policies and procedures and client conditions.
    Update project management tools, including funding trackers, grant trackers and dashboards.
  • Develop policies and procedures to ensure that award requirements and client regulations for grants and subcontracts are met in the expenditure of funds, subcontracting, personnel, procurement, property management, travel and other areas.
  • Managing the Technical Assistance Facility
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Stakeholder Engagement

  • Build strong working relationships with the programme’s contact points in the GoG, national agencies, FCDO, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Engage with sector leads to to develop communication channels across Ghana and promote participation in the programme’s activities and its objectives.

Required Qualifications:

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  • Entrepreneurial, self-starter who enjoys working in a fast-paced, results-driven business environment.
  • Ability to disburse grants in a complex context with multiple stakeholders, components, and objectives.
  • An investment background, someone who ‘walks-the-walk’ and has either been an investor themselves or worked on investment deals.
  • Strong understanding of the Ghanaian political economy and local business (SME) landscape, ability to quickly identify constraints and opportunities for the programme and develop innovative solutions.
  • Strong expertise in building and managing relationships with potential and confirmed grantees.
  • Strong network within the targeted sectors , with ability to leverage connections to kickstart activities quickly and ensure wide programmatic reach in Ghana.
  • Strong understanding of the grant management cycle, with proven experience and successful examples of grantee selection, grant disbursement and monitoring, and grant close-out.
  • Track record of leading a team, delivering results and contributing to positive impact (i.e. economic, social and environmental) with a passion for achieving business and development outcomes.
  • Has the capability, opportunity and motivation to help this programme succeed.

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Closing Date : 10 August. 2021

About Palladium

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Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value.  We work with governments, businesses, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing challenges.

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With a team of more than 3,000 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of over 35,000 experts, we help improve economies, societies and, most importantly, people’s lives.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – We welcome applications from all sections of society and actively encourage diversity to drive innovation, creativity, success and good practice.

We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce; and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment regardless of their background or personal characteristics. These include: (but are not limited to) socio-economic background, age, race, gender identity, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, veteran, marital or Indigenous status.  

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Should you require any adjustments or accommodations to be made due to a disability or you are a neurodivergent individual or any other circumstance, please email our team at accessibility@thepalladiumgroup.com 

Safeguarding – We define Safeguarding as “the preventative action taken by Palladium to protect our people, clients and the communities we work with from harm”.

We are committed to ensuring that all children and adults who come into contact with Palladium are treated with respect and are free from abuse. 

All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced selection process including safeguarding-focused interviews and a rigorous due diligence process.

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