Grants and Compliance Manager at Jane Goodall Institute

Job Title: Grants and Compliance Manager

Location: Dar es Salaam

Jane Goodall Institute

A global community conservation organization that advances the vision and work of Dr. Jane Goodall.

About Us

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is a global community conservation organization that advances the vision and work of Dr. Jane Goodall by conserving chimpanzees and inspiring communities to conserve the natural world we all share, we improve the lives of people, animals, and the environment. We strongly believe everything is connected and everyone can make a difference.

The Jane Goodall Institute Tanzania (JGI-TZ) is a reputable and rapidly expanding non-governmental organization committed to wildlife research, conservation, socio-economic development, and environmental education. The Jane Goodall Institute Tanzania (JGI-TZ) was founded in 2001 by Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE. The JGI Tanzania with its partners makes a difference through community cantered conservation, chimpanzees research projects, youths’ environmental education, the innovative use of science and technology, we work closely with local communities in Tanzania, inspiring hope through a collective power of individual action.

The Jane Goodall Institute Tanzania with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to support implementation of the new USAID funded project, Tumaini Kupitia Vitendo (TKV) is currently seeking to recruit a suitably qualified and competent Tanzanian to fill the following vacant positions:

Job Title: Grants and Compliance Manager

Job Summary:

The Grants and compliance Manager will focus on managing donor funded grants and sub-awards provided under projects. The job holder will provide grants and contracts management as guided by the donor and organization’s regulations to ensure project activities and operations are implemented in compliance to donor’s expectations.

Key Job Responsibilities and duties:

Grants Management:

Lead the end-to-end management of donor funded grants and sub-awards under JGI Tanzania, including policies and guidelines for grants management, proposal development, pre-award assessment and negotiation, compliance, reporting and closeout.
Maintain a deep understanding of USAID regulations and compliance requirements, ensuring that all grant activities adhere to these guidelines.
Work closely with the Financial Controller and Financial Analyst in annual planning and budgeting. Oversee grant budgets, monitor spending, and provide regular financial reports to stakeholders.
Work collaboratively with the finance team to reconcile grant-related financial transactions.
Keep accurate and up-to-date records of all grant activities, ensuring proper documentation and reporting.
Prepare and submit timely and accurate financial reports to project leadership.
Provide guidance and support to sub-award recipients, ensuring compliance with grant requirements.
Monitor grant performance and identify opportunities for improvements.
Participate in audits and assessments related to grants management and compliance.
Participate in the sub-awardee solicitation through selection, pre-award assessments, negotiation, monitoring / compliance visits, and closeout.
Develop, review and monitor contracts to ensure compliance to all applicable donor requirements, JGI Tanzania’s policies and legislations of the united republic of Tanzania.
Ensure that sub-awardees provide their reports accurately, completely and on time as per specified deadlines in their sub agreements.
Monitoring of sub-awardees invoices and advances.

Compliance Management:

Conduct risk assessment to identify potential risks, develop and implement practical preventive and corrective action plans to prevent occurrence of similar risks in the future and resolve/mitigate the occurred risk.
Ensuring that all organisational activities are in line with contractual obligations with respective donors.
Ensure compliance of JGI Tanzania’s code of conduct and internal controls to avoid conflict of interest, disclosure of confidential information and all other non-compliance deeds that breach the code of ethics.
Conduct fraud investigations on reported cases of suspicion of fraud.
Provide capacity building to staff on all aspects related to grants management to ensure compliance with donor’s rules and regulations, JGI Tanzania policies and the laws of the URT.

Minimum Job Qualifications and other Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in finance, business administration, or a related field (master’s degree preferred).
A minimum of five to seven years of experience in managing USAID funded grants and sub-awards.
Strong understanding of USAID regulations and compliance requirements.
Proficiency in financial analysis and budget monitoring.
Risk management and compliance management skills including ability to prevent, assess, identify, report, and mitigate risks.
Excellent project management and organizational skills.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work effectively in a team and collaborate with diverse stakeholders.
Knowledge of financial software/tools (mention specific tools if relevant).
Certification in grants management or financial analysis is a plus.

Application Procedure:

All applications should be submitted together with the most recent Curriculum Vitae(CV)/resume, copy of relevant academic certificates & transcripts, testimonials, three names of reputable referees, day-time telephone number or e-mail address, and should be send to the following e-mail address:

Only the final shortlisted candidates will be interviewed and provided with the interview feedback.

Deadline: Sunday, 08th October, 2023 before 5pm in the evening.

JGI Tanzania is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, national or tribal origin, religious belief, gender, and marital status.