Grants Assistant

Job ID 2023-5488

Location RW

Category International Positions

Employment Status Full-Time


The Grants Assistant will primarilly assist the Grants Manager in reviewing and managing the grants financial reporting and to ensure that grantees financial report complies with USAID and other rules and regulations and standard provisions of grants agreement. Grants assitant will be expected to review the sub-grantees financial records verify reimbursements and conduct field visits. Grants assistant position will ensure successful and compliant activities in ISDA project, which supports the Rwandan Ministry of Health (MOH) to contribute to the reduction of infant and maternal mortality and incidence of malaria in Rwanda, focusing on improving the availability, quality and utilization of RMNCH and malaria services and improving the health of women, adolescent, and children under five.

Application deadline will be on September 12, 2023.


  • Assist with the review of all sub-grantee proposal budgets and agreements to ensure compliance with donor and organizational requirements.
  • Provide feedback to all the applicants in consultation with the Grants Manager.
  • Assist in reviewing and finalizing budgets with the LIPs
  • Participating in the pre-funding capacity assessment of the potential grantees and following up training to build their skills.
  • Mentoring LIPs and providing technical advice and capacity development to plan, implement, monitor and report on grants awarded.
  • Continuously review the accounting procedures, internal controls and financial reports of each organization, perform financial risk assessments and establish risk mitigation plans.
  • Follow up on resolution of findings from audits, on-site visits and desk reviews with LIP staff.
  • Ensure timely submission of sub grantees financial reports.
  • Record expenses into the Grants management system and prepare payment routing documents
  • Monitor expenditure against the budget and provide recommendations for budget alignment
  • Assist with preparation of reports related to sub-grantees.
  • Provide feedback to the Grants Manager on overall performance of LIPs funded by Jhpiego and recommendations for improvement (if any).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • CPA or ACCA Finalist or equivalent is an added advantage.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience  in finance, compliance and grants management in  a reputable NGO or development agency.
  • Familiarity with grant databases is a plus.
  • Excellent verbal, written communications and presentation skills
  • Strong programming, management and technical skills
  •  Has sensitivity and understanding of the  beneficiary population
  • Dynamic personality and a team player
  •  Computer literacy, particularly in the use of MS word, Excel and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications

Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package.

Please apply at

Applicants must submit a single document for upload to include: cover letter, resume and references.

For further information about Jhpiego, visit our website at

Note: The successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation. 

Jhpiego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Jhpiego does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, orientation or any other fees


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