Deadline: 8 August 2020
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Grant Operations Administrator in Paramaribo, Suriname. The duration of this post is 12 months.
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Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.
Key Job Responsibilities
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The Grant Operations Administrator will perform the following functions-
- Lead the operational implementation of the Matching Grant Facility (MGF) according with the provisions of the MGF Operational Manual.
- In close collaboration with the International Operations Officer, organize and operationalize the grant application process from selection and revision to evaluation and implementation of the SAMAP grant process.
- Identify, revise and propose to the CTA the necessary adjustments and improvements to the Operational Manual and its modalities of implementation as per FAO rules and regulations.
- Proactively engage and facilitate access to MGF information and the application process to potential grantees.
- Organize and deliver information sessions at national, regional, local and community levels, develop practical information material for the MGF application process and support in the dissemination and application process.
- Liaise, coordinate and guide partners on grants implementation, reporting, information sharing and further work planning.
- Coordinate and organize the work of the Service Providers (SP) and other SAMAP resource persons to support the development of project applications and business plans of potential grantees.
- Lead in the organization and implementation of the field verification processes.
- Coordinate with SAMAP Operational and MNE Specialists in the visiting the project sites at district and community levels.
- Assist in organizing, systematizing and preparing the technical information and other relevant requirements for the MGF procurement processes.
- In coordination with the Operations Specialist organize the signing of grants and transfer of goods and services.
- Monitor and coach the implementation of small grants and large grant business plans, frequently visit the grant supported projects and recipients in the field, identify and report implementation bottlenecks and identify potential training needs.
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Applicants must have:
- Degree in Business Management / Administration / Economics / Finance or a related degree.
- 7 year’s experience at a coordination and/or managerial position in a related field.
- Fluency in spoken and written English and a good working knowledge of Dutch. (Sranan Tongo would be an asset).
- Demonstrated experience and knowledge of the Suriname agricultural and agribusiness environment, including the private sector.
- Demonstrated skills and track record in coordinating, evaluating and granting financial incentives like grants and or loans, including the management of data.
- Experience in administering investment / loan portfolios and Project Management would be considered an asset.
- Ability to perform a variety of specialized tasks related to Results Based Management (RBM) systems, including support to design, planning and implementation of Grants, managing project data and reporting.
- Demonstrated experience in working with local government, private sector and community stakeholders, including the ability to facilitate understanding between groups with different perspectives and interests, facilitate linkages and build strong and supportive working relationships a wide range of stakeholders.
- Willingness and ability to travel and perform field work in districts and rural communities in particular in the hinterland, as required by the project.
- Experience and/or knowledge of the Suriname private and banking sector is considered a plus.
- Nationality of Suriname.
How to Apply
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Applicants must submit applications through online process.
For more information, visit FAO.
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