Chemonics International Inc. is looking for a qualified professional to fill the position of Grants and Procurement Assistant.
The United States Agency for International Development in Ukraine (USAID/Ukraine) has awarded Chemonics International a contract (“Ukraine Democratic Governance East Activity” or “DG East”) to support USAID/Ukraine’s objectives of promoting inclusive civic identity, common civic values, and a unified Ukraine by addressing the divisive impacts of Russia’s aggression, cases of far-right Ukrainian nationalism, and the consequences of ongoing armed conflict through increased citizen participation, improved service delivery and more responsive governance. DG East purpose is to strengthen the connection and trust between citizens and their government in Eastern Ukraine and to (1) develop greater acceptance of a shared civic culture based on common values and understandings, and (2) increase participation to improve Ukraine’s governance and reform processes and help to resolve community problems. Activities across the two objectives are implemented across five project offices: Kyiv, Kramatorsk, Severodonetsk, Mariupol, and Kherson. The position will be based in Kherson.
Responsibilities for this position include:
• Assist the grants and procurement team in managing files, making copies and scanning documents;
• Maintain and routinely update the procurement and grants databases;
• Assist in the production, review, and management of the grants/subcontract/procurement applications, approvals, implementation and close-out processes;
• Maintain the inventory tracking system for items procured under grants;
• Work with the Grants and Subcontracts manager to ensure that proper preparation and execution of APS and RFAs, documentation, and disbursements under the project are in line with USAID and Chemonics procedures;
• Work with grantees to ensure they are provided with suitable technical advice and assistance to properly use grant funds, build successful partnerships, and ensure successful adherence to reporting requirements;
• Contribute to Activity reporting, monitoring, and evaluation activities as required;
• Label and maintain complete electronic and hard copy files for each grant and procurement under the scope of the project;
• Perform other support duties as requested.
• University degree in business administration, finance or related field required OR at least one (1) year of relevant bookkeeping, procurement, or grants experience required, with preference for USAID-funded project management experience;
• Previous professional experience with international donor programs, particularly USAID strongly preferred;
• Demonstrated ability to work productively within a team;
• Excellent administrative, organizational and multi-tasking skills;
• Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, with demonstrated diplomacy and the ability to communicate effectively in a cross-cultural environment;
• Computer skills including strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Office applications;
• Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in written form in Ukrainian, Russian, and English.
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to ukraineDGeastrecruit@chemonics.com with GPA-Kherson listed in the subject line by May 31, 2021. No telephone inquiries, please. Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis, and only finalists will be contacted.
“Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.”