Company Description

SNV Netherlands Development Organization is a not-for-profit international development organizational founded in the Netherlands in 1965; and currently maintains a global presence in 30 countries; across Africa, Asia and Latin America. SNV has been present in Uganda since 1989 and currently undertakes donor funded programming within 100+ districts across the country. As an organisation, SNV focuses on the Agriculture, WASH and Energy sectors.

As our programme in Uganda continues to grow, we are looking for a dynamic professional to join our team. Interested candidates should meet the basic qualifications outlined within the Candidate Profile and exhibit a strong desire to be a catalyst for change

SNV is currently implementing a component of Security Protection and economic empowerment project (SUPREME) in a consortium of 4 development organisations in West Nile region of Uganda with funding support from the European Union. Under SNV SUPREME component, the project will work with private sector businesses to implement inclusive business models that provide benefits for members of Savings and Development Clusters (SDCs) by providing business development services and challenge grants investments. It is against this that the project is looking for qualified grants management officer to provide support in managing this grant with the private sector.


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Job Description

Result 1: Take charge of administering the Grant Agreements (50 %)

  1. As part of the Grant Management Unit, working with all Grantees on the implementation of the Grant Agreements and ensure that the agreements are fully understood and implemented.
  2. Conduct close monitoring of the Grantee performance, validating of the accountabilities, analyzing results versus targets and engage Grantees.
  3. Provide guidance and support to the Grantees to ensure that the submitted requests are in line with requirements as indicated in the Grant Agreements.
  4. Ensure the administrative processes are in place and followed, when preparing requests for payment to the Grantees. All requests submitted to finance need to have full documentation and have the correct information.
  5. Develop and maintain a database of all requests and payments, to allow management of the Grant Management Unit activities.
  6. Provide relevant information to the Monitoring and Evaluation officer, in order to make sure that all eligible beneficiaries are captured into the project database.

Result 2: Monitoring implementation of the Grant Agreements (30 %)

  1. Engage the technical advisers in the team on the technical relevance and quality of the delivered products and services and jointly develop tools and materials to support Grantees in improving quality of products/services.
  2. Participate in assessing the applications from private sector businesses for challenge grant as to whether they meet the SUPREME project criteria.
  3. Carry out verification of all delivered products and services by the Grantees: providing feedback on client satisfaction and as input into the payment process. This involves field verification visits to assess product performance and quality of service offered by the Grantee.
  4. Organise and participate in marketing events for the Grantees and learning sessions for specific set of Grantees.

Result 3: Contribute to the overall performance of the Grants Management Unit and the overall  SUPREME project (20 %)

  1.  Document all relevant aspects of Grant Management implementation, including quarterly reporting and substantial contributions to the Annual Reports (both targets and financial).
  2. Initiate and prepare amendments to the Grant Agreements, and submit to project management and relevant project committees.
  3. Participate in SUPREME team meetings and any events and meetings, organized by SNV Uganda.
  4. Any other activity, as assigned by the SUPREME project manager.



  • A bachelors’ degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or BCOM and/ or Professional Accounting qualification like CPA, CIMA, and ACCA Level.


  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience from financial management of development projects or at a middle or senior management level in accounting, auditing and grant management. Experiences with working in a partnership approach and supporting private sector.

Additional Skills;

  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Computer skills (email, word processing, spreadsheets, financial management systems).
  • Highly motivated to maintain a regular dialogue with SNV’s partner organizations.
  • Skills in team work, facilitation and training. Knowledge of INGO operations.
  • Experience with sub-grantee management, working in the dairy sector and knowledge of southwest Uganda are all strong additional advantages.
  • Sensitive and committed to Gender Equity and Diversity.