Awards and Sub Awards Specialist


CARE International is seeking to recruit an “Awards and Sub Awards Specialist” for DFID Investing in Adolescent Girls in Rwanda (IAG-R) program, Pending Donor Approval


CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security. CARE International aims to be a global force and a partner of choice within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty.

Overview of the Role

The Awards & Sub Awards Specialist is responsible for working with IAG-R grants and related sub-recipients to ensure that CARE and Donor funds are utilized according to the intended purpose; providing thorough and diligent oversight.  A critical aspect of this position involves working closely with program staff, and senior leaders to ensure accurate financial reporting and procedural compliance on awards and sub-awards. Particularly the position works with sub-recipients to ensure they meet the accountability requirements of their contracts and generally manage their finances effectively, which involves appropriate partner staff capacity development.  This position forms the link between program, administration and finance team. 

Requirements for the Role

Educational Qualifications (required)

A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in accounting /finance management.

Educational Qualifications (desirable)

Knowledge and experience work with an accounting software package
Professional qualification such as ACCA, CPA, etc. or its equivalent as a Master’s degree in a relevant qualification like accounting, Finance or an MBA but with a bias of Finance or accounting

Experience required:

At least 5 years’ experience in grants, subgrants and budget management and proposal budgeting at a similar level, of which at least 3 in the development sector

Technical skills

Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel and good skills in using financial software applications
Fluency in English language and written communication;
Thorough understanding of financial accounting, reporting, and grants, subgrants and contracts management processes.
Solid knowledge of key donor regulations and compliance requirements
Solid Analytical and problem solving, financial troubleshooting and audit experience
Good understanding of fund accounting and financial analysis
Capacity building, facilitation skills and proven ability to effectively transfer skills.
Solid interpersonal skills and proven ability to work effectively with diverse teams

CARE seeks to improve the lives of the most marginalized, particularly women and girls. Our diversity is our strength. We encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply.

CARE International has a zero-tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of a vulnerable adult or a child by any of our staff, representatives or partners.  Recruitment to all job in CARE International includes, in particular, criminal record checks and the collection of relevant references.  Safeguarding our beneficiaries in our top priority in everything we do.

Female candidates with the above profile are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume with their salary expectation not later than September 20, 2019, by using the “Apply for this job” button.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further steps.