Background & Description

The Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA) is a Pakistan-based Trust that has been working since 2008 to strengthen all forms of democratic accountabilities in the country. TDEA has been awarded a USD 45 Million Contract by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to implement the Citizens’ Voice Project. Up to 500 grants to community-based organizations, non-governmental organizations, professional and business associations, research institutes, think-tanks and public institutions; have been stipulated under the three components of the project i.e. 1) Strengthened Voice 2) Enhanced Capacity and 3) Increased Public-Private partnerships.

JOB OBJECTIVE

 

The Grants Officer will be responsible for implementing financial aspect of Grant activities to support project goals, oversee Grants compliance with USAID rules and regulations governing grants; with reference to financial management aspects. S/he will draft grant agreements based on the pre-defined templates, review and negotiate budgets with grantees, maintain a detailed record of grant agreements issued, disbursements to grantees according to payment/ delivery schedules, review of grant financial reports to ensure that requisite endorsements and documented approvals are available for payment, and support management with provision of technical assistance to grantees in the areas of finance (as and when required). 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To support processing of all grants in accordance with the Grants Manual and ensure compliance to the relevant USAID regulations and TDEA policies;
  • Perform periodic due diligence for implementing partners and maintain a working database;
  • Coordinate with implementing partners for submission of invoices against approved milestones;
  • Process implementing partners’ invoices and follow up for accomplishment of capacity action plan;
  • Coordinate with implementing partners to furnish data for PIF form;
  • Conduct post award assessment of implementing partners;
  • Draft modification letters for assigned sub-award;
  • Maintain database for grant payments and modification letters;
  • Update Grants Management Information System on regular basis;
  • Any other tasks assigned by the supervisor and the Chief of Party / Chief executive Officer;

DUTY BASE

The Grants Officer position will be based in Islamabad but may feature travel within Pakistan, as and when required. 

Requirements and Skills

REQUIRED QUALIFICATION, EXPERIENCE & COMPETENCIES

  • Preferably Master’s degree in Finance from HEC recognized university, ACCA qualified with three years of relevant experience; or CA Finalist / Inter trained from a reputable CA firm;
  • Familiarity with USAID Financial management rules and regulations with respect to contracts will be an advantage;
  • Excellent IT and Communication skills;
  • Detailed orientation, good time management skills and resourcefulness;
  • Fluency in English and Urdu required;
  • Females are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply

Visit the TDEA-CVP website for online application. 

About Organization

The Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA) was established in October 2008. It was a spin-off of the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). After having conducted the largest domestic observation of general elections -2008 in Pakistan and influencing the subsequent process of electoral reforms, member organizations that formed FAFEN decided to formalize the network by acquiring legal status as a prerequisite to sustainability of the landmark work. Following exhaustive discussions that spanned more than a year, FAFEN member organizations decided to transform the network into a legal entity. The establishment of TDEA and subsequent process of institutionalization was a step towards sustainability of work initiated in the area of election observation, voter education and electoral reforms advocacy. Subsequently, TDEA was registered under Trust Act 1882.

TDEA developed a defined governance structure keeping in view the statutory requirements and dynamism of the network that drew its strength from participatory decision-making, inclusiveness and collective action. While Trust can take any measures to achieve its objectives, The Trust Deed empowers TDEA to execute its programs through FAFEN in advancement of its objectives and to ensure a maximum outreach to its beneficiaries — general pubic of all ages, gender, race, ethnicity, creed and religions in Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir. TDEA is governed under its Compendium of Policies and Procedures, which define governance and processes for the day-to-day management of its functions. As a forward-looking organization, the Trust organizes itself to maximize efficiency, output, internal accountability and transparency.