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Job Type:Local NGO


Fields of Education: MBA or MSc in land administration, property rights, agriculture, natural resources or related fields


Organization: Tetra Tech ARD


Salary : Competitive salary and benefits package according to the scale of Tetra Tech ARD




Application Dead line:2016-04-22


Tetra Tech ARD
is seeking a qualified candidates for the post of Assistant Grants and information Manager for the land Administration to Nurture Development (LAND) project in Ethiopia. LAND is implemented with and through the Ministry of Agriculture with financial assistance of USAID/Ethiopia Mission and technical assistance of Tetra Tech ARD.

The objective of LAND is to improve legal and regulatory frame works  for rural land tenure and property rights; strengthen capacity in law, rural land administration, rural land use planning, and conflict resolution; and enhance communal land  use rights for pastoral and agro-pastoral communities to improve linkages with value chains, diversify assets and promote improved livelihoods.

Duties and responsibilities: Under direct supervision of the Deputy chief of party, the Assistant Grants and information manager will:

Provide support to the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) in the administration of LAND’s competitive grants scheme and ensure the implementation meets the performance metrics agreed with USAID/Ethiopia. In addition, the Assistant Grants and information manager will follow up existing grants by: tracking physical and financial progress of grants; developing internal reporting systems; writing reports; maintaining excellent historical records; ensuring each grantee is meeting conditions and expectations of the provisions of the grant agreement.        

Specific duties and responsibilities

The Assistant Grants and information Manager will be responsible for:

  • Reviewing current grant scheme for compliance with Tetra Tech’s and USAID’s gudidelines rules and regulations
  • Overseeing the preparation and timely submission of grant applications, application amendments, and budget transfers
  • Processing preliminary proposals from faculty members and experts of universities, research institutions, and think tanks and ensure all issues are addressed prior to submission of final applications to LAND
  • Evaluating grant budgets and analyze costs of activities according to budget and ensure work is accomplished within set deadline
  • Supporting DCOP with tracking LAND grants budget expenditures
  • Revising financial documents for settlement of advances
  • Monitoring client /counterpart use of grants resources, as well as anticipated grant activity results
  • Updating grant tracker with monthly expenditures (schedule) and tracking for reporting purposes
  • Supporting the DCOP with overall grant close out processes for all LAND Grants; traveling to the field for inspection
  • Collaborating with other staff of LAND in the preparation of periodic reports
  • Working closely with members of the LAND team
  • Serving as a liaison with partners on issues regarding research grants
  • Supporting technical staff of LAND with limited literature search
  • Overseeing maintenance of the electronic and hard copy library of LAND
  • Performing other tasks that may be delegated by the COP or DCOP to ensure efficient implementation of LAND’s grant scheme

Qualifications and Experience:

At least MBA or MSc in land administration, property rights, agriculture, natural resources or related fields with a minor in accounting or finance and previous experience in grants management, finance, and accounting will be helpful. A minimum of 4 years of experience is desirable

Desired skills and Abilities:  

  • Supporting university level training and research
  • Supporting training and research grant schemes
  • Adequate knowledge of grant processes including accounting and financial as well as technical reporting
  • Understanding of principles and techniques of grant proposal writing and budgeting
  • Coordinating inter university collaboration ;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Demonstrated ability in writing technical reports in English
  • Skill in using relevant computer software programs with a minimum ability of using the standard applications in MS office
  • Attention to detail, ability to work in team

Duration of Employment:-Annual contract with potential renewal

Duty station:-Addis Ababa, But also spend some time travelling in the field

Salary:-Competitive salary and benefits package according to the scale of Tetra Tech ARD

Application Procedure:-Letter application and non-returnable copies of supporting documents (curriculum vitae, degree/diploma, and certificate of work experience) should be sent  to Tetra Tech ARD P.O.Box 2510 code 1250, Addis Ababa or hand submitted to the receptionist of the LAND office located at Megenagna area, Bole Sub-city around 24 kebele, behind KOkeb Hail, in a sealed envelope, or scanned and sent via email to

Application Deadline :-April 22;  5:00 PM   

Selection and interview only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview







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