EWT: Grant Manager

Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 21 August, 2017
Opportunity type: 

The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) is a nonprofit organisation that works to conserving threatened species and ecosystems in southern Africa to the benefit of all people.

EWT seeks to appoint a Grant Manager to be based in Johannesburg.

Preferred start date: 1st September 2017

The Grant Manager (GM) will be responsible for the overall management and administration of all grants awarded to the EWT.  The GM will ensure that the services in areas of finance, administration and compliance are delivered efficiently and effectively on all grants, and will provide accurate and timely operational information for quality management implementation, planning, directing and controlling activities in support of programme operations.  S/he will liaise with the Finance Manager and the governance staff in respect of all bilateral and institutional grants and sub-grants into which the EWT is entering or plans to enter. 
The Grants Manager will, inter alia, be responsible for maintain granting management files; analysing reviewing and comprehensively understanding all grant agreements, grant modifications, sub-grant agreements and all applicable donor rules and regulations documentation. Through on-the-job training, workshops and other direct support, they will assist in strengthening the capacity of EWT Programme Managers (PMs) and sub-grantees to efficiently manage bilateral and institutional grants in accordance with donor requirements.  They will establish meaningful working relationships with all donor project officers to ensure smooth communications with donors; and manage donor-approved budget amendments, adjustments and reforecasts, including those coming from sub-grantees where relevant. 

The GM will establish and implement appropriate systems to guide the procurement process from “cradle-to-grave” and establish a comprehensive, approved vendor database. The GM will prepare tender documents, summary bid analyses and other appropriate documentation and ensure that the EWT financial accounting system captures financial data in a way which supports individual grant reporting and audit requirements. The GM will develop sub-grantee monitoring tools, both financial and programmatic. 


  • Financial Management and Analysis
  • Grant administration
  • Grant budget and cash management
  • Budgeting and Planning
  • Auditing and compliance
  • Sub-grantee financial management and capacity building
  • Internal management reporting
  • External donor and statutory reporting including external independent audit
  • Risk management and compliance including assets, external audit, insurances, payroll review, tax issues


  • An accounting / financial management qualification
  • Track record in financial systems, accounting and financial management
  • A compulsory minimum of five years’ work experience in grant management in the NGO sector
  • Strong management and decision-making skills, self-motivated, able to work independently and proactively
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Compulsory strong proficiency in the use of Pastel 
  • Demonstrated strengths in relationship management
  • Able to work as a member of, and to lead, a team with colleagues
  • Organisational and planning skills; detail-oriented, adaptable, flexible
  • Willingness to travel visiting project sites
  • Computer literate (Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer)

Attributes required:

  • Highly ethical approach to business
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Strong leadership qualities with a demonstrated focus on impact and results
  • Effective communicator with all level, both verbally and in writing
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong people skills and an approachable manner
  • Presentation skills
  • Ability to work both as a team member and independently
  • Self-motivated, disciplined and energetic
  • Ability to learn fast and adapt to change quickly.
  • Creative thinker
  • Ability to function well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Willingness to put in extra hours when required
  • Knowledge of a second South African language would be an advantage
  • A passion for conservation.  Knowledge of conservation and environmental issues would be an advantage

To apply, submit a CV, and a detailed motivation as to how and why they would be the best possible candidate for the Grant Manager post to Emma Chisare, Human Resource Assistant, emmac@ewt.org.za or Private Bag X11, Modderfontein, 1645 or fax to +27 086 636 5823. 

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal
 The Endangered Wildlife Trust is an equal opportunity employer. 

 All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence. 

 Applicants who have not been contacted within 20 days of the closing date must please assume that their applications were not successful. 

The EWT reserves the right not to make an appointment. 

For more about the Endangered Wildlife Trust, refer to www.ewt.org.za

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies


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