A Head : Grant Management EE Candidate vacancy is available at our Client, Wits Health Consortium in Parktown - Johannesburg.
BackgroundWits Health Consortium Pty Limited "WHC" is a wholly owned Company of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg South Africa under its Faculty of Health Sciences.
WHC provides Faculty with a legal framework within which to operate the research and other activities necessary to support its academic objectives.
In addition WHC offers a range of products and services to the Academics conducting these activities in order to assist with the management thereof.
Main purpose of the jobTo manage and oversee the grant departments of Wits Health ConsortiumLocationParktown, JohannesburgKey performance areasAccurate, timely grants management and oversight-
Oversee the development and implementation of financial strategies and activities aligned to grants requirements; improve systems, processes, procedures, policies and control systems and ensure adherence to good governance principlesOversee the development and preparation of activity-
based financial analyses and dashboards that provide useful insights to guide decision-makingOversee cashflow planning and management and ensure availability of funds as neededEnsure there is no co-
mingling of fundsOversee co-ordination and completion of year-end grant auditsBudget management and accurate, timely grants reporting-
Oversee the development, planning, preparation and reviewing of annual budgets for stakeholder approvalOnce approved, review draft contracts for accuracy and completeness, largely to ensure compliance to internal policies and donor regulationsOversee adherence to all contractual specifications and sign off draft contractsOversee adherence to budget and internal controlsResolve escalated problems and irregularitiesOversee cost recovery from projectsOversee and review all grants reports, sign-
off and submit reviewed reports to donorsLiaise with donors to resolve escalated problems and irregularitiesIdentify systemic challenges and opportunities to enhance reporting and identify new business opportunitiesManagement of the end-
to-end donor audit function and ensure governance, risk and compliance management - : Oversee audits to ensure compliance with auditors' requests as well as oversee provision of information to auditorsAs and when required, identify outstanding audit issues and follow-
up to ensure resolutionWork with COOs / Executive Directors across the hubs to identify and follow-through on opportunities to strengthen the control environment, as well as potential issues that could disrupt the businessEnsure hubs are compliant with donor requirementsMaintain awareness of anticipated industry-
related changes that could impact the control environment and develop strategies to address theseOngoing process and system enhancements-
Build on audit findings to address shortcomings, areas of non-compliance and underlying systemic / process risksWork with relevant internal stakeholders to improve systems and processesProvide continual thought leadership around best practice processes and systemsBuild a database of skills, processes and procedures for WHC's grants management function as described in the SLAs and ensure these are continually updated in line with changes to donor rules and requirementsEstablish strong internal and external partnerships that facilitate the achievement of mutual goals-
Liaise between internal and external stakeholders on any finance or related issue relating to their project / contractAct as a strategic business partner in providing expert advice on over and under-
spendingAlert Deputy COO / CFO of exceptional problemsEnsure hubs perform against contracted obligations; flag and follow through to resolve where hubs are out of lineProvide strategic input and advice on appropriate resource and technical capacities from a WHC service-
offering perspectiveProject Management- : Display understanding of the project management cycle, lead / participate in relevant projectsProvide input into developing a project management approach that is applicable across WHC, including software, tools, policies and trainingTeam leadership, management and mentoring-
Set the pace and tone for the function and ensure everyone is focused on the right prioritiesTake full responsibility for performance management of all direct reports, focusing on all aspects of sound people managementMotivate, delegate and empower teams, enabling direct reports to take responsibility and display creativity and initiative within agreed mandateWork closely with the team to define their performance objectives and grow their skills where needed and ensure formal ongoing skills transferRequired minimum education and trainingB.
Com Honours in AccountingRequired minimum work experienceMinimum 8-10+ years' financial management experience in a donor-
funded NGO environmentPreferably a Registered Chartered Accountant and certifications on donor rules and regulations advantageousAdditional work experience and personal abilitiesKnowledge of donor rules and regulations, contracts management, budget setting and management skills are essentialSound business and commercial acumen, including contract and risk management skills will be requiredStrong knowledge of corporate governance and the broader regulatory environment will be advantageousMust be able to influence with impact, build collaborative relationships and give trusted adviceTO APPLYOnly if you do meet the minimum job requirements and experience as mentioned above, you submit a detailed updated CV -
Please Apply OnlinePlease take note that the applicants who do not adhere to the above criteria will not be considered for the respective position.
The . Wits Health Consortium will only respond to shortlisted candidates.Candidates who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing can consider their applications to be unsuccessful.
In accordance with our Employment Equity goals and plan, preference will be given to suitable applicants from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and subsequent amendments thereto.
Please note that AJ PERSONNEL is only responsible for the advertising of the advertisement on behalf of their client Wits Health Consortium.
AJ Personnel does not have any salary or other information regarding the position.