Corus International
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  • Gitega, Gitega, BDI
  • Regular Full -Time
  • EastAfrica

IMA World Health (IMA), part of the Corus International family of organizations, is seeking a Senior Technical Advisor (Grants & Contracts) for the upcoming five-year USAID-funded Burundi Integrated Community Health Award (ICH).

The ICH project will advance primary healthcare service delivery at the community level working in close collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health (MSP), USAID Mission, and other partners and stakeholders to prioritize increased access to essential health care at community levels.

Summary of the position:

The Senior Technical Advisor (Grants & Contracts) will be a direct hire of IMA/Corus International and assigned to provide technical assistance to our national partner and prime recipient of a USAID award.

The Senior Advisor will be based in Bujumbura, Burundi, and will provide direct technical and development support to the project prime recipient, national organization (RCBIF) in fulfilling requisite USAID policies (ADS) and requirements of the project Cooperative Agreement. This will entail adherence to the timetable of contractual deliverables in the CA, review of project documents prior to submission to USAID, support to the Director Finance and Administration in the development and submission of finance reports, review of large procurement and contractual agreements with other local and international NGOs prior to signature to assure compliance with USAID requirements. The Senior Advisor will have a direct relationship with the Administrative and Financial Manager for program support and will be asked to review RCBIF policies and procedure manuals at the onset of the project and make recommendations as needed as well as review past and current RCBIF audits to assess areas of weakness and needed improvement with the overall objective in assuring RCBIF is compliant with USAID Cooperative Agreement requirements and timelines and to improve the capacity of RCBIF to manage donor-level agreements.

This work will encompass the onset baseline partner assessments (Organizational Capacity Assessment) and mentoring support in attainment of policies, practices, and performance in areas of governance, human resource management, organizational management and financial management including evaluation international audits, attainment of de-minimis ICR, etc. Ongoing mentoring and monitoring of such partners will continue during the life of the project.

The Senior Technical Advisor (Grants & Contracts) will report to the Chief of Party of the project (IMA seconded personnel) and directly interface with the Secretaire Executive of RCBIF and key ICH project personnel including the Director of Finance and Administration, Procurement Officer, Human Resource Officer, and others.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide mentoring and oversight support to national Prime (RCBIF) in matters related to finance, administration, compliance, and contracting.
  • Position will encompass baseline partner assessments (Organizational Capacity Assessment) and mentoring support in evaluating and policies, practices, and performance in areas of governance, human resource management, organizational management (program and performance benchmarks), and financial management, including evaluation, international audits, etc.
  • Responsible for day-to-day monitoring of national partner financial and administration activities as they pertain to the USAID award. Ongoing mentoring and monitoring will continue during the life of the project.
  • Support will include mentoring of national-hired (RCBIF) Finance-Admin Director and her/his team by ensuring adherence to USAID award (timelines, deliverables, financial reports), and compliance with USAID ADS-302 and requirements.
  • Monitor potential risks and actively engage with program team on mitigation of risks as they arise.
  • Support the elaboration and monitoring of sub awards (small grants) to local organizations ensuring contractual compliance and reporting.

Actual hiring is contingent upon successful Activity award and USAID approval.


  • Minimum of a master's degree in public administration, public policy, business administration, finance, international development, or other relevant public administration background
  • 15-20 years of experience in international program management of donor (contractual funding) preferably with USAID.
  • Enhanced knowledge and experience with USAID funding requirements including ADS-320, financial reporting, compliance, and program monitoring, and subcontracting to local organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience in needs and capacity assessment, design of capacity building and training programs, facilitation, monitoring and evaluation, and institutional strengthening processes.
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentations skills in French and English.

IMA/Corus International is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). As such, Corus makes employment decisions and provides equal employment opportunity without regard to an applicant's or employee's race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, and local laws. If you need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, please notify Corus's Human Resources department.

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