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Reporting to the Assistant Director of Finance and Grants Administration (ADF), this position will provide financial and grant management expertise and leadership within the Department of Global Health and Population (GHP) at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). As a member of the GHP finance team, the Senior Grants Manager (SGM) will oversee a diverse and challenging portfolio of non-federal and federal grants, subawards and contracts, and will be responsible for managing related non-sponsored funds as well.
Within his/her portfolio, the SGM will provide financial and grants management support primarily to the Women and Health Initiative (W&HI), managing, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating multiple grants, subcontracts and service agreements (both foreign and domestic). S/he will assist the Director of the W&HI and the W&HI’s Project Management team with project budget development, financial management and compliance, and reporting.
The SGM will be responsible for both pre- and post-award management. Pre-award responsibilities include grant proposal preparation and review of application requirements. Post-award responsibilities include budget reconciliations, projections, and updates; final financial reporting to the sponsor in coordination with Harvard’s sponsored programs office; coordination of timely effort reporting; submission of timely payroll changes for project personnel; reviewing and approving accounts payable, and monitoring expenses to ensure appropriate expense allocation to sponsored awards.
The SGM will ensure compliance with federal, state, granting agency and university regulations and will serve as the principal source of information/guidance for faculty and program staff on complex administrative and fiscal policies and procedures. The SGM will maintain strong relationships with SPA and OSP to ensure compliance with HSPH, University, and sponsor regulations. The SGM will identify problems and initiate or recommend remedial action, advise project staff on established policies and procedures, interpret the terms and conditions of the sponsoring organization, and perform related job duties as required.
The W&HI, housed within the Department of Global Health and Population, advances a unique agenda simultaneously focused on women’s health needs and women’s critical roles as both formal and informal participants in healthcare systems. The W&HI’s portfolio includes several projects including the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF), aimed at reducing maternal morbidity and mortality. With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the MHTF will improve global maternal health policies and programs by strengthening the maternal health community through expanding access to critical knowledge, evidence and information; providing a neutral space for scientific debate and consensus building; strengthening the capacity of developing country professionals; and expanding the knowledge base on how to improve and evaluate the content and quality of maternal health care.
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