REACH Malaria Country Finance & Grants Manager, At Path

PATH is a global nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity. With more than 40 years of experience forging multisector partnerships and with expertise in science, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales up innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing heath challenges.

PATH has unparalleled expertise and experience in the development of new tools and strategies for malaria elimination and has the potential to become an acknowledged leader in accelerating efforts towards malaria elimination and global eradication. PATH’s Center for Malaria Control and Elimination (CMCE) works with PATH staff and strategic partners to coordinate expertise and programming and maximize our collective impact toward malaria elimination.

PATH seeks a Finance and Grants Manager for the Ghana project team for the USAID-funded Reaching every at-risk community and household with malaria services (PMI REACH Malaria) global project. PMI REACH Malaria aims to provide implementation support services and technical assistance to countries to accelerate progress in comprehensive delivery of facility and community-based malaria services, including malaria case management, prevention of malaria in pregnancy (MiP), seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC), health systems strengthening, data collection and use for service delivery, and other malaria prevention interventions.

The Finance and Grants Manager is based within a PMI REACH Malaria country team, within a broader PATH office in Ghana, and may supervise other finance and grants management staff. The Finance and Grants Manager will lead or assist with all project-related financial management, local contracting and grants management, compliance, and other related financial operations project activities.


  •  Provide overall technical and administrative leadership in the areas of financial management and grants management for the project.
  •  Set up, manage, and provide technical assistance related to the grant-making component of the project activities.
  •  Ensure that financial systems and processes for the project are in compliance with PATH policies, donor expectations and good financial practices.
  •  Advise country project staff on donor requirements; and provide training on financial and grants management, recordkeeping, operational systems, and policies as needed.
  •  Provide any information or support as needed to the global project team to prepare and submit monthly financial, pipeline report and quarterly accrual reports to USAID.
  •  Manage and liaise with internal and external auditors in the review of country project financial and administrative practices and records.
  •  Support effective linkages between technical components, grants and finance and administrative functions within the project.
  •  Support assessments of in-country partners’ financial management capacity and ability to adhere to donor requirements. Develop related action plans to address any capacity/system gaps.
  •  Develop, analyze and monitor program budgets and expenditures.
  •  Identify and elevate financial and compliance risks to appropriate in-country or global project team member.
  •  Coordinate input for the annual work plan and budgeting process with the project team and partners.
  •  Support in-country procurement for project equipment and supplies as needed, in collaboration with PATH’s Procurement Office. Review and approve payment vouchers, travel expense reports, workshop expense reports and other reconciliations for authorization, accuracy, allowability, charge codes and accounting for advances. eK34DhE BIpnb
  •  Manage a finance and operations team to facilitate budgeting, financial reporting, accounting, administration and procurement across project needs.

Required skills and experience:

  •  A bachelor’s degree or higher in a field related to business administration or accounting. Certifications in ACCA, ICSA, CIMA, or ACA is required.
  •  At least seven years of experience in financial management and grants and contract administration, preferable with an international organization.
  •  At least five years of relevant experience managing USAID awards, with preferred experience in managing USAID, USG contracts, and/or Grants under Contract.
  •  Extensive knowledge of USAID rules and regulations with experience managing subgrants, experience building capacity in financial management and organizational development of community-based organizations and implementing partners.
  •  Relevant skills in accounting software and cloud systems and use of advanced excel.
  •  Experience in capacity building of sub grantee organizations and in financial and audits of donor-funded projects and programs.
  •  Experience in building and effectively supervising a diverse team of employees.
  •  Demonstrated ability to work with institutions at the national and regional level, local nongovernmental organizations, and community-based organizations and structures.
  •  Excellent attention to detail, sound planning and organizational skills, and problem-solving skills.
  •  Analytical approach to work and strong time management skills
  •  Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  •  Strong work ethic, resourcefulness, integrity, credibility, and dedication to PATH’s mission.
  •  Professional proficiency in English required.

PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.

PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment.

PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, caste, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


May 2024