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Faustina Ethel Ametepe
Grants and Contracts Manager , Freetown
Freetown, Sierra Leone
Accomplished certified accountant with over 17 years working experience and nine years in senior-level management. Respectable in boosting results-driven strategic financial and tactical operational management. Analytical and action-driven leader with track records in ensuring compliance, policy and systems strengthening and building team for sustainable outcome in the developmental sector.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, Management, Accounting/Finance, Procurement
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Fundraising, Business Development, Grants Writer
  • Government/Governance, Reforms
Professional Experience:
Accomplished business professional with over nine years of senior-level management experience driving and impacting result-driven missions in the development community. Respectable in boosting strategic financial and tactical operational management. Analytical and action-driven leader with track records in ensuring policy compliance, systems strengthening and optimizing fund for value for money. Reputable at building strong external business relations and building teams for sustainable outcomes. Endowed with admirable interpersonal skills in driving actions and challenging tasks while helping others achieve their goals.

COMPETENCIES:
- Financial Management
- Budgeting / Forecasting
- Internal Control Management
- Strategic Planning & Implementation
- Project Management
- New Business Development
- Grants Management
- Negotiation
- Capacity Building
- External Relation Management
- Risk Management
- Operations Management
Education:
London School of Business and Finance, Global MBA in Finance

Atlantic International University, MSc in Strategic Management

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Certified Member

Oxford Brookes University, Bachelor of Science in Applied Accounting
Affiliations and Achievements:
eHealth Africa:
Proactively managed multi-million dollars, multi-projects through efficient and effective administration of eHA Sierra Leone office grants portfolio throughout the award life-cycle, providing strategic leadership on projects and fund management and ensuring compliance with donors, eHA and legal requirements, that guaranteed high project performance in line with programmatic goals. Served as the point of contact for all donor-related issues on funding and project implementation.
- Sustained effective project implementation through development of work plan and budget, and safeguarded the entire portfolio through pipeline reporting. Steered monthly meetings with program managers and senior management, and provided a walk-through on program budgets versus actuals and flag issues requiring their attention.
- Reduced risk exposure by renegotiating and modifying existing contracts that saved the organization about 20% of contract cost, while ensuring the continuation and effective service delivery. Increased risk awareness amongst staff through enhanced knowledge on policy and compliance capacity building training. Slashed logistics cost by 25% through better utilization and accountability of office logistics.
- Earned donor confidence through a well-structured communication among team and partners. Facilitated half-yearly project review meetings with donors and project managers to measure project progress, understand challenges and agreed on standard redressal measures.
- Ensured well-structured cost allocations among various projects and provided certification for all projects expenditures and guaranteed quality and and timely reporting to donor.
- Managed the operations component through tactical support to financial management, procurements and logistics as well as human resources management.

Chemonics International Inc.:
Under a UD$15 million, USAID funded Ghana Feed the Future Agriculture Policy Support Project (APSP). Effectively led through policies, procedures, and best practices by providing the most efficient management and monitoring strategy for practical and accountable utilization of project mechanism to support APSP-driven initiatives and achievement of project key performance indicators. Proactively supervised funding obligations throughout the grants management cycle including solicitation, evaluation, negotiation, award, monitoring and reporting and successful closeout of sub-awards.
- Realized expected outcomes from the project implementation through ensuring adherence to grants management policies and procedures in active management and administration of sub-recipients. Supported the development of yearly project work plans and budgets: managed stakeholder relationships and monitored deliverables and progress toward the achievement of project objectives.
- Documented a database of sub-grants awards processes as well as sub-grantees records of finance and programmatic reports.

Management System Int'l:
Under a USD$12 million, USAID funded Local Governance & Decentralization Program (LOGODEP). Directed the implementation of effective and efficient administration of all aspects of grants and subcontracts cycle (design, solicitation, evaluation, negotiation, award making, and monitored implementation to realize the achievement of the project’s key performance indicators.
- Attained over 95% of key project indicators through a well-designed grant, financial and project management mechanism that supported efficient and effective solicitation, evaluation and pre-award due diligence and risk assessment, awarded grants and ensure project implementation and successful closeout.
- Sustained and enhanced capacity knowledge of sub-grantees through financial management and project management workshops and monitored knowledge application on both financial and technical performance. Facilitated quarterly learning and sharing review meetings with sub-grantees and other stakeholders.

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    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English, French
    Nationality:
    Ghana
    LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/faustina-ethel-ametepe-acca-msc-a4000560/
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