USAID Contractor Jobs in Kenya: Procurement Specialist, Procurement Assistant and Grants Manager Jobs in Mombasa Kenya

A USAID contractor is recruiting the following positions to be based in Mombasa, Kenya, for an ongoing project focused on civic education, citizen engagement and community strengthening. 

Procurement Specialist:  

The Procurement Specialist is responsible for all procurement functions, including procurement for goods and services for both operational and programmatic requirements.   
Requires at least three years of relevant experience in procurement, including experience working with USAID or other donor-funded programs in Kenya, preferably including Mombasa as a solid understanding of local market conditions is essential.  
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required, additional coursework focused on procurement and logistics preferred. 
All candidates must possess strong skills in basic computer applications including Microsoft Word and Excel. 

Procurement Assistant:   

Requires at least one year relevant experience in administration, procurement and/or logistics for USAID or other donor-funded programs in Kenya, preferably in Mombasa or elsewhere along Kenya’s Coast.  
A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, or equivalent level of education and experience, is required.   
All candidates must possess strong skills in basic computer applications including Microsoft Word and Excel.

Grants Manager:  

The Grants Manager is responsible for assessing recipient organizations’ grant worthiness, financial, administrative and management capacities, as well as developing and administering budgets and financial tracking for grants awarded to local partners.  
Candidates must possess at least three years demonstrated experience in the management and administration of grants or contracts funded by USAID or other donors, in a role such as activity management, financial management, procurement or sub-contracting.  
Familiarity with USAID contract and grants management policies and procedures is desirable, but experience with other donor funded projects will be accepted.  
Candidates must demonstrate superior management, budgeting and administrative skills required for sound management of cash and in-kind grants.  
Position also requires strong writing and organizational skills, proven knowledge of local and international NGOs, community based organizations, key governmental and other stakeholders present in the area. 
A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, or equivalent level of education and experience, is required.   
All candidates must possess strong skills in basic computer applications including Microsoft Word and Excel.

To Apply:  

Qualified applicants must include a cover letter highlighting relevant experience, a current Curriculum Vitae (CV), maximum 3 pages, including all language abilities and a list of 3 references with contact information.  
Applications must be willing to work and travel throughout Kenya.  
Applications should be sent via email to:  hr2012@kenyati.com no later than Friday, June 22, 2012.

Please type the position for which you are applying in the subject line of the message, and send only the items requested above. 

Only Finalists will be contacted. 


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