AMREF Grants Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

Position: Grants Officer

Reference Number: KCO/GFTB/001/2012

Duty Station: Nairobi

Closing Date: 23 November 2012

We are looking for an individual who is organized, highly motivated and results oriented to join a dynamic team and help bring lasting health change in Africa, to fill the following position.

The position reports to the Project Manager and is based in Nairobi.

Purpose of the Job:

To provide technical expertise and support of grant component and implementation.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Managing the resources for grant component and ensuring equitable distribution and CSO compliance as per set guidelines.
  • Working with the project Manager and the project team to harmonize and foster consistency in communication with all partners on issues that relate to grant component.
  • Receiving and reviewing proposals/grant applications to assess compliance with relevant guidelines and carrying out technical reviews.
  • Assisting in reviewing and finalizing budgets with the CSOs and approval, preparation of contracts/agreements for the CSOs and the follow up on compliance.
  • Providing feedback to all the applicants and handling the grant application in consultation with the Project Manager.
  • Participating in the pre-funding capacity assessment of the potential grantees and following up training to build their skills.
  • Mentoring CSOs and providing technical advice and capacity development to CSOs to plan, implement, monitor and report on grants awarded.
  • Receiving and reviewing grants reports for all funded CSOs and recommend any measures that may be appropriate for the success of the project.
Qualifications and Competencies:
  • The ideal candidate should have a Bachelors Degree in Commerce or its equivalent and CPA(K) or its equivalent.  
  • Must be ICT proficient.  
  • At least four years of relevant NGO work experience in CSOs grants management.  
  • The candidate should have proven abilities in managing CSOs grants, understanding of community development issues, proven capacity building and mentoring for grass-root CSOs, pre- funding assessment, contract design, compliance management, data analysis, budget and report review for CSOs.  
  • Knowledge of TB and HIV/AIDS policy issues.  
  • Good report writing, communication and presentation skills. 
  • Team player and demonstrates high integrity.
Interested candidates should quote the position and reference number (KCO/GFTB/001/2012) in the subject matter and send their CV and application letter which should include remuneration requirements and contact details of three work-related referees, to the Human Resources Manager, AMREF Kenya by e-mail to do not attach certificates and testimonials.

The closing date for submitting applications is Friday, 23rd November 2012.  

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

AMREF is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.

At no point does AMREF ask for money in its recruitment process.

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