Jhpiego Program / Grants Assistant Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Jhpiego is a nonprofit global leader in the creation and delivery of transformative health care solutions for the developing world. In partnership with national governments, health experts and local communities, we build health providers’ skills and we develop systems that save lives now and guarantee healthier futures for women and their families.

Jhpiego is the implementing partner for the East Africa Accelerator Hub for The Challenge Initiative (TCI) – known as Tupange Pamoja in East Africa. The project is funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGFJ through The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health.

TCI is an ambitious program that leverages a matching challenge fund mechanism to provide incentives for the rapid scale up of urban family planning programs through a framework of accountability measures, demand-driven participation of partners, and technical support via at least four regional accelerator hubs.

We are seeking experienced individuals with excellent management and technical skills, who are team players, dedicated, hardworking, innovative, highly-motivated and able to work in a high-pressure environment requiring multi-tasking abilities.

Program / Grants Assistant

(Based in Nairobi)

Reporting to the Kenya Country Lead, the Program/Grants Assistant will help manage the administrative, financial, logistical and programmatic tasks required for the program.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and support program, financial, contractual, monitoring, and administrative functions of the Tupange Pamoja team such that activities are implemented according to plans and in a timely fashion.
  • Assist in preparation, monitoring and tracking of project budgets under guidance from the Kenya Country Lead/Finance Manager.
  • Assist program and administrative staff and consultants to produce letters, documents, reports, presentations and materials for distribution (including word processing, basic data analysis, photocopying, etc.).
  • Support the Finance and Grants teams in tracking and maintaining expenditure records for both program and grantees.
  • Assist in organization of meetings, field visits, and other project activities: maintaining the project management calendar and keeping it up-to—date; and gathering technical updates for program planning, training, components of evaluations and other studies on related programs including documenting project lessons learnt.
  • Maintain a program filing system, both electronic and hard copy, for the office and ensure that final program documents and grants documents are appropriately stored
  • Perform other programmatic, secretarial support and administrative duties as assigned by the supervisor to ensure smooth
    functioning and achievement of project goals as required.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Accounts/Finance or Business—related degree with at least two years’ experience in a similar or related position.
  • Ability to work in an efficient and prompt manner in areas of correspondence, logistics for local and international travel, filing and record—keeping.
  • Basic understanding of accounting/finance processes.
  • Experience working in a busy office; strong organizational skills; and able to handle multiple tasks with minimum supervision and deal with pressure.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send application & CV with 3 referees to the following email address: HR.Kenya@jhpiego.org or at our website www.jobs-jhpiego.icims.com by 15th October 2018.

Indicate how your education and experience qualifies you for the position.

Only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Jhpiego is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity.

Persons with disabilities and other minority groups are encouraged to apply.

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Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi County

Accounting and Finance, Business Administration, Community Development, NGO and UN
Updated: October 8, 2018 — 10:42 am