Trócaire Business Development and Grants Manager Job in Kenya

Trócaire

Business Development and Grants Manager

Trócaire is one of Ireland’s leading INGO’s, having over 40 years’ of experience in International Development. Trócaire works through local partners and being the development arm of the Catholic Church in Ireland is a member of worldwide networks such as Caritas and CIDSE. This is an exciting time in the history of the organisation as we continue to roll out our most recent strategic plan 2016-2020 and begin planning for beyond this period.

Trócaire has been working in Kenya for over 30 years and established an office in Nairobi in 1994. Working with over twenty-five local partner organisations, Trócaire takes a rights based approach while focusing on Equitable Access to and use of Resources, Women’s Empowerment and the Protection of Human Dignity in Humanitarian Crisis. (Organisational Strategic Plan-CSP: 2016-20).

The Trócaire Kenya country programme is built on a model that integrates a change process from micro to meso to macro levels through working with strong local partners, a commitment to capacity building, clear advocacy priorities, high levels of financial oversight and holistic programme design to bring about social change.

The role of the Business Development and Grants Manager will be to increase and diversify the funding (institutional and private) base of the country programme in line with the organisational institutional funding strategy, increase the profile of Trócaire with potential donors, support the programme team in the development of well-designed projects and programmes for submission to institutional donors consistent with Trócaire’s organisational and Country Strategic Plans, and to support programme staff in the management of funding grants/contracts in Kenya through building the capacity of programme staff and partners to manage existing and future institutional funding contracts.

Reporting to the Country Director this is a fixed term for 2 years and is based in Nairobi.

Safeguarding Children Policy:The successful applicant will be expected to sign up to and adhere to Trócaire’s Safeguarding Policy.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

Business Development (50%)

  • Lead the review and implementation of Trócaire’s country funding strategy, in line with country programme needs and external funding opportunities.
  • Lead and advise on the development of good quality and well-designed funding proposals for submission to institutional and private donors. This will involve linking in with the Global Partnerships and Funding team in HQ in terms of quality assurance and ensuring value for money, cost recovery etc.
  • Advise the Director of Programmes on donor funding streams which match with priorities, projects and programmes and take the lead in structuring the approach towards making a funding application.
  • Pro-actively identify opportunities for securing institutional funding from in-country donors, embassies and trust funds. This will involve close liaison with global partnerships and funding staff in Trócaire’s head office.
  • Keep up-to-date with donor policy developments and trends, in the development and humanitarian sectors; in-country, regionally, and more generally, and represent Trócaire in funding review groups/networks, as appropriate
  • Guide programme staff in the management of contracts for all institutional grants
  • In coordination with Finance staff, take responsibility for monitoring and ensuring compliance with donor rules and requirements.
  • Ensure all grant files are maintained and organized for planning and preparation of donor reports and project monitoring, and ensuring everything is accurately recorded on Salesforce.
  • Together with programme staff, design and participate in grant inception meetings, grant review meetings, and grant close out meetings.
  • Provide training for staff and partners entering into new institutional donor contracts, including compliance with regulations on financial management, procurement, audit, reporting, visibility and communications.
  • Strengthen existing contacts with donors in country and in the region and support programme staff and management to establish and build new donor contacts.
  • Represent Trócaire’s work both internally and externally in agreement with the Country Director
  • Communicate with other teams within Trócaire to ensure that the programme is well understood, and that information is available for communication needs.
  • Work with partners ensuring that effective communication channels are in place, and that funding-related issues are addressed in a timely manner,
  • Cultivate business relationships with external stakeholders and potential partners for large scale or strategic funding opportunities, either as a prime or sub-recipient in joint ventures.
  • Provide regular updates to the CMT on the status of the funding portfolio and key trends to monitor.
  • Participate in key donor meetings, when necessary, to foster long-term collaboration and engagement.
  • Explore and test potential private sector partnerships
  • Pro-actively seek donor intelligence on prospective new opportunities or partnerships.
  • Ensure key contacts, required formats and donor strategies are kept up-to-date at the country office level.

Grants Management & Compliance (30%)

  • Keep up to date with donor regulations and communicate effectively with relevant team members, ensuring links with HQ in terms of global donor strategies and updates on regulations.
    Support programme staff and lead where required, in the preparation of high quality reports for submission to donors in a timely manner. This will involve close liaison and joint working with institutional funding staff in Trócaire head office.
    Support programme staff and partners in preparing contract amendment documentation for donors such as the EC, Irish Aid, and others, ensuring HQ is aware of and has oversight of any contract amendments.
    Perform quality and administrative checks on narrative and financial reporting for institutionally funded programmes.
    Work with programme and finance teams to develop efficient financial tracking and reporting systems for all institutional grants.
    Keep all relevant head office staff informed about the progress of contracts through the programme cycle.

Capacity Building (10%)

  • Provide training to staff and partners around proposal development, log frames, budgeting, report writing, supply chain management, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Advise and support programme teams on building the capacities of partners to handle complex contractual compliance issues
  • Advise and support programme teams on how to comply with evaluation, audit and expenditure verification requirements, and provide quality assurance on the maintenance of project files.

Internal and external representation (10%)

  • Strengthen existing contacts with donors in country and in the region and support programme staff and management to establish and build new donor contacts.
  • Represent Trócaire’s work both internally and externally in agreement with the Country Director
  • Communicate with other teams within Trócaire to ensure that the programme is well understood, and that information is available for communication needs.
  • Work with partners ensuring that effective communication channels are in place, and that funding-related issues are addressed in a timely manner,

Requirements

Experience and Qualification

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in the development and humanitarian sector
  • At least a Masters level education in development studies or a relevant subject
  • Demonstrable experience of humanitarian programming with a knowledge of the local context in particular
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience of proposal and report writing for major international donors including the European Union (DevCo and ECHO), Irish Aid, UK DFID, other European Governments, UN, US Government funding (USAID, State Depts.), and other relevant trusts/foundations.
  • Proven track record of securing institutional funding from successful grant applications.
  • Demonstrable experience of managing grants co financed by the donors such as: European Union (DevCo and ECHO), Irish Aid, UK DFID, other European Governments, UN, US Government funding (USAID, State Depts.), and other relevant trusts/foundations.
  • Project cycle management using logical frameworks.
  • Use of Management Information Systems (MIS) and / or Grants Management System (GMS)
  • Working with partner organisations.
  • Training/capacity building in a multi-cultural environment

Skills

  • In depth knowledge of contractual requirements of donors and grant management
  • Excellent budget analysis and budget development skills.
  • Experience of working with partners and good understanding of partnership approach
  • Excellent facilitation & capacity building skills and experience of applying them when working with individual partners or groups of partners
  • Excellent written, oral and presentational communications skills
  • Dynamic and willing to take initiative
  • A team player but also willing and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Capacity to be flexible and adaptable to changing contexts and priorities
  • Deep commitment to social justice.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines.
  • Patient and pays high degree of attention to detail.
  • Understanding of, and empathy with, the role of the Catholic Church in development

Qualities

  • Dynamic and willing to take initiative
  • A team player but also willing and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Capacity to be flexible and adaptable to changing contexts and priorities
  • Deep commitment to social justice.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines.
  • Patient and pays high degree of attention to detail.
  • Understanding of, and empathy with, the role of the Catholic Church in development

How to Apply:

For the candidate with the required experience and passion for the role, Trócaire offers a competitive package of salary and benefits.Interested applicants should visit https://www.trocaire.org/about/work-with-trocaire and apply by 20th November 2018.



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