AERC Programme Administrator Job in Nairobi, Kenya

African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)

An Exciting Career Opportunity: Programme Administrator

Established in 1988, African Economic Research Consortium is a premier capacity building institution in the advancement of research and training to inform economic policies in sub-Saharan Africa.

AERC’s mission rests on two premises: first, that development is more likely to occur where there is sustained sound management of the economy; second, that such management is more likely to happen where there is an active, well-informed cohort of locally based professional economists to conduct policy-relevant research.

AERC builds that cohort through a programme that has three primary components: research, training and policy outreach.

The organization integrates high quality economic policy research, postgraduate training and policy outreach within a vast network of researchers, universities and policy makers across Africa and beyond.

We are seeking to fill the position of a Programme Administrator, to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

The position will report to the Manager, Training.

Overall Job Purpose: This position is responsible for the efficient and effective administration of all grants and awards to grantees, administration of all finances, budgets and payments of one of the AERC departments.

Duties & Responsibilities

Training Grants management

  • Issuing payments of grants to institutions and individuals. Maintaining contact with and evaluating grant utilization by grantees and participating universities as well as maintaining accurate and up to date accounts of all grant disbursements and grants awarded.

Divisional Financial Administration

  • Initiating payment to suppliers and service providers of the department. Ensuring donor contract compliance and preparing periodic donor and management reports and projections of annual expenditure. In liaison with the Programme Director and Manager, review quarterly reports, verifies expenditure against budget, advises on the status of grants payable and prepares donor and management reports.

Logistics and conference management

  • Assisting in the budgeting, preparation and conduct of workshops and meetings. In collaboration with the project team, assist in the preparation of the annual and quarterly Programme
  • Work Plans and Budget.

Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelors’ degree in Business Administration or other relevant discipline. CPA (K) or equivalent. At least 5 years relevant experience, preferably in an international NGO. Proven track record in programme financial and grant management and project administration.

Key Skills and Competencies

Ability to work with computerised accounting systems, strong financial management, problem solving and analytical skills, ability to work independently, strong integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality, ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, proficiency in standard office computer applications and databases such as; MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet.

AERC offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package.

Interested applicants are invited to visit AERC’s website at to view the detailed descriptions of duties and required qualifications.

All applications should be sent to by Friday 11th December, 2020.

Due to the expected volume of applications, AERC will only enter into further correspondence with short-listed candidates.

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Updated: November 26, 2020 — 11:22 pm