Vacancies: Grants Manager
The Agile and Harmonized Assistance for Devolved Institutions (AHADI) is a five year USAID program implemented by the State University of New York’s (SUNY) Center for International Development (CID).
AHADI is designed to support Kenya’s vision and agenda for achieving the promise of devolution.
The program’s interventions aim to promote governance systems that are transparent, accountable, effective in service delivery, and responsive to empowered citizens by working at both the national and county government levels.
AHADI has three main objectives;
- Targeted counties provide higher quality services through improved governance
- Improved representation of citizen interests and oversight of targeted county government performance
- Functionality and effectiveness of the devolved system increased through intra-government engagement and cooperation.
Though AHADI is primarily a DRG project focused on improving the governance of Kenya’s new decentralized, system, it is also designed to have substantial impact on other sectors, as well.
AHADI therefore takes a sectorial approach in achieving its overall governance objectives. These sectors include but are not limited to good governance, resilience and economic growth, education, health and WASH.
Position Summary: Responsible for all aspects of the grants management process, including setting up grants management systems, drafting the Grants Under Contract Manual, drafting solicitations, managing proposal review, designing grant templates, drafting grants, ensuring grantee compliance with relevant rules, flow down clauses, grant requirements, and close-out.
The grants manager (GM) ensures that all AHADI grants are managed, implemented, reported and closed rapidly and effectively, in full compliance with USAID and SUNY/RF regulations and policies.
Reports to: Senior Grants Manager
Interrelationships: The GM must coordinate with all other AHADI team members including the senior GM, and the program team (Program Director and the Senior Devolution Advisors).
The GM is the key liaison between the grantee, the program staff, and the procurement, finance, reporting and M&E teams.
The position requires 4 years’ experience in managing multiple grants, a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, International Affairs or related field relevant to the position and a minimum of 3 years working in international development.
The Grants Manager will be familiar with USAID financial systems and regulations have a demonstrated ability to work as a member of a results oriented team, demonstrate good management skills, and be able to perform quality work under tight deadlines.
S/he shall be shall be fluent in oral and written English, and possess good IT and MS Office skills (proficiency in Excel required).
Experience with finance, procurement, or accounting are desirable.
Location and Duration: The location for the Nairobi Grants Manager is in the Nairobi head office.
The job description will be valid for one year and upon the end of the contract period (of one year) can be revised and renewed by the Chief of Party and by SUNY/CID.
How to Apply
Do you have the above qualifications and skills?
(1) a Cover letter
(2) CV and
(3) References from three past supervisors
Closing date: 1st April 2016.
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