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Grants and Contracts Officers

Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted September 10, 2019
Category Social Services & Nonprofit
Currency KSH


Grants and Contracts Officers, Afya Ziwani

Tracking Code: 9602
Job Description

Please note: This posting is open to current PATH employees only*

PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, finance, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales innovative solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.

Afya Ziwani is a PATH led USAID funded project covering Homa Bay, Kisumu, Migori, Kisii and Nyamira counties. The purpose of this project is to provide key clinical support to the Government of Kenya national HIV response with the overall goal of increasing access and coverage for HIV prevention, care and treatment services towards achieving the “90-90-90” targets.

PATH seeks to recruit two (2) Grants and Contracts Officers for Afya Ziwani project for a period of 6 months. The Grants and Contracts officers will manage a portfolio of sub-contracts and grants under contracts. Working under the project’s Director of Finance and Administration and the Office of Grants and Contracts (OGC), the Officers will be responsible for ensuring compliance with the terms and conditions of the respective Subawards, provide technical subcontracting advice to the project’s leadership and take a lead role in the sub-awards monitoring processes .

Experience Requirements

A minimum 3 years’ relevant working experience in Grants, Audit or Finance.
Experience in USG Assistance or Acquisition as well as grants management with an international NGO and working with Salesforce will be an added advantage
Experience working with Salesforce will be an added advantage.

Job Responsibilities

Oversee the subcontracts /grants under contracts full life cycle.
Provide technical subcontracting advice to the project’s leadership.
Ensure full compliance with the sub-awards terms and conditions.
Take a lead role in the monitoring of the financial performance of the subcontractors and other implementing partners.
Continuously appraise the internal control environment of the subcontractors and ensure that weaknesses identified are addressed in time.
Carry out a thorough and timely review of the monthly financial reports of the subcontractors.
Process subcontractors’ disbursements through salesforce platform
Develop and execute subcontractor’s capacity building plans based on the capacity gaps identified during assessments and monitoring and track progress against capacity improvement indicators.
Work closely with the Director of Finance and administration as well as the Office of Grants and Contracts in ensuring that the subcontracts are up to date and any subsequent amendments are processed in time through salesforce.
Ensure that subcontractors deliverables schedules are regularly updated in salesforce.

Education Requirements

A degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or related field.
ACCA finalist or CPA (K) qualification
Proficiency in MS Suite especially advanced excel.


Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Proven ability to manage a complex and diverse workload under tight deadlines.
Detail oriented; high degree of accuracy and strong analytical skills.
Excellent computer proficiency, particularly working with spreadsheets and databases.
Proven effectiveness working in a team under minimum supervision
Ability to interpret funding regulations and develop implementing procedures.
Ability to work independently with initiative to manage high volume workflow.