Job

Grants & Budgets Manager

at International Rescue Committee
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted July 9, 2019
Category Management
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency KSH
Work Hours Day
Street Address Nairobi Branch

Description

Grants & Budgets Manager
Organisation:  International Rescue Committee

Closing date: 22 Jul 2019
Background

The International Rescue Committee has been working in Somalia since 2006, providing essential services to conflict and disaster affected communities. The IRC has been operational in Central Somalia (Mudug and Galgadud regions) and Mogadishu implementing interventions in the areas of livelihood, WASH and health reaching out to more than 200,000 conflict and drought affected people.

Summary of Responsibilities

This position will provide high level grant and budget management for the IRC Somalia Grants Unit. The IRC Somalia Grants Unit acts as the formal coordination point between IRC departments, including programs, operations, finance and global headquarters. This position will also liaise between the regional office and Somalia program with regards to grants strategy, compliance, capacity building and implementation of the IRC Somalia SAP.

Within this Grant Unit, the Grants and Budgets Manager will primarily oversee the budget management of the IRC Somalia portfolio and support the Grants Coordinator with program cycle management.This includes leading standard grant specific meetings, reporting, and budget monitoring, as well as, implementing partner communications. Organization, flexibility, leadership and initiative are all key attributes to this position as it often involves independently solving unique issues as they occur while managing competing deadlines.

Key Responsibilities

Budgeting

Work closely with the finance team to maintain, update and develop budgeting and expenditure planning tools to ensure efficient planning and spending
Monitor the program budgets and expenditure in the IRC BVA system
Support program staff in grant revisions, cost extensions, no-cost extensions, budget realignments, and other as required
Conduct review of budgeting and actual expenditures and develop guidelines to better estimate expenditures during budgeting
Consolidating budget inputs and linking to the donor format for onward review by the Grants Coordinator, Finance Controller and Regional Finance Controller
Monitor and support the use of grants management tools such as FM01, BvAs, procurement planning and activity plans amongst program teams to ensure accurate tracking of implementation and timely alerts to potential challenges/obstacles.

Experience Requirements

At least 3 years of progressive professional experience in the Africa region. Master’s degree a plus

Job Responsibilities

Work closely with the finance team to maintain, update and develop budgeting and expenditure planning tools to ensure efficient planning and spending
Monitor the program budgets and expenditure in the IRC BVA system
Support program staff in grant revisions, cost extensions, no-cost extensions, budget realignments, and other as required
Conduct review of budgeting and actual expenditures and develop guidelines to better estimate expenditures during budgeting
Consolidating budget inputs and linking to the donor format for onward review by the Grants Coordinator, Finance Controller and Regional Finance Controller
Monitor and support the use of grants management tools such as FM01, BvAs, procurement planning and activity plans amongst program teams to ensure accurate tracking of implementation and timely alerts to potential challenges/obstacles.

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field (Project Management, Development, Finance, Accounting, Budgeting) with strong record of academic performance.

Skills

Demonstrated experience in grants management, fund management, auditing or program development and budget management
Advanced knowledge of working and budgeting in Excel
Working knowledge of USG (USAID/OFDA), European (ECHO,EU,SIDA SV), DFID and UN donor regulations, procedures and compliance requirements
Professional report writing experience for major donors, including: ECHO, EU, SIDA, USAID/OFDA, UNICEF, UNHCR, SV and private funders.
In-depth understanding of grants management procedures the grants cycle, procurement and financial best practices is a strong advantage
Fluency in spoken and written English with exceptional attention to grammar.
Able to work well both within a team and independently, in a challenging and fast-moving multicultural environment.
Excellent computer skills and competency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
Excellent organizational skills and ability to determine priorities and meet multiple deadlines
Willingness to travel to Somalia
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