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Grants Manager

at International Rescue Committee(IRC)
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted September 11, 2019
Category Management
Currency KSH
Work Hours Day


Grants Manager
International Rescue Committee

Organisation: Closing date: 24 Sep 2019
Job Description

The Grants Manager is a key staff member within the IRC Kenya Programs Department, responsible for proposal development and ensuring the proper implementation of all grant compliance policy and procedures through appropriate coordination and information dissemination. The Grants Manager reports to the Deputy Director, Grants and Accountability (DDGA) and works closely with the Program Coordinators and Managers and the Regional Officers in New York and London.

Key Responsibilities

Program Design and Proposal Development

Coordinate proposal and budget development process for concept notes and proposals
Review potential funding opportunities and provide a brief to senior management that will inform the go/ no go decision
Submit proposals and budgets for review at HQ ensuring that the grant applications are prepared according to the required format and submitted to donors where applicable.
Research on potential funding opportunities
Design and deliver proposal development capacity building training and contribute to the development of proposal development skills among IRC Kenya staff
Provide day-to-day support and advice on funding issues relating to current grants and planned proposals to IRC Kenya staff
Sub-grant management

Review sub-grants for compliance with donor rules and regulations
Provide feedback and request clarifications on sub-grant documents that have been submitted for approval
Support Program Manager’s in the drafting of partner agreements
Maintain master files on sub-grants on hard copy and in the share drive
Oversee all internal, external and sub-grantee reporting with programs and finance, ensuring high-quality, well-written and timely reports meeting donor and IRC requirements

Experience Requirements

3 to 5 years of INGO field experience in a similar position: grants management, proposal development (program narratives and budgets) and donor reporting.

Education Requirements

University degree in international relations or other relevant field.
Master’s Degree Desirable


Knowledge of UN (UNHCR/ UNDP/ UNICEF/WHO), US (USAID/OFDA), EU (ECHO/ EC) and UK (DFID) donor regulations, procedures and requirements
Proven ability to develop winning proposals to public and private-sector donors
Excellent written and spoken English essential
Excellent organizational skills, ability to determine priorities and attention to detail a must
Ability to work in a multicultural context as a flexible and respectful team player
Willingness to travel to the field as and when needed
High-level of knowledge and practice with Word, Excel, Outlook, etc. required
Work in a multisectoral/ multicultural team- patience, cultural sensitivity and application of contextual understanding in day to day work
Ability to work with tight deadlines for proposal development/ information needs
Please make sure to include copy of Certificate of Good Conduct in your application.