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Matching Investment Grants Officer Job in Garissa Kenya

CNFA Inc. is a Washington, DC - based, non - partisan, not - for - profit international development organization dedicated to stimulating sustainable economic growth and to reducing poverty around the world by nurturing entrepreneurship, agricultural enterprises and market linkages. 

Applications are invited from qualified candidates for a three - year USAID funded program for the position of
 Matching Investment Grants Officer based in Garissa 

The successful candidate will be responsible for matching investment grants under USAID funded Kenya Drylands Livestock Development Program (KDLDP)

Principal Responsibilities

The Matching Investment Grants Officer will develop an integrated grants management system and establish criteria for grant review and award, ensuring transparency in the application-award process, that implementation and outcomes are in accordance with program objectives and CNFA’s and USAIDs grant making policies. 

Participate in review of grant applications and assess local organization’s technical and administrative capacity to execute the programs funded by the grants; ensure solicitations meet USAID requirements for solicitation of sub-grants.

Ensure timely receipt of sub-grantee reports and working with sub-grantees to ensure ability to comply with requirements of sub-award. Monitor grant implementation and grantee performance, and ensure that procedures are established and complied with for grant development, worthiness, implementation, management, monitoring, evaluation, and closing.

Any other duties as may be assigned.


  • In-depth knowledge of and extensive experience in Matching Investment Grants design, development, management, and implementation;
  • Conceptual capacity to understand Matching Grants Investment processes and operational issues so as to thoroughly analyze and evaluate critical and operational matters.
  • Communicate effectively -internally and externally
  • Ability to coordinate the work of others, to work to tight deadlines, and handle multiple concurrent projects and activities. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations.

Education: University degree in related field is required. Diploma with extensive experience may be considered.

Work Experience
  • A minimum of three (3) years of progressive experience in Matching Investment Grants Management.
  • Experience in dealing with Livestock Program in Arid and Semi-arid areas and dealing with pastoralists/ farmers will be added advantage
  • Fluency in oral and written English and Kiswahili. 
  • Knowledge of Somali language would be an asset.
You will submit your resume and cover letter to 

or Post Office Box 14184-00800 Nairobi by 31st August 2011.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

CNFA is an “equal opportunities” employer

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