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NGO Grants Coordinator Job in Nairobi Kenya

WWF- The global conservation organization, Kenya Country Office (KCO), is seeking to recruit:

Grants Coordinator 
To be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Under the supervision of the Country Director, the Grants Coordinator will manage all grants at Kenya Country Office and the Regional Office. 

He/she is also required to support the Country Director to improve donor relations, identify funding opportunities and compile the donor database, reformat and submit project proposals, and ensure timely financial and technical reporting to donors and WWF Network. 

He/she will also liaise with the regional Office to ensure effective coordination of funding submissions and donor communication with other WWF project Offices.
Major duties will include but not limited to: 
  • timely reporting and communication on donor contracts and internal monthly reporting of all WWF KCO programmes and projects ; 
  • building an institutional real-time knowledge of donors and various funding opportunities relevant to the needs of the country office ; 
  • developing funding strategies for the various thematic and strategic areas requiring funding within the country office ; 
  • advise and when necessary support project managers on donor guidelines, policies and procedures and contractual obligations, particularly on reporting, procurement, matching funds, spending rate and visibility requirements to ensure compliance ; 
  • prepare local grant guidelines for the activities with partners and follow request for proposal program announcement requirements ; 
  • provide needed training to local partners, to ensure that their activities are in accordance with regulations and requirements. 
  • Review all subcontracts and agreement;
  • assist Country Director and Conservation Manager in building donor relations and in attending meetings with donors as appropriate and required, and maintaining timely communication with donors in conjunction with Project Managers and appropriate Country Managers ;
The incumbent must possess: 
  • at least a Master’s degree in project management or equivalent; 
  • minimum of 5 years’ professional experience in project management ideally with experience working with government and donors; 
  • previous work experience with international organizations involved in environmental and/or community issues ; 
  • proven ability in preparation and submission of proposals, and in implementation of conservation programmes ; 
  • excellent written and oral communications skills, fluency in English and Kiswahili languages; 
  • good computer knowledge; 
  • strong planning and organizational skills; 
  • proven interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop and maintain strong relationships at all levels within WWF and with donors and, as required, with other external stakeholders ; 
  • ability to work within a multicultural environment ;
  • dynamic, responsive disposition ; 
  • open, adaptable, team spirit ; 
  • ability to work under pressure; 
  • adherence to WWF’s values, which are: Optimistic, Engaging, Determined and Knowledgeable.
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should email a cover letter and CV with the Grants Coordinator Application on the subject line to the Human Resource Manager, WWF-KCO - not later than 18 May 2012.
Kindly note that only shortlisted persons will be contacted.

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