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Grants Officer 
I Choose Life – Africa (ICL) is one of the leading Non-Governmental Organizations that has contributed greatly to HIV prevention efforts among the youth in Kenya today. 

The organization has programs in over 100 institutions (University, tertiary institutions and high schools) across Kenya and reaches over 1 million youth annually with behavior change communication messages.

Job Summary:

ICL is in the process of recruiting a Grants Officer who will be reporting to the Finance manager to be based in Nairobi.  

The incumbent will be  responsible for ensuring seamless operations in support of ICL and its partner CSOs in achieving rigorous financial and grants reporting and management systems. 

The Grants Officer will also work closely relationship with Heads of Departments, and project Managers on budgetary and donor compliance requirements with regards to financial and grants related activities.

Key Responsibilities shall include;
  • Provide oversight and coordination of ICL’s grant portfolio
  • Facilitate development and review of Grant Strategies-in line with ICL’s Strategic plan
  • Support to management in strategic analysis for funding opportunities
  • Organize and facilitate periodical grants review meetings i.e. Monthly, Quarterly, Semi-Annual, Annually etc
  • Monitor ICL’s commitments and facilitate compliance of programs with donors requirements 
  • Lead on Quality Grants proposal development coordination
  • Manage, provide support to and build capacity of the grants unit staff and/or programme Team
  • Build grant management capacity of field staff with training in compliance, report writing, proposal development and other topics relevant to donor compliance
  • Review Grant agreements and provide recommendations and concerns to the Senior Management Team
  • Maintain Master files on Grant and Monitor paperwork connected with grant-funded programs/projects
  • Be involved in budget forecasting, preparation, and tracking to ensure that budgets are adhered to
  • Carry out grant closures in accordance with laid down procedures and regulations
Academic Qualifications:-
  • Bachelors degree in Finance/Accounting or other business related degree with over 3 years’ experience
  • Be a qualified Accountant with CPA (K)  or ACCA  Professional qualification
Knowledge, Skills & Personal Attributes
  • Knowledge of major donor regulations, procedures and requirements with demonstrated ability to exercise basic financial oversight of grant
  • Proven ability to facilitate the development of winning proposals to public and private sector donors;
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning and budgeting
  • Excellent computer skills and competency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to determine priorities and meet competing deadlines;
  • Detail-oriented with good multi-tasking abilities and communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English skills with proven ability in report writing and presentation
  • Able to work well both within a team and independently, in a challenging and fast-moving multicultural environment
Salary  KES 80,000

Application and contact details:

If you meet the requirements for this position, please send your CV and cover letter quoting your current and expected salary to to reach us on or before 14th January, 2013.

The subject line of your application should be ‘Grants Officer’ only. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. I Choose Life Africa is an equal opportunity employer.

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