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Grants Officer Job in Kenya

Uraia Trust is seeking to recruit a highly competent individual for the position of Grants Officer

The job holder is responsible for ensuring timely, efficient and effective processing of accounting and grants management transactions in implementing the finance and accounting strategies, internal controls and procedures as well as generation of information for decision making.

The key responsibilities of this position will include:
  • Undertaking proper maintenance of Implementing partner grant accounting records of the trust and ensuring their security.
  • Assist the finance team in administering sub partner procurement processes, grant award procedures and ensuring compliance with the provisions of on-going grant agreements.
  • Facilitate day to day follow up and liaison with implementing partners on financial matters relating to implementation schedules of the approved grant agreements.
  • Assist in review of partner reports and monitoring implementation of any post review actions within the stipulated time frames.
  • Support the finance and programme team in facilitation of capacity building undertakings of the Trust in respect to partner management of grants.
  • Assist management in regular monitoring of financial transactions, Partner accounts and obligations against budget and grant requirements.
  • Advice management on smooth operationalization of grant controls and ensure compliance with statutory requirements.
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by the Finance Manager.
Person Specifications:
 
The ideal candidate should possess the following qualifications:
  • Minimum of a Bachelors degree in Business Management, Commerce, Finance or related discipline from a recognized University.
  • Professional accountancy training with minimum attainment of CPA part 2.
  • Additional relevant training and qualifications in grants management will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant work experience 3 of which must be in project/grants accounting.
  • Demonstrated work experience in computerized accounting is essential. Those with competence in Navision financial software will be desirable.
The engagement for this position will be for an initial contract of two years that is renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding. 

For more details about Uraia, please see the Uraia Trust website www.uraia.or.ke.

Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.

If you believe your career objectives match this exciting position, please forward your application and detailed CV stating your current position, remuneration, contact details and quoting reference number UT/09/14/03 by 5 pm on 3rd September 2014 addressed to:

The Human Resources Unit, Uraia Trust
Uraia Hse, Jacaranda Ave. off Gitanga Rd
P O Box 28151- 00100 
Nairobi, Kenya


E-mail: hrunit@uraia.or.ke

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