Grants Officer Job in Kenya

Grants Officer

Project Background

The USAID-funded Western Kenya Sanitation Project (USAID WSKP) is a five-year project that aims to create a financially sustainable, transformative, replicable, and locally owned sanitation marketplace in eight target counties of western Kenya – Bungoma, Busia, Homa Bay, Kakamega, Kisii, Kisumu, Migori, and Siaya.

Goals and objectives

The overall goal of the project is to create a financially sustainable, transformative, replicable, and locally owned sanitation marketplace in the target counties of western Kenya. Ultimately, customers must be willing and able to pay for the products and services—a key point being to eliminate any need for subsidies or donor support. The objectives to achieve this goal are (1) increased access to and uptake of market-based improved sanitation and fecal sludge management products and services, (2) increased access to and uptake of market-based improved menstrual hygiene management products and services at the household level, and (3) strengthened policy and regulatory environments and increased capacity of county government officials to effect lasting change in sanitation management.


Facilitates capacity-building initiatives for grantees by collecting necessary paperwork to monitor technical and financial alignment.

Assists in the preparation and documentation of the grants award cycle for both grants, ensuring that the technical prerequisites required for capturing relevant information in the solicitation process are readily available.

Provides support to grantees in reviewing DA1 processing requirements and tracking foreign tax reporting.

Supports the monitoring and regular verification of assets held by grantees.

Aids in reviewing grantees’ budgets for accuracy and reasonableness, ensuring that budgets are well-supported with precise budget narratives for onboarding purposes.

Documents identified gaps during routine monthly and weekly monitoring to facilitate capacity-building efforts.

Maintains a financial management filing system for SAF and GUC activities, including the accurate tracking of fund reimbursement, liquidations, and burn rates, and ensures there are no delays in fund disbursement.

Collaborates with the Grants Manager to ensure that deliverables remain on schedule.

Ensures that grantees comply with periodic requirements as per grant agreement clauses.

Establishes sound mechanisms by RTI policies and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to facilitate grant fund disbursement and the justification of expenses.

 Analyzes grantees’ funding requests and technical reports as needed.

 Provides support for day-to-day operational activities to ensure that the grants mechanism offers the necessary support to the project team.

Requirements and Qualifications

To be considered for this position with USAID WKSP, candidates should meet the following requirements and qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree in a Business-related field, Finance, or Accounting from a recognized institution.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) part II certification.

A minimum of five (5) years of work experience in an organization related to donors or donor-funded projects.

Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office, indicating a strong command of essential software for the role.

Strong analytical and review skills, with a keen eye for detail and a systematic approach to documenting review outcomes.

Contractual Terms

The three-month engagement will require the selected candidate to work full-time at the Kisumu office, with the potential for day trips to the counties where project activities are being implemented. The candidate will receive a daily rate, which will be defined based on agreed-upon criteria, and payment will be made at the end of each month upon submission of a signed and approved timesheet.

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