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Grants Writer: Action Africa Help - International Jobs in Kenya

Action Africa Help - International
Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda, Zambia

Employment Opportunity

AAH-l, an international non-profit making agency that implements health and development projects in Africa, seeks to recruit a dynamic, innovative development leader for the following position in Nairobi Office.

Grants Writer

The holder of this position will help in developing funding strategies for the organization, will write and submit proposals, funding applications and grant solicitation letters.

He/She will also be responsible for maintaining networks and linkages to corporate, individual and foundation representatives, identify grant prospects, participate in institutional budgeting, produce progress reports for donors, actively research on new funding streams, identify suitable projects to offer to donors and maintain an up to date donor profile data base for each country of operation.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Master degree or equivalent level of experience in development programme management, international relations, social science or other related area
  • Minimum 4 years experience in grant writing and managing development programmes
  • Strong experience in fundraising and partnership strategies with an INGO
  • Solid experience in project planning, proposal and report writing, including logframe and other project design frameworks
  • Community development experience
  • Experience working in deadline driven environment
  • Highly analytical with good attention to details
  • Experience in donor contract management
  • Excellent writing skills are critical for this post

Soft Skills Required:

  • Ability to work well in a team environment handling multiple assignments with tight deadlines
  • Ability to monitor and meet income goals
  • Willingness to travel to project sites

This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional with a strong commitment to AAH-l’s mission.

If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please send your application letter and resume to: recruitke @ to reach us not letter than 28/2/2010 indicating the above post on the subject line of your email.

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  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Client-orientation and ability to productively and diplomatically interface with multiple staff and internal and external clients.
  • Computer skills including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access.
  • 2. Finance Manager Position

    Position Purpose: Under the supervision of the Kenya eHealth Projects Director, the Finance Manager provides leadership and oversight for fiscal operations and ensures compliance with the relevant rules and regulations of the Kenyan government, United States Government, and the University of Washington.

    Overall Responsibility:

    • Manage the I-TECH’s Kenya’s QuickBooks accounting and reporting systems.
    • Provide timely and accurate financial and budget reporting.
    • Support the annual audit locally.
    • Supervise accounts payable, travel reimbursements, consultant payments and other cash management functions.
    • Supervise weekly preparation of field advance reconciliations.
    • Perform reconciliation of bank statements, petty cash registers, A/R and A/P and travel advances.
    • Maintain and manage all vendor relationships.
    • Supervise and lead payroll management, and work to establish internal payroll management systems.
    • Assist the Kenya eHealth Projects director in the preparation and review of budgets.
    • Monitor and assure VAT compliance and refund requests.
    • Maintain compliance with Fiscal Policy per the Field Office Manual and GAAP

    Minimum Education & Experience:

    • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Accounting, Business Administration or related degree; Masters Degree in relevant field desired.
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar finance team role.
    • Advances knowledge of QuickBooks Pro or other comparable accounting software.
    • Proven knowledge of budgeting, accounting and cash processes within a non-governmental organisation required.
    • Strong communication skills in English as will need to communicate financial and accounting information to ITECH Management both in Kenya and the U.S.
    • Ability to work effectively in a fast- paced, politically and legally complex environment where priorities may change frequently.
    • Computer skills including MS Word and Excel.

    3. Office Manager Position

    Position Purpose: Under the supervision of the Kenya eHealth Projects Director, the Office Manager will be responsible for establishing and ensuring smooth running of administrative systems at I-TECH Kenya.

    Overall Responsibility:

    • Identify and resolve administrative issues; analyze and recommend solutions that integrate with existing rules, systems and practices.
    • Manage all operational aspects of the I-TECH Kenya countryoffice.
    • Assume overall responsibility for procurement of goods and services.
    • Manage real estate activities.
    • Establish and maintain systems for: office supplies, local and international courier services, telephone/internet, utilities etc.
    • Liaise with HR agency to ensure prompt payment of salaries, guidance to their consultants and resolution of HR issues.
    • Assist eHealth Projects Director in Kenya NGO registration process.
    • Manage reception area and activities
    • Coordinate travel logistics for international visitors and consultants as well as staff.
    • Coordinate all meeting logistics
    • In collaboration with the Finance Manager, establish and administer petty cash system.
    • Following I-TECH’s successful NGO registration, manage the human resources duties.

    Minimum Education and Experience

    • Degree or diploma in business administration, secretarial sciences, management or related field
    • Minimum three to five years relevant experience in office management and administration in an international NGO
    • Excellent problem solving, decision making, and organizational skills with ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work effectively in a demanding and complex project environment
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including patience, flexibility, diplomacy, willingness to listen, ability to communicate with partners and staff, and respect for colleagues with a variety of cultural backgrounds.
    • Strong English writing and speaking skills
    • Strong initiative
    • Computer skills including MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel

    Application Procedures:

    Applicants should email or drop off their applications attaching a detailed curriculum vitae and a letter indicating why they are interested in and qualified for the position and the names of three referees who can provide confidential assessment of their capabilities to a Search Committee.

    All communications relating to applications for this position should be addressed to:

    The Recruitment Team,
    Preferred Personnel Africa Limited,
    P.O. Box 53385-00200

    email address: cvs @

    or drop off at 13th floor, Ambank House, University Way.

    Applications should be received by 5 pm on 5th March, 2010.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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