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Grants Manager

Save the Children UK is a leading international child rights organization, fighting to improve the lives of children in the UK and 50 countries around the world. Together with children, we are helping to build a better world for present and future generations by making a reality of children’s rights.
Closing date: 30 Apr 2010
 Kenya - based in Nairobi

Key Responsibilities

• Oversee timely and accurate financial reporting to donors. Ensure that all reports submitted have been reviewed from a compliance perspective and have been approved according to Grant Management protocols.
• Lead and manage the Grants team ensuring ongoing staff development, capacity building and staff training needs are met.
• Ensure that grant management statistics, including Key Performance Indicators, (KPIs) through regular update of FMS are compiled on an ongoing basis and advise Senior Management on how the programme can address issues of low or non-performance where necessary
• Manage effective tracking of income, ensuring that all grant debts are collected in a timely manner, flagging any issues or late collection to the Finance Director.
• Manage the budget development process for all new proposals for donor funding and have final sign off before submission.
 • Lead on donor contract review and negotiation prior to sign off, giving guidance to senior management on; potential compliance issues, payment schedule and grant cashflow, core cost recovery and ICR.
• Oversee the completion and maintenance of office master budgets and consolidation into an annual country programme budget, providing regular analysis and recommendations to senior management on funding position, core cost recovery and potential funding gaps.
• Provide adequate training on budget monitoring systems, grants management procedures and various donors’ terms and conditions to budget holders, finance staff, partner agencies and CBO’s.
• Sign off partners’ reports whilst ensuring that partners are informed and implement donor requirements by updating them and carrying out regular reviews.
• Lead on donor, statutory and internal compliance for the country programme, alerting any non conformity issues to senior management, also making sure that staff and budget holders are kept abreast of any changes / updates to compliance regulations.
• Manage and ensure the Grant management process is followed according to SCUK regulations.
• Manage external and internal audits, reporting findings to senior management and taking ownership of implementing solutions.
• Ensure the effective and efficient use of all SC UK financial resources .
• Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child protection, health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.

Essential Qualifications:

• BCom Accounting Degree (or equivalent certification and experience)
• Recognized Accounting qualification CPA or ACCA
• At least five year’s progressive financial and grant experience in an INGO.
• Proven audit experience.
• Experience of managing finance staff.
• Demonstrable experience in managing grant funding and having extended compliance knowledge of all major donors; USAID, EC, ECHO, DFID, UN bodies.
• Proven skills on managing changes, achieving results, ensuring quality, team building and capacity building.
• Strong computer skills, especially with Excel and MS Word
• Ability and willingness to work under pressure as part of a professional team.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, including cultural sensitivity, assertiveness and negotiating skills.
• Willingness to travel to field offices regularly

Desirable Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in Finance or Management
• Overseas INGO experience
• Experience of SUN
How to apply
If you meet the above requirements, please send your detailed CV together with a cover letter and current contacts of three referees addressed to the Head of Human Resources, Save the Children UK, Kenya Programme not later than 30th April 2010. Quote the job title on the subject line.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Save the Children (UK) recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to equal employment opportunities and the protection of children from abuse.

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