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AMREF Grants Officer - Global Fund Project Job in Nairobi Kenya

AMREF has been selected by the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) as the dual track Principal Recipient for the TB component under Global Fund Round 9 and will be responsible for the financial management of the grant and ensuring quality implementation by sub-recipients (SR).

The AMREF Global Fund TB Project aims at contributing to the acceleration of quality DOTS expansion in the country in order to achieve and sustain national TB control targets in line with Global TB control targets and the Millennium Development Goals.

The project will work with 21 civil society organisations providing them with grants and building their capacity to implement quality TB and TB/HIV interventions.

The position reports to the Project Manager and is based in Nairobi.

Purpose of the Job

To provide technical expertise and support of grant component and implementation.

Key Responsibilities
  • Managing the resources for grant component and ensuring equitable distribution and CSO compliance as per set guidelines.
  • Working with the project Manager and the project team to harmonise and foster consistency in communication with all partners on issues that relate to grant component.
  • Receiving and reviewing proposals/grant applications to assess compliance with relevant guidelines and carrying out technical reviews.
  • Assisting in reviewing and finalising budgets with the CSOs and approval, preparation of contracts/agreements for the CSOs and the follow up on compliance.
  • Providing feedback to all the applicants and handling the grant application in consultation with the Project Manager.
  • Participating in the pre-funding capacity assessment of the potential grantees and following up training to build their skills.
  • Mentoring CSOs and providing technical advice and capacity development to CSOs to plan, implement, monitor and report on grants awarded.
  • Receiving and reviewing grants reports for all funded CSOs and recommend any measures that may be appropriate for the success of the programme.
Qualifications and Competencies

The ideal candidate should have a first degree in Commerce or its equivalent and CPA(K) or its equivalent. Must be ICT proficient.

At least three years of relevant NGO work experience in CSOs grants management.

The candidate should have proven abilities in managing CSOs grants, understanding of community development issues, proven capacity building and mentoring for grass-root CSOs, pre- funding assessment, contract design, compliance management, data analysis, budget and report review for CSOs.

Knowledge of TB and HIV/AIDS policy issues. Good report writing, communication and presentation skills. Team player and demonstrates high integrity.

If you would like to join this dynamic team and help bring better health for Africa, please send your detailed application letter and up-dated CV to the Human Resources Manager, AMREF in Kenya by email to

Please quote the position and reference number (KCO/HR-GF002/2011) in the subject matter.

The closing date for submitting applications is February 15, 2011.

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

AMREF is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.

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