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Small Grants Manager Career Opportunity in Kenya

Pact ¡s an International Non Governmental Organization that facilitates institutional development of civil society organizations (OSOs) through capacity building and partnerships. As a development organization focusing on capacity building, we are committed to building the capacity of local organizations, networks and coalitions working in the broad areas of democracy and governance, natural resource management, conflict and peace building.
PEACE II is a 5-year project funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) supported by Pact and Pact Kenya. The project is in its fourth year and aims to enhance African leadership in the management of conflict within the Horn of Africa.
It intends to improve the ability of communities and community based organizations to respond to conflict by strengthening the linkages between those communities and the wider civil society and government at the local and regional levels.

PEACE II program through Pact is seeking to recruit a qualified candidate for the position of Small Grants Manager.
Reporting to the Grants Manager, the individual will ensure proper maintenance and funcionality of the entire program grants management system. This includes monitoring the entire grant management process and ensuring proper compliance according to the donor requirements and regulations.
Some of the desired skills and experience
• Analytical skills to identify and assess credibility of organizations eligible for grants
• Undertake awards followingreview, evaluation and recommendations made by a technical review team.
• Ability to perform, prioritize multiple tasks and work within short deadlines.
• Ability and willingness to travel at short notice for at least 33% of one’s time.
• Ability to train partners on grants management and required reporting preferred.
• He or she will be expected to initiate and encourage inter-sectoral information sharing and cooperation, exercising respect for cultural diversity.
• B.S. in a related business field or relevant working experience.
• Five (5) years experience managing award and administration of US Federal grants and contracts
• Working knowledge of 0MB Circulars, Federal Acquisition Regulations, and applicable legislation for USAID and grant and cooperative agreements.
• Knowledge of US Federal auditing requirements and demonstrated ability to exercise financial oversight of sub-grant programs.
• Experience supervising staff.
Detailed Terms of Reference can be found on the following website:
Interested applicants should submit their application and must include the following;
(1) a cover letter of introduction explaining how they meet the above criteria;
(2) a detailed and current CV;
(3) contact information for 3 referees; and
(4) indicate current remuneration package.
Please submit your applications electronically to indicating on the email subject (SGM/PEACE II/Pact), or to the PEACE II Chief of Party Pact, P.O. Box 76390-00508 Nairobi, Kenya.
Deadline for applications submission is Friday 27 May 2011 4pm.
Only candidates short-listed for interviews will be contacted.
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