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Programme Development & Grants Manager Job in Kenya


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Programme Development & Grants Manager – Kenya

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. 

DRC seeks to protect refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights in general and to promote long term solutions to the problems of forced displacement. 

DRC is recruiting a Programme Development & Grants Manager to take a lead role in development of new programmes and provide managerial oversight of all the grants.


Compliance and Grants Management
  • Develop and submit quality proposals and concept papers in line with donor requirements
  • Maintain and inform internal procedures, systems and tools to facilitate DRC meeting contractual obligations to donors
  • Lead in project planning and facilitation of programme kick-off workshops for all new projects.
  • Plan and execute quarterly and annual review sessions and oversee implementation of corrective measures.
  • Liaise with programme managers to ensure proper budget management and donor compliance.
  • Track grant income by ensuring that all allocated finances are acquitted in a timely manner
  • Implement proper budget monitoring and uphold the highest level of organizational governance
  • Responsible for quality control of all DRC Kenya projects and proper management of subgrantees.
  • Facilitate development of appropriate monitoring and evaluation systems for all programmes.
  • Manage the online DRC Grants Management System (GMS) in liaison with the Regional Grants Manager
Strategic Programme Development
  • Lead in development of proposals for new programmes and refinement of the Country Strategic
  • Programme Documents
  • Ensure cross-cutting themes e.g. gender; age, gender & diversity (AGD); protection etc are main streamed in all programmes.
  • Represent the organization in strategic meetings with donors and other partners
Programme Management
  • Provide managerial leadership for the implementation of a USAID funded project on conflict management in Northern Kenya and DRC projects in Nairobi.
Qualifications, Experience & Skills Required:
  • Advanced degree in social sciences or related areas from a recognized University
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in fundraising, grant management, proposal writing in an NGO setting
  • Demonstrated experience working with International NGO’s, UN agencies, Ministries and/or local authorities
  • Proven analytical, writing and advocacy skills
  • Knowledge of donor guidelines and reporting systems is an added advantage
  • Excellent inter-personal skills with diverse audiences.
  • Experience working with several donors including ECHO, USAID, UNHCR, DFID& DANIDA highly desirable.

Contract: Please note that the above position is on a 1-year contract with possibility of extension. 

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications which should include a 1-page cover letter clearly stating their motivation, qualification, salary expectations and a CV. Applications should not exceed 4 pages. 

Applications should be sent to: and have Programme Development & Grants Manager – Kenya as the subject heading.Deadline for receiving applications is Friday, 31st May, 2013.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

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