Senior Grants Manager Job in Kenya

Job Title: Senior Grants Manager

Hiring Organization: BURN
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Manufacturing
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES
Date Posted: 05/28/2024

About the role:

The Senior Grants Manager is the focal point for proposal development, reporting, grants information management, compliance, and grants management capacity-building efforts. The Senior Grants Manager will work closely with internal stakeholders in various departments and will report to the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Grants.
We are looking for someone comfortable working in a dynamic, challenging environment, for a company that recognizes and rewards creativity, initiative, and contributions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Pre-award responsibilities:

Researching and developing a grants portfolio, including solicited and unsolicited opportunities.

Managing the full grant cycle, including solicitation, proposal writing, implementation, monitoring, compliance, reporting, and close-out.

Managing all aspects of the proposal development process – incl. the development of the technical narrative, M&E, development of budgets and budget narratives, required annexes, etc.

Directly manages timelines and the overall progression of work undertaken by internal teams to ensure the on-time completion and submission of high-quality application packages.

Developing and maintaining effective relationships with key stakeholders.

Leads the post-award grants management of a diverse portfolio of projects:

Ensures timely completion of milestones and maintains complete project documentation for a wide range of grants simultaneously.

Spearhead external stakeholder grant meetings to identify and help resolve needs, and constraints, and ensure successful delivery.

Keep the supervisor informed of any projected inability to meet contractual obligations. Be able to actively mitigate risks through proactively proposing remedial solutions.

Manages the close-out process for projects, ensures required documents are developed, and manages the overall close-out timeline.

Provides overall capacity building, training, and supervision of grant writers.

Skills and Experience

At least eight (8) years of grant writing and grant management experience.

Demonstrated project management experience related to implementing and managing complex projects simultaneously.

Demonstrated capacity to think strategically, to lead and work within diverse teams, to work in multi-cultural settings and with a high degree of independence.

Demonstrated track record of winning solicited and unsolicited grants, from a diverse range of organizations.

Strong interpersonal, communication, organizational, analytical, and leadership skills.

Strong M&E skills, able to build frameworks and track and monitor deliverables.

Excellent PowerPoint and Excel skills.

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