Oct 2017 Habitat Grants Manager NGO Jobs in Kenya

Recruitment position for Habitat Grants Manager

Job vacancy at Habitat for Humanity Oct 2017

Regional Grants Manager (EMEA)  Jobs at Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity International is currently seeking a talented professional for the role of a Regional Grants Manager (EMEA). The manager will be in compliance with donor and HFHI requirements, provide support to the Area Office and National Organizations (NO) in project cost-structure design, grant application process, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and donor reporting.

The Regional Grant Manage will also be point of liaison with HQ, Global Fundraising Network and National Offices for all EMEA grants and for the selected region – Europe, Central Asia, Southern Africa, Middle East/East Africa and West Africa. This position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Grants Manager Job Responsibilities:

  • Support the RD and Program Team with the Project Proposal preparations:
  • Lead the capacity assessment of National Organizations and Area Office to manage future grants as required.
  • Provide technical support in the preparation and review of project proposal budgets for National Office and Area Office implemented grants.
  • Support the National Offices and Area Office to ensure that project proposals for Government and bi-lateral grants are in compliance with the rules and regulations as stipulated in the Request for Assistance (RFA).
  • Creating and reviewing of financial compliance checklist.
  • Conducting initial assessment of financial management systems and provide extra training around fund accounting and reporting set up, compliance briefings, briefings on the importance of maintaining
  • support documentation etc and report findings to relevant Area Office and National Office Stakeholders.
  • Grant actual expenditure vs. grant budget, grant receipts vs actual expenditure and budget variance analysis.
  • Review the Donor Financial and Program (narrative) reports and provide feedback relevant Area Office and National Office Stakeholders staff prior to submission, ensuring these are timely, accurate and
  • reliable.
  • Ensure timely request for no-cost extension or budget realignment.
  • Conduct Periodic National Office visits to check on progress, consistency and level of compliance.
  • Arrange, and or conduct training and capacity building to address grant management competency gaps at National Office and Area Office level.
  • Proactively identify problem areas or potential problems making recommendations to address issues before they impact the project, develop action plans and follow up with the Area Office and National
  • Office Stakeholders to ensure the problems have been addressed.
  • Support Area Office and National Office relevant stakeholders in scheduling of evaluation activities, selection of evaluation team (internal or external). In conjunction with the Area Office and National Office relevant stakeholders review Terms of Reference (TOR) and budget for external audits and evaluations.
  • Coordinate the donor’s post-closing audit (Evaluation and financial audit).
  • Work with the Area Office and National Office relevant stakeholders to respond to the audit findings and highlighted risks and project evaluation concerns.
  • In the event of a project fraud, work with the Area Office and National Office relevant stakeholders to develop an Action plan and monitor the execution of the plan or work with the Internal Controls, FMs and National Offices to strengthen the internal controls.
  • AO and NO for Grant Management Capacity Building:
  • Provide formal and informal training to Area Office and National Office relevant stakeholders on how to identify potential risks, impact of the risks and putting into place measures to manage and/or mitigate the risks for a successful grant implementation.

Qualifications for the Grants Manager Job

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or similar.
  • 5+ years’ experience in grants management.
  • Experience in financial management.
  • Knowledge of donor requirements (especially USAID, Irish Aid, DFID, CIDA, EU, etc.).
  • Ability to understand financial reports and analyze financial variances.
  • Detail oriented, particularly with regard to donor agreements, contracts and other related legal documents.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • Ability to coordinate both financial and programmatic functions of grant management.
  • Good management skills (planning, organizing and monitoring).
  • Ability to manage horizontally and vertically (professional / superiors/subordinates, peers, donors).
  • Good communication and inter-personal relation skills.
  • Strong writing skills (clear, concise and compelling).
  • Comfort and efficiency in IT systems including MS Office Suite.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Fluency in English.
  • International experience managing multi-cultural partners and stakeholders.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates to apply here

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