Kenya: Assistant Grants Manager – Kenyan Nationals only , Fluent in English and French

Organization: Options Consultancy Services
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 13 Nov 2016

Role title: Assistant Grants Manager – The Girl Generation

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Contract type: Fixed term contract for 1 year with possibility of extension

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Short introduction

The Girl Generation is seeking an energetic and highly capable Assistant Grants Manager to support the Grants Programme Manager in the management and administration of grants with a specific focus on The Girl Generation Francophone countries i.e. Burkina Faso, Senegal and Mali. Where the need arises, they may also support the grants programme implemented in the other seven The Girl Generation Countries


Grants Management:

  • Ensure grantees hold and abide by child protection policies and The Girl Generation Do No Harm guidance

  • Provide administrative support for the whole grant-making cycle from application to archiving of files following grant finalisation for country portfolio.

  • Maintain accurate records throughout the grant-making cycle, following up on relevant information as and when required.

  • Regularly update the grants database to ensure it is accurate and complete, seeking further information from others if necessary.

  • Tracking and monitoring of awarded grants

  • Support the Grants Programme Manager in reporting on the programme to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Support the wider The Girl Generation team and grantees in collecting positive stories of change, sign posting grantees to relevant materials and manage these resources including updating the website on grantees.

  • Support the Grants Programme Manager in tracking relevant funding opportunities and mapping of donors

Capacity Building and Learning

  • Support the capacity assessment and capacity building of grantee organisations on social change communication and organisational/ grants management.

  • Continuously support grantees in cross-learning from each other through The Girl Generation events, social media platforms and by other means.

Monitoring and Evaluation of Grants

  • In collaboration with relevant Girl Generation staff, closely track and monitor awarded grants with the Nairobi based Finance Manager, Country Programme Officers, MEL Coordinator and the UK based Programme Manager.

  • Monitor the achievement of grants, documenting achievement of the grants and changes these contributed to in ending FGM.

  • Contribute to the design and support the implementation of reviews, mid-term or final evaluations.

Person specification

Specifically, we are looking for the following in the right candidate:

  • Significant demonstrated experience in grants management and compliance with donor regulations

  • Experience of working as part of an international organisation and providing reporting information

  • Fluency in French and English (written and oral) is essential

  • Experience in remote management of programmes is desirable

  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation is desirable

  • Understanding of African led activism, role of grassroots organisations, preferably on ending FGM

About Options/The Girl Generation

Options Consultancy Services Limited was established in 1992 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marie Stopes International. We are a consultancy organisation providing technical and management expertise in the health and social sectors to governments and international development partners to transform the health of women and children. We provide information, expertise and influence to governments, health workers, NGOs and businesses to catalyse change so that health services can be accessed by the people who need them the most.

The Girl Generation ( believes that FGM can end in a generation. We harness the power of communication to challenge the social norms which hold FGM in place, providing a global platform for galvanizing, catalysing and amplifying the Africa-led movement to end FGM, building on what has already been achieved. We seek to inspire a collective of organisations and individuals across the most affected countries in Africa, and beyond, to end FGM in one generation.

How to apply:

Application process

  • To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience to Sarah Jambert-Gray Candidates should state the role in the subject header.
  • Closing date for applications is: 13th November
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

Other information

  • Options is an equal opportunities employer
  • Candidates are required to have to right to live and work in Kenya

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