Organization: Development Alternatives, Inc.
Closing date: 09 Nov 2016
DAI, a global development consulting firm, seeks applications from qualified candidates for the position of Grants Manager for the Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (KIWASH) project.
The Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (KIWASH) Project is a five-year, USAID-funded project to improve lives and health through the development and management of sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene services in Kenya. Its purpose is to institutionalize catalytic models of sustainable service delivery for accelerated water and sanitation access in specific target counties and to improve complementary hygiene behaviors.
Summary of Primary Duties
The Grants Manager will oversee the development, implementation and monitoring of the KIWASH recoverable grants funds. S/He will assist in designing activities that align with KIWASH grants funding mechanism with the profit making companies, Water Service Providers, Small and Medium size business and similar entities.
· Lead in the recoverable grants cycle management in compliance with the KIWASH grants manual and grants-related sections of the project’s Field Operations Manual.
·Provide day‐to‐day management of the KIWASH recoverable grants program, including awards management, reporting, outreach to potential grantees, and compliance.
·Work with KIWASH embedded teams and technical specialists to devise and lead strategies to ensure broad participation in the KIWASH grants program.
·Analyze and evaluate recoverable grant applications, proposals, and procurement awards.
·Ensure post‐award management in accordance with relevant regulations, including reporting and auditing in accordance with USAID and DAI policies and procedures.
·Review and approve grant-related expenses
·Provide procedural and policy guidance to program staff and grantees to ensure adherence to management policies and achievement of objectives.
·Routinely monitor grantees to ensure that funds allocated are used for specified purposes.
·Design and lead capacity building training for local organizations to ensure their proposals meet USAID regulations.
· Providing training, guidance and direction to project staff working on grants and activities
· Conduct periodic reviews of grants documentation to ensure requirements are met.
· Ensures adequate backup documentation is uploaded to relevant system according to set deadlines
· Trains, supervises, and mentors Grants and Activities Officers.
· A Masters’ degree in a relevant field.
- 8+ years of professional experience and progressive responsibility in grants or project management
- Minimum 2 years’ experience managing grants on USAID-funded projects
- Experience in the Micro-finance sector is an added advantage
·Demonstrated experience with various grant mechanisms, including grants‐under‐contract, fixed obligation, and in‐kind grants with repayments.
- Experience supervising staff
- Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints
- Demonstrated report writing skills in English is required.
- An articulate individual who possesses excellent communications and personnel management skills and who can relate to people at all levels of an organization
- An energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and appropriate professional image
- An extremely well organized and self-directed individual with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment, and strong operational focus
- Fluency in English is required
Base of Operations
· Nairobi, Kenya with travel to grantee worksites as needed
· The Grants Manager will report to the Financial and Administrative Manager.
How to apply:
Interested applicants should apply via the link, https://kiwashproject.formstack.com/forms/grants_manager
Only candidates who send their information by applying through the link and by the deadline will be eligible. Copy the link and paste it on the browser to submit your application.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
DAI provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics
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