Seeking: Grants Manager
(Contract to run through 22nd March, 2016 with possibility of extension)
USAID Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) program
The Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) program is funded by USAID and responds to
the complex crisis that has evolved in Somalia. 
The overall program goal is to mitigate conflict; to promote stability and community cohesion, and to strengthen citizens’ relationships with government officials. 


TIS implements quick impact activities linked to longer-term stabilization goals.
The TIS program is currently seeking a skilled, diplomatic, effective, and highly motivated Grants Manager to join our Nairobi based grants team.
Qualifications and skills sought:
  • University degree in either Accounting, Commerce, Financial Management, Political Science, International Relations, International Development or appropriate field.
  • Three to five years of progressively responsible professional experience in the field of finance, Auditing, law or grants management are required.
  • Three to five years of Experience working with USAID or an international donor is preferred.
  • Experience in program development, reporting; budgeting; networking highly sought.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Previous experience working in Somalia highly sought.
  • In addition, must be flexible, willing to perform assigned and additional duties and work irregular hours under unpredictable conditions.
  • Demonstrated expertise working in Somalia on socio-political and culture issues.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to manage a diverse range of professional relationships essential.
  • English and Somali language fluency is required.
  • Interest and availability to travel throughout Somalia.
Do you have the above qualifications and skills? 
If so, please send
(1) a CV that includes 3 references in PDF format 
(2) A cover letter explaining why you are eligible for the position,
(3) A filled and signed copy of the 1420 bio data form which can be downloaded from

Forward your application to and copy
Closing date: Friday, 6th November, 2015.

Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted. 
Please put Grants Manager as the email subject.

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