Grants Officers Jobs in Kenya – DAI KIWASH Project April 2016


Job opportunity;Grants Officers  in Kenya – DAI KIWASH Project

Career vacancy;Grants Officers  in Kenya – DAI KIWASH Project

Grants Officers (2)
DAI, a global development consulting firm, seeks applications from two qualified candidates for the Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (KIWASH) project.
Project Summary: 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: Under the guidance of and in coordination with the Grants Manager, the Grants Officer/s will facilitate smooth grants administration through day to day support on financial, compliance and cost share management, of KIWASH sub awards.

Specific Duties

  • Participate in solicitation and conducting of due diligence on grant applicants.
  • Assist in pre-award visits to prospective grantees to assess their capabilities firsthand.
  • Assist in the review of applicants proposals and budgets
  • Reviewing grantee financial reports for accuracy and completeness
  • Ensure cost share is well documented and maintain an updated excel tracking record
  • Maintain an updated copy of inventory of all items procured by KIWASH for sub grantees
  • Assist the Grants manager in providing ongoing training and support to grantees in line with sub grant financial procedures.
  • Participate in grantee site financial reviews and prepare site visit reports
  • Assist in monitoring sub grantees financial and programmatic performance.
  • Assist in the close out process of sub grant agreements and sub contracts
  • Fully contribute to grant related meetings as may be requested
Supervisory Responsibilities
  • None
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and a CPA finalist is (mandatory),
  • 5 years of professional experience and progressive responsibility in grants or project management
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience managing grants on USAID-funded projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in review of financial reports from sub grantees.
  • Experience in cost share documentation from sub grantees
  • Ability to communicate effectively to sub grantees and provide timely feedback.
  • Ability to write reports in English is required.
  • Ability to communicate and relate to team members at all levels of an organization
  • Fluency in English is required
Base of Operations: Nairobi and Kisumu, Kenya with travel to sub grantees worksites as may be required

Reporting: The Grants Officer/s will report to the Grants Manager.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should apply via the link 

by May 12, 2016, 12:00 pm East Africa Local time. 
Only candidates who send their information by applying through the link and by the deadline will be eligible.


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