Grants Development Officer Job in Kenya

 Job Title: Grants
Development Officer

Hiring Organization: Danish
Refugee Council
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: NGO
Job Type: Full
Time
Salary: KES
Competitive
Date Posted: 01/10/2024

About
DRC

The
Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, and
non-profit organization, founded in 1956, that works in more than 35 countries
around the world. DRC is one of the largest protection actors in Kenya,
actively coordinating and advocating for improving the protective environment
for refugees and host communities. DRC implements Protection monitoring, Child
Protection, and GBV prevention and response programmes in its areas of
operation to address protection issues faced by displaced and non-displaced
at-risk groups and individuals. The programme also aims to identify and build
synergies with DRC´s Economic Recovery sector to facilitate durable solutions
and Humanitarian Disarmament & Peace Building activities to enhance to
respond to the needs of communities affected by acute crisis as well as those
in protracted displacement situations. Also, Implementing through Deris Wanaag
which is a cross-border project seeking to enhance peace and stability, and
strengthen social and economic dynamics, in the border areas between Kenya,
Somalia and Ethiopia.


Overall
purpose of the role:

The
Grants Development Officer shall work within the Project Management Unit (PMU)
of Deris Wanaag to oversee the project’s grant development, management, and
compliance aspects for the partners. The role will be responsible for grant
development and management of all grants. The position is also responsible for
providing regular support to project cycle management by ensuring compliance
with donor and internal DRC guidelines on contract management as well as the
financial compliance of grantees. In this capacity, the role will also assist
in budget management of sub-grants (tracking grant spending, managing and
monitoring grant funding received and disbursed to partners), review partners’
financial reports and expenditures, and provide technical guidance on financial
capacity. The role shall externally coordinate partners and internally liaise
with the project team members of Deris Wanaag.

Duties
& Responsibilities: Responsibilities:

Primary
responsibilities:

Support
the Project Area Leads with the preparation of grants proposals (grant
concept notes);

Track
proposals submissions and associated technical team feedback;

Work
with the Deris Wanaag Area Leads and grantees to develop well-written,
organized grant applications that are in line with Deris Wanaag
objectives;

Work
across the program and grants teams to synthesize feedback, review grant
applications and quickly move applications through the Deris Wanaag grants
process; and

Work
with the Area Leads and grantees to develop organized, complete and
thorough budgets that are harmonized with grant applications.

Other
responsibilities:

Participate
in capacity assessment of potential grantees including but not limited to
assessment of the organization capacity, governance structure, past
experience and financial management systems;

Coordinate
project kick-off and close out meetings. Participate in periodic budget
reviews for all ongoing grants;

Manage
information on the grants module system and maintain all documentation
related to grant management;

Prepare
for document verification, financial audits, and donor due diligence
assessments as part of the support to the project;

Ensure
that the relevant risks issues associated with grants are identified,
assessed, managed and reported within the risk register;

Support
the coordination of grantees on financial reporting, documentation,
disbursement management and general donor compliance;

Review
financial reports and supporting documents submitted by grantees and
coordinate with relevant project, finance teams on any financial
management issues identified and monitor accompanying remedial actions;
and

Other
duties as assigned by the Deris Wanaag Grants team.

Experience
and technical competencies:

At
least two-years’ experience working with projects and/or grants
management. Proven ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary
team environment.

Supremely
organized and can manage multiple inputs and forms of documentation.

Can
work with local partners to simplify, clarify and condense complicated
ideas into succinct arguments.

Diligent,
detail-oriented, enjoys managing paperwork and editing documents.

Good
communicator with strong organizational, time management and analytical
skills.

Excellent
inter-personal, negotiation and problem-solving skills.

Competence
in coordinating with partner organizations; monitoring and reviewing
financial reports

The
ability to analyse, summarize and present a high volume of information
quickly and accurately with advanced structuring, writing, and editing
skills.

Excellent
organizational skills: the ability to multi-task, learn quickly, and work
independently and productively in a fast-paced environment.

Strong
strategic thinking and planning skills

Excellent
communication skills.

High
proficiency in MS office tools (with excellent Microsoft Excel skills).

Previous
CSSF and FCDO grants experience is not required but preferred.

Education

A
university degree in BCOM/Business Studies, Development Studies, or Social
Sciences

Professional
qualifications and experience in financial and contract management

Key
stakeholders:

Internal:
DRC technical sectors/departments from different offices, Deris Wanaag
Project Team Members

External:
Civil society organizations, local NGOs, INGOs and community-based
organizations

About
you:

In this
position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:

Striving
for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient
process.

Collaborating:
You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.

Taking
the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

Communicating:
You listen and speak effectively and honestly.

Demonstrating
integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.

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