Job Title: Grants
Hiring Organization: Danish
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Job Type: Full
Date Posted: 01/10/2024
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.
purpose of the role:
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.
& Responsibilities: Responsibilities:
the Project Area Leads with the preparation of grants proposals (grant
proposals submissions and associated technical team feedback;
with the Deris Wanaag Area Leads and grantees to develop well-written,
organized grant applications that are in line with Deris Wanaag
across the program and grants teams to synthesize feedback, review grant
applications and quickly move applications through the Deris Wanaag grants
with the Area Leads and grantees to develop organized, complete and
thorough budgets that are harmonized with grant applications.
in capacity assessment of potential grantees including but not limited to
assessment of the organization capacity, governance structure, past
experience and financial management systems;
project kick-off and close out meetings. Participate in periodic budget
reviews for all ongoing grants;
information on the grants module system and maintain all documentation
related to grant management;
for document verification, financial audits, and donor due diligence
assessments as part of the support to the project;
that the relevant risks issues associated with grants are identified,
assessed, managed and reported within the risk register;
the coordination of grantees on financial reporting, documentation,
disbursement management and general donor compliance;
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;
duties as assigned by the Deris Wanaag Grants team.
and technical competencies:
least two-years’ experience working with projects and/or grants
management. Proven ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary
organized and can manage multiple inputs and forms of documentation.
work with local partners to simplify, clarify and condense complicated
ideas into succinct arguments.
detail-oriented, enjoys managing paperwork and editing documents.
communicator with strong organizational, time management and analytical
inter-personal, negotiation and problem-solving skills.
in coordinating with partner organizations; monitoring and reviewing
ability to analyse, summarize and present a high volume of information
quickly and accurately with advanced structuring, writing, and editing
organizational skills: the ability to multi-task, learn quickly, and work
independently and productively in a fast-paced environment.
strategic thinking and planning skills
proficiency in MS office tools (with excellent Microsoft Excel skills).
CSSF and FCDO grants experience is not required but preferred.
university degree in BCOM/Business Studies, Development Studies, or Social
qualifications and experience in financial and contract management
DRC technical sectors/departments from different offices, Deris Wanaag
Project Team Members
Civil society organizations, local NGOs, INGOs and community-based
position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:
for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient
You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.