Job Title: Grants
Hiring Organization: Research
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Job Type: Full
Date Posted: 01/31/2024
Research Triangle Institute (RTI) has over 30 years’ experience
assisting governments, communities, and the private sector. As a
not-for-profit, independent research institute based in North Carolina, USA,
RTI has roughly 5,000 employees with global experience implementing
international development projects. RTI’s Sustainable Growth & Resilience
(SG&R) technical unit within the International Development Group brings
together RTI experts and capabilities across food security, agriculture,
energy, environment, water, governance, and economic opportunity. SG&R will
leverage RTI’s experience designing and delivering multisectoral programming
and technical solutions to respond to climate change, build resilience, and
promote economic growth around the world.
The purpose of the USAID-funded Western Kenya Sanitation Project
(USAID WKSP) is to create a financially sustainable, transformative,
replicable, and locally owned sanitation marketplace in the eight counties of
western Kenya. The main objectives of the project are (1) increased access to
and uptake of market-based improved sanitation and fecal sludge management
(FSM) products and services; and (2) increased access to and uptake of
market-based improved menstrual hygiene management (MHM) products and services
at the household level. The target counties for this activity are: Bungoma,
Busia, Homa Bay, Kakamega, Kisii, Kisumu, Migori, and Siaya.
RTI is seeking a Grants Officer for the USAID WKSP project. The
Grants Officer ensure monitoring and capacity building of the grantees is
extensively conducted to reduce risk in the mismanagement of the active signed
agreements. This will also ensure necessary technical support is given to all
grantees. reporting directly to the Finance Specialist.
include, but are not limited to:
capacity-building initiatives for grantees by collecting necessary paperwork
for the purpose of monitoring technical and financial alignment.
in the preparation and documentation of the grants award cycle for both grants,
ensuring that the technical prerequisites required for capturing relevant
information in the solicitation process are readily available.
support to grantees in reviewing DA1 processing requirements and tracking
foreign tax reporting.
the monitoring and regular verification of assets held by grantees.
reviewing grantees’ budgets for accuracy and reasonableness, ensuring that
budgets are well-supported with precise budget narratives for onboarding
identified gaps during routine monthly and weekly monitoring to facilitate
a financial management filing system for SAF and GUC activities, including the
accurate tracking of fund reimbursement, liquidations, and burn rates, and
ensures there are no delays in fund disbursement.
with the Grants Manager to ensure that deliverables remain on schedule.
that grantees comply with periodic requirements as per grant agreement clauses.
sound mechanisms in accordance with RTI policies and Generally Accepted
Accounting Principles (GAAP) to facilitate grant fund disbursement and the
justification of expenses.
grantees’ funding requests and technical reports as needed.
support for day-to-day operational activities to ensure that the grants
mechanism offers the necessary support to the project team.
To be considered for this position with USAID WKSP, candidates
should meet the following requirements and qualifications:
Degree and 5 years of experience, Master’s degree and 3 years in a
Business-related field, Finance, or Accounting from a recognized institution.
Public Accountant (CPA) part III certification.
of three (3) years of work experience in an organization related to donors or
in the use of Microsoft Office, indicating a strong command of essential
software for the role.
and review skills, with a keen eye for detail and a systematic approach to
documenting review outcomes.