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Accounts/ Grants Manager

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

We are therefore looking to recruit a qualified and experienced person to fill the position of Accountant – Grants Manager. Your role will be to provide effective support to programmes implementation through the management of programme funding and implementation systems and activities. You will also support the NASE team pre-award financial proposal development efforts, set-up, and post-award management and monitoring of grants and contracts as well as project closure of project financial activities. In addition, you will provide support to project teams on compliance to donor rules and regulations providing budgetary oversights on project activities. You will be required to build greater capability of the company in grants and sub-grants management that is aligned with the company’s program and partnership approaches.


A. Project Development & Resources mobilisation
• Support the translation of project proposal and plan into financial plan.
• Support project development budgeting process.
• Provide best practice models and tools to ensure exhaustive project costing and full cost recovery.
• Establish and develop effective working relationships with project stakeholders and develop funding projections for outstanding proposals/concept notes.
• The accountant should ensure timely reporting, correct interpretation of budgets, etc to ensure the company maintains good relationships with donors.
B. Donor accounting
• Coordinates the accounting functions related to sponsored programmes and other restricted accounts.
• Reconciliation of donor statements.
• Timely and accurate donor invoicing and reporting.
• Management of donor accounts and statements
• Monitor all budgeted programme expenditures and manage a system for regular monitoring of budget expenses and associated variations.
• Ensure adequate resources availability for programme implementation.
C. Projects accounts management
• Projects budgeting
• Projects accounts maintenance
• Projects reporting. Ensure that financial reports for funders are submitted in a timely manner.
• Monitoring of grant budgets, expenditures, and forecasts of future needs
• Support the project manager on projects administration and financial management.
• Maintenance of projects financial management documentation.
• Oversee the collection and maintenance of records on the clients of the Institute for statistical purposes according to confidentiality/privacy policy of the organisation.
D. Project audit facilitation
• Plan project audits as per donor guidelines.
• Support execution of the audit.
• Maintenance of audit files and schedules.
• Custody of programmes contractual and transaction documentation.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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