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Grants and Partnerships Officer

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Accounting, finance, banking, insurance
  • Basic level (worker)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

We are looking for a self-starter with meticulous attention to detail, exceptional communication skills, and a flexible, can-do attitude. The Grants & Partnerships Officer is an entry-level position with major potential for professional growth and learning. In this role, you will have a chance to engage directly with some of Educate!’s most critical donors and partners, work closely with the East African teams who implement our programs on the ground, and develop compelling content and materials to showcase our impact to key stakeholders. You’ll join a motivated, passionate, overachieving international team that is positioning Educate! to be the leader in skills-based secondary education in Africa and intensively impact one million youth each year by 2024.


Grant Reporting

Work with our fundraising team to ensure that Educate! meets and exceeds our obligations to donors by producing high-quality grant reports that keep our stakeholders informed and connected to Educate!'s progress and mission.
• Write and project manage high-quality grant reports and proposals, collaborating with other team members as needed
• Work closely with in-country teams to gather information needed for reporting and donor materials
• Support the team in streamlining systems and processes to make grant reporting and information sourcing more efficient
Donor & Partner Visits
We’re building the reputation and support base to position Educate! as the leader in skills-based education in Africa, and that includes being able to effectively show our partners what our work looks like on the ground. In this role, you will work with the External Relations Manager to:
• Design, coordinate, and prepare for donor and partner visits in Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya to ensure that programmed activities run smoothly
• Represent Educate! in person and over email to international donors and partners
• Lead engaging and informative site and field visits for international donors and partners visiting the program
Grant Compliance
We’re expanding our impact every year, and the additional budget to support that expansion comes with growing grant reporting and compliance obligations.
• Maintain and update internal Grant Compliance Dashboard that is used to track programmatic, financial and administrative deliverables that have been promised to funders.
• Work closely with the Grants & Compliance Specialist to coordinate and carry out grant compliance processes, including meeting with department heads to check in on compliance items and identify any gaps, and following up on any issues raised during meetings
• Support Specialist in building out a strategy for addressing and following up on compliance gaps, and maintaining an annual list of milestones to be shared with funders
Team Support
Educate! is growing, but we still embrace our start-up culture! As part of the Team, you’ll support colleagues in the U.S. and in Africa on fundraising and other external relations projects as needed. Example projects include:
• Conduct research to support Educate!’s strategy for engaging with bilateral and multilateral donors
• Source information from in-country team members and craft responses to answer donor or partner questions
• Lead in-person or virtual informational meetings to share more about Educate!’s work with peers

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Uganda
Area of work: Accounting, finance, banking, insurance
Seniority: Basic level (worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 12 months
Required skills: Financial analysis; Compliance; Reporting; Partnerships; Grant and fund management
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Education, academicCompany size: 50-100 people

Educate! provides youth with skills training in leadership, entrepreneurship and workforce readiness, along with mentorship, to start real businesses at school. Our model is delivered through practically-trained teachers and empowered youth mentors. Educate!’s goal is to make this practical, skills-based model part of national education systems.

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