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Grants Coordinator

  • Post-graduate education
  • Accounting, finance, banking, insurance
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary

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Job Summary

Finn Church Aid (FCA) is Finland's biggest development co-operation organisation and the second biggest organisation in Finland working in humanitarian aid. FCA is a member of the ACT Alliance (ACT), an alliance of faith-based development and humanitarian aid organisations forming one of the world's largest aid organisations.

Primary purpose of the position:
The Grants Coordinator will lead country teams through the development of the proposal, design of the action and writing of the proposal. He/She will manage this process in consultation with other relevant country start, local partners and other stakeholders to ensure a timely, compliant and competitive proposal. The position reports to the Country Director, Kenya & Somalia and based in Nairobi.

Competence and Personal Requirements:

  1. Master's Degree or equivalent.
  2. Understanding of human rights-based approach and other development and humanitarian work related national and International policies, strategies, UN conventions and international laws.
  3. Over 5 years of working experience in development cooperation and humanitarian assistance programs within an International environment.
  4. Demonstrated experience in programmatic development leading to funded programmes and growing portfolios.
  5. Strong conceptual and analytical skills and demonstrated organizational, management and fundraising skills.
  6. Knowledge and experience of cooperation with governmental and non-governmental agencies in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian assistance.
  7. Conversant in project cycle management, project planning, fundraising and knowledge management
  8. Knowledge of Eastern Africa context
  9. Knowledge of FCA's strategic themes (Quality Education, Livelihoods. Peace).
  10. Ability to work independently under pressure in an organized and responsive manner.
  11. Ability to identify donor intelligence for appropriate timely action.

Method of Application
Interested candidates should submit their motivation letter and CV to the indicated email address.


  1. Oversee the development and marketing of Eastern African proposals by ensuring that project documents are secure, timely and comply with FCA and donor standards.
  2. Works closely with country director, program coordinators, thematic specialists. GG and finance teams to develop timely, high-quality, and competitive projects proposals and presents proposals to donors.
  3. Works with Eastern African teams to create clear, succinct narrative and financial documents that suggest a course of action or Idea to donors.
  4. Determines proposal concept by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs; studying requests for proposal (RFPs); attending strategic meetings.
  5. Meets proposal deadline by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, reviewing, and approval.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Accounting, finance, banking, insurance
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Project management; Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Grant and fund management; Analytics; Quality management; Bidding and proposal generation; Project implementation
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

Finn Church Aid

Non-profit, social workCompany size: 500-1000 people

Finn Church Aid (FCA) is the largest Finnish development cooperation organisation and the second largest provider of humanitarian assistance. We operate in 15 countries, where the needs are most dire. We work with the poorest people, regardless of their religious beliefs, ethnic background or political convictions. Our work is based on rights, which means that our operations are guided by equality, non-discrimination and responsibility.