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Small Grants Management Advisor

Closing: Sep 30, 2022

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Published: Sep 23, 2022 (14 days ago)

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Qualifications

  • Master degree in management, financial analysis or accounting desirable, experience in stabilisation, CVE and/or peacebuilding is an added advantage;
  • At least 10 years’ experience in international development and peacebuilding with a minimum of five years experience in sub-grants management, preferably in Kenya and/or Somalia region.
  • Solid understanding of CSSF/UK AID donor regulations and procedures pertaining to grants management is an added value;
  • Ability to analyse technical and cost proposals and prepare reports and recommendations on whether or not applicants should be funded;
  • Ability to analyse budget line items for compliance with budget guidelines;
  • Proven records maintenance and database management skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to perform complex tasks and to prioritize multiple projects;
  • Speaking, writing and reading fluency in English, Swahili and Somali is a strong added advantage.
  • A deep knowledge of Somali culture is an added advantage.
  • Ability to write clear and analytical reports on programme outcomes and impact.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and in written.


Responsibilities

Qualifications

  • Master degree in management, financial analysis or accounting desirable, experience in stabilisation, CVE and/or peacebuilding is an added advantage;
  • At least 10 years’ experience in international development and peacebuilding with a minimum of five years experience in sub-grants management, preferably in Kenya and/or Somalia region.
  • Solid understanding of CSSF/UK AID donor regulations and procedures pertaining to grants management is an added value;
  • Ability to analyse technical and cost proposals and prepare reports and recommendations on whether or not applicants should be funded;
  • Ability to analyse budget line items for compliance with budget guidelines;
  • Proven records maintenance and database management skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to perform complex tasks and to prioritize multiple projects;
  • Speaking, writing and reading fluency in English, Swahili and Somali is a strong added advantage.
  • A deep knowledge of Somali culture is an added advantage.
  • Ability to write clear and analytical reports on programme outcomes and impact.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and in written.


  • Design a small grants mechanism which provide peace dividends, strengthen community resilience and strengthen linkages between community, government and aid initiatives.
  • Oversee all grants related activities such grant administration policies, procedures, systems, and all documentation and provide control mechanisms for all grants.
  • Coordinate with the team leader, Sr stabilization advisor, gender and social inclusion advisor and finance manager to ensure a transparent process for the entire grant life cycle from pre-award management, tracking payments, reviewing or producing relevant reports, monitoring and post-award management.
  • Review and approve grant awards and work with project and partner staff to develop and maintain all grant agreements.
  • Track that all project deliverables are completed on time and are of high quality work.
  • Providing advisory assistance to grant applicants and lead the review of grant submissions;
  • Analyzing and evaluating grant submissions for technical and budget soundness and compliance with donor regulations, recommending award actions to the contract team;
  • Coordinating the issuance of awards and maintain contract documentation through the development and upkeep of a small grants database; and
  • Preparing scheduled and special reports, studies and analyses regarding the small grants program.
  • Coordinate technical, administrative and financial capacity strengthening support and mentoring to CSOs and community-led initiatives who apply for and deliver the small grants to maximize the impact.


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