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Grants Assistant

Nairobi (Kenya)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Nairobi (Kenya)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Administrative support
    • Grant writing
  • Closing Date:

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Roles and Responsibilities:

Proposal development

  • Support the grants manager in the proposal development by drafting budget narratives, initial review of proposals to ensure proper proposal templates and grant management procedures are followed.

Grants / award implementation and management

  • Circulate monthly reporting schedules to the program and M&E team; doing follow-ups with the teams to ensure reporting schedules are met.
  • Support the grants manager in the reporting process; review raw reporting data submitted by   program team and collate initial full report drafts; analyze reporting data quality and solicit inputs from program teams on reports’ content.
  • Ensure that OTIS is up to date on due dates and upload all submitted reports on OTIS and Shared Drive; File submitted reports in the hard copy folders.
  • Support the grant manager in the review Budget vs. Actual (BVA) for the proper monitoring and the successful implementation of programs and flagging out or raising early warning in case of challenges burn rate, implementation etc.
  • Assist the grants manager in the preparing of Grants Opening, Implementation and Closing meetings, as   well as monthly/regular grants management meetings (BVA meetings) which include representation from each unit (finance, programs, logistics) and ensure proper follow up of issues raised.
  • Assist in drafting compliance cheat-sheets, as needed.
  • Communication and information management, including donor correspondences and taking of minutes during grants led meetings and following up on action points.
  • Disseminate monthly trackers (Grants tracker, BVA etc.)

Administrative/Other

  • Support the grants manager in keeping an accurate and up-to-date Grants/Proposals Filing system on the Shared Drive (Box), on OTIS and in hard copy folders in order to ensure grant documents are easily accessible for the day-to-day work of the Grants team and for internal and external audit purposes.
  • Support other program initiatives / work streams / task as assigned.
We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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