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Development and Grants Manager


  • Organization: Blue Ventures
  • Location: Kenya
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Managerial positions
    • Grant writing
  • Closing Date: Closed

Location: Kenya or Bristol (UK)

Closing date for applications: 2 October 2023, applications will be considered on a rolling basis

Contract status: Global post, Full-time

Start date: As soon as possible

Contract duration: Permanent

**Remuneration:**Kenya: KES 3,120,000 - 3,750,000. UK (Bristol): £34,000 - 40,000 Gross per annum

Job Band: Manager/M1

We rebuild tropical fisheries with coastal communities

Blue Ventures is a marine conservation organisation that puts people first. We support coastal fishers in remote and rural communities to rebuild fisheries and restore ocean life. Our work began two decades ago in Madagascar’s remote coastal communities and is growing globally. Across a dozen countries, we’re partnering with traditional fishers and community organisations to design, scale, strengthen and sustain fisheries management and conservation at the community level. We bring partners together in networks to advocate for reform, and share tools and best practices to support fishing communities across the globe.

Summary job description

We are seeking a Development and Grants Manager to support our funding applications and reporting for Blue Ventures’ global programs.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an ambitious and fast-growing team, with opportunities for travel, professional development and learning from across our global programs.

We are looking for an experienced individual to manage grant applications and produce high-quality financial and narrative reports. The role will work closely with our partners and field-based conservation teams in multiple countries around the world.

The successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, with proven experience of developing and maintaining systems to keep track of funding applications and reports, as well as ensuring accountability to and compliance with donor and audit requirements.

Experience in the environmental conservation and international development sectors would be beneficial. Fluency in English and French (for one of the roles) is required.

The successful candidate will be motivated, proactive and highly organised, with the ability to assimilate and interpret large volumes of information into clear and compelling concept notes, applications and reports.

We are looking for an individual who is open to new ideas and embraces innovation, who can demonstrate experience of building effective working partnerships for conservation and/or development. Assessment of applications will include candidates’ alignment with BV’s core values and mission to support human rights-based approaches to marine conservation and fisheries management.

You will thrive in environments that are collegiate and ambitious, and be able to demonstrate experience of working independently and solving complex problems in challenging situations.

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