Grants Manager - Assets to Adolescent Girls in Kenya
About DAI: DAI is an employee-owned global development company.
For 40 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governments, and instability.
Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 60 countries.
Our integrated development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines—crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS and disease control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change.
Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.
Objective of the Programme: DAI is preparing for an anticipated DFID and the Nike Foundation funded Programme; Assets to Adolescent Girls.
The Programme will aim to address constraints to the economic empowerment of adolescent girls in developing countries.
It will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and operate across Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Bangladesh.
Grantees of the Programme will receive financial and non-financial support to develop their products and business models.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Establish robust and transparent grants procedures in line with donor guidelines
- Manage day-to-day operations of Grant Funds
- Ensure wide publication of proposal/bidding calls and targeting publicity to ensure the best possible submissions are received
- Overall financial management of the funds
- Assess financial and administrative capacity of grantees and training and coaching grantees to enhance their capacity in these areas
- Contribute to efforts in meeting donor reporting requirements as well as reporting to London home office
- Track and document fund disbursement and estimated future spending
- Lead a fraud mitigation strategy
- 7 or more years of experience working in private sector development, with at least 4 years’ experience of managing grant funds
- Experience in managing challenge funds or grants programmes
- Experience in fraud management
- Excellent communication skills
- Strong understanding of key approaches to monitoring and evaluation and the delivery of value for money for donor clients
- Experience working in Kenya or East Africa
- Fluency in English (both written and oral) is essential
- Certified Public Accountant qualification is desirable
Education: Advanced Degree in Economics, Finance or Business or other related field preferred
Anticipated Project Start Date:
Project Duration: Four to five years
Project Location: Nairobi, Kenya, with occasional travel
How to Apply:
*Please note that all profiles are indicative only and therefore subject to change.*