Conservation International Grants Manager Job in Kenya

For 30 years, Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of everyone on Earth. But we are not a run-of-the-mill environmental organization; we are more like a human organization.

We know that human beings are totally dependent on nature, and that when we work to save nature we are really working to save ourselves.

CI has a staff of over 1,000 employees working in more than 30 countries to build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet. Our goal is to protect the most fundamental things that nature provides to all of us: our food, fresh water, our livelihoods, and a stable climate. CI works at every level, from remote villages to the offices of presidents and CEOs, to find these solutions.

About the Position: CI’s Africa Field Division (AfFD) is looking to recruit Grants Manager, to be based in Nairobi, Kenya. S/he is responsible for overseeing the efficient and effective management of grants and contract-related activities for a program or division.

Working closely with external partners and Cl staff, s/he will provide oversight and management of grant making activities including planning and application activities, contracting, day-to-day administration, reporting, and close-out. The successful candidate will be offered a 2 year fixed term contract

Key Responsibilities:

These include but are not limited to:

  • Grant Award and Contracts Project Support: This entails development of materials and manage announcements of grants and subcontract opportunities;
  • Implementation of systems and processes for receiving, reviewing and awarding subgrants and contracts; monitoring proposals including project approval/rejection and overall project status;
  • Manage grants close-out activities as directed.
  • Grants Administration and Monitoring:
    Provision of timely, accurate and relevant reporting, including budgeted to actual comparisons and status reports;
  • Monitoring of existing grants for compliance with grant agreements and CI policies and procedures; assisting grantees/consultants with routine financial, compliance and system reporting including building the requisite capacity for their success;
  • Working closely with potential partners to prepare proposal budgets in alignment with donor guidelines provided in calls for proposals.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or related field.
  • 4-6 year’s experience.
  • Previous experience with a grants management system preferred.
  • Team player and ability to work cooperatively with internal and external partners.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Highly organized and ability to multi-task, prioritize, and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Strong attention to detail and problem-solving abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel and analytical skills.

    How to apply

    Interested candidates should apply online by 13th July, 2018

    For more information and job application details, see; Conservation International Grants Manager Job in Kenya

    The position is located in Nairobi, Kenya and selected candidate should have the legal right to work in any one of the listed locations without employer sponsorship.

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