Conservation International Grants Manager Jobs in Kenya

Conservation International Grants Manager Jobs in Kenya

Position Summary

  • The Grants Manager 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 CI staff, s/he provides oversight and management of grant-making activities including planning and application activities, contracting, day-to-day administration, reporting, and close-out.

  • The Grants Manager reviews grants applications, proposals, agreements and related grants data and ensures the accuracy of information in the grants system/database.

  • Performs financial monitoring of grant activities, reviews financial reports submitted by partners and generates timely internal and external financial and related reports.

  • The Grants Manager works to minimize risk to CI and reviews grants-related activities for accuracy, completeness and compliance with CI and grantor policies and procedures.

  • S/he provides follow up on any issues identified during the monitoring and review process and assists with training and capacity building efforts.

  • The Grants Manager is a key information resource responsible for ensuring effective communications with all key stakeholders.

  • S/he compiles information and responds to requests from partners and program and HQ staff and maintains complete, accurate and up-to-date filing and tracking systems.

  • The grants Manager will from time to time support development of budgets for new proposals as well as financial accounting related functions.

  • This position does not supervise staff and duties are performed under general supervision.


    Grant Award and Contracts Project Support:

    • Develop materials and manage announcements of grants and subcontract opportunities.

    • Implement systems and processes for receiving, reviewing and awarding subgrants and contracts.

    • Monitor proposals including project approval/rejection and overall project status. Ensure senior staff are informed of deadlines, targets and workflow changes

    • Review grantee technical and financial reports and provide related technical oversight. Coordinate site visits/desk reviews as needed.

    • Manage legal/HQ review of agreements and ensure all necessary signatures are in place.

    • Review and manage contracts amendments and additions.

    • Manage grants close-out activities as directed.

    Grants Administration and Monitoring:

    • Ensure complete, accurate and timely data and information is maintained in the grants system. Work with system administrators to resolve recording issues and recommend system improvements and efficiencies as needed.

    • Process routine financial transactions including check requests.

    • Assist in providing timely, accurate and relevant reporting, including budget to actual comparisons and status reports.

    • Monitor existing grants for compliance with grant agreements and CI policies and procedures.

    • Assist grantees/consultants with routine financial, compliance and system reporting questions. Provide training and support
    on as directed

    • Assist in posting, Review and Validation of financial transactions as requested.

    • Serve as a primary contact and manage day-to-day interactions with grantees and program, field, and HQ colleagues.

    • Maintain hard copy and electronic agreements and related files.

    • Provide other administrative support as directed.

    • Drafting of budgets relating to new funding opportunities

    • Work closely with potential partners to prepare proposal budgets in alignment with donor guidelines provided in call for proposals

    Working Conditions

    • Work is performed in a typical office environment.

    • Flexibility to work outside normal work hours to meet deadlines as needed.

    We expect that all employees will embrace the values of our organization

    • Passion: Inspired by people and by nature, we are urgently compelled to drive change for a sustainable future.

    • Integrity: We are honest, transparent and accountable for our actions.

    • Teamwork: We work together as one CI, recognizing that inclusion, collaboration and cooperation are fundamental to achieving a healthy and prosperous world for all.

    • Respect: We respect each other and work to earn trust, valuing our diversity of cultures, talents, and experiences.

    • Courage: We pursue our vision, taking bold action, persevering and overcoming challenges.

    • Optimism: We are optimistic about the capacity of people to be caring, generous and brilliant, and believe that with partners, we can inspire humanity to create a better future.



    • Bachelor's degree in Commerce, Finance or, Accounting.

    • Must be a fully qualified ACCA or CPA (K)

    • 6-8-year 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

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

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