Educate Grants Management Associate Jobs in Kenya

Educate! works to transform education in Africa to prepare youth to succeed in today’s

economy.


Educate! provides youth with skills training in leadership, entrepreneurship and workforce
readiness along with mentorship to start real businesses at school.


Our model is delivered through practically-trained teachers and youth mentors. Educate!’s goal is to make this practical, skills-based model part of national education systems.


Educate!’s top priority as an organization is working hand-in-hand with government to
create policies and design national programming that creates transformational impact on
student lives. In Uganda, we took a big leap in 2014 from 54 to 238 schools and over 80,000
students.


In 2018, we’re working in 175 secondary schools in Rwanda and over 700 schools in Uganda reaching over 42,000 students intensively and 530,000 more broadly. Our model was proven to have massive impact in a randomized controlled trial.

Graduates earned DOUBLE the income of a control group and had a 64% increase in business creation.

Our graduates change their lives and their communities, such as Lillian Aero who employs over 100 AIDS affected women.


Responsibilities


Grant Reports


  • You’ll work with our fundraising team to ensure that Educate! meets and exceeds our
    obligations to donors by producing high-quality, timely grant reports that keep our
    stakeholders informed and connected to Educate!'s progress and mission.


  • Write and project manage high-quality grant reports and other donor materials.
  • Collaborate closely with in-country teams to gather information needed for reporting
    and donor materials.
  • Support the team in streamlining systems and processes to make grant reporting and
    information sourcing more efficient, such as developing a tool to systematize and
    calendarize our story-gathering and info-sourcing needs for grant reports.

    Grant Compliance

  • As Educate! grows, we have increasingly complex reporting and compliance obligations to
    funders to ensure we are achieving our key deliverables and following through on our
    commitments. In this role, you will:


  • Maintain and update our internal Grant Compliance Dashboard that is used to track
    programmatic, financial and administrative deliverables that have been promised to
    funders.
  • Work closely with the Grants & Compliance Specialist to coordinate and carry out grant
    compliance processes, including meeting with department heads to check in on compliance items and identify any gaps, and following up on any issues raised during meetings.
  • Improve our compliance processes by collaborating with the Grants & Compliance
    Specialist to build out a strategy for addressing and following up on compliance gaps,
    and maintaining an annual list of milestones to be shared with funders.

    Donor & Partner Visits

  • We’re building the reputation and support base to position Educate! as the leader in skills based education in Africa, and that includes being able to effectively show our partners what our work looks like on the ground. In this role, you will work with the External

    Relations Manager to:

  • Design, coordinate, and prepare for donor and partner
    visits in Kenya to ensure that
    programmed activities run smoothly
  • Represent Educate! in person and over email to international donors and partners
  • Lead engaging and informative site and field visits for international donors and
    partners visiting the program

    Team Support

  • Educate! is growing, but we still embrace our start-up culture! As part of the Team, you’ll support colleagues in the U.S. and in Africa on fundraising and other external relations projects as needed. Example projects include:

  • Supporting the fundraising team in testing new innovations to our grants management
    systems and processes, such as automating our grant pipeline.
  • Supporting the Kenya and other in-country teams with external-facing projects, such as
    conferences, student business club competitions, or key stakeholder meetings.
  • Providing trainings to in-country teams on Educate!’s key messaging, relationship
    management, donor visits, and more.


    Qualifications

    The ideal candidate will be:

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • Comfortable with the idea of managing complex projects with many moving pieces.
  • A self-starter, able to prioritize and manage multiple assignments, take initiative, and work independently, with a manager based in Kampala.
  • A collaborative and flexible team player, excited to learn and pitch in where needed.
  • An exceptional communicator in diverse settings, from a classroom to a conference
    room.
  • Strong relationship-builder and able to hold his or her own with key external
    stakeholders, from donors to government partners.

    Past experience working in fundraising or grants management is not necessary for this
    role.

    We are looking for candidates who have experience applying the skill-sets identified
    above in any industry and who are strongly aligned with our five cultural tenets.
    And we’re also requiring for this position:

  • Bachelor’s degree (related area not necessary)
  • Kenyan nationality
  • Minimum committment of one (1) year, with a preference for those willing to stay longer.
  • A good fit with our Five Cultural Tenets (see “What is Educate! About?” Below; learn
    more by looking at Educate!’s culture deck here.) Terms
  • Located in Nairobi, Kenya working alongside our rockstar Kenya and regional teams.
  • Benefits & perks include a generous vacation policy, health insurance, and breakfast in the office!


    How To Apply


  • Fill in the application form under this link: http://bit.ly/GrantsAssociateJD
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until filled – early application encouraged!
  • The screening process will include case studies, competency tests, and behavioral
    interviews.

    For more information and job application details, see; Educate Grants Management Associate Jobs in Kenya



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