Educate Grants Management Associate Jobs in Kenya
Educate! works to transform education in Africa to prepare youth to succeed in today’s
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
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.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.
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
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
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.
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
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
We are looking for candidates who have experience applying the skill-sets identifiedBachelor’s degree (related area not necessary)
above in any industry and who are strongly aligned with our five cultural tenets.
And we’re also requiring for this position:
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
For more information and job application details, see; Educate Grants Management Associate Jobs in Kenya
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