Nature Conservancy Grants Associate (Finance) Jobs in Kenya

Nature Conservancy Grants Associate (Finance) Jobs in Kenya

Who We Are

The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive.

Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor.

One of TNC’s primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work.

Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, “you’ll join for the mission, and you’ll stay for the people.”

Since establishing the Africa Program in 2007, The Nature Conservancy’s vision in Africa is to work towards fostering a sustainable future for people and nature, partnering with indigenous communities across 55 million acres on the continent.

Our efforts are firmly rooted in people, leveraging scientific and technical expertise as we collaborate with governments and organizations to conserve and enhance Africa’s shared resources in the 9 countries we operate.

TNC’s work in Africa transcends three key pillars: securing ownership rights to lands and resources for indigenous people, strengthening leadership and resource management and helping communities value nature through a holistic appreciation of its benefits while increasing revenue streams for conservation efforts and socio-economic development.

Together with our partners, we are witnessing critical milestones in integrated land and fisheries management, ocean and source water protection, energy development and sustainable food production, working together and strengthening our resolve in tackling global challenges such as climate change, habitat and biodiversity loss that stands to adversely impact the nearly 1.4 billion people that share Africa.

What We Can Achieve Together

The Grants Associate provides specialized public and/or private awards support and finance/accounting-related services to the Africa Business Unit and the Grants Specialist Team within the Africa BU.

The Grants Service Network (GSN) within the Conservancy, provides guidance and administrative support for awards of funds to the Conservancy from United States federal, state, and local government agencies, multilateral agencies, and other national and local governments.

The GSN also administers the Conservancy’s grants of funds to other entities, including those funded by
a government agency, multilateral organization, other non-profit organization, private foundation, or private donor.

We're Looking for You

The Grants Associate provides specialized services in public and/or private awards. They will support financial activities for the Africa business unit. They should be an expert in their area of specialization and conduct work in accordance with TNC policies and procedures, donor requirements and best practices in financial management.

Specifically, this position provides a wide range of technical, administrative, and financial support to assigned staff for incoming public funds and outgoing sub-awards. This position will report to the Lead Grants Specialist Africa and will be based in TNC’s local offices in any of the countries in which TNC has local presence.

Specific activities

  • To assist with the preparation and set-up of budgets for prospective award opportunities by compiling raw data inputs from programs and finance teams.

  • Set up of Budgets and assignment of costs in the public awards module.

  • Conducting research on recorded expenses and recording accounting adjustments.

  • Assist in the production of financial reports and invoices.

  • Drafting outgoing subaward agreements using standard templates.

  • Will review internal and partner financial reports.

  • Working closely with program managers to ensure technical deliverables are tied to financial reports.

  • Ensures TNC policies and procedures, financial standards and legal requirements are met and managed for compliance.

  • Assist with quality control review to ensure accuracy and full support in documentation for audit purposes.

  • Support Lead Grants Specialist in keeping an accurate and up-to-date Grants/Proposals Filing system to ensure documents are easily accessible for the day-to-day work of the Grants team and for internal and external audit purposes.

  • Ensure all approvals and documentations are presented for payments requests.

  • Liaising with finance and programs to assist the Lead Grants Specialist to follow up on issues raised.

  • Other tasks as assigned within the scope of the job description

    What You'll Bring

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field and 3 years' related experience or equivalent combination.

  • Experience with GAAP and fund accounting principles, practices, and regulations.

  • Experience using automated accounting and financial reporting systems.

  • Three years’ experience with reporting and managing public awards both USG federal and state, Multilateral funding, among others

  • Three years previous experience in the areas of grants development, donor proposal development, budget develop or financial report development

    Desired Qualifications

  • NGO experience is a plus

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Nature Conservancy Grants Associate (Finance) Jobs in Kenya

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