Nordic International Support Foundation Grant Manager Job in Kenya

The Nordic International Support Foundation (NIS) is a Norwegian-registered non-profit organization engaged in stabilization and reconciliation initiatives in conflict and post-conflict areas.

Our primary areas of intervention are institutional development, public service delivery, and conflict resolution.

Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, NIS recently finalized a project in Sri Lanka and currently implements projects in Somalia, Myanmar, and the Sahel.

NIS Somalia is currently implementing a wide range of stabilization projects in South Central and Puntland with plans to expand in to new areas.

The organization has offices in Mogadishu, Baidoa and operational presence in Galkacyo, Kismayo, Jowhar, Balad, Baardheere, Barawe, Lasanod, Buurhakaba, Wajid, Abudwaq and Beledweyn in Hiiraan.

Job Purpose
  • The primary role of the Grants Manager for the NIS Somalia Country Program is to monitor and report on project implementation to ensure efficient grants administration for the country programme in line with both NIS and specific donor requirements.
  • A secondary role of the grant manager will be to assist in the development of proposals and concept notes when appropriate and necessary – this includes strengthening NIS project conceptualisation with relevant specialist knowledge of any specific issues.
  • The grant manager will also be liaising with donors at Nairobi level in support of the country representative in donor relations.

    Reporting to

    The position holder reports to the Program and Technical Director of NIS Somalia.

    The person will work closely with the Programme and Technical Director and project staff across all the different departments in the preparation of progress and final report for donors.

    The Grants Manager will liaison directly with NIS Oslo during the finalisation of all documents going to donors.

    Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Monitoring project progress against work plans and budgets
  • Oversee, coordinate and assist in the preparation of timely progress reports (monthly and/or quarterly and final reporting) for relevant donors and in line with donor specific requirements (compliance), including quality checks
  • Advise country programme colleagues on grant specific requirements
  • Liaise and coordinate with the NIS Somalia M&E team
  • In cooperation with the Country Finance Manager/Coordinator, ensure timely budgetary revisions at project level
  • Be responsible for timely communication with the head of office and programme staff in the field offices on deadlines for reports.
  • Keep the country Management and relevant members of the programmes up to date on donor developments that might be relevant for NIS’ country programme.
  • Undertake visits to Mogadishu to support and train staff on issues such as grants management, project cycle management, proposal and report writing – currently envisaged as 2-3 days per month.
  • Prepare country fact sheets and other relevant information pieces for the country programme
  • Secondary function of the position will
    be the occasional contributions to NIS project proposals and concepts notes in response to calls or requests from donors for new projects.

  • Assist with any other duties assigned by the PTD, as and when required.

    Achievement Indicators
    Job execution is evaluated based on the following criteria:
  • Level of results achieved, according to Country Strategies, Plans of Action, Project Descriptions, Budgets
  • Level of adherence to deadlines, and ensuring that proposals, concept notes and reports are submitted according to established routines, in line with donor requirements and with high quality
  • Level of support to the Head of Offices and Programme Staff in Somalia
  • Information management and sharing- efficient, timely and updated
  • General contribution: policy development, protection analysis, programmes development etc.
  • Flexibility and ability to adjust to changes and new requirements
  • Level of personal contribution in supporting colleagues, teambuilding and a healthy, positive and creative work environment

  • Solid programme management experience
  • Experience from international work, preferably with refugee/ IDP-related emergencies, development projects and with legal aid, protection, education, shelter and/or camp management projects
  • Demonstrated leadership and coordination skills
  • Documented skills in formulation of programme/project proposals, budgets and report
  • Fundraising abilities and understanding of various donors’ requirements
  • Ability to use Logical Framework Approach as a tool in project/programme design and follow-up
  • Significant understanding of complex emergencies and crisis contexts
  • Significant political and cultural awareness and experience of working in setting where insecurity is a major issue
  • Proven communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Fluency in the English, both oral and written
  • Holder of a valid international driver’s licence

    Education field
  • Master’s Degree with a concentration in accounting or finance and previous experience in grants financial management, finance, accounting, and/or auditing.
  • Experience in project planning and management.
  • A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications .

    Application process
  • Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications only according to the following procedure:
  • Send an application letter and an updated CV, which should include contact information for three work-related references.
  • Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded.
  • Hand delivered applications will no longer be accepted.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Send your application on [email protected]

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