Porticus Francophone Grant Manager Jobs in Kenya

Porticus Francophone Grant Manager Jobs in Kenya


  • Porticus is the international organisation that manages and develops the philanthropic programmes of charitable entities established by Brenninkmeijer family entrepreneurs.

  • Our work builds on the heritage of charitable engagement of

  • Clemens and August Brenninkmeijer, the two brothers who founded the clothing retailer C&A in 1841.

  • We collaborate with partners around the globe to foster human dignity, social justice and sustainability.

  • Working within Porticus’ areas of education, society, faith and care, as well as in the fields of economic development and climate change, we aim to contribute to systemic social change by combining our global expertise with our grassrootsnetworks all over the world.

  • Porticus currently operates twelve offices on five continents and annually supports more than2,000 partner organisations in over 90 countries.

  • Porticus is looking for a French-speaking (this is a mandatory requirement) Grant Manager for its team in Nairobi.

  • This position focuses mainly on generating education projects and programmes, with a focus on child protection and whole child development, in Francophone Africa regions.

  • Experience in DR Congo is mandatory.


  • Responsible for grant making in regions and/or thematic areas.

  • Identify opportunities for innovative regional projects and programmes and clearly articulates the expected outcomes.

  • Monitor developments in the field to identify emerging trends, needs, gaps and opportunities.

  • Develop regional programme concept notes and proposals and contributes to the development of concept notes within thematic areas.

  • Build and manage network of implementing partners and grantees, initiates screening of potential grantees.

  • Assess suitability of grant applications in alignment with project and/or programme development; ensures adherence to the corresponding workflow.

  • Ensure compliance to due diligence and protection policies.

  • Conduct and review progress reports and impact evaluations and monitors use of grant funds.

  • Evaluate impact, share results and learnings internally and externally and apply learning for course-correction and future programmes.

  • Contribute to inter regional engagement and collaboration by actively supporting Porticus as a Learning Organisation, by sharing knowledge and experiences.

    Qualifications and Competencies

  • Be fluent in French and English (mandatory requirement).
  • Experience working in DR Congo.

  • At least 8-10 years of relevant professional experience in grant making within philanthropy or development in Francophone Africa.

  • At least 8 years of this experience should be with an international foundation or NGO.

  • Master’s degree is an added advantage.

  • Strong and relevant networks and contacts, as well as abroad background with comprehensive understanding of program design and development, systems, networking and community change.

  • Strong and proven interest in Education with a strong focus on Whole Child Development and Child Protection.

  • Experience with monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL)and experience using M&E systems is a major plus.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Porticus Francophone Grant Manager Jobs in Kenya

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