RTI International Grants Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

RTI International Grants Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

  • RTI International is an independent organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition.

  • With a worldwide staff of more than 4,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and a full spectrum of multidisciplinary services. Universities in North Carolina founded RTI in 1958 as a centerpiece of the Research Triangle Park.

  • RTI is currently seeking to fill a vacancy for the Kenya Crops & Dairy Market Systems (KCDMS) Activity which is part of the Feed the Future program, America’s initiative to combat global hunger and poverty.

  • In this regard, USAID is partnering with RTI International on a 5-year (Oct 2017 to Sept 2022) cooperative agreement – KCDMS Activity – to help increase agricultural production and reduce poverty and malnutrition in Kenya.

  • The project will also spur competitive, resilient market systems in Kenya’s horticulture and dairy sectors.

  • We seek to recruit a Grants Coordinator to be based in the Kisumu office.

    Job Summary:

  • The Grants Coordinator is responsible for the management of the KCDMS Grant Program in 12 counties of operations in Kenya.

  • S/he will develop Request for Application (RFA) packages and manage the competitive selection process; Provide guidance and training to grantees; Perform pre-award surveys of potential grantees to assess financial, program, and organizational capabilities; Maintain grants information management system; Reconcile financial and technical reports;

  • Conduct monitoring visits; and ensure all grants are closed out appropriately.

    Essential Duties:

    Pre-Award Management

  • Support in the various stages of the competitive selection process of grantees until completion.

  • Carry out pre-award assessments for prospective grantees to assess financial, program, and organizational capabilities.

  • Work with selected grantees to ensure budgets are in line with programmatic, cost and KCDMS project priorities.

  • Prepare grant award documents for approval, this will include: grant agreements, budgets and negotiation memorandums

    Post-Award Management

  • Prepare cash requests for all grants ensuring amounts requested are reasonable and within approved budgets.

  • Review financial reports from grantees to ensure financial compliance against approved grant budgets.

  • Conduct regular disbursements and expenditure reconciliations with Finance Office to ensure grant and finance records are up to date.

  • Conduct site visits and giving feedback to grantees as appropriate on areas that requires improvement in their systems and procedures.

  • Track on a
    regular basis all questioned and disallowed costs and follow-up on resolution of the same.

  • Identify grantee financial training needs and provide technical assistance where needed and assist in developing training materials and resources for RTI International.

  • Maintain and update hard copy grant and work process files. The files should be clearly labelled and organized for ease of reference.

  • Maintain the Concept note and business proposal (CNBP) tracker.


  • Ensure that all project advances and commitments are liquidated, and outstanding advances cleared for all grants.

  • Prepare relevant close-out documents for approval by the Grants Manager to include, close-out checklist, letters and modifications to de-obligate residual funds where applicable.

  • Work with the grantees to ensure that all inventory/disposition documentation or in-kind acknowledgement forms are obtained on close-out of all grants as applicable.

  • Ensure grantees submit final project reports and documents.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Grants manager.

  • Contribute to monitoring and evaluation, learning, and reporting and provide technical oversight and support all data tracking by the in M&E staff of the sub-grantees with particular attention to Grants Management

  • Contribute to Social Inclusion activities in line with Grants Management.

  • Any other duties as assigned by your supervisor.


  • The holder of this position will be accountable to the Senior Grants Manager. He/ she will be expected to have oversight responsibility of all grantees under his/her portfolio ensuring that RTI/KCDMS standard grant processes are adhered to.

    Minimum Required Education & Experience

  • Master’s degree or bachelor’s degree in commerce/ Business management and 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Qualifications and/or experience in financial management and grants management.

  • Professional experience in Grant Management, preferably with USAID.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; RTI International Grants Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

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