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    Grants Management Specialist at - Nairobi, Kenya - Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

    Danish Refugee Council (DRC) background
    Full time
    Description

    The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded in 1956 that works in more than 30 countries throughout the world.

    Overall Purpose

    Ensure that DRC is compliant with country and regional grant management guidelines, as well as DRC's operational requirements (including, but not limited to, finance, logistics, procurement, and human resources).

    Geographic scope
    This role has a country focus and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines within DRC Sudan's country portfolio.

    The role plays a critical role in DRC's capacity to ensure strong compliance to donor guidelines, supports project cycle management processes, and supporting monthly and ad hoc grant meetings.

    Based in Nairobi, the grants management specialist is responsible for taking a leading role in the successful compilation of reports, concept notes, and tracks all grants management requirements.


    The Grants Management Specialist should be prepared to work alongside functions such as the Head of Programme, Audit and Compliance Specialist, Head of Support, and Grants Management Officer (HQ) in understanding and adhering to donor guidelines, and in enduring that all partners are aware of and supported to comply with donor guidelines and contractual obligations.

    This position is opened for Kenyan Nationals.

    Responsibilities:
    Grants management and compliance

    Assess and build the country office's capacities to comply with DRC's grant management guidelines
    Ensure country office compliance with grants management system (Dynamics)
    Assist country office and regional office in preparing, facilitating, and following up on grant meetings as well as in drafting, finalising, and sharing minimum set of documents required for grant meetings
    Provide support on grants management of multi-country and regional grants

    Donor compliance

    Provide training on compliance with donors' regulations and requirements.

    Provide support to country offices to ensure operational compliance of grants with guidelines and donor regulations in the areas of finance, logistics, procurement, and human resources.

    Review project reports to donors
    Prepare and present donor compliance guidelines at kick-off meetings and provide ongoing support to program teams in adhering to donor guidelines
    Prepare and present on donor rules and regulations during grants meetings.

    Programme development

    Assist in developing and/ or reviewing concept notes, proposals, and amendments for multi-country or regional interventions.

    Other

    Liaise with finance colleagues on budget follow up and expenditure levels of running grants
    Conduct or facilitate country and regional level donor mapping
    Conduct or facilitate training for country or regional office, including but not limited to on log frames, proposal development, and/ or reporting
    Inductions of new colleagues
    Other tasks as identified by the Grants Management Manager

    Requiremenst
    Experience and technical competencies

    Bachelor's degree (Masters preferred) in international relations, project management, business administration, or similar studies relevant to the post.
    At least 3 years of grants management experience with an international NGO.

    Knowledge of donor rules, regulations, and procedures of donors including but not limited to US and European donors, EU funding mechanisms, and UN agencies.

    Proven experience in successfully applying for institutional donor funding.
    Proven experience in capacity building and training of national staff and partners.
    Ability to follow multiple workflows with attention to detail.
    Excellent written and oral communication skills with external and internal stakeholders.
    Full professional proficiency in English.


    Languages:
    Proficiency in English required; while other regional languages are beneficial

    About you
    In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC's five core competencies:


    Striving for excellence:
    You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.

    Collaborating:
    You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.

    Taking the lead:
    You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

    Communicating:
    You listen and speak effectively and honestly.

    Demonstrating integrity:

    Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC's values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.



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