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Oct 7, 2011

CIDA Assistant Fund Manager Job in Kenya

The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is seeking to contract an Assistant Fund Manager for its Democratic Governance Fund (DGF)

The responsibilities include:
  • Financial Administration Support: Assist the DGF Fund Manager in the management of the DGF budget and the overall financial management of DGF sub-projects in accordance with CIDA’s policies, guidelines and tools;
  • Assist the Fund Manager in the preparation of agreements with partner organizations and contracts with service providers;
  • Follow-up and liaise with partner organizations to obtain all required documentation such as reports, invoices, etc;
  • Maintain accurate information on ongoing sub-projects and their implementation and ensure all relevant correspondence and records are placed on file (paper and electronic documents);
  • Assist the Fund Manager in monitoring ongoing activities and progress of sub-projects (both in and outside Nairobi) as required and prepare brief file reports and quarterly progress reports;
  • In liaison with the DGF Fund Manager, make the necessary logistical arrangements and undertake field visits and complete relevant monitoring and evaluation (M&E) documents;
  • Help identify organizational institutional capacity development needs of recipients;
  • Performing other tasks as required.
This is a full-time contract for approximately 480-520 days over a twenty-four month period.

The approximate level of effort will be an average of 20-22 days per month.

Mandatory Criteria:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a social sciences field, including international development, political sciences, human rights, or a field related to the mandate;
  • A minimum of 5 years’ of relevant work experience in project management or financial planning and management with a national or an international development oriented organization;
  • Strong Swahili and English language written and oral communication skills;
  • Legally and operationally able to work in Kenya;
  • No impediments to domestic travel or in obtaining security clearance.
Candidates who fully meet these requirements should email an application letter explaining
their qualifications for this position, curriculum vitae (maximum five pages), daytime telephone
number and quoting the job competition number by 13:00, Friday 2lth October, 2011.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please email applications to: [email protected]

Subject Line: Assistant Fund Manager for CIDA Democratic Governance Fund (DGF)

Competition number: A-033299-001-2011 DGF AFM

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