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Jul 5, 2017

Global Communities Contracting Officer / Grants Manager NGO Job in Kenya

Global Communities
 
Job Vacancy: Contracting Officer / Grants Manager, Kenya

Job ID:
2017-1344
 
# of Openings: 1
 
Category: Field – Contracts & Grants

Overview: Global Communities, formerly CHF International, is an international non-profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable.
Global Communities seeks an Agricultural Productivity Specialist for the anticipated USAID - funded Feed the Future Kenya Crops and Dairy Market Systems Development Activity, a five-year, $60M USD program. 

The purpose of the Crop and Dairy Market Systems Development Activity is to achieve the following objectives in targeted areas in support of the Global Food Security Strategy:

(1) Inclusive and sustainable agriculture-led growth;

(2) Strengthened resilience among people and systems; and

(3) A well-nourished population.
 
Responsibilities:

The Contracting Officer/Grants Manager is responsible for the following:
  • Lead the solicitation, disbursement, management, and closeout processes for local sub-grantees and contractors.
  • Review all grant/procurement activities for compliance with program policies and USG regulations and ensure proper documentation.
  • Supervise the grants and contracts management team.
  • Monitor grants and contracts activities during implementation and provide continuous assessments of performance against objectives.
  • Report to the Chief of Party and HQ team on overall grants and contracts implementation to ensure proposal and budget feasibility, schedule viability, and performance.
Qualifications:

Requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree a field related to international development, contracting, public administration, and business development. Masters’ degree preferred

Experience:
  • A minimum of 10 years’ international experience of successful design, implementation and management of a grants application process for grants under a cooperative agreement or grants under a contract.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience on projects with similar magnitude and complexity in developing countries.
  • Preferred experience working with USAID and/or other major U.S. government donors.
The position requires excellent verbal and writing skills and preferred experience working with USAID and/or other major U.S. government donors. 

Management experience where relevant. 

How to Apply

Please apply by sending your CV, cover letter, and include in your subject line the position you are applying for to the email address listed below:
[email protected] to be received not later than 12th July 2017.

Kenyan citizens are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. 

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