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Sep 30, 2017

DAI Grants Development Officer Job in Nairobi

DAI is an international development company. 

For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. 

Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries. Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. 

Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.
Job Vacancy: Grants Development Officer - Kenya NiWajibu Wetu (NIWETU)

Nairobi Kenya
Job Code: 3284
Description: DAI works at the cutting edge of international development, combining technical excellence, professional project management, and exceptional customer service to solve our clients’ most complex problems. 

Since 1970, DAI has worked in 150 developing and transition countries, providing comprehensive development solutions in areas including crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS, avian influenza control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. 

Clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and host-country governments.

Background: NIWETU is a USAID-funded four-year (August 2016 through August 2020) contract with a goal to reduce violent extremism (VE) among at-risk individuals and communities in Kenya. 

NIWETU aims to strengthen Kenyan communities’ and government institutions’ motivation and capacity to take the lead on countering violent extremism (CVE) by building the capacity of and fostering strong relationships among individuals, communities, and civil society and county and national government actors.

The Grants Development Officer will report to the Senior Grants Manager. S/he will:
  • Support Program Development Officers (PDOs) with the preparation of Yellow Lights (grant concept notes);
  • Track Yellow Light submissions and associated USAID feedback;
  • Work with the NIWETU PDOs and grantees to develop well-written, organized grant applications that are in line with NIWETU research and objectives;
  • Work across the program and grants teams to synthesize feedback, edit grant applications and quickly move applications through the NIWETU grants process;
  • Work with the NIWETU PDOs and grantees to develop organized, complete and thorough budgets that are harmonized with grant applications;
  • Other duties as assigned by the NIWETU Grants team.

We are looking for a candidate that:
  • Is an exceptionally clear, concise and logical technical writer;
  • Is supremely organized and can manage multiple inputs and forms of documentation;
  • Can work with local partners to simplify, clarify and condense complicated ideas into succinct arguments;
  • Is diligent, detail-oriented, enjoys managing paperwork and editing documents.
  • Is able to work well in a team environment;
  • Previous USAID grants experience is not required but preferred.
Location: Nairobi, Kenya but willingness to travel to Garissa, Isiolo, Mandera and Wajir Counties is critical.


Kindly send your complete CV to [email protected] no later than 5PM East Africa Time Friday, November 3, 2017.

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