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Oct 9, 2017

Options Grants Programme Manager (The Girl Generation) Job in Nairobi, Kenya

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Job title: Grants Programme Manager – The Girl Generation
 
Department: Technical Team, The Girl Generation

Reporting to: Global Director, The Girl Generation
 
Responsible for: Assistant Grants Manager
 
Liaison with: The Girl Generation  team  in London, Kenya and the in-country Programme Officers
 
Type of contract: Full time fixed term January 2018 –  to 31st December 2018 with the possibility of extension
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Salary: Commensurate with experience

About Options: Options Consultancy Services Limited was established in 1992 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marie Stopes International. 

We are a consultancy organisation providing technical and management expertise in the health and social sectors to governments and international development partners to transform the health of women and children. 

We provide information, expertise and influence to governments, health workers, NGOs and businesses to catalyse change so that health services can be accessed by the people who need them most.

The Girl Generation (www.thegirlgeneration.org) is a social change communications initiative providing a global platform for galvanising, catalysing and amplifying the Africa-led movement to end FGM, building on what has already been achieved. 

The Girl Generation seeks to inspire organisations and individuals, including youth, across the ten most affected countries in Africa and beyond, to end FGM in one generation. 

We also support grassroots organizations through the End FGM Small Grants Programme which provides flexible funding in order to support their work in the area of communications, advocacy and campaigning to end FGM.  

Short introduction: The Grants Programme Manager leads the End FGM grants scheme, overseeing and managing grant applications, grantee relationships, due diligence, contract compliance, and reporting and outcome measurement. 

The Grants Programme Manager is responsible for identifying and co-ordinating capacity building support that effectively targets grassroots organisations with the potential to grow and achieve impact.

Summary purpose and objective of role: The Girl Generation seeks to inspire organisations and individuals, including youth, across the ten most affected countries in Africa and beyond, to end FGM in one generation. 

We also support grassroots organization through the End FGM Grants Programme which provides flexible funding to grassroots organisations in our ten focal countries working to end FGM in order to support their work in the area of communications, advocacy and campaigning to end FGM. 

The Grants Programme Manager is responsible for delivering the Grants programme efficiently to reach the set number of grants disbursed by the end of the programme, per year and per country envelope. 

They will work to implement and review guidelines for grant management of the programme including compliance, due diligence, financial and administrative requirements. 

The Grants Programme Manager will support the capacity assessment and capacity building of grantee organisations on social change communication and organisational/grant management; as well as closely track and monitor awarded grants in line with The Girl Generation’s M&E Framework and be responsible for narrative and financial reporting to the donor.

Person specification
  • The candidate will hold a professional qualification or degree in a relevant subject
  • Significant experience in managing high-risk, innovative grants programmes, preferably in Africa and/or low resource settings with a proven track record in disbursing grants directly to grassroots organisations in remote and diverse contexts.
  • Experience in leading complex projects across multiple countries and diverse audiences
  • Experience in communicating and promoting grant schemes to various stakeholders
  • Experience in setting-up processes and procedures, and communicating these to external audiences often in remote locations
  • Experience in remote management of programmes
  • Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Strong organisational and financial management skills
  • Proficiency in English (French and/or Arabic also desirable)
CLICK HERE to download a detailed job description.

Application process
 
To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience to Kit Catterson [email protected] Candidates should state the role in the subject header
 
Closing date for applications is midnight Sunday 22nd October.
 
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

Other information
  • Options is an equal opportunities employer
  • Candidates are required to have the right to live and work in Kenya
  • Candidate must be willing and able to travel internationally, particularly to the ten TGG focal countries

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