Awards Officer - Kenya

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Practical Action have an exciting opportunity for an Awards Officer in our East Africa office. This role will support the Business Development, Communications and Quality unit in the planning, securing and managing of Practical Action awards in East Africa. This role will work collaboratively with delivery teams to ensure compliance with donor regulations, contracting and building capacity amongst sub-awardees (including delivering inception workshops and conducting due diligence assessments), oversee project audits & reporting schedules, and develop budget forecasts linked to workplans.

Date of expiry31st Mar
LocationNairobi, Kenya
Full/Part timeFull Time
Employment statusFixed Term
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The Awards officer has two main accountabilities:

- Awards Management (90%)

  • Proposal Development
  • Contracting and Sub-award Management
  • Data Management
  • Donor Reporting

- Delivering Performance as One Practical Action (10%)

  • Quality Assurance 
  • Risk Management

An experienced professional, you will have excellent knowledge and experience in compliance, awards management or a similar role with additional short-term training in awards management, compliance or related area. You will also have experience in writing, reviewing and editing narrative and financial reports as well as developing budgets (with excellent Excel skills). An understanding of institutional donors and their requirements, (e.g. USAID, DFID, ECHO, GIZ, SIDA and large foundations) and development programming in East Africa is a key requirement.  You should be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Finance Management, Development Studies, Commerce, Economics, or equivalent area.

Practical Action is a global innovator, inspiring people to discover and adopt ingenious, practical ways to free themselves from poverty and disadvantage. With 50 years of expertise, Practical Action has a strong heritage, and track record of bringing communities and experts together to find practical, sustainable solutions to enable people to meet their needs, which work for both people and the planet. 

A detailed JD can be downloaded from the Download section.

If you have the experience, skills and the ability we are looking for, please send your supporting statement that describes your suitability and updated CV by email to: not later than 31st March 2019.

We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.

Practical Action are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks.

The successful applicant must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in Kenya.

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