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JOB TITLE Grants Assistant (2 positions)
REPORTING TO Grants Officer

 Amref Health Africa is the largest international health development organisation based in Africa. Working with and through African communities, health systems and governments, Amref Health Africa’s vision is for lasting health change in Africa and is committed to improving the health of people in Africa by partnering with and empowering communities, and strengthening health systems. For more on Amref Health Africa please visit


Amref Health Africa in Kenya with the Funding from the Global Fund is implementing the Malaria and TB grants in Kenya. The malaria project is currently implemented in 10 counties of the malaria lake endemic regions for community case management of malaria and 47 counties for health facility support supervision and data quality audit; the implementation is done through 11 SRs. The Global Fund TB grant is supporting the country to implement high-impact initiatives that will maximise investments to make an even greater contribution towards the vision of a world free of tuberculosis. This funding will be supporting, among others, community-based tuberculosis prevention and control interventions across all counties in Kenya through sub granting thirty-six (36) Civil Society Organizations (CSOs

Main purpose of job:

Ensure effective management of the project grants by enhancing Sub Recipients (SRs) compliance with contractual stipulations and enforcing procedures that assure transparency in the grants processes.

Principal Responsibilities

Grants Management Participate in setting grant management policies, and developing and enforcing

procedures that assure transparency in the grants processes.

Assist in the preparation and follow up on the timely release of the grants funds for

approved grants including quarterly disbursement.

Participate in the project’s grants accounting, reporting, compliance and risk

management process.

Carry out grants specific database maintenance and reporting and upload

relevant reports in the Grants Management Information System (GMIS) in a timely manner.

Representation of Amref at key stakeholder forums
Development of

budget and work plan

Review and finalize sub-recipients budgets and work plans, prepare

contracts/agreements and follow up on compliance.

Report Review Receive and review periodic grants reports for sub-recipients, liquidate the

eligible costs and take relevant action on the expenses rendered ineligible.

Provide timely feedback to sub-recipients on grants performance.
Handle correspondences and matters in regard to grant management in

consultation with the project team.

Assist in preparing monthly, quarterly and annual project performance reports.


Compliance Ensure compliance to donor regulations and Amref policies within the project

as well as by implementing partners

Mentorship and Research Participate in mentoring, monitoring and other SRs capacity building initiatives.
Provide technical advice and capacity development to Sub recipients to plan, implement, monitor and report on grants awarded in a manner consistent with

assessed needs above.

Participate in operation research, documentation and dissemination of new

lessons and experiences in grant management.

Reporting and Audit Compile monthly and annual grant reports and assist in quarterly dashboard

preparation, biannual donor reports

Assist in Coordinating internal and external audit and act on audit issues in

collaboration with Grants Officer, PIT and finance department.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce or its
  • Professional qualification in CPA (K) or its
  • ICT proficient, accounting and ERP software
  • 3 years relevant experience; NGO experience is a plus
  • Experience with donors g Global Fund, USAID will be an added advantage
  • Ability to juggle competing priorities, meet demanding deadlines and work under pressure
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Analytical and attention to details
  • Good organization, planning and coordination skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Team player
  • Good listener
  • High integrity and honesty
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision

How to apply

Interested? Please visit our website to view the full Job description. You will be directed to our online portal where you will need to create an account successfully in order for you to be able to submit your application. Please note that you will receive an email confirmation for the creation of account and an acknowledgement email upon submitting your application. Deadline for submission: 16th April 2021. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Duly note that Amref Health Africa does not require applicants to pay any money at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process and have not retained any agent in connection with recruitment.

Amref Health Africa is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Amref Health Africa is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy

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