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  • Posted: Nov 8, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Corporate Staffing Services is a leading recruitment agency in Kenya providing complete recruitment services. In the last ten years we have been partners to local and foreign businesses looking to hire Kenyan professionals. We have recruited for diverse clients in different sectors and industries.
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    Bilingual Associate Director

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Lead financial grant management implementation process from partner selection to project closeout, being diligent in monitoring donor compliance while providing capacity building to all stakeholders involved.
    • Reviews and provide feedback on grantee financial reports and deliverables regarding compliance, working with Program staff and Finance to ensure that grants are effectively monitored and closed out in a timely fashion.
    • Work in partnership and coordination with programs teams to guide partner implementation of donor funds, ensuring high-impact results, donor compliance and effective use of funds, providing technical assistance as needed
    • Manage the appropriate systems including Fluxx and Mides to ensure the organization and maintenance of meticulous records for each Partner, tracking and ensuring all the necessary documentation is submitted promptly, validating the quality of data for decision-making purposes
    • Serve as liaison between Partners, technical/operations staff, and the Africa Regional Office and US to document, address, and resolve any necessary issues or challenges encountered during grant implementation.
    • Work proactively and closely with individual Partners to identify and remedy any delays or problems encountered in the implementation of the grants, ensuring issues are reported immediately to the appropriate program staff.    
    • Provide teams with accurate and timely consolidated reports of financial expenditures for donor-mandated reports, that allow for agile decision making
    • Work closely with Partners providing financial oversight and review/processing of payment documentation (receipts) as needed, providing technical assistance on best practices for donor funding implementation.
    • Lead, design, and deliver capacity-building sessions and technical assistance with key stakeholders on subject matters related to the financial strengthening of an organization, financial leadership and sustainability, donor funding best practices, financial risk assessment, and strategic financial planning
    • Collaborate with the Director of Grants and Compliance on designing and implementing a technical assistance program 
    • Collaborate with program staff to establish the program’s annual objectives and outline how to allocate the award and operational budget.
    • Oversee the coordination of timely submission of approved milestones and deliverables (ie financial reports); work closely with Partners to complete any delayed or incomplete milestones.

    Skills and Qualifications

    • Degree in Project Management, Business or a related field from a recognized university 
    • Advanced knowledge of grants management life cycle and/or experience of working in the non-profit sector. 
    • Minimum of (5) Five years experience in Grants management and/or Financial Analysis. 
    • Familiarity with Fluxx or related grants management platforms. Knowledge of the Google suite platform is necessary.
    • Experience working with foundation grants is preferred.
    • Being Bilingual (English and French) is a MUST.
    • A good understanding of best procurement practices is necessary.
    • Ability to work independently and as a member of a cross-functional team. 
    • Ability to synthesize information and generate persuasive and clear verbal and written communications.
    • Strong time management skills and the ability to multitask and meet deadlines with keen attention to detail and follow-through. 
    • Ability to work autonomously and proactively, while anticipating, prioritizing, and managing multiple tasks.
    • Ability to make agile and transparent decisions based on data, policies, and stakeholder needs.
    • Analytical problem-solving skills using systematic approaches to analyze and propose solutions as part of everyday activities.
    • Cultural sensitivity is imperative.
    • Knowledge of reproductive health issues is key.
    • Excellent written and oral English and French communication skills.
    • Must demonstrate good interpersonal and negotiation skills.
    • Strong computer skills (word processing, spreadsheet, Google suites).
    • Proficient in Excel.

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