Job Summary: The Tusome Senior Grants and Partnership Fund Manager will be responsible for the administration and management of the third round of the Tusome Youth Grants Fund under the USAID-funded Tusome Early Grade Reading Activity in Kenya. The duties under this position will include leadership, management, and reporting functions for a grants component to ensure compliance with the terms of the contract. The work will involve close coordination with other members of RTI’s technical, contractual, and administrative units. This individual will ensure adherence to RTI financial and accounting policies and procedures and strictly maintain the integrity of grants program. He/She will report to the Deputy Chief of Party, Operations.
Programme Description: The Tusome Early Grade Reading Activity in Kenya is a basic education initiative to improve the reading skills of the approximately 5.4 million individual Kenyan children who will begin primary school during the 2015-2020 school years. The programme has added an additional approximately $280,000 USD to support youth group activities during the final 6 months of the project. . Given the tight timeframe, Tusome will re-engage youth groups previously engaged through the grants program.
The Youth Fund is a flexible grants-under-contract mechanism to engage the youth network currently established in over 20,000 villages and additional youth groups in various parts of the country. The anticipated outcome is the use of new and innovative ways of supporting quality education and rapid achievement of project outcomes through intensive youth-led and youth managed support. RTI anticipates issuing up to 23 different grants to youth organizations, worth approximately $280,000 USD total. The programming must be very rapid, with start-up, activities, and closeout completed by the end of November. Regular communication with each youth group is necessary to ensure that the work stays on track and is completed within the tight time frame available.
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