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  • Posted: Jun 24, 2024
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    Evidence Action scales proven interventions that improve the lives of millions. We only implement cost-effective programs whose efficacy is backed by substantial rigorous evidence. We identify innovative, appropriate financing mechanisms and build best-practice operational models. We voraciously self-evaluate, learn, and improve our models for scaling effect...
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    Senior Associate, Grants & Budgets

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Grant Support:

    • Work with budget holders and the finance team to monitor all grant budgets to ensure compliance with donor requirements and monitor expenditures, as assigned by the Senior Manager, Grants, and Budgets.
    • Ensure that relevant staff of all departments stay informed of donor requirements; work closely with all departments to ensure compliance. Provide technical support to access donor eligibility/allowability of planned expenditures. This is in the form of requisition and Procurement Request Forms reviews, and support in procurement committees and tender committees including the annual supplier’s pre-qualification exercise.
    • Preparation of initial version of donor reports for review by the Senior Manager, Grants, and Budgets, presenting grant expenditures in the prescribed formats and within the required timelines. This involves collaborating closely with relevant teams to compile relevant information, ensuring accuracy and alignment with donor requirements.
    • Support in the development of donor budgets for proposals, by providing specific analysis or data points that feed into the overall proposal plan.

    Institutional Budgets

    • Work closely with finance and program/department teams to complete and share relevant budget materials and tools including salary matrices, approved fringe rates, exchange rates, standard costs, available funding pools, shared Africa Region Finance pooled costs, and other relevant information to facilitate budget development.
    • Provide close support to the DSW country leads and Africa Region Budget leads to ensure completion and consolidation of the DSW budgets and Pooled budgets, then present them for review by Senior Manager, Grants & Budgets
    • In collaboration with the finance team, participate in the planning of the timing of quarterly budget reviews providing relevant materials and support, and ensuring this is completed within stipulated timelines.
    • Advice on budget revision requirements based on routine monthly reports.
    • Support on budget process and workflow improvements that the organization may implement from time to time.

    Routine Reporting and Information Management

    • Support in the monthly financial close by assisting in the generation of expenditure reports. Following up on reports, coordinate the collation and relay of the programs and departments' requested changes, updates, and clarifications to the finance unit for action.
    • Support the quarterly financial close by reviewing allocated cost pools and reviewing the finance-generated invoices, providing relevant donor allocation information of the costs as applicable.
    • Every month, after completion of the financial hard close, generate Budget Monitoring Reports and share them with the Senior Manager, Grants, and Budgets for review. Arrange and participate in monthly meetings with budget holders for Safe Water Now and ESA Pool budget leads to discuss the budget status.
    • Provide any other relevant grants-related information and ad hoc reports as may be requested by departments and programs from time to time.


    • Support the Senior Manager, Grants, and Budgets in the provision of relevant grant information that includes but is not limited to agreements, budgets, and reports as may be requested during annual statutory audits.
    • Participate in other non-routine audits as may be required for a specific grant for a specified award period, as directed by the Senior Manager, Grants, and Budgets.

    Key Performance Indicators

    • Working closely with the finance teams, and support programs with the preparation of financial segments of donor reports in a timely manner based on the grant agreements.
    • Share monthly budget monitoring reports with program teams to allow them to track the spending against budgets by the last day of the following month.
    • Coordinate the quarterly budget reviews at the end of the quarter.
    • Work with programs and departments to prepare and complete the annual institutional budgets before the onset of the budget year.
    • Support programs with other tasks such as specific proposal budgets, and regional cost allocation, provide financial and budget information on a need basis, and support improvements to the whole grant management process.
    • Support with the provision of grant and budget-related materials and information as may be requested during audits.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or similar field.
    • At least 5 years work experience 2 of which includes working in budgets and grants reporting role in an international non-profit organization.
    • CPA qualification at least CPA part 2 or equivalent.
    • Proficiency in MS office, particularly the application of excel functions.

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    Procurement Officer

    Job purpose

    • The Procurement Officer, though for a short term, will be a key member of the Finance & Administration department providing support to the Nairobi office procurement team while undertaking their mandate of strategic oversight, planning and overall management of the procurement unit.  
    • The position holder will provide support to the Nairobi office procurement team under the Kenya country operations.
    • The Operations Unit focuses on delivering and optimizing current procurement needs ensuring that deliveries are available in the most cost-effective way and in a timely manner.
    • The Procurement unit will be focused on ensuring the lifetime cost of a product is minimized and that the supply chains are well-designed and cost-effective.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Support the Nairobi office procurement team in buying/sourcing of all program supplies within the approved timelines and standards.
    • Ensure all payment requests are submitted in a timely manner and update the payment trackers on time
    • Support the Nairobi office procurement team in  the evaluation of supplier performance against specified performance indicators and SLAs to ensure adherence to key contract milestones.
    • Provide monthly reports to Associate Manager Operations on procurement KPIs against internal user targets to ensure alignment.
    • Work with the Associate Manager and operations unit to identify items for disposal within each category to ensure compliance to the company disposal policy.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Procurement or Supply chain or any suitable business-related field.
    • At least two (2 ) years of experience having supported in a similar position in an organization with operations similar to Evidence Action. 
    • Having significant experience is an additional advantage.
    • Knowledge and a strong understanding of the Public Procurement Act (2005) laws of Kenya.
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
    • The capacity to prioritize tasks and work under pressure.
    • Ability to multitask without compromising the quality of output.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills with attention to detail.
    • Flexibility and adaptability to changing workloads.
    • Self-motivated with the ability to operate under their own initiative and also take instructions to prioritize and manage a diverse workload.
    • Ability to liaise with others and work well in a team
    • Problem-solving skills.
    • Independent, proactive and willing to take initiative.
    • Interested in a work environment that is flexible, creative, and constantly changing.

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    Senior Associate, Country Support

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Support planning and coordination across the Safe Water Now program  (e.g., meeting coordination, internal progress updates, and updates to external stakeholders, etc.).
    • Provide solution-oriented and strategic programmatic support to the Safe Water Now program in Kenya, Malawi, and Uganda. 
    • Support implementation of our Optimization Agenda, working with colleagues at country, regional, and global levels to test potential improvements to chlorine dispenser and ILC devices.
    • Collect, consolidate, and share lessons learned and best practices (strategies, tools, and experience) across countries, including on technical questions. 
    • In collaboration with the Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation (MLE) Strategy and Delivery teams, analyze programmatic data to support the monitoring of country-level program process against milestones and continual improvement.
    • Support cross-functional alignment across teams (e.g., Cost-Effectiveness, Communications, Policy and Partnerships, Finance and Operations, MLE, etc.).


    • You have a Bachelor’s degree in international development, public policy, environmental studies, public health, or a related field.
    • You have 3-5 years of professional experience, especially in Africa at national or international levels with NGO or large multi-national organizations is desirable.
    • You have strong analytical and research skills, with the ability to interpret data and draw meaningful conclusions.
    • You’re a team player, with the ability to collaborate within and between geographically dispersed teams across multiple time zones. 
    • You have a proactive attitude with the ability to take initiative and adapt to changing project requirements.
    • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, with a demonstrated ability to synthesize evidence into effective presentations and written documents (presentation decks, summary documents, briefs, etc) with actionable recommendations for diverse stakeholders, both internally and externally.

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