The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) is a non-aligned, non-political, not-for-profit Pan-African organization headquartered in Nairobi, with a hosting agreement with the government of Kenya. The AAS’s vision is to see transformed lives on the African continent through science. It is the only continental Academy in Africa enjoying the support and recognition of the African Union, and with joint programmes with NEPAD Agency, now the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), as well as several governments and major international partners. It has a tripartite mandate: to recognize excellence through its highly prestigious fellowship and award schemes; to provide advisory and think tank functions for shaping the continent’s Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) strategies and policies; and to implement key STI programmes aimed at addressing Africa’s developmental challenges
Global Grant Community Overview
The Global Grant Community (GGC) is the AAS’ financial governance platform that aims to reduce the multitude of financial assessments and audits by standardizing, simplifying and strengthening grant funding worldwide. At the core of the GGC is a new international standard for Good Financial Grant Practice (GFGP) which provides an innovative and integrated approach to financial governance. The enabling platform allows research and academic institutions, NGOs, community-based organisations of any size to rate their capability to receive and manage grants. It provides an online self-assessment tool covering four grant management practice areas of —financial management, procurement, human resources and governance. GFGP has been adopted by the African Organisation for Standards (ARSO) to promote transparency in the use of funds by local organisations to mitigate the risk of fraud and corruption.
Institutions are bench marked on a cumulative four-tier assessment – Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum – that rates their capabilities to manage grants with the goal of:
Reporting to the Head of Communications and PR, the candidate will be responsible for implementing the GGC marketing and communications strategy, which entails running marketing campaigns, content development for various on and offline platforms, conducting market research of potential users of the GGC etc. The role will require someone with both a creative and analytical mindset.
Duties and Responsibilities
All applicants must submit a filled application form here, curriculum vitae, and a cover letter submitted by email to email@example.com, with the Position and Vacancy Number as the Subject no later than 30th September 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.