• Help us end avoidable blindness
• Do you want to do work that really matters?
• International Development Organization
• Position based in Nairobi or Addis Ababa
The Fred Hollows Foundation is one of the world’s largest and most innovative eye health international development organizations, having restored sight to more than 3 million people around the world. We are an ambitious organization, committed to making a difference and end avoidable blindness, however, we recognize that we cannot do this alone.
Founded in 1992 in honor of late Professor Fred Hollows, world-renowned eye surgeon and social activist from Australia, The Foundation has been one of the fastest-growing international NGOs in healthcare.
It’s not just what we do that’s important, it’s the way that we do it that matters. We work hand in hand with our communities and partners who together, share the same goals and determination. We focus on results and are passionate about making affordable and accessible eye care a reality for everyone so that no one person is needlessly blind. Working together we deepen our impact.
About the Position
The Grants Coordinator is accountable for supporting the grants management and administration, donor engagement, and successful delivery of all the institutional donor-funded grants and projects predominantly in the Foundations work in Africa, in line with The Foundation’s strategic framework.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Support the maintenance and management of systems and processes relating to the grants, partnerships and sub-grant agreements (including tracking sheets and filing systems)
- Coordinate the inception phase of new grants – including contract review, compliance checklists, reporting templates and schedules, and inception workshops.
- Work with the country programs in realignments and grants modification processes; supporting grants close out, as needed.
- Provide ongoing grants management support for assigned grants, through coordination with country teams, to ensure all donor reports and deliverables are submitted in accordance and compliance with the contract.
- Support the completion and submission of donor narrative and financial reports.
- Ensure all contractual and project implementation documentation for assigned grants is updated and maintained throughout the life of the project.
- Contribute to the ongoing monitoring and strengthening of compliance with donor requirements, in line with the broader grants management work plan.
- Contribute to the wider Grant Management team and Development Effectiveness team meetings and work plans.
- Bachelor’s degree in international development, Public Health or related field.
- Three to five years previous experience working with an international non-governmental organization in programs development, grants management, and/or project management; preferably in Africa.
- Project and grant management experience with major institutional donors such as DFAT, DFID, USAID, EU etc.
- Considerable experience in grant writing for international development.
- Experience in supporting the maintenance and management of systems and processes relating to the grants, partnerships and sub-grant agreements (including tracking sheets and filing systems).
- Coordinating the inception phase of new grants – including contract review, compliance checklists, reporting templates and schedules, and inception workshops.
- Working with the country programs in realignments and grants modification processes; supporting grants closeout, as needed.
- Ability to support in capacity building for country programs’ teams on donor compliance, report writing, project and budget monitoring, record keeping, and grants management.
Something extra to get our attention!
- Experience in grant writing for international development
- Direct experience of managing a USAID managed contract
- Knowledge of eye health programming, in particular Trachoma programming
- Fluency in written and spoken English, as well as the ability to travel domestically and internationally, will also be essential.
To be eligible to apply for this position you must have the appropriate right to work in Ethiopia or Kenya
How to apply
How to apply and who to contact
Applications should be made via our website: https://www.hollows.org/au/careers/current-vacancies and should include your resume and cover letter addressing all areas expressed in the ‘experience, skills & attributes’ section of the Role Purpose as well as details of your current and expected salary.
Alternatively, if you would like further information please contact our Talent Acquisition Specialist team via email at [email protected] Applications sent to this address will not be considered.
Closing Date: Friday 1st February 2021
The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas where we work. Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child-safe environment.