Catholic Relief Services (CRS) – Grants and Compliance Manager (Kisumu)

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Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas and has worked in Kenya since 1965. Over the years, CRS’ focus shifted from direct relief and food distributions to a comprehensive development program that works with partners and enhances local capacity. CRS Kenya programs now support children affected by HIV, and community-based efforts to increase household incomes, improve family health and sanitation, and enhance agriculture livelihoods.

CRS Kenya is recruiting for a 5 year orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) program, Mwendo, which seeks to empower local and county-level OVC stakeholders to strengthen the formal and informal HIV and child protection systems and services and the linkages between them, including cross-sectoral service referrals and coordination to ensure quality service delivery for OVC and their Households.
All positions will be based either in Kisumu and will require travel to field location and demonstrated knowledge of USAID project management including USAID rules, regulations and reporting requirements. The positions are contingent upon successful bidding and signing an agreement with donor.

3. Job Title: Grants & Compliance Manager (Ref.2017/004)
Job Location: Kisumu
The Grants and Compliance Manager will work as an integral part of the Mwendo project and will provide overall management of sub-grants, trainings in program and finance management, offer support to consortium partners and local implementing partners on sub-grant management and assist in reviewing sub-grants agreements.
The incumbent will be responsible for managing programmatic and financial compliance with donor guidelines. S/he will assist in the budget development process and perform budget analysis duties as assigned by the Finance Manager or his/her designee.
The Grants & Compliance Manager will be involved in developing and embedding best practice to comply with donor financial rules, supporting donor proposal budgeting, analysis of institutional income, donor contract expenditure tracking, monitoring and providing management information on key risks, contributing to the implementation of improved financial systems and processes to facilitate better donor reporting and compliance.

• Postgraduate degree and/or professional qualification in Accounting, Finance, Business Studies, Auditing, Economics or related field
• At least 5 years’ experience in NGO sector in progressively senior finance management positions with cross organizational perspective
• In-depth understanding and experience of working with proposals and contracts from institutional donors
• Experience of complex planning and budgeting processes including the ability to provide clear guidance on donor policies and procedures
• Comprehensive understanding of financial reporting, review and analysis
• Experience leading or participating in donor financial compliance audits
• Experience setting up and managing donor compliance monitoring systems, developing and implementing relevant tools

This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

Written applications indicating the reference number of position applied for and CV including day-time contact phone numbers, as well as names and contact information of three references should reach the below-mentioned by Close of Business Friday, May 26, 2017.

Human Resources Manager
Catholic Relief Services – Kenya Program
E-mail : hr@ke.earo.crs.org

Note: Catholic Relief Services (CRS) does not charge any fees from applicants for any recruitment. Further, CRS has not retained any agent in connection with this recruitment

CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation

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