African Economic Research Consortium – Programme Administrator.

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Job Summary

The Programme Administrator, Training is responsible for the efficient and effective administration of all grants and awards provided by the Training Programme (Training division’s CMAP & CPP programmes) as well as overseeing Divisional financial administration relating to the activities of the Training Division.
The incumbent will work closely with the Manager(s) for the CPP and CMAP to see that Divisional performance standards are achieved with respect to financial management and grant management within the Division.

Full Job Description

Duties & Responsibilities

1.    Training Grants management

Issuing payments of grants to institutions and individuals. Maintaining contact with and evaluating grant utilization by grantees and participating universities as well as maintaining accurate and up to date accounts of all grant disbursements and grants awarded.

2.    Divisional Financial Administration
Initiating payment to suppliers and service providers of the department. Ensuring donor contract compliance and preparing periodic donor and management reports and projections of annual expenditure. In liaison with the Programme  Director and Manager review quarterly reports, verifies expenditure against budget, advises on the status of grants payable and prepares donor and management  reports.

3.    Logistics and conference  management
Assisting in the budgeting, preparation and conduct of workshops and meetings. In collaboration with the project team assist in the preparation of the annual and quarterly Programme Work Plans and Budget.

Qualification and Experience
Bachelors’ degree in Business Administration or other relevant discipline. CPA (K) or equivalent. At least 5 years relevant experience, preferably in an international NGO. Proven track record in programme financial and grant management and project administration.

Key Skills and Competencies
Ability to work with computerised accounting systems, strong financial management, problem solving and analytical skills, ability to work independently, strong integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality, ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, proficiency in standard office computer applications and databases such as; MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet.

AERC offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package.

Interested applicants are invited to visit AERC’s website at to view the detailed descriptions of duties and required qualifications. All applications should be sent to by Friday 11th December, 2020.  

Due to the expected volume of applications, AERC will only enter into further correspondence with short-listed candidates.




African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)

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