Trocare – Business Development and Grants Manager- Maternity Cover.

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Business Development (60%)

  • Lead and coordinate the development of good quality proposals from initial identification to development and grant submission. Manage the proposal review process, budget alignment and compliance with donor guidelines.
  • Advise on donor funding streams that match with priorities, projects and programmes and take the lead in structuring the approach towards making a funding application.
  • Pro-actively identify opportunities for securing institutional funding from institutional donors, embassies and trust funds. This will involve close liaison with Global Partnerships and Funding staff in Trócaire’s head office.
  • Together with programme staff, design and lead in grant inception meetings, grant review meetings, and grant close out meetings.
  • Strengthen existing contacts with donors in the region and support programme staff and management to establish and build new donor contacts.
  • Communicate with other teams within Trócaire to ensure that the programme is well understood, and that information is available for communication needs.
  • Provide regular updates to CMT on the status of the funding portfolio and key trends to monitor.
  • Participate in key donor meetings, when necessary, to foster long-term collaboration and engagement.
  • Pro-actively seek donor intelligence on prospective new opportunities or partnerships.
  • Lead in the preparation of high quality reports for submission to donors in a timely manner. This will involve close liaison and joint working with the programme team, CMT and the Global Partnership and Funding staff in Trócaire head office.
  • Guide programme staff in the management of contracts for all institutional grants
  • In coordination with Finance staff, take responsibility for monitoring and ensuring compliance with donor rules and requirements.
  • Ensure all grant files are maintained and organized for planning and preparation of donor reports and project monitoring, and ensuring everything is accurately recorded on Salesforce in a timely manner.

Grants Management & Compliance (30%)

  • Keep up to date with donor regulations and communicate effectively with relevant team members, ensuring links with HQ in terms of global donor strategies and updates on regulations.
  • Lead in the preparation of contract amendment documentation for donors such as DFID, OFDA, the EC, Irish Aid, and others, ensuring the programme teams, CMT and HQ are aware of and have oversight of any contract amendments.
  • Lead on all quality and administrative checks on narrative and financial reporting for institutionally funded programmes.
  • In conjunction with programme and finance teams develop and manage an efficient financial tracking and reporting systems for all institutional grants.
  • Keep CMT and all relevant head office staff informed about the progress of contracts through the programme cycle.

Internal and external representation (10%)

  • Strengthen existing contacts with donors in country and in the region and support programme staff and management to establish and build new donor contacts.
  • Cultivate business relationships with external stakeholders and potential partners for large scale or strategic funding opportunities, either as a prime or sub-recipient in joint ventures.
  • Represent Trócaire’s work both internally and externally in agreement with the Country Director
  • Communicate with other teams within Trócaire to ensure that the programme is well understood, and that information is available for communication needs.
  • Together with the programme team work with partners ensuring that effective communication channels are in place, and that funding-related issues are addressed in a timely manner.


Experience and Qualification

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in the development and humanitarian sector
  • At least a degree level education in development studies or a relevant subject
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience of proposal and report writing for major international donors
  • Proven track record of securing institutional funding from successful grant applications particularly in the areas of health, education and resilience programming.
  • Demonstrable experience of managing grants co-financed by the donors such as: European Union (DevCo and ECHO), Irish Aid, UK DFID, other European Governments, UN, US Government funding (USAID, State Depts.), and other relevant trusts/foundations.
  • Experience of leading consortia negotiations and proposals with other stakeholders
  • Use of Management Information Systems (MIS) and / or Grants Management System (GMS)
  • Demonstrable experience of humanitarian programming with a knowledge of the local context in particular


  • In depth knowledge of contractual requirements of donors and grant management
  • Excellent budget analysis and budget development skills.
  • Excellent facilitation & capacity building skills
  • Excellent written, oral and presentational communications skills


  • Dynamic and willing to take initiative
  • A team player but also willing and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Capacity to be flexible and adaptable to changing contexts and priorities
  • Deep commitment to social justice.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines.
  • Patient and pays high degree of attention to detail.
  • Commitment to Trócaire’s Vision, Mission and Values and an understanding of a partnership approach to development.
  • Demonstrated and active commitment to gender equality and Women’s Empowerment.


For the candidate with the required experience and passion for the role, Trócaire offers a competitive package of salary and benefits. Interested applicants should visit Trócaire’s website and apply by 21st December 2020.

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Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Kenya at the time of application.

Safeguarding Children Policy: Trócaire is committed to Safeguarding Programme Participants from exploitation and Abuse. The successful candidate will be expected to sign and adhere to Trócaire Safeguarding Policies. In addition, the successful candidate may be subject to Police clearance and will be expected to complete a Self-Declaration Form contained in our Safeguarding Children Policy.





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