Options Consultancy – Grants Lead – ALM/FGM – Support to the Africa-Led Movement to End Female Genital Mutilation.

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Job description
Job title Grants Lead
Department Overseas Programmes
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Reporting to Deputy Team Leader – Operations

Responsible for Grants Officers
Liaison with Team Leader, Finance, Programme Management and Technical
teams based in London, UK and Nairobi, Kenya. Regional
Coordinator, Senegal.
Hours Full time
Type of contract Full time, Fixed Term Contract until September 2025

Options Consultancy seeks a Grants Lead who will initiate, coordinate, and oversee the technical implementation of the programme to provide small grants to grassroots organisations working to end female genital mutilation in four focal countries (Kenya, Somaliland, Ethiopia, Senegal).


The Grants Lead will be the strategic lead of the grants programme, and will oversee grant applications, due diligence, contract compliance, grantee relationships, capacity building for grantees, reporting and outcome measurement.
They will finalise establishment of the grant programme scheme, oversee and manage the grants programme, provide capacity building, knowledge building and learning related to grant-giving and lead the monitoring and evaluation of grants and client reporting.
They should also ensure that all work is aligned with the programme’s Do No Harm and Safeguarding guidance.

Person specification: 

To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • Significant experience in managing programmes and grants, with a proven track record in disbursing grants directly to grassroots organisations in remote and diverse contexts, across a multi-country programme.
  • Significant financial management experience, as well as budgeting, work planning, and fraud prevention and management.
  • Candidates will be at an advantage if they have experience in the design and implementation of participatory and/or feminist grants mechanisms

Application process: 

  • To apply, please fill in the form here
  • Closing date for applications is: 15 July 2022
  • Please note that this role will be subject to full pre-employment background checks including criminal record check, identification check, employment references and right to work verification (where appropriate).

Other information: 

  • As an equal opportunity employer, Options Consultancy Services is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage or civil partnership. We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified candidates from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Options Consultancy Services.
  • Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment.
  • We seek people who are pro-choice, promote diversity and inclusion, are energetic and enthusiastic about Options’ vision.
  • Applicants must have the right to work in the Kenya 



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