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Grants Finance Senior Associate/Manager - One Acre Fund

Date Posted: Jul 04, 2024
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  • Location:
    Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Company:
  • Type:
    Full Time/Permanent
  • Shift:
    First Shift (Day)
  • Positions:
  • Experience:
    5 Years
  • Gender:
    No Preference
  • Degree:
  • Apply Before:
    Aug 02, 2024
  • Days Remaining:

Job Description

As a Grants Finance Senior Associate, you will help advance our mission by overseeing the financial aspects of our grants portfolio, including budgeting, reporting, compliance, and stakeholder engagement. Working with finance and fundraising teams, you'll ensure efficient grant management to support our annual grant portfolio exceeding $100 million. Reporting directly to the Grants Finance Team Lead, this role offers experienced professionals an opportunity to drive positive change and contribute to our organization's strategic growth.

If you are passionate about driving change and possess the necessary qualifications, we encourage you to apply.


  • Senior Leadership Collaboration: Engage with senior leaders to understand organizational goals and align grant funding strategies accordingly.
  • Complex Grants Management: Oversee the management of complex grants, ensuring adherence to donor requirements and reporting.
  • Staff Management: Supervise and mentor junior members of the grants finance team, providing guidance on grant budgeting, forecasting, and reporting processes.
  • Grant Database Management: Maintain grant information within our database system (Salesforce), ensuring accuracy and completeness.
  • Grants Reporting and Compliance: Lead the preparation of comprehensive donor budget reports, monitor grant spending versus budget, and ensure compliance with donor requirements.
  • Stakeholder Communication: Act as a liaison between the finance team, the field team and the fundraising team, providing regular updates on grant progress, compliance, and financial performance.
  • Process Improvement: Continuously evaluate and enhance our grant tracking systems, databases, and reporting processes to improve efficiency and accuracy

Career Growth and Development

We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.


  • Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:
  • 5+ years of experience in grants management within the development sector, with a proven track record of successfully managing complex grant portfolios
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, or a related field; advanced degree preferred
  • Expertise in financial grants management, including budgeting, forecasting, and reporting processes
  • Proficiency with CRM systems, particularly Salesforce, for grant management and reporting
  • Advanced Excel skills, including the ability to perform complex functions and data analysis
  • Proficient in analyzing complex datasets for strategic decision-making
  • Adept communicator, skillfully engaging stakeholders across all organizational levels.
  • Language: English

Job Location

  • Nairobi, Kenya; Kigali, Rwanda; Any major City in the US Eastern Time zone
  • This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Kenya, Rwanda or USA

To Apply:


  • Confidential

Company Overview

Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

Since 2006, One Acre Fund has helped Kenya’s farmers improve their harvests and prosper. We operate in the western, central, and southwestern regions of Kenya, three of the country’s primary food-producing areas. We offer quality farm products and se... Read More

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