KPMG Grant / Fund Management Jobs in East Africa and wider IDAS Africa countries 2013

Grant / Fund Management positions in East Africa and wider IDAS Africa countries
KPMG is a leading provider of professional services, which include audit, tax and advisory. KPMG’s International Development Advisory Services (IDAS) unit is based in Nairobi, Kenya and has adopted a pan-African approach to development work, employing full-time experienced development experts within the KPMG Africa team at our headquarters in Nairobi, together with a network of champions across the twenty countries of KPMG in sub-Saharan Africa.
The IDAS unit focuses on understanding clients’ organisations and operations, and supporting them in delivering their development programmes.
The core of our work is in advisory and audit assignments for donors, for example providing grant management services, supporting the development and operationalisation of private sector development and governance enhancement programmes, and supporting the development and performance of donor and civil society organisations.
We also provide audit and assurance services for many donor and civil society organizations.
Due to continued growth, IDAS is looking to recruit grants management staff at various levels to work mainly in the East Africa region but also in other African countries in which IDAS operates in.
We are looking for professionals to be based in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, South Sudan, Somaliland and Somalia.
Grants / Funds Manager
Ref: IDAS /2013/01-GM
 
Key roles and responsibilities
  • Support the allocated programme team leaders by managing fund and grant management assignments for various donor programmes from inception, implementation to closure;
  • Lead and manage fund management teams including grants, finance, procurement and administration staff;
  • Liaise effectively with programme and technical teams and manage input from technical experts on wider programme management assignments;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with donors and clients and representation in key programme meetings; Identify opportunities and develop competitive high quality proposals for programme and grant management opportunities;
  • Develop new approaches and continuous innovation in grant management processes and systems including conducting review of other fund and grant management programmes;
  • Develop and deliver relevant internal training programmes; and Contribute to other relevant internal initiatives relating to IDAS.
Qualifications and experience
  • Bachelors degree from a reputable university; Either of the following professional qualifications: CPA or ACCA or equivalent;
  • Masters degree in social sciences or development related field will be an added advantage, but not essential;
  • 5 to 8 years work experience in a reputable professional services firm and/or international NGO (of which a minimum of 3 years audit/assurance training is preferred);
  • Strong experience of project and programme management; Additional qualifications including CISA, CIA, CFA, IMIS and recognised programme management methodologies and training will be an added advantage; and
  • Experience of working with donors and civil society organisations at a management level.
Skills and attributes
  • Have a robust knowledge of the key components of the project management cycle, ideally including strategic planning and monitoring & evaluation;
  • Understands risks and related relevant controls primarily in the financial and procurement cycles; Competency in cash-flow, budgeting, income and expenditure analysis and reporting;
  • Strong communications skills – liaising with clients, management and staff, in person, by phone or in writing;
  • Excellent proposal-writing and presentation skills;
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload to meet deadlines and resolve conflicting demands;
  • Ability to work as a member of a team sharing knowledge and providing guidance and technical advice where necessary;
  • Well developed problem solving abilities and strong analytical skills;
  • Willingness to travel; Social confidence and be able to create a strong presence with clients and the KPMG team.
Senior Grant Associate  (Ref: IDAS/2013/02-SGA)
& Junior Grant Associates (Ref: IDAS/2013/03-JGA)
 
Key roles and responsibilities
 
Junior Grant Associate
  • Be a key team member of the grants management team on assignments for various donors.
  • Support the team leader and/or the grant and fund manager in the grants management cycle from inception/set-up, implementation and grant close-out, including:
  • Support preparation of grant management policies and procedures; Conduct fiduciary risk assessments, due diligence assessments and capacity assessments of fund applicants;
  • Undertake pre-contract support: review of proposal budgets and contractual documentation.
  • Provide input into grant memorandum for presentation to Programme Steering Committee; Provide contracting support: input into preparation of grant agreements;
  • Grant monitoring: Track disbursements, review and analysis of grantee reports, feedback and follow- up. Input into disbursement decisions, monitoring visits and general correspondence with grantees and other stakeholders;
  • Procurement support and processing; and
  • Involvement in internal financial processes and donor reporting for grant programmes.
Senior Grant Associate
  • Undertake all of the above at a higher level and in addition;
  • Supervise and manage a team of junior associates;
  • Provide training and coaching to junior associates;
  • Support the team leader and/or the grant and fund manager in operational team management and regular grant management meetings; and
  • Liaise with donors, grantees and stakeholders.
Qualifications and experience
  • Bachelors degree from a reputable university;
  • Either of the following professional qualifications: CPA or ACCA or equivalent;
  • For Junior Grant Associate, a minimum of 2 years work experience in a reputable professional services firm, ideally in grant management, audit/assurance;
  • For Senior Grant Associate, a minimum of 4 years work experience in a reputable professional services firm, ideally in grant management, audit assurance. Two of these four years must be in fund/grant management in a professional services firm or an international NGO;
  • Additional qualifications including CISA, CIA, CFA, IMIS and recognised programme management methodologies and training will be an added advantage; and
  • Experience of working with donors and civil society organisations will be an added advantage.
Skills and attributes
  • Energetic, dynamic and innovative individuals;
  • Good interpersonal skill and ability to work as a member of a team;
  • Strong communications skills – liaising with clients, management and staff, in person, via phone or in writing; and
  • Well developed problem solving abilities and strong analytical skills.
We expect the candidates for the Senior Grants Associate position to demonstrate a higher level of some
of the above skills and attributes.
We offer 
  • Opportunity to work with a diverse and exciting regional portfolio of programmes;
  • Continuous learning and development;
  • Exposure to multi-disciplinary client service teams;
  • Local and regional travel;
  • Unrivalled space to grow and be innovative.
Nationals of IDAS countries mentioned above are highly encouraged to apply.
If your career aspirations match this exciting opportunity, please forward your curriculum vitae giving details of your qualifications and experience quoting the job codes listed per job indicating the country on or before Thursday 28 February 2013 to dasrecruit@kpmg.co.ke.
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