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The position will report up to the Africa Region Lead Grants Specialist.


The Grants Associate provides specialized services in public and/or private awards. They support financial activities for a department or business unit. They are an expert in their area of specialization and conduct work in accordance with TNC policies and procedures, donor requirements and best practices in financial management. Specifically, this position provides a wide range of technical, administrative, and financial support to assigned staff for incoming public and outgoing sub-awards.

This position will be based in TNC’s local offices in Nairobi, Kenya or Arusha, Tanzania.


  • Assist with the preparation and set-up of budgets for prospective award opportunities by compiling raw data inputs from programs and finance teams.
  • Set up of Budgets and assignment of costs in the public awards module.
  • Conducting research on recorded expenses and recording accounting adjustments.
  • Assist in the production of financial reports and invoices.
  • Drafting outgoing subaward agreements using standard templates.
  • Will review internal and partner financial reports.
  • Working closely with program managers to ensure Technical deliverables are tied to financial reports.
  • Ensures TNC policies and procedures, financial standards and legal requirements are met and managed for compliance.
  • Assist with quality control review to ensure accuracy and full support in documentation for audit purposes.
  • Support Lead Grants Specialist in keeping an accurate and up-to-date Grants/Proposals Filing system in order to ensure documents are easily accessible for the day-to-day work of the Grants team and for internal and external audit purposes.
  • Ensure all approvals and documentations are presented for payments requests.
  • Liaising with finance and programs to assist the Lead Grants Specialist to follow up on issues raised.
  • Other tasks as assigned within the scope of the job description.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field and 3 years’ related experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience with accounting/financial issues and analysis.
  • Experience using accounting and financial reporting systems.
  • Three years’ experience with reporting and managing public awards namely USAID, GEF, among others
  • NGO experience is a plus
  • Three years previous experience in the areas of grants development, donor proposal development, budget develop or financial report development


  • Multi-lingual skills and/or multi-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Fluency in English and Swahili, both written and spoken.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Good communicator with strong organizational skills.
  • Non-profit accounting experience preferred.
  • Certified Public Accounting qualifications preferred.
  • Excellent inter-personal, cultural, and diplomatic skills.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing requirements.
  • Ability to juggle competing priorities, meet demanding deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Advanced MS Excel.

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