Grants and Compliance Officer

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About Us:

Marie Stopes International (MSI) is a global organisation providing personalised contraception and safe abortion services to women and girls. Our local teams of professionals are passionate about the work they do in communities across 37 countries. The services we provide give a woman the power to choose when she has children so that she’s free to pursue her plans and dreams for herself and her family.

The primary responsibility of this role is to further MSI’s Goal: The prevention of unwanted births and its mission of ensuring an individual’s right to: children by choice, not chance

The Role:

For over 20 years, Marie Stopes International has been providing voluntary contraceptive services to thousands of men and women across Kenya. MSI is the largest, most specialised private family planning (FP) and reproductive health (RH) organisation working in Kenya and has approximately 30% of modern contraceptive market share in the country.

The DESIP Grants and Compliance Officer (GCO) will report directly to the DESIP Programme Director.

MSI and consortium partners are seeking a qualified GCO for a five year, multi-million pound sexual and reproductive health (SRH) programme funded by the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID). The programme will increase access to FP for women, men, and adolescents in 19 regions of Kenya through a combination of: (i) increasing awareness of the benefits of modern contraception; (ii) increasing access to quality contraception; and (iii) strengthening public sector services and systems. The programme will be strongly committed to leaving no one behind and as a result will have a strong focus on reaching people with disabilities, adolescents, and people living under 1.90 USD per day.

The purpose of this role is to be the lead on management of partner administration, reporting, and compliance. The GCO will ensure that donor standards are met or exceeded and that the implementation of the project aligns with MSI’s global standards. The GCO will work closely with programme, finance, and operations to contribute to quality management of the programme.

The GCO will assist the Programme Director in partner compliance management, ensuring due diligence is completed, reporting to the consortium lead is timely and of good quality, and all processes are properly documented. S/he will be responsible for driving communication between the partners in country, and across the programme.

This role is subject to the successful award of the contract and the programme is due to commence in 2019. The role will be for a minimum of one year and may be extended for the full duration of the programme (4.5 years).

About you

To succeed in this role, you must have:

Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum five years’ work experience especially in private sector or NGO (essential)
  • Demonstrable experience managing donor grants or funds (essential)
  • Experience in writing donor reports for large grants, including narrative and results matrices (essential)
  • Experience leading or working in cross-functional teams or inter-departmental teams (desirable)
  • Fluent in English with excellent verbal and written communication skills (essential)
  • Strong IT skills, including Microsoft Office package (essential)
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytic skills (essential)


Qualifications and Training:

  • Master’s degree in Public Health or subject relevant to the programme proven employment experience (essential)


Personal Attributes:

  • Approachable with strong interpersonal & listening skills together with the ability to empower their team
  • Track record of delivering targets
  • Results focused, high attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and a self-starter
  • The highest levels of integrity, strong ethical attitude
  • IT literate


For more information about the role, please view the job framework on our website.

In addition, you will be pro-choice


Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Closing date: 15th March 2019 (midnight GMT). Interviews may take place before this date for exceptional candidates.

Salary: Competitive


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.




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