PEAS UK Non-profit Jobs – Grants Manager

Job Title:  Grants Manager
Organisation: PEAS UK
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
PEAS (www.peas.org.uk) is a
dynamic charity with a mission ‘to expand access to sustainably delivered,
quality secondary education across Africa’. To do this, we build and manage the
fastest growing network of sustainably financed secondary schools in Africa,
with support from institutional donors, corporates, and government and private
funders. Our innovative financial model is pioneering in the field of Public
Private Partnerships in development of education.
Job Summary: The Grants Manager will be responsible for
the project management of both programmatic and operational grants and
therefore requires a detailed understanding of all these aspects of PEAS’
operations. The incumbent is responsible for overseeing the effective
implementation of secured grants and support generation of new ones. The role
ensures that PEAS has an excellent track record of successful grant delivery
that will enable it develop stronger and new relationships with Trusts,
foundations and Institutional donors. The role works closely with the Country
Director, the in-country education and operations leads and the in-country
finance department (as well as others as appropriate) to ensure that all the
agreed grant goals are met effectively and efficiently .The post-holder also
works closely with different PEAS departments (particularly the global
fundraising, education and M&E departments) in developing new applications,
overseeing their effective implementation, and in keeping on top of all
reporting requirements.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Business
    Administration, Financial Management, Project Planning and Management or
    equivalent experience in these areas. Possession of a Master’s degree in
    the above areas will be an added advantage.
  • At
    least five to six years’ experience in the NGO sector with a strong focus
    on grants management.
  • Past
    experience of working in project management/implementation strongly
    desirable.
  • Good
    knowledge and understanding of the development sector desirable.
  • Past
    experience of working in a multi-country team desirable.
  • The
    ideal candidate will have experience managing both private and public
    grants.
  • Problem-solving
    and strategic thinking capabilities and attention to detail and a
    delivery-oriented approach.
  • Extremely
    strong English written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong
    initiative and drive, including confidence to make new approaches to
    funders.
  • Excellent
    communication, influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Strong
    interpersonal skills and the ability to engage professionally with staff
    and funders
  • Possess
    the ability to prioritize and work both independently and as part of a team
  • Willingness
    to work to tight deadlines, including under pressure
  • Past
    International experience, particularly working across different cultures
  • Proven
    track record in working collaboratively and effectively with partners,
    such as NGOs, as well as the corporate sector.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified
applicants should send an updated CV, with a cover letter outlining the reasons
for applying to:
The Human Resource Manager
PEAS Uganda, P.O. Box 23308,
Kampala, Uganda.
Plot 2881, Block 216, Ntinda Kisaasi,
Mumbejja Road opposite Ndere
Centre.
OR Send your Application and
CV only to: email: info-peasuganda@peas.org.uk
Deadline: Monday, 13 April 2015.
Kind note: Only qualified
candidates shall be contacted for interviews

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