Grants & Partnerships Officer (Fresh Graduate Jobs) – Educate!

Organization: Educate!
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Educate!’ develops young leaders and entrepreneurs in Africa. Educate!
provides a proven mix of a leadership and entrepreneurship course, long-term
mentoring, and practical experience starting an enterprise for secondary school
students. Educate! is working with over 20,000 diverse youth across Uganda,
growing to a staff of 53 in just five years, and has already incorporated its
curriculum into Uganda’s national education system to reach 25,000 students
annually. The organization has received the Ashoka Fellowship and several
international awards and grants, proving out a program model that can be
replicated across Africa.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Grant Reporting: You’ll work with our fundraising team to
ensure that Educate! meets and exceeds our obligations to donors by producing
high-quality grant reports that keep our stakeholders informed and connected to
Educate!’s progress and mission.
  • Write and project manage high-quality
    grant reports and proposals, collaborating with other team members as
  • Work closely with in-country teams to
    gather information needed for reporting and donor materials
  • Support the team in streamlining systems
    and processes to make grant reporting and information sourcing more
Donor & Partner Visits: We’re building the reputation and
support base to position Educate! as the leader in skills-based education in
Africa, and that includes being able to effectively show our partners what our
work looks like on the ground. In this role, you will work with the External
Relations Manager to:
  • Design, coordinate, and prepare for donor
    and partner visits in Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya to ensure that programmed
    activities run smoothly
  • Represent Educate! in person and over
    email to international donors and partners
  • Lead engaging and informative site and
    field visits for international donors and partners visiting the program
Grant Compliance: We’re expanding our impact every year, and
the additional budget to support that expansion comes with growing grant
reporting and compliance obligations.
  • Maintain and update internal Grant
    Compliance Dashboard that is used to track programmatic, financial and
    administrative deliverables that have been promised to funders.
  • Work closely with the Grants &
    Compliance Specialist to coordinate and carry out grant compliance
    processes, including meeting with department heads to check in on
    compliance items and identify any gaps, and following up on any issues
    raised during meetings
  • Support Specialist in building out a
    strategy for addressing and following up on compliance gaps, and
    maintaining an annual list of milestones to be shared with funders
Team Support: Educate! is growing, but we still embrace our
start-up culture! As part of the Team, you’ll support colleagues in the U.S.
and in Africa on fundraising and other external relations projects as needed.
Example projects include:
  • Conduct research to support Educate!’s
    strategy for engaging with bilateral and multilateral donors
  • Source information from in-country team
    members and craft responses to answer donor or partner questions
  • Lead in-person or virtual informational
    meetings to share more about Educate!’s work with peers

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s
    degree (related area not necessary)
  • Native-level proficiency in spoken and
    written English
  • Minimum commitment of one (1) year, with a
    preference for those willing to stay longer.
  • This is an entry-level role well-suited
    for recent college graduates, those with a year of work experience, or
    those who have more experience but are looking to make a career change.
  • Exceptional communicator and
    relationship-builder in diverse settings, from a classroom to a conference
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and
    comfortable managing complex projects with many moving pieces
  • A self-starter, able to prioritize and
    manage multiple assignments, take initiative, and work independently
  • A strong writer
  • A collaborative and flexible team player,
    excited to learn and pitch in where needed
  • Experienced with traveling or living
    abroad, especially in East Africa (helpful but not required)
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online at the
link below.
Deadline: 31st March 2018
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