Grant Project Officer- Programs Position

  • Chaka Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Full-time

Company Description

The Africa Public Health Foundation was established in September 2019 to forge partnerships and mobilize resources for the Africa CDC, to support critical public health activities across the continent.

The Foundation will advance public-private cooperation to strengthen health systems, develop the healthcare workforce, support innovations for public health, and advocate for robust policies, regulations, and partnerships for resource mobilization. The Foundation's mission and vision are aligned to that of the Africa CDC to support member states to build their capacity to better detect and respond to disease outbreaks and emergencies. In light of the COVID- 19 pandemic, it has become even more urgent for the Foundation to build a sustainable, scalable organization to increase the public health impact on the continent in the coming years.

They are looking for a professional and seasoned Grant Project Officer- Programs Position. This is a officer/technical role reporting to the Grant Management Lead.

Job Description

The ideal candidate is passionate about building a great organization and comfortable with a fluid role in a dynamic

As a new organization, staff are empowered to start new programs, institute best practices, and develop traditions that will define their experiences and those of their colleagues in the years to come. Innovation and entrepreneurship are valued and will be essential to the company's success. In addition to providing training, management-level advise, and
mentoring, staff are supported to learn by positioning them as core members of program teams to drive public health impact.


  • Develop templates/tools for transparent grant-management, e.g., country selection matrix, investment criteria, and partner identification.
  • Assist in operationalizing project management & tracking templates.
  • Assist in engaging closely with implementing partners and grantees to track progress on grants.
  • Assist in maintaining a reporting schedule and developing reports as required by respective funders.
  • Participate in Defining any implementation risks and creating management plans etc.
  • Develop monitoring, evaluation, learning (ME&L) tools to track progress and adapt models as needed for maximum impact. This will include developing templates for program reporting.
  • Create and manage standardized templates related to information gathering/synthesis, donor reporting, and other purposes.
  • Manage grant databases.
  • Monitor government regulation and public policy in implementing partners' countries and advice the Foundation accordingly.
  • Any other duties as required by management.


Essential qualifications and experience

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Business or a relevant field of study.
  • Minimum qualification in CPA (K) or ACCA full qualification or any other accounting qualification.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as an officer participating and assisting in developing, monitoring, and managing grants and grantees in an international organization (NGO).
  • Qualifications in Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) with demonstrated program management skills and training. Having overseen sizeable portfolios of programs.
  • Strong planning and project management skills related to setting and monitoring goals, developing plans and timelines, and measuring success.
  • Methodical and strategic thinker, with strong analytical abilities, both quantitative and qualitative.
  • Ability to present information in an insightful and structured manner, both written and oral.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and coach/manage junior team members.
  • Professionalism and demonstrated experience working with senior officials in public and/or private sector.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated fluency in English speaking and writing skills, proficiency in other AU official languages is a plus

Desirable qualifications and experience

  • Ability to streamline and implement new structures and roles that create speed, efficiency, and support rapidly shifting business demands.
  • Experience of working in different national and regional contexts in Africa.

Additional Information

SALARY - In line with APHF’s salary policy we shall offer a competitive gross salary per month and benefits package to the
successful candidate.

This will be a full-time position based in Nairobi, Kenya.
As part of our dedication to equal employment opportunity and the diversity of our staff, APHF does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, or any other basis. We especially encourage applications from women.

Please submit your application to [email protected] .africa by Monday 2 nd August 2021. Your application should include a resume and cover letter. Candidates selected for interviews will be invited for interviewing rounds to test their skills and to discuss their interests and experience. Candidates may be asked to come for interviews in-person at the APHF office, particularly in later stages of the interviewing rounds.