Country Grants Officer At Jesuit Refugee Service

Country Grants Officer At Jesuit Refugee Service

Job Opportunity: Country Grants Officer (CGO) Kenya

Organization: Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)
Job Title: Country Grants Officer (CGO) Kenya
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Deadline: March 11, 2024

About Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)

JRS is an international non-governmental organization dedicated to accompanying, serving, and advocating for the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people worldwide. With a presence in 58 countries, JRS provides vital services in areas such as reconciliation, mental health and psychosocial support, education, livelihoods, and advocacy.

Role Overview

The Country Grants Officer will be an integral part of the JRS Kenya management team, responsible for resource mobilization at the country level. Reporting to the Country Director and collaborating closely with colleagues in the Country Office and global JRS, the CGO will develop a resource mobilization strategy, lead the preparation of funding proposals, and ensure strong stewardship of donors.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Country Resource Mobilisation Strategy:
    • Develop a multi-year resource mobilisation strategy for JRS Kenya.
    • Lead the implementation of the strategy to achieve annual funding targets.
    • Monitor donor trends and relevant grant-making regulations in Kenya.
  2. Resource Acquisition and Donor Stewardship:
    • Prepare and submit funding proposals in collaboration with relevant colleagues.
    • Collaborate with global JRS offices for grant applications, reports, and compliance.
    • Provide context on donor funding environment and requirements to support program development.
  3. Grant Management:
    • Manage the grants portfolio for JRS Kenya.
    • Ensure compliance with donor requirements and regulations.
    • Coordinate with colleagues for accurate grant reporting and timely submission.
  4. Capacity Building:
    • Lead capacity building of staff in proposal development and donor compliance.
    • Contribute to the global JRS Grants Community of Practice.



  • Advanced university degree in Management, International Development, or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in humanitarian/development donor-funded programs.
  • Strong expertise in grant acquisition, donor stewardship, and grant management.
  • Familiarity with grant-making templates, financial reporting, and CRM systems.
  • Excellent communication, analytical, and interpersonal skills.


  • Proficiency in written and verbal English.

How to Apply

All applicants must submit the following documents through the application link on or before March 11, 2024:

  • Cover letter expressing motivation and suitability for the position, including salary expectations.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English, including three professional references.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Country Grants Officer At Jesuit Refugee Service

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