Monday, 9 December 2013

Senior Grants Associate Jobs in Tanzania at KPMG

Job Title: Senior Grants Associate

Employer: KPMG

Duty Station:  Dar Es Salaam

Application Deadline: 13th December 2013

The Senior Grants Associate will be responsible for managing a single Junior Grant Associate initially, which will eventually grow to a team of three Junior Grants Associates.  He or she will also be expected to have a good grasp of all elements of management of the grant portfolio, and through this be the first point of call should there be questions regarding the portfolio.  He or she will benefit from back-stopping support from the Grants Manager.

Pre-contract stage:
  • Review of draft business plans and supporting documentation to ensure completeness and adherence to the grant terms;
  • Review of all contracting documentation to ensure they meet Engagement and Investment Committee requirements;
  • Finalization of Grant Memorandums after project approval by the Investment Committee;

Contracting stage:
  • Preparation of funding agreements.
  • Tracking of funding agreement signing processes until finalization.

Project monitoring:
  • Requesting progress reports (technical and financial) from grantees and availing the necessary templates for their completion.
  • Follow up on reports not submitted as per due date by the grantees.
  • Review, analyze and assess grantees performance against KPIs as per funding agreement;
  • Provide comments to the Grants Manager and Risk and Compliance Manager to aid their review of the grantees progress reports.
  • Preparation of draft letters to grantees highlighting key concerns on project performance
  • Sending feedback to grantees and client after the review process has been completed and agreed on with the Project Director.
  • Follow up on feedback sent to the grantee to ensure issues raised have been addressed by the grantee.
  • Prepare necessary contract addendums as required throughout the project duration.
  • Ensure documentation relating the grant is filed appropriately both physically and electronically.

Skills and Experience:
  • Minimum of 3 years professional work experience in accounting and financial management
  • Knowledge of internal and external audit would be an added benefit, but it is not essential.
  • Candidate should have CPA qualification or equivalent or is in the process of obtaining such a qualification.
  • Graduate qualifications in Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Business Administration/Accounting related degree, or equivalent
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, preference for working knowledge of Kiswahili
  • In possession of, or willing to obtain, a work permit for Tanzania

How to Apply:
If your career aspirations match this exciting opportunity, please forward your curriculum vitae giving details of your qualifications and experience quoting IDAS/2013/SGA in the subject line to