Grants Management Coordinator

Project and Programme Development · Nairobi, Nairobi
Department Project and Programme Development
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Location: Kenya, Nairobi - temporarily work-from-home due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Salary: Competitive
Posted on: 5 July 2021

Closing date: 5 pm East Africa Time, 2 August 2021


Precision Development (PxD) seeks a Grants Management Coordinator to play a key role in PxD’s fundraising and grant management efforts, oversee grant management systems and support donor relationships across the organization. 


The role will ideally be based in an established country office (Kenya), and will report to the Chief Development Officer and Director of New Programs. The successful candidate will also work closely with in-country management across PxD. The successful candidate must be able to build strong working relationships across multiple time zones, and be able to communicate effectively with the different programs and operational and research functions of PxD.

This is an exciting opportunity for a creative, driven, organised and engaging communicator to have a significant impact on PxD’s future development, as part of a friendly, high performing and non-hierarchical team. The successful candidate will have the freedom to try new ideas, and the opportunity to be part of a small team making a big difference. 


Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Oversee grant management and tracking systems, and support initial implementation and successful consistent usage of Salesforce for grant, donor, and partner management across global operations;
  • Track and ensure adherence to all grant requirements and obligations to donors, working with staff across the organisation, including senior staff;
  • Input grant, donor, and partner information into Salesforce and maintain accurate and up-to-date records throughout the grant lifecycle, including inputting grant agreement terms and setting up deliverables and alerts when a new grant is awarded;
  • Maintain a thorough record of organisational interactions and engagements with donors, partners, and other stakeholders;
  • Coordinate and lead the creation of periodic grant renewal materials for donors;
  • Support the development of compelling and accurate funding proposals, concept notes, budgets, grant reports, financial reports, and other materials;
  • Support donor communications and relationship management e.g. by preparing detailed and timely meeting briefs and organising meetings on behalf of senior staff;
  • Provide accurate funder updates and related content for PxD communications including Quarterly and Annual reports.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills;
  • Exceptional attention to detail;
  • Strong interpersonal, collaborative, networking and relationship building skills;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, in English;
  • Friendly and flexible attitude; 
  • Commitment to PxD's mission to leverage technology to improve the lives of the poor at scale.
  • Must be comfortable in a fast-moving and start-up environment. 
  • Must be self-motivated and, in light of COVID-19, able to work and learn in a remote environment. 


Desirable, but not essential: 

  • Bachelor's degree;
  • Experience of fundraising, grant/proposal writing, donor management and/or business development; 
  • Experience with Salesforce and/or familiarity with a grants management database. 


How to Apply 

Please follow the link, available on the right-hand panel. Deadline for receipt of applications is 5 pm East Africa Time, 2 August 2021. 


PxD is committed to building an inclusive and diverse organisation, and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. 


We will use any personal data you provide for recruitment purposes only.

No phone calls or recruiters, please.

About PxD

PxD is a global non-profit organization that harnesses technology, data science, and behavioral economics to empower people living in poverty to improve their lives. By providing actionable information to the right people, in the right way and at the right time, PxD empowers poor people living in developing countries to improve their livelihoods, mitigate risks, and advance environmental sustainability. A majority of PxDs services deliver customized digital agricultural advice to smallholder farmers via their mobile phones. This pioneering agricultural extension model is implemented in collaboration with partner organizations to maximize scale, and we continuously experiment, iterate, and gather evidence on impact to improve service delivery and demonstrate our value. PxD currently works in ten countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, and is rapidly expanding as governments and organizations look for innovative ways to utilize new technologies to deliver actionable information to people who need it. As of the end of the first quarter of 2021, PxD and our partners were serving 5 million users through a range of initiatives providing tailored digital information on crop optimization, pest management, input utilization, and environmental stewardship, and one education intervention which delivers dynamic and customized mathematics problem sets to school children via an SMS service. PxD also leverages mobile technology to deliver information in sectors beyond agriculture, including to facilitate math education in Kenya, improving household nutrition, increasing the adoption of crop insurance and other financial services, and other interventions that advance well-being.

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  • Location
    Nairobi, Nairobi
  • Department
    Project and Programme Development
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level