Monday, 23 January 2012

African Wildlife Foundation - Program Grants Administrator Job in Arusha, Tanzania

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is the leading international conservation organization focused solely on the African continent. AWF’s mission is, together with the people of Africa, to ensure that the wildlife and wild lands of Africa will endure forever.

AWE currently seeks to hire a Program Grants Administrator to be based ¡n its offices in Arusha, Tanzania.

The Program Grants Administrator will report to the Masai Steppe Heartland Director.

This position will be an integral member of AWE’s program management team, ensuring successful oversight, monitoring and reporting of the 4-year USAID grant for AWE work ¡n the Maasai Steppe and Kilimanjaro Heartlands ¡n Tanzania plus cross-site technical activities which ¡s currently ¡n its third year of implementation.

This position will also carry out grant management activities for other grants being implemented in the two Heartland Programs. The position reports to the Maasai Steppe Heartland Director and will be based in Arusha, Tanzania.

The successful candidate will:
  • Support Directors of Maasai Steppe and Kilimanjaro Heartland in managing overall grant implementation, tracking activities and outputs against the agreed budget
  • Provide overall support to Heartland teams to develop detailed annual program implementation plans for subsequent years, agree the detailed budget and establish the necessary financial tracking processes to ensure full compliance with donor requirements
  • Ensures the technical and financial donor and AWE reporting is compliant and ¡s of highest quality and delivered on time; Work with Heartland teams to evaluate specific project progress, organize and participate in meetings to help determine conservation priorities and stakeholders/partners involvement.
  • Support development of capacity among Heartland teams in grant management skills and encourage effective tracking of spending against project work plan and pace of implementation;
  • Design and implement a system to ensure effective internal and external communication regarding program 1m plementation
  • Review and assist ¡n the preparation of financial and technical reports as appropriate; ensure that all written program documentation including contracts, donor correspondence, reports, templates are produced and organized ¡n a timely and effective manner for sign off by the Director.
Required qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, accounting or related field
  • At least 5 years relevant working experience, at least 2 years within a donor funded non-profit organization.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of grant management principles, including U.S. government funding;
  • Experience communicating complex financial information to a non-financial audience.
  • Ability to design complex financial models, proposal budgets, and other financial reports.
  • Ability to organize and present issues ¡n a clear, concise and logical manner.
  • Strong technical skills, including MS Excel, report writer tools, and ability to navigate within accounting systems and other data bases.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities, exercise good judgment, and quickly identify and resolve problems with minimum supervision.
If your background, experience and competencies match the above specifications please send a cover letter, your detailed CV indicating daytime telephone numbers, address and names of three referees to Human Resources Manager at

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

Closing Date: January 31, 2012

For further information on the position and AWF, please visit


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