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Grant Managers - Building Resilience against Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) Programme

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location Burkina - Africa
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 31/01/2014
Company Name DAI
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Grant Managers - Building Resilience against Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) Programme

Location: Worldwide
Location Details: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso / Kathmandu, Nepal / Nairobi, Kenya
Division: Environment & Energy
Posting Date: 1/20/14
Job Code: 1294

DAI is an employee-owned global development company. For 40 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governments, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 60 countries. Our integrated development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines—crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS and disease control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.


Objective of Programme:

DAI is seeking experienced candidates for the £130 million BRACED programme spanning up to 10 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. BRACED is expected to directly benefit up to 5 million vulnerable people, especially women and children, in developing countries by helping them become more resilient to climate extremes. This will be achieved through: 1) grants to NGOs and their partners (local government, research organisations, UN agencies and private sector) to scale up proven technologies and practices in the Sahel and selected DFID focal countries at most risk; 2) research and evaluation to build the evidence on what works on adaptation and DRR; and, building national and international capacity to respond to climate related disasters. More information on the programme is available on: https://www.gov.uk/building-resilience-and-adaptation-to-climate-extremes-and-disasters-programme-braced

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the development of BRACED fund management and reporting procedures
  • Support the due diligence process and contracting for Sahel based grants
  • Managing day-to-day grants administration of Sahel focused grants under the BRACED components
  • Training and coaching grantees to enhance their capacity in budget monitoring and financial reporting
  • Closely liaise with the Knowledge Management Component to facilitate the evaluation of the grantees interventions
  • Monitor the grantees progress against agreed milestones and indicators
  • Oversee the payment process of grant tranches
  • Tracking and documenting fund disbursement and forecasting future spending for Sahel based grantees
  • Contribute to efforts in meeting donor reporting requirements as well as reporting to London home office


  • At least 8 years of experience in finance, economics, and/or development.  A minimum of 5 years of this experience should be  focused on managing multi-million £ funds or grants programmes in a developing country context
  • Strong skill set in reporting, finance and monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in fraud mitigation and management
  • Demonstrate understanding of key approaches to monitoring and evaluation and the delivery of Value for Money
  • Excellent communication skills and Fluency in English (both written and oral) is essential. Fluency in French would be an advantage.
  • Experience working in developing countries, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, and/or Asia
  • Excellent relationship management
  • Strong knowledge of donor reporting systems and experience working with donors such as DFID, UNDP, USAID and/or World Bank

Project Location:

Ougadougou, Burkin Faso

Kathmandu, Nepal

Nairobi, Kenya

Length of the project:

Initially 4 years with a possibility of an extension

Anticipated Project Start date:

May 2014

Deadline for Applications:

31 January 2014

*Please note that all profiles are indicative only and therefore subject to change* 

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