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Burkina Faso: Grants Coordinator

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Plan
Country: Burkina Faso
Closing date: 28 Jul 2017

Working in 50 developing countries across to implement high-quality programmes and influencing to drive changes in policies, behaviors and practices so that 100 million girls, learn, lead, decide and thrive. Plan aims to achieve this goal by working in partnership with others, particularly youth, and through high performing teams whose behaviours reflect the corporate values.

Plan international Burkina’ Grants and Business Development department works to mobilize as many resources as possible to contribute to this goal.

Plan International Grants Acquisition Globally further encourages the motive to make grants as core business of Plan International countries. Plan International global ambition is to increase and move away from sponsorship funding thereby ensuring grants to be the key business for all Plan International implementing countries. To achieve this, the West African Regional Office (WARO) intends to create a minimum common grants supporting structure in WARO countries that could feed into the review of Country Office (CO) structures in light of the new Global Strategy.

In this context, Plan International Burkina Faso is looking for highly qualified candidate for the position of Grants Coordinator.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Assist the Grant and Business Development Manager (G&BDM) to monitor and follow-up on grants related issues related to assigned grants portfolio
  • Assist in securing of appropriate funding, maintaining grants documentation and databases, producing monitoring reports on ongoing grants and supporting field staff to ensure that grants are implemented in line with the contractual agreement.
  • Monitor closely the project logical frameworks and the overall progress in the realization of the outcomes of each of the grant funded projects to ensure effective contribution to the development of more detailed learning system

Candidate’s profile:

  • Master's degree (level I) in Project Management, International Development, Social Sciences
  • Excellent understanding of management of big donor grants
  • Excellent understanding of financial tracking and project cost control processes
  • Good understanding of EC, GAC and DFID procedures and requirements in securing grants funding
  • Good understanding of project logical framework and monitoring and evaluation systems
  • Excellent understanding of the developmental issues in Burkina Faso and globally
  • Good understanding of fund raising opportunities and mapping out strategies to secure donor grants
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience
  • Innovative, practical and field oriented for the implementation of grants projects
  • Basic knowledge in budget preparations and management,
  • Speaks, reads and writes English fluently

How to apply:

Interested candidates are requested to send their application at (Specify the job applied for in the subject of your email)

Send an application letter and a comprehensive CV (in English)