Do you have a minimum of 2 years’ experience working as a project officer/grants and donor officer and want to join a dynamic team? ACAPS is looking for a Grants and Donors Technical Officer to join its team. Please apply!

This is a one-year contract (1st January 2023-31 December 2023). Only Kenyan nationals can apply.

Purpose of the position

The Grants and Donors Technical Officer will provide support with funding and grant related activities, including collating and analysing data, drafting information for project proposals, new grants, tracking progress against indicators, providing quality control oversight of donor reporting, and providing guidance and support to ACAPS project teams and budget holders across all stages of the project management cycle.


  • Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Support the drafting of new project proposals, ensuring donor compliance and quality control
  • Support with checking contractual requirements for new grants, including amendments, to ensure compliance with NRC policies and procedures
  • Support with programmatic reporting and quality control of donor reports prior to submission
  • Support with donor MEAL requirements and monitoring of indicators and project learning
  • Support with identifying and tracking new funding opportunities from institutional donors and foundations, where appropriate

Critical interfaces

  • ACAPS Finance Unit
  • ACAPS Head of Support
  • ACAPS Budget Holders
  • NRC Finance and Legal Department
  • NRC Partnership and Policy Department


Professional competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working as a project officer/grants and donor officer, or in a similar role within a national/international NGO/humanitarian funding agency
  • Basic understanding of donor requirements and procedures
  • Experience working in humanitarian contexts desirable
  • Solid knowledge of computer software
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to organise multiple, simultaneous tasks, and deliver results within a specified period
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Behavioural competencies

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Analysing
  • Attention to detail
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Working with people


ACAPS is dedicated to helping humanitarians make better decisions. We want to put evidence at the heart of decision-making. To achieve this, we collaborate with a variety of partners across the humanitarian sector and beyond. We strive to be an evolving platform providing:

  • Independent analysis to support evidence-based decision making for humanitarian operations.
  • Deployment of experts to support assessments and analysis in crisis.
  • Innovative approaches to collect more reliable and timely data and conduct rigorous analysis
  • Capacity development of humanitarian actors to carry out better needs assessments and analysis.