The Nature Conservancy Jobs – Grants Associate Africa Region, 2021

The Nature Conservancy Jobs – Grants Associate Africa Region, 2021

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The Nature Conservancy Jobs – Grants Associate Africa Region, 2021

Position: Grants Associate Africa Region
Job ID
Full/Part Time FullTime
Regular/Temporary Regular


  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location is also open to TNC’s local office in Arusha, Tanzania.


Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

The Nature Conservancy Africa program follows a holistic approach to protect vital lands and waters, transform the way natural resources are used and managed and inspire to equip others to contribute to the shared vision of a healthy and sustainable future for Africa’s lands, waters, wildlife and people. We use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.orq or follow @nature press on Twitter.

The Nature Conservancy Jobs – Grants Associate Africa Region, 2021
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The Grants Associate provides specialized public awards support and finance/accounting-related services to the Africa Region Grants Specialist team. The position will report up to the Africa Region Lead Grants Specialist.

The Grants Associate provides specialized services in public and/or private awards. They support financial activities for a department or business unit. They are an expert in their area of specialization and conduct work in accordance with TNC policies and procedures, donor requirements and best practices in financial management. Specifically, this position provides a wide range of technical, administrative, and financial support to assigned staff for incoming public and outgoing sub-awards.

This position will be based in TNC’s local offices in Nairobi, Kenya or Arusha, Tanzania.


  • Assist with the preparation and set-up of budgets for prospective award opportunities by compiling raw data inputs from programs and finance teams.
  • Set up of Budgets and assignment of costs in the public awards module.
  • Conducting research on recorded expenses and recording accounting adjustments.
  • Assist in the production of financial reports and invoices.
  • Drafting outgoing subaward agreements using standard templates.
  • Will review internal and partner financial reports.
  • Working closely with program managers to ensure Technical deliverables are tied to financial reports.
  • Ensures TNC policies and procedures, financial standards and legal requirements are met and managed for compliance.
  • Assist with quality control review to ensure accuracy and full support in documentation for audit purposes.
  • Support Lead Grants Specialist in keeping an accurate and up-to-date Grants/Proposals Filing system in order to ensure documents are easily accessible for the day-to-day work of the Grants team and for internal and external audit purposes.
  • Ensure all approvals and documentations are presented for payments requests.
  • Liaising with finance and programs to assist the Lead Grants Specialist to follow up on issues raised.
  • Other tasks as assigned within the scope of the job description.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field and 3 years’ related experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience with accounting/financial issues and analysis.
  • Experience using accounting and financial reporting systems.
  • Three years’ experience with reporting and managing public awards namely USAID, GEF, among others
  • NGO experience is a plus
  • Three years previous experience in the areas of grants development, donor proposal development, budget develop or financial report development


  • Multi-lingual skills and/or multi-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Fluency in English and Swahili, both written and spoken.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Good communicator with strong organizational skills.
  • Non-profit accounting experience preferred.
  • Certified Public Accounting qualifications preferred.
  • Excellent inter-personal, cultural, and diplomatic skills.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing requirements.
  • Ability to juggle competing priorities, meet demanding deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Advanced MS Excel.

The Nature Conservancy Jobs – Grants Associate Africa Region, 2021


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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

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