Grants Officer NGO Careers – Finn Church Aid (FCA)


Job Title:     Grants Officer

Organisation: Finn
Church Aid (FCA)

Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Grants


About US:

Finn Church Aid
(FCA) is the largest Finnish development cooperation organization and the
second largest provider of humanitarian aid. FCA operates in over 13 countries,
working with the poorest people, regardless of their religious beliefs, ethnic
background or political affiliations. FCA work is based on promotion of human
dignity and fundamental human rights and freedom, and FCA’s operations are
guided by equality, non-discrimination and responsibility.


Job Summary:  The Grants Officer will be responsible for
supporting the project design, proposal and report writing and grant management
procedures of the FCA Uganda Country Programme, jointly with the relevant
country office staff, local partners and other stakeholders to ensure a timely,
compliant and competitive proposals and compliance with donor rules and


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • In coordination with the UGACO management team and Grants
    Coordinator, monitor and map new funding opportunities at the local level
    based on FCA Uganda Country Strategy and fundraising strategy; provide
    information for Country Programme management on relevant funding
    opportunities; ensure flow of information on donor rules and regulations.
  • Support annual planning with preparation and update of annual Income
    Plan and other relevant grants related tasks.
  • Together with Grants Coordinator, support programme team in
    competitive project design processes and development of concept notes and
    proposals, including budgets in collaboration with finance colleagues, and
    ensure timely submission of proposals.
  • Coordinate and follow up locally negotiated grants processes, manage
    donor relations and participate in donor negotiations, consortium meetings
    and other grants related coordination meetings.
  • Together with the Grants Coordinator, ensure donor compliance and
    quality grant management of received grants; support the programme team in
    preparing and delivering high quality donor reports in a timely manner,
    prepare material for and organize internal project kick-off meetings,
    follow up project launches, baselines and evaluations, audits and project
    closure meetings.
  • Provide continuous back-up support in donor compliance, rules and
    regulations and grants management to programme team and field teams.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the Finn Church Aid (FCA) Grants Officer job
    placement must hold a Master’s Degree in Project management or related
  • At least five years of experience with proposal writing and grants
    management in humanitarian and development operations and through direct
    implementation of humanitarian and/or development programming.
  • Proven track record in raising and managing funds from institutional
    donors (like ECHO, EU, BPRM, USAID, DFID and UN agencies) and strong knowledge
    of donor’s interests, priorities and compliance mechanisms.
  • Experience in budget preparation, financial management, M&E,
    technical programming, and ideally in EIE and Livelihoods sectors.
  • Experience in facilitating trainings and workshops.
  • Excellent networker and partnership broker
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills and demonstrated
    organizational, management and fundraising skills
  • Knowledge and experience of cooperation with governmental and
    non-governmental agencies in the field of development cooperation and
    humanitarian assistance
  • Conversant in project cycle management, project planning,
    fundraising and knowledge management
  • Excellent writing and budgeting skills, good attention to detail and
    highly numerate.
  • Ability to work under pressure in an organized and responsive manner
    and independently
  • Ability to identify donor intelligence for appropriate timely action
  • Commitment to continuous learning and feedback gathering
  • Result oriented, problem solving and team player


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified
and interested candidates should send their applications should send a cover
letter and a CV (not more than 5 pages) with at least three referees and a
daytime telephone contact with copies of academic papers addressed to:


The Human Resource
and Administration Manager,

Finn Church AID,
Uganda Country Office.

P.O. Box 21826
Kampala, Tank Hill Rd, Roche Close, Plot 1495 Muyenga, Uganda.


Email applications
should be in one file attachment (Ms Word or PDF) mentioning the position title
in the subject to


Deadline: 18th September 2020


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