Grants Manager – National Position – Finn Church Aid (FCA)

Job Title: Grants Manager – National Position   

Organisation: Finn Church Aid (FCA)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Country Director


About US:

Finn Church Aid (FCA) is Finland’s largest international aid organization with operations in 12 countries and more than 70 years of experience in humanitarian and long-term development work. FCA specialises in supporting local communities in three priority areas: Right to Quality Education, Right to Livelihood, and Right to Peace. We work with the most vulnerable people, regardless of their religious beliefs, ethnic background or political convictions. Our vision is a world of just and resilient societies. With anticipated funding from the European Union/ECHO. FCA Uganda is now looking for competent persons to fill the following positions for the; TOGETHER consortium’s Education in Emergencies (EiE) project.


Job Summary: The Grants Manager will be responsible for ensuring timely, compliant and competitive proposal development and grants management processes, in coordination with other relevant country office staff, local partners, other stakeholders and the Head Office Grants unit.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the local Grants team/Grants Officers.
  • Lead proposal design processes and ensure relevant technical staff is engaged.
  • Develop high-quality, cost-efficient and competitive proposals, including budgets in collaboration with programme and finance colleagues, thematic advisers, and HO Grants team.
  • Coordinate quality checks and approvals ahead of proposal submission in collaboration with HO Grants team, and ensure timely submission of proposal packages.
  • Monitor and map new funding opportunities at local and international levels, jointly with the HO Grants team, based on FCA Uganda country strategy
  • Follow up and support key grants management processes and ensure donor compliance throughout the project cycle
  • Build capacity of FCA Uganda program and finance team in donor rules and regulations.
  • Build capacity of the FCA Uganda program team in project design and proposal development.
  • Support FCA Uganda program and finance teams in delivering timely, high quality donor reporting, and ensure timely submission of reports.
  • Build capacity of FCA Uganda team in donor compliance and quality grants management processes.
  • Represent FCA in donor meetings and information sessions gathering intelligence on funding opportunities for the FCA Uganda program.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • At least five years of experience directly implementing development and humanitarian operations, preferably in education and livelihood sectors.
  • Demonstrated experience in development of implementable multi-donor programmes, including program design, logical frameworks/ToCs, and budget development.
  • Demonstrated experience in networking and partnership development, leading to growing programme portfolio.
  • Experience in working with key development and humanitarian donors and understanding their rules and regulations.
  • Experience in quality assurance and compliance.


At FCA we take a strong stand against sexual exploitation, abuse, harassment, and any form of child abuse. Our Safeguarding Policy applies to all our staff, ensuring a safe environment for everyone involved. We also have a zero-tolerance policy for fraudulent and corrupt behaviour, as well as aid diversion. To uphold our commitment to integrity, we may screen applicants against international lists to ensure compliance with Anti-money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism requirements.  

FCA is certified against the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS), reflecting our dedication to maintaining the highest standards of ethics and accountability.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 19th April 2024.


NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Finn Church Aid is committed to keeping children safe at all levels of its program operations, so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from all forms of abuses. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards, adherence to Child Safeguarding Policy including background checks”.


NOTE: FCA does not charge any fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents.


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Date Posted 2024-04-14
Valid Through 2024-04-19
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization Finn Church AID (FCA)
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala , 0256, Uganda

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