Grants Management Intern

  • Contractor
  • Kenya
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Options Consultancy Services profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.

Options Consultancy Services

We are a global team of experts and innovators tackling some of the world’s most pressing health challenges. We work with leaders and change makers around the globe to bring health strategies to life. We provide ideas, advice and technical know-how that enable our partners to build a path to lasting change.

With 30 years’ experience in global health, we collaborate with our partners to explore existing evidence, combine expertise, scale up ideas and co-create solutions that accelerate change. This includes collaborating on policy design, managing initiatives, building powerful coalitions and galvanising social movements. Our impact is felt across whole communities, with a focus on women, girls and those who have been marginalised.

As part of MSI Reproductive Choices, all our profits go back into supporting MSI’s own mission of children by choice, not chance.

We believe in a world where everyone can access the high-quality health services they need, without financial burden.

About the Programme

The UK Government (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office – FCDO) has a vision of a world free from Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) by 2030, in line with the SDGs. A programme has been established entitled ‘Support to the Africa-led movement (ALM) to end FGM/C’ to contribute to global efforts to achieve that vision. Following a co-creation period, programme implementation began in September 2021.

This programme will support and build the capacity of the Africa Led Movement to end FGM/C at multiple levels and at scale, working in partnership with the rest of the FGM/C movement, complementing UN agencies (such as the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on FGM/C), Saleema initiative, other alliances (such as Girls not Brides etc.) and grassroots Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), women’s and girls’ movements, etc.

The programme includes two consortia working in close collaboration. Options leads a consortium including Amref Health Africa, ActionAid UK, Orchid Project, ACCAF and University of Portsmouth to implement the ‘Support to the Africa Led Movement to End FGM/C. Population Council is implementing ‘The FGM/C Data Hub: Data and Measurement Support to the Africa Led Movement to end FGM/C’.


  • Work closely with the Grants Officer to review calls of applications and pre-award grant processes.
  • Assist in reviewing grantees monthly reports and follow up on grantees disbursements;
  • Assist in maintaining records in good and presentable order.
  • Monitoring and mentoring on grants for the grantees
  • Support budgeting processes with small and medium grantees.
  • In liaison with the Grants Officer, maintain and ensure appropriate updates to the Grants Management tracker including the accuracy of data
  • Participate in spot checks and quarterly review meetings with grantee and other stakeholders
  • Support in documenting learnings from the participatory grants-making mechanism.
  • Perform other duties assigned by the Grants Officer/and or Project Manager
  • Provide support as needed in other areas of TGG-ALM program.
  • Ensure that all work is aligned with the Programme’s Do No Harm, Safeguarding and Emotional Wellbeing framework
  • In the spirit of teamwork, provide flexible support to colleagues across Options and the consortium


  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree or within one year after graduation from a bachelor’s or Master’s programme in any business-related course.
  • Possess professional accounting qualification preferably CPA or ACCA.
  • Financial management experience is desirable.
  • Ability to use basic functions of Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office programs
  • English fluency is required.
  • Strong interpersonal and analytical skills
  • Attentive to details
  • Able to deliver quality work within tight deadlines with minimal supervision;
  • Hardworking and results-oriented;
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong understanding of, and personal commitment to women and girls’ human rights, and equal opportunities
  • Ability to travel locally as required

Other information

  • As an equal opportunity employer, Options Consultancy Services is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage or civil partnership. We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage candidates from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Options Consultancy Services.
  • Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment.
  • We seek people who are pro-choice, promote diversity and inclusion, are energetic and enthusiastic about Options’ vision.
  • Applicants must have the right to work in Kenya

How to apply

  • To apply, please fill in the form HERE
  • Closing date for applications is: 19 May 2023
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.
  • Please note that this role will be subject to full pre-employment background checks including criminal record check, identification check, employment references and right to work verification (where appropriate)
  • We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application at your earliest opportunity.

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