Contract and Partnerships Manager
Job Type Full Time
Qualification BA/BSc/HND
Experience None
Location Nairobi
Job Field Administration / Secretarial
The KCB Foundation is seeking to recruit dynamic, highly motivated and results oriented individuals to fill the following vacant posts at the Foundation:


The Contracts and Partnerships Manager will manage implementing partners to deliver effective and efficient services as per sub award agreements. The Jobholder will be responsible for the management and development of stakeholder relationships; monitoring service provision and performance, ensuring required outcomes and value for money are achieved, and all financial and legal responsibilities are met.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Draft agreements and develop specifications, advise on all technical contract activity, and assist in the preparation and execution of contract mechanisms;
Work with Grants and Contract Services in the issuance of subordinate agreements, track sub agreement deliverables and budgets;
Negotiate contractual terms, service profiles and commercials of contracts, to achieve best value;
Proactively investigate, manage and resolve any escalations, appropriately advise the Chief of Party on responses to any failures in performance, and ensure commitment from all parties;
Review cash requests for grants and ensure adherence to approved budgets, organisation procurement policies, and procedures;
Conduct quarterly financial reviews and grant audits and advise grantees on areas for improvements;
Fully responsible for performance management of contracted services to ensure compliance, quality and value for money;
Track grant agreements ensuring compliance with spelt out agreement policies and procedures, and intervene where necessary;
Undertake comprehensive and on-going contract monitoring programme for assurance and commissioning decisions; and
Proactively develop relationships with donors, partners, staff and the wider stakeholders; and train senior leadership on all aspects of contract management and associated deliverables

Be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in the fields of Business, Economics, Development, or any other related field, gained from a recognised institution. A Master’s Degree in the above, or any related fields is an added advantage;
Professional qualification on Business Advisory Services and Grant Management is desirable;
Have knowledge and relevant work experience of 7 years and above, with not less than 3 years in a management role;
Extensive knowledge and expertise in Team Management, Project Management, Financial Services Industry, Managing Partnerships, International Donor-Funded Projects, Capacity Building and Facilitation, Monitoring and Evaluation, Knowledge Management, Grants Management, People Management, and Relationship Management are essential requirements for this role; and
Must demonstrate expert proficiency in Decisiveness, Leadership and People Management, and Strategic Thinking


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About KCB Foundation

The KCB Foundation was established in 2007 to implement the KCB Bank Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility programs and as a sign of commitment to sustainable development to alleviate poverty and enhance well-being. To date, the KCB Foundation has invested an estimated 1Billion Kenya shillings in community programs in Kenya, South Sudan, Rwanda Tanzania, Uganda and Burundi. As a good corporate citizen, the KCB Bank Group is committed to sustainable development, prosperity and poverty reduction to address the hardship, high poverty levels and interconnected challenges that affect communities in Eastern Africa.