Project Management

Educate!, Kenya

Skill Required:, Project Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
30th September, 2020

Job Description

Position Overview

Educate!, a fast-growing and award-winning social enterprise, is seeking a qualified and passionate Grants Finance Manager to join our ambitious and high-performing External Relations Team. Based in East Africa, the Grants and Finance Manager will help us meet and exceed our goals by creating budgets, budget processes, reporting, and owning compliance for the entire team. Reporting to the US Country Director, this position will play a key role in improving all Grants Finance systems and processes.

We are looking for an exceptional project manager who is comfortable working with numbers, excel and has excellent budgeting skills.

You are the right fit for this role if you possess;

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, are detail oriented and accountable.
  • Ability to deliver results on multiple priorities simultaneously with excellent time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence.
  • Demonstrated financial acumen, good understanding of budgeting and budgeting processes.
  • Experience in building and operationalizing systems and processes.

In this role, you will have a chance to engage directly with some of Educate!’s most critical funders and partners, work closely with the C-Suite level within Educate!, engage closely with our External Relations team and with the teams who implement our programs on the ground. You’ll join a motivated, passionate, overachieving international team that is positioning Educate! to be the leader in skills-based secondary education in Africa and intensively impact one million youth each year by 2024

Sound like you or someone you know? Apply at this link. Read below or visit our careers page to learn more about Educate!.


The ideal candidate will be:

  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and comfortable managing complex projects with many moving pieces
  • Comfort with data, Proficient in Excel/Google Sheets, and working with numbers: We don't need a finance guru, but we do need someone who has a head for math and logic and enjoys this type of work.
  • A self-starter, able to prioritize and manage multiple assignments, take initiative, and work independently

A Strong candidate would also possess some/many of the following characteristics:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3-5 years of work experience, preferably in the non-profit sector
  • Experience working with funders preferred.
  • Grant Reporting experience preferred.
  • A good fit with our Five Cultural Tenets (see “What is Educate! About?” Below; learn more by looking at Educate!’s culture deck here.


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