Vacancy Announcement no:


Position Title:

GFGP Programme Officer




Position Location:

Nairobi, Kenya

Reporting to:

GFGP Senior Advisor


African Academy of Sciences


3 years renewable

Closing date:

17th November 2017


Organisation Overview

The AAS is a pan African organisation headquartered in Kenya, which aims to drive
sustainable development in Africa through science, technology and innovation. It has a
tripartite mandate of pursuing excellence by recognising scholars and achievers;
providing advisory and think tank functions for shaping the continent’s strategies and
policies; and implementing key Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) programmes
that impact on developmental challenges through the agenda setting and funding
platform, the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA).

The GFGP is the Good Financial Grat Practice.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Manage the subscription payment system which will link to the AAS financial accounting system
  • Maintain and provide reports from the database on subscription income and renewals
  • To maintain / update the terms and conditions grantors and grantees will need to accept to access the GFGP portal
  • Manage a “help line” support capability for the grantors and grantees. (FAQ’s, chat room etc)
  • Curate the 48 procedures and 55 policies required by grantees to be in
  • compliance with the GFGP standard. To write any procedures and policies which cannot be sourced
  • To assess the requirement for, and develop, any guidelines requested by the
  • grantees which are not covered by the procedures and policies
  • To support the supplier developing the portal training and development content
  • Managing any additional staff required by the GFGP Business Unit
  • Support the development of the GFGP learning and development programme and associated materials
  • To manage the development of the training materials / guidance notes for implementation of the GFGP standard and assessment tool
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with grantor and grantee stakeholders
  • To develop a network of language translation suppliers to ensure all GFGP materials, and help line support, are made available in additional languages which are likely to include French, Spanish and Portuguese.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • A post-graduate qualification in accountancy from an internationally recognised
  • institution
  • Proven track record of managing, mentoring and developing staff
  • High class leadership skills appropriate to a complex academic, training and
  • cultural environment
  • Excellent writing and spoken communication skills
  • Excellent presentation, proposal and report writing skills
  • Spoken and written French, Spanish or Portuguese will be an added advantage.

Applicants must email a completed application form from the AAS website, a detailed curriculum vitae with a list of referees and a cover letter to, with the Position and Vacancy Number as the Subject by 17th November 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.