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Training and Communication Expert at Sheladia



Job Description

Sheladia Associates, Inc. is a minority-owned and operated business founded in 1974 and headquartered in the metropolitan Washington DC area, with international offices located in Afghanistan, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Pakistan, Philippines, and Zambia.


We are looking for a Training and Communication Expert to support us on an upcoming road project in Kenya. Scope of work will include consulting services for training and capacity building of representatives of road construction companies, constituency road committees, county governments and KeRRA in climate resilient and sustainable road rehabilitation and maintenance (gravel and low-volume sealed), in cooperation with and support of Kisii Training Center. Consulting services will also aim supporting and training of Counties, KeRRA and Ministry of Roads and Transport towards improved road monitoring and road maintenance planning.

The Individual will be responsible for:

  • Supporting training activities for the Program in liaison with Kisii Training Center (KTC).
  • Preparing KTC on issues such as contracts, defining trainees’ selection procedure, monitoring of training results.
  • Supporting KTC in communication of training products and results, including through digital. media.


Qualifications And Skills

  • Must possess a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering or equivalent. Must at least be registered as a professional engineer with Engineers Board of Kenya or equivalent.

General Professional Experience

  • A minimum of 8 years’ practical post-qualification experience in civil engineering projects.

Specific Professional Experience

  • At least 5 years’ experience and a proven track record of assessing the training needs of road agencies/departments, road contractors and design and supervision consultants and designing and delivering appropriate training modules and courses, which address these needs.
  • S/he must be fully conversant with the current public and private sector training institutions in Kenya.
  • The Specialist is expected to supervise/coordinate the activities of Kenya Institute of Highways & Building Technology / Kisii Training Center (KIHBT/KTC) who are expected to provide part of the training.


Submit your CV, copies of relevant documents and Application to:

Use the title of the position as the subject of the email

Closing Date : 15 February. 2024

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Funding Partnerships and Grants Manager at Northern Rangelands Trust



The Northern Rangelands Trust is a non-profit umbrella organization supporting 33 community conservancies across northern Kenya. Its mission is to develop resilient community conservancies, which transform lives, secure peace and conserve natural resources.

The Role

The Partnerships and Grants Manager will manage a portfolio of significant multi-lateral and bi-lateral funders. This involves identifying and evaluating potential funding opportunity, cultivating relationships with targeted funders (formal and informal reporting), leading and writing proposals and bids, coordinating internally across NRT’s cross-functional departments (finance, programmes, communications, M&E) to develop compelling proposals that help fill funding gaps, report on status of the grants. The Account Manager is also responsible for monitoring and tracking opportunities throughout the funding cycle, helping mitigate any risks or challenges that arise and working as a high performing team member.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Manage a portfolio of bilateral, multi-lateral donors – ensuring both compliance and engagement plans to build strong, long-term partnerships.
  • Develop grant proposals and bids – especially for large funders such as European Commission, USAID, DANIDA, Sida, AfD, FCDO, UN, World Bank
  • Develop and implement engagement strategies to deepen relationships with funders and donors, creating long term relationships of trust mutual accountability.
  • Manage ad hoc teams and coordinate grant project planning and reporting – with ability to initiate internal teams of peers around an agreed timeline and set of deliverables.
  • Support basic proposal budgeting and reporting, helping review and explain financial reports and monitor burn rates.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity in handling confidential information.
  • Ensure compliance with NRT policies and procedures and external (donor/legal/IRS) requirements.
  • Manage or participate in complex or sensitive negotiations with implementing partners, conservancy members and boards, and funders
  • Convey the mission of NRT to diverse groups who are important stakeholders.
  • Travel frequently and on short notice, work long and flexible hours as needed.
  • Coordinate reporting and providing information needed by partners/donors/stakeholders; ensuring financial, MERL and Program reports align.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned, including dedicated special initiatives


  • At least 5-8 years relevant experience in managing large grants for bilateral and multilateral agencies; including convening proposal development workshops and leading process of developing grant proposals.
  • Strong interest and passion for environment, climate, community based natural resource management, marine and terrestrial conservation, peace-building and development issues, deep familiarity with Kenyan or Ugandan conservation and development issues.
  • Experience in building and maintaining long-term relationships with external stakeholders.
  • Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects of donors in a donor tracking or CRM system.
  • Conversant in monitoring, evaluation, adaptation and learning frameworks
  • Strategic, problem-solving mindset with a sense of humour and ability to manage stress and deadlines
  • Appreciation for working in diverse teams on complex issues – ability to mentor and be mentored.
  • Bachelor’s degree in commerce, Business Management, Business Administration, Project Management or other relevant field such as ecology, biology, sociology, anthropology – a Master’s degree will be an added advantage.

Closing Date:16 April. 2024


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Legal Counsel at Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF)



The AECF provides catalytic funding in the form of repayable and non-repayable grants to businesses that would not otherwise have access to adequate financing. The AECF is part of the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) family and has been supported by governments (Australia, Canada, Denmark, The Netherlands, Sweden and United Kingdom), and international financial institutions (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor and IFAD).

The Role

  • The objective of the Legal & Compliance Unit is to support AECF’s mission by providing strategic, efficient, and innovative legal services.
  • AECF is seeking to recruit an exceptional individual to fill the position of Legal Counsel who will be responsible for providing legal support in the legal and compliance function.
  • This role will report to the Head of Legal & Company Secretary.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide legal advisory services to AECF and its stakeholders on all aspects of law and investment portfolio while ensuring proper representation of the organization in all legal matters.
  • Provide legal support through AECF’s transactions lifecycle by advising on transaction structures, providing deal negotiations support, documentation support, drafting and advising on legal documents including interim agreements while ensuring effective documentation of legal terms and conditions.
  • Leading in the drafting and negotiation of complex agreements including funding agreements, collateral documents, term sheets, inter-creditor agreements, consortium agreements, transaction advisory agreements, downstream partner agreements, and other consulting and service provider agreements.
  • Supporting the portfolio and investments teams in structuring and compiling contract documentation to ensure completeness and accuracy and drafting/reviewing information memorandum and legal deal negotiation documents.
  • Review and understand all laws and regulations relevant to AECF portfolio companies across Sub-Sahara Africa together with AECF’s governing documents to ensure transaction compliance.
  • Undertake legal assessments, interpretations and advise senior management on compliance including regulatory and donor compliance, while providing recommendations and representation on day-to-day operational matters.
  • Continuously analyze in-country and cross-border regulatory issues affecting AECF and communicate effectively with internal key stakeholders and support the development of strategies and plans to mitigate any non-compliance risks arising therefrom.

Suitable candidates should possess:

  • A Bachelor of Laws degree and a postgraduate diploma in law/legal practice certificate.
  • A minimum of 6 to 8 years post-admission experience working at a commercial-oriented law firm or international organization.
  • Experience presenting to senior management and at the board of directors level.
  • Substantial experience in leading financing transactions including drafting and negotiating a wide range of finance documents, including LMA-based finance documents and complex legal agreements.
  • Have excellent organizational and prioritizing skills with the ability to manage multiple work demands while meeting tight deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including strong work ethic, impeccable integrity, and judgment.
  • Ability to work independently while maintaining strong collaborative relationships with colleagues and partners.
  • Excellent analytical skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work accurately with creativity

Closing Date:19/04/2024


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