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Grants Officer

Job Summary

Organization: Enabel – Belgian Development Agency

Country: Rwanda

City: Kigali

Office: Enabel in Kigali

Category: National

Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Reference: 22059

Final date for application: 12th June 2024

Duration of the contract: Open-ended employment contract – local contract according to the Rwandan labour law.

Expected starting date: August 2024 or before.



Enabel is the Belgian development agency. It implements Belgium’s governmental cooperation. The agency also works for other national and international donors. With its partners in Belgium and abroad, Enabel offers solutions to address pressing global challenges Climate Change, Urbanisation, Human Mobility, Peace and Security, Economic and Social Inequality – and to promote Global Citizenship. With 2,100 staff, Enabel manages about 200 projects in twenty countries, in Belgium, Africa and the Middle East.

Its staff members in Brussels and overseas embody the commitment of the Belgian State and other development partners to international solidarity.

Enabel is preparing the implementation of the recently signed five-year bilateral cooperation program (2024 – 2029), with a total budget of 95 million euros, in three priority development sectors in Rwanda: health, agriculture, urbanization, and support in public financial management.

To support further development of its activities Enabel is currently looking for an (f/m) Grants Officer to constitute its reserve to quickly serve future opportunities when arise.


Job description


  • Under the direct supervision of the Financial Controller, the Grants Officer ensures a financial support and follow up of the grants to be signed/signed under a portfolio.
  • In general, (s)he will ensure the following main task:
  • Before Grants awarding:
  • Coordinate the organisational assessments of potential grant beneficiaries from request to final report
  • Support and advise the partners and Enabel colleagues in drafting the budgets related to the grants according to the legal framework
  • Support the partners and Enabel colleagues with all financial requirements related to signature of a grant
  • Support the contract team with the administrative process related to the awarding of grants
  • During grants implementation:
  • Coordinate the periodical financial reports process (respect of deadlines, checking of completeness and eligibility of expenses, up to approval by Intervention Manager)
  • Coordinate the request for funds from partners (check of reports and expenses before official validation)
  • Report on analysis and checks done on financial reports issued by partners
  • Builds the capacity of grantees to ensure effective use of Enabel resources and value for money with the financial controller
  • Maintain grantee ‘s file at Enabel
  • Collaborate with operations and grants team in the management of grantees.


Others :

Ad-hoc Support to the financial controller in any duties related to finance and administration


Qualification and Experience

  • Rwandan Citizen.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance.
  • Maximum 5 years of relevant working experience in Audit, Finance and Accounting, budget support, grants management or similar position of which at least 2 years specifically in Accounting, auditing or grant management within either a public organization, donor agency, a government project or a highly recognized private organization.
  • Completed ACCA / CPA is an asset.


Technical Skills

  • Experience in financial reporting, tax management and financial analysis;
  • Knowledge in Financial Management policies and Accounting procedures, budget management and financial analysis.
  • Knowledgeable about the management of grants and donor funds eOwCH56 CXXZjI
  • Knowledge in procurement
  • Computer literate with proficient knowledge of MS Word, Excel including Pivot Tables analysis and Power Point,
  • Knowledge in audit preparation and execution of audit feedback
  • Experience in working with Government officials, private sector, Civil Society Organizations and workers’ organisations is of an added advantage.
  • Fluent in Kinyarwanda and in English, knowledge of French is an asset


  • Proactive and Team player
  • Skilled at solving problems.
  • Adopt a solution- and results-oriented approach;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to be flexible and adaptable.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment.
  • Exhibit excellent capacity to build good collaboration relationships with partners.
  • Possess strong analytical and assessment skills.
  • Show engagement, sense of responsibility and integrity.
  • Adaptability, cultural-gender-age-religion-nationality sensitivity
  • Able to fit in a collaborative governance mindset (Self-responsible, accountable, authentic communication.)


Applicants are also required to commit to the vision, mission and values of Enabel (https://www.enabel.be/content/enabel-vision-mission-values ) .

Following this recruitment procedure, a shortlist/reserve of successful applicants may be constituted which may be sourced in the next three years for similar job openings.


We offer you

Attractive Salary package according to our salary grids (class 4: Accountant): From 1.355.343RWF monthly gross salary, adjustable depending on the number of years of relevant experience.

The following are some additional benefits; Insurance coverage (medical and group workers protection) Option for remote working depending on the nature of the job, Personal Learning and development, on the job and outside, and Opportunity for internal mobility


How to apply

Applicants fulfilling the above-mentioned criteria are invited to submit their application documents through Enabel job site below.


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