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Grants Manager Africa

Kvinna till Kvinna is looking for a Grant Manager on 50% for our Africa team with responsibility for DR Congo, Rwanda and expansion on the continent.

Kvinna till Kvinna and its operations

Kvinna till Kvinna is a non-profit organisation that supports women’s organising in conflict-affected contexts with the aim to advance women’s rights and promote sustainable peace. It does so by strengthening and supporting women’s rights organisations (organisationally, thematically and financially). Kvinna till Kvinna is organised around three departments – Program, Communication, and Method Development- and Support. Through its Headquarter in Stockholm and 14 country offices, it nowadays supports more than 100 women’s rights organisations in five different regions (Western Balkans, South Caucasus, Middle East and North Africa, West and Central Africa). Kvinna till Kvinna has been present in Africa since 2007. This position will support the programmes in the DR Congo, Rwanda and work with Kvinna till Kvinna’s expansion in Africa.


The Grant Manager belongs to the Program Department and reports to the Regional Manager Africa. The Grant Manager works closely with the Heads of Office in Rwanda and the Liaison officer in the DR Congo.  The Grant Manager is stationed in Stockholm and is expected to conduct several trips to Africa.


Job Description

As Grant manager you are responsible for ensuring that operations are conducted and developed in accordance with the working methods, strategies, policies, and methods of Kvinna till Kvinna. You coordinate the annual planning, and are responsible to ensure that monitoring and reporting is in accordance with the contractual obligation. The monitoring of funding opportunities, development of project proposals and budget for potential donors based on input from the programme countries are also part of the responsibility as well as the development of analytical results reports and other deliverables, quality assurance, budget follow-up and the finalisation of agreements with partner organisations. In addition, you are expected to follow reporting in relevant geographic and thematic areas and actively engage in anti-corruption measures. As we are working to strengthen the regional perspective of our programmes, this position also includes contributing to the strategic planning for the region.


Professional qualifications 

  • Academic degree in relevant fields, such as political science, international relations, development studies, peace- and conflict studies, gender studies, human rights or law.
  • Minimum five years of work experience of which at least two from working with international development cooperation in conflict affected areas.
  • Knowledge of project/results management
  • Experience of budgeting and budget follow-up of development projects.
  • Experience in identifying funding opportunities and documented experience in proposal and report writing to donors.
  • Experience in drafting and establishing cooperation agreements with local partners.
  • Knowledge of and/ or experience from working in/with Africa, preferably from the relevant region (DR Congo, Rwanda)
  • Experience and knowledge about working with women’s rights and experience from conducting gender analysis
  • Fluency in English and preferably French.
  • Solid computer skills and experience working with the Office programmes


Personal qualifications

  • Responsible and accurate;
  • Strategic with the ability to prioritise;
  • Good time management and ability to meet deadlines;
  • Responsive, integrity, and ability to handle stressful situation and peaks of intense work load;
  • Flexible and adaptable;
  • Commitment to human rights and gender equality.


  • Knowledge of Swedish and EU development cooperation;
  • Fluency in Swedish;
  • Experience of handling corruption cases in complex contexts;
  • Knowledge of gender, conflict and human rights within development cooperation.

Terms and conditions of employment

Permanent position with a 6-month probation period. 50% position initially that could be expanded to 100% pending funding. Kvinna till Kvinna has Collective agreement (Tjänstemän Idea, Unionen och Akademikerförbunden). Goal-oriented work hours apply to this position.

Start of employment at the beginning of September 2018.

Please also note that due to the nature of the work only women (legal and/or self-identified) applicants will be considered. Otherwise we strive for diversity.



If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Malin Brenk, Regional Manager Africa, malin.brenk@kvinnatillkvinna.se (from 20 August).

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Acting Head of HR Mirjam Warne, mirjam.warne@kvinnatillkvinna.se

Representatives for the local unions: Monica Erwér, Akademikerförbunden, monica.erwer@kvinnatillkvinna.se+46 737 453 867 and Johanna Arkåsen, Unionen, johanna.arkasen@kvinnatillkvinna.se


Please send your application no later than August 20th, 2018.


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