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Reporting to the Deputy Manager Research Network, the successful candidate will work in collaboration with project Coordinators to perform duties which include but not limited to the following:


  • Write high quality grant proposal narratives, and supporting documents
  • Counsel, direct, and assist faculty and staff in matters related to preparation, submission, and acceptance of high competitive research funding application to major global health research sponsors including, but not limited to, NIH, CDC, HRSA, and USAID
  • Serve as primary liaison with key sponsor program officials in the development of competitive research funding applications
  • Investigate and answer questions about funding application requirements to ensure development of successful funding applications.
  • Counsel researchers and staff on the preparation of competitive funding applications including the management of multidisciplinary writing teams, involving key personnel from multiple institutions around the globe.
  • Development of consortia agreements, budget materials, and letters of support and institutional information to ensure compliance with university policies, federal regulations and agency guidelines.
  • Assist faculty and staff in identifying documents or forms needed in connection with pending or funded projects and ensure all funding application requirements are met.
  • Ascertain the status of proposals, awards, research risk approvals, internal approvals such as route sheets, and related documents. Follow up on all correspondence to ensure that appropriate action is taken or information provided.
  • Develop new concept proposals and data requests and process results of analyses into formats for presentation and dissemination.
  • Advise faculty plans and strategies and overseas the successful implementation of global health research dissemination plans.
  • Work with RSPO pre-award team in the management of proposal submission process to ensure timely submission of all required materials.
  • Work with departmental managers to compile financial and data related to a grant application
  • Develop an annual grants strategy
  • Supporting researchers in manuscript writing and Development
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Education English
  • Demonstrated ability to write successful grant proposals
  • Possess knowledge of organizational structure, functions and needs
  • Possess essential knowledge of grant application process
  • Clear, precise and compelling writing skills
  • Detail –oriented,organized,organized,deadline-driven
  • Able to Communicate effectively
  • Self-driven,pro-active, ability to work effectively and independently
  • High proficiency in all areas of Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Being able to understand and execute complex instructions
  • Proficiency in Computer applications.
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Republic of Kenya, 2010.

Terms of Employment

The successful candidate will be employed on a renewable contract terms, beginning with a threemonth probation.

How To Apply

Candidates who meet these requirements and are interested should submit their applications together with detailed Curriculum Vitae and must include details of their current remuneration addressed to:



P.O. Box 4606 – 30100


Applications material clearly labelled “Application for employment as a Grant Development Officer ”– must be sent so as to be received at the AMPATH HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICE, AMPATH building, 2nd Floor Rm.223 by 2nd October, 2019.