Grants Manager

Are you ambitious, strategic, and like to put in the heavy lifting to receive actual results? We are looking for a Grants Manager who can ensure that we identify, apply for, and successfully achieve the funding opportunities that will allow us to grow our company to the next level. Is that person you?

About us

Laboremus Uganda creates financial technology solutions for clients in East Africa and Europe. Since 2013, we have helped large banks, financial institutions, and start-up banks get digital. Leveraging our expertise, we also bring financial technology to the underserved: alone and in partnership with others. Our team consists of brilliant developers, product managers, and scrum masters. We give you both the freedom and responsibility to create work that makes you stand out. We continuously invest in personal development through training and certifications, in addition to offering health insurance, personal loans, and daily lunches in our garden.

Laboremus Uganda is part of the Laboremus Group which was founded in Norway in 1996. Today, the group has offices in Norway, Serbia and Uganda.

What you would do

The interest and funding opportunities for financial technology and regulatory technology is on the rise in East Africa. We have seen a rise in funding opportunities from both private investors, government agencies and non-governmental institutions for products and services that are directly linked to our mission.

Your job will be to ensure that we successfully secure the right funding and partnerships to continue servicing the East African market with complex, innovative and highly necessary digital solutions. Your success in this position will be crucial for the continued growth and success of Laboremus.

As our Grants Manager, you will be tasked with planning and implementing grant programs, preparing budgets, researching funding opportunities, monitoring expenditure, identifying support agencies, tracking results, and analyzing financial data.

In order to reach the goals we've set, your main job will be to:

  • Designing grant programs
  • Determining funding needs
  • Researching funding opportunities
  • Reporting to the board of directors
  • Coordinating and engaging with grant writers
  • Identifying support agencies
  • Optimizing the grant administration process
  • Managing timelines and deliverables
  • Preparing and monitoring budgets
  • Tracking grant applications

You do this in close cooperation with the Managing Director and our team leads.

What we are looking for

We are looking for a person with great writing skills, a strategic overview and a go-getter mindset. A person who identifies opportunities where other people see challenges.

In a perfect world, you bring:

  • Strong writing skills
  • Proficiency in Excel
  • Degree in Business Administration or equivalent
  • Methodical and strategic thinking
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Project management skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Budgeting and accounting experience
  • Computer literacy
  • Knowledge of auditing policies
  • Knowledge of donor agencies
  • An understanding of the donor landscape is an advantage
  • International experience is an advantage

Application deadline: June 6th.

Does this sound like you?

Apply here