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Senior Grants Manager at the International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

We are recruiting suitable candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Grants Manager
Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Overview / Summary

  • Based in Maiduguri, Nigeria the  Senior Grants Manager will support the USAID funded Opportunities to Learn (OTL)  consortium award, as an integral part of the Consortium Management Unit.
  • The Senior Grants Manager will provide oversight and coordination of all business development, reporting and communications for the consortium.
  • The post holder will work closely with the Chief of Party as well as technical, M&E, finance, operations and senior management teams across all partners to ensure quality management of both pre and post award grants functions.
  • The Senior Grants Manager will support donor compliance, timely reporting, high quality proposal development, project document filing, preparing donor briefs and donor / internal visibility. The position holder will be supervised jointly by the OTL Chief of Party.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position reports to Chief of Party
  • Indirect / Technical Reporting: N/A
  • Position directly supervises: N/A

Key Internal and External Contacts:

  • Consortium Management Team, Senior Management Team, Grants, Finance, M&E, HR, Supply Chain, Safety and Security, Field Coordinators, Base Managers, AMU, Technical Units, and others as appropriate
  • Partners, donors, and others as appropriate.

Job Description

  • The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. In some 40 countries and 26 U.S cities, our dedicated teams provide clean water, shelter, health care, education and protection to refugees and displaced people. IRC is committed to bold leadership, innovation, creative partnerships and assists people from harm to home.

Areas of Responsibility
Grant Management and Business Development:

  • Support the Chief of Party to coordinate project cycle meetings including opening meetings, implementation meetings, and closeout meetings.
  • Manage partner reporting processes including providing timelines and templates, drafting inputs as needed and reviewing/consolidating documents.
  • Act as a focal point for IRC HQ grants administration and compliance colleagues, including maintaining submissions on IRC’s online opportunity management tracking system (OTIS).
  • Monitor and support the use of grant/project management tools  to ensure accurate tracking of reporting and programmatic adjustments through the project life cycle.
  • Work closely with the IRC partnerships team to support sub-award monitoring processes.
  • Work closely with other members of the consortium management unit to ensure reports are of a high quality and submitted in a timely manner.
  • Lead and coordinate the development of high quality proposals, concept notes and project modifications including extension, budget realignments, and re-designs.
  • Liaise with HQ units (Regional Unit, Awards Management Unit, Technical Units) to ensure documents meet internal standards and are responsive to donor requirements.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Chief of Party.

Compliance:

  • Maintain up to date comprehensive knowledge of USAID rules and regulations.
  • Provide training to partner staff on compliance and donor-specific compliance requirements.
  • Ensure partners are aware of requirements and conditions of the grant agreement and sub award documents.
  • Closely monitor reports and activities for internal or donor compliance issues, and flag concerns in a timely manner.

Information Management:

  • Act as custodian of documentation of institutional knowledge and program activities in coordination with relevant technical and operations units.
  • Maintain comprehensive electronic files for the award, and ensure all partners have access to relevant records and information.

Donor Relations and Communications:

  • Together with Chief of Party, liaise with the donor, consortium partners and other relevant external / internal parties through attendance at meetings, and representing the consortium and the consortium’s interests by maintaining positive and constructive relations.
  • Ensure that relevant staff members are aware of all donor communications, changes in regulations, and meetings or events.
  • Facilitate and participate in donor visits and/ or meetings.
  • In coordination with relevant colleagues, respond to requests from donors for compliance information and respond to donor compliance questions as needed.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent in international affairs, development, international political economy or other relevant subject
  • 2-3 years working in grants management and proposal / business development / design
  • Extensive knowledge of USAID compliance regulations
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures but also use own initiative, meet deadlines, and work independently and cooperatively with team members
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing requirements and circumstances
  • Ability to juggle competing priorities, meet deadlines and work under pressure in an insecure environment
  • Aptitude to adapt to a different context regarding security, culture, climate or health issues
  • Willingness to travel
  • Commitment to women’s rights and IRC’s vision, mission and values, including sensitivity to cultural settings
  • Proven previous successful experience developing projects, writing proposals and donor reports.
  • Good communicator with strong organizational, time management and analytical skills
  • Fluency in English, spoken and written
  • Strong writing and editing skills with close attention to detail

Standards of Professional Conduct:

  • The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

Gender Equality:

  • IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

Working Environment:

  • IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

 

 

How to Apply
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