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Grants Manager Job at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

International Rescue Committee (IRC) – From emergency response through post-conflict
development work, in a great variety of roles around the world, the International Rescue Committee’s 8,000-plus staff is a force for humanity and hope. If you’re skilled and passionate, we’d like to add your energy to ours.

Careers at the IRC are as wide-ranging and far-reaching as our work. Encouraging staff development through promotion, transfer and rehire, the IRC nurtures long-term career paths and helps employees grow within the organization.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Grants Manager

Sector: Grants
Location: Nigeria

Grants & Compliance:

    Ensure that reports to donors are submitted on time and are coherent and accurately written (quarterly, interim and/or final report)
    Monitor and support the use of grants management tools such as FM01, BvAs, procurement planning, hire planning and activity plans amongst program teams to ensure accurate tracking of implementation and timely alerts to potential challenges/obstacles
    In coordination with IRC-UK and IRC NY, monitor implementation of programs to ensure they are in accordance with donor and IRC internal requirements
    Maintain hard and soft files on IRC Nigeria grant portfolio
    Play a key role in Grant Opening and Closing meetings, as well as monthly/regular grants management meetings which include representation from each unit (finance, programs, logistics) and ensure proper follow up of issues raised


    Master’s degree in relevant field
    Excellent oral and written reporting skills and demonstrated ability to write and edit reports under deadline pressure.
    Experience working in a multi-cultural setting
    Competence with Windows, Microsoft Office
    Ability to work in unstable security environments
    Previous experience working with international partners, in particular UN, SIDA, WB, and ECHO
    Fluent written and spoken English required
    Ability to write clear and concise reports and proposals and to meet required reporting deadlines
    Working knowledge of budget development and management
    Experience conducting assessments, preferably using participatory approaches

Proposal Development:

    In coordination with the SPC, lead program staff teams in the development of quality proposals. Act as the lead writer for all proposals.
    Liaise with NY grants units, technical units and IRC UK to ensure proposals meet internal standards, apply IRC Program Framework principles and are donor compliant
    Visits to field sites in order to work directly with program staff on the development of proposals and to regularly visit IRC program activities

Training and Capacity Building:

    To offer training and capacity building of all staff on program reporting and IRC program specific documents
    Ensure that all staff are aware of and integrate the IRC program framework into all programs
    Keep informed on monitoring and evaluation techniques and support tools which can be shared with program staff; work closely with the various program sector heads’;

Information Management/Data Collection:

    To distribute and share with all IRC staff copies of all documentation (grant proposals, reports, budget etc) related to their specific programs. Ensure comprehensive grant files are maintained up to date and are available for use
    Provide briefing papers and support development of external communication tools as relevant for donor visits/meetings on IRC Nigeria as a whole and IRC Nigeria programs in particular
    Attend inter cluster/coordination as when SPC and/or sector coordinators are not available to collect and share information on program work and security information in Nigeria
    To act as an information resource on Nigeria. In connection with the SPC, be able to provide informative and varied articles from several sources regarding the current political, socio-economic, security situation in the country

Program Development:

    Identify opportunities for program development
    Assist technical assessments as a basis for program development
    Coordinate and initiate project proposals and develop program proposals for the IRC Nigeria Program under the supervision of the SPC
    Participate in all internal program strategy meetings with senior management team
    Participate in meetings with in-country donor representatives to discuss ongoing and future programs

How to Apply

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