Consortium Grants Manager Job at The International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee has been in Nigeria since October 2012 and came in response to a widespread flood disaster. 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.

At any given moment, on any given day, all around the world, IRC staff members are restlessly and effectively working for the sake of the most vulnerable among us—to restore and renew hope, dignity and freedom.

Job Title:  Consortium Grants Manager

The Grants Manager will be reporting directly to the Protection Consortium Senior Coordinator.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure that the ProsSPINE program is implemented in compliance with DFID regulations, including maintenance of updated grant files and organization of regular grant meetings; coordinate modifications to any agreements (i.e. extensions, indicator changes, budget realignments), as necessary;
  • Organize monthly budget management meetings with sector managers/coordinators to ensure strong financial management of grants;
  • Responsible for donor compliance (quality narrative and financial reporting, procurement requirements, etc.) for DFID grants and other active grants;
  • Manage all reporting deadlines, develop calendars for report development and coordinate report compilation and review;
  • Manage and regularly update Grants Tracking Sheet to inform senior management, SMB and regional support;
  • Support program staff in assessing funding opportunities and ensuring that the opportunities reflect IRC Nigeria’s strategic objectives and the local context;
  • Work with coordinators and managers to coordinate the timely development of high quality new funding proposals and reports;
  • Coordinate with consortium team members on grants management, project progress, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Review agreements and provide recommendations and concerns to the senior management, SMB and regional support;
  • Act as focal point for communications with HQ grants administration and compliance functions in London, including maintaining submissions on IRC’s online opportunity management tracking system;
  • Review and advise on all partner agreements (including logframe, budget, spending and workplan); ensure New York/London review of partner agreements;
  • Ensure that partnership and sub-grant related administrative processes and procedures are standardized and consistently implemented throughout the program, including pre-award compliance checks, agreements, disbursements, reporting and partner capacity-building;
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance of sub-grantees and consortium agencies to IRC and donor rules and regulations;
  • Organize and facilitate monthly partnership meetings with senior program staff; support and guide program staff in partner amendments, realignments and general challenges in project implementation, as necessary;
  • Manage archiving of all grant files and institutional memory of grants and programs;
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications and experience:

  • University degree in international affairs, Mass Communication or related subject; masters degree preferred.
  • At least two years experience working in relief or development programs.
  • Previous successful experience developing projects and writing proposals for public donors
  • Knowledge of main donor regulations and priorities, including DFID, EU, UN, USAID, ECHO and other European donors.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Detail oriented, organized, and able to manage competing urgent requests and priorities.
  • Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well.
  • Excellent English written and verbal communications skills;

Deployment Security Protocols:
North East Nigeria is security phase 3 (ORANGE) so the Grants Manager will be expected to respect the various security protocols in place in country. Phase 3 requires clear contingency planning in place with staff prepared should hibernation or evacuation be called. This position is unaccompanied

How to Apply
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