Grants Manager - Venezuela

from Norwegian Refugee Council
Closing date: 24 Oct 2019

Are you our new Grants Manager in Venezuela?

NRC has been working in Venezuela since 2005, providing assistance to Colombian refugees and host communities. With the change of the situation in the last few years, NRC has gradually expanded its target group from Colombian refugees to work more with the Venezuelan vulnerable population.
NRC has offices in San Cristóbal, San Antonio, Caracas, Puerto Ordaz and will soon open new offices in Maracaibo and Apure.

The Grants Manager will contribute to achieving high quality programming by ensuring effective grants management including, compliance requirements, reporting, timely and quality proposal development, and internal and external communication. S/he ensures NRC programme/support teams are fully informed of relevant donor compliance regulations and NRC procedures, manages donor and other external reporting, and coordinates grant revisions. S/he also supports donor communication by ensuring effective channels of internal and external communications relating to grants are established and respected. The Grants Manager supports development of proposals and opportunity identification, as required.

The Grants Manager reports to the Head of Programme.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Support overview and maintenance of all grants, donor requirements, rules and regulations, and internal and external deadlines;
  • Ensure capacity-building of the NRC team as per the needs assessed to implement the Programme Cycle Management SOPs
  • Support the development of donor applications and reports, as well as ensuring donor compliance and quality control;
  • Contribute to the development and revision of funding proposals, budgets, and donor reports;
  • Be updated on donor priorities and track and share relevant calls for proposals;
  • Contribute to continuously improve internal grant management systems;
  • Provide an internal help-desk on donor related issues, including donor rules and regulations, as well as proposal and report writing;
  • Coordinate the development and distribution of internal reports;
  • Contribute to PCM procedures and usage of the NRC PCM framework in the Country Office, including inclusion of cross-cutting programme elements and M&E structures throughout all stages of the PCM;
  • Represent with relevant partners and donors, as delegated by the Head of Programme;
  • Promote the rights of refugees and displaced in line with NRC’s advocacy strategy.


  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in a related field;
  • Experience of donor relations and grants management (e.g. with institutional humanitarian and development donors);
  • Good understanding of donor rules and regulations;
  • Proven skills and experience in report and proposal development and working with multiple donors;
  • Fluency in English and Spanish, both written and verbal
  • Good personal organisational skills, including time management, and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong organisational and team working skills;

  • Familiar with Venezuela and Latin America context

  • Ability to use Logical Framework Approach as a tool in project/program design and follow-up

  • Knowledge of rules and regulations of key donors and partners is an asset, mainly NMFA, SIDA, EU (ECHO), USG ( OFDA) and the UN.

Personal qualities

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Working with people
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Analysing
  • Handling insecure environment
  • Influencing

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

We can offer

Commencement: As soon as possible

Duration: 24 months

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions

Grade: 8 - see attached NRC grade structure

Duty station: Caracas, Venezuela with approx 30 % travel .

Caracas is a non-family duty station
Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start.All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.