Regional Grants Advisor (m/f/d) East Africa

Job
from International Rescue Committee
Closing date: 15 Nov 2019

IRC (International Rescue Committee) Deutschland is looking for a

Regional Grants Advisor (m/f/d)

East Africa

Berlin or Bonn | as soon as possible

Full-time | fixed-term (2 years) | travel approx. 15-20%

About IRC

Over the past 80 years, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has developed unparalleled expertise in responding to emergencies and helping uprooted communities to rebuild. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC’s mission is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. The International Rescue Committee Deutschland is part of the IRC global network. The IRC is on the ground in more than 40 countries, providing emergency relief and rebuilding lives in the wake of disaster. The IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and, most crucially, accountability to those we serve.

IRC Germany was established in 2016 in order to further enhance the profile of the German humanitarian and development sector and to provide further opportunities for advocacy on behalf of the people we serve. Since its establishment, IRC-DE has grown rapidly and has representations in Bonn and Berlin. It is working with major German statutory donors, like the German Federal Foreign Office, KfW, and GIZ. IRC-DE is also cooperating with German civil society organizations. The IRC in Europe also has offices in Brussels, Geneva, and London, and a sister organization in The Hague.

IRC’s Awards Management Unit (AMU) is a global unit with the responsibility for identifying, securing, and managing all funding from statutory/government donors. The AMU is a bridge between donors and the field: providing expert technical advice to the field, while maintaining portfolio-level visibility to ensure consistency and compliance, and manage risk.

Key Accountabilities

The Regional Grants Advisor (m/f/d) is part of AMU and will provide the East Africa region with the capacity to ensure compliance with donor rules and regulations and high quality reporting and awards management. The Regional Grants Advisor (m/f/d) will:

  • Manage a portfolio of awards for the East Africa region with key focus on ECHO awards
  • Conduct regular monitoring of all ECHO awards both in person and remotely
  • Review and provide substantive feedback on reports and some proposals as requested; consulting with and ensuring input from relevant technical and financial staff
  • Support budget realignments and grant amendments/modifications
  • Monitor projects to ensure progress against objectives and compliance with donor guidelines
  • Assist country offices with ad-hoc queries on donor compliance issues
  • Provide best practice advice related to grant management
  • Develop training materials and carry out training of IRC field staff
  • In coordination with the Regional Grants Director, develop and maintain work-processes and checklists for grant implementation and report review

Requirements

  • University degree, preferably in a subject related to IRC’s work (International Relations, Refugee or Migration Studies, Development Studies, Public Policy) or equivalent experience
  • Experience with and understanding of institutional donors and their requirements; especially DG ECHO, BMZ, GIZ and KfW; understanding of UN or U.S. donors a plus
  • Good understanding of humanitarian aid and development programming
  • Excellent English language skills
  • Experience in working independently at a distance and supporting field-based staff
  • Experience writing, reviewing and editing narrative and financial reports and excellent attention to detail
  • Good financial management and budgeting skills
  • Ability to analyse and synthesise information
  • Solid organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • International work experience in a developing country a plus
  • Good IT skills (Word, Outlook, Excel)
  • Willingness and ability to regularly travel internationally, sometimes on short notice and to volatile areas
  • A good sense of humour

What we offer

  • Being part of a highly motivated, cross-cultural team in a growing organization
  • Flexible working hours and agile working conditions
  • A number of employee benefits such a membership at Urban Sports Club, subsidized public transportation, snacks and drinks in the office
  • 30 days of annual leave per year
  • Training and development opportunities
How to apply:

This role will initially be limited to two years, however, we are looking to extend this into a long-term working relationship. Candidates may choose between Bonn and Berlin as preferred location.

Please submit your application until 15 November 2019.

Candidates must have the right to work in Germany.

Please submit your application (cover letter and CV, at least three references) via IRCs application platform. Please note that applications submitted via E-Mail cannot be considered.

For questions and detailed information about the role, please contact Christine Mader, HR Manager (+49 (0)179 7296166).

For further information, please visit our website IRCDeutschland.de.

IRC-D strives to be an equal opportunities employer. IRC-D is committed to equality of opportunity and to non-discrimination for all job applicants and employees, and we seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce regardless of gender, race, religious beliefs, nationality, ethnic/national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.