Grants Manager at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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 people affected by 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 to fill the vacant position below:Job Title: Grants ManagerLocation: NigeriaScope of WorkThe Grants Manager is directly supervised by the Deputy Director of Programs (DDP) in the interim until a Grants Coordinator will be identified and the position is based in Maiduguri, Borno State in the NE with frequent travel to Adamawa field bases and Abuja.Arears of ResponsibilitiesProposal Development & Grant Compliance:With the support of the Deputy Director of Programs (DDP), coordinate the development of quality proposals and narrative reports with relevant teams. Act as the lead writer when necessary;Manage delivery of timely and quality outputs (proposals, quarterly, interim and/or final reports, etc.) to donors;Liaise with HQ units (Regional, Award Management Unit, technical units) to ensure proposals meet internal standards, apply IRC’s Outcome and Evidence Framework and are responsive to donor requirements;Lead the organization and follow-up of grant opening meetings, monthly grant review meetings, budget management (Budget vs Actual (BVA) review) meetings and grant close out meetings in collaboration with the DDP;Monitor and support the use of grants management tools such as FM01, BvAs, and OTIS to ensure accurate tracking of opportunities and grants reporting;Coordinate award modification documents in coordination with relevant program and finance teams;Support the subaward process with local or international partners, including due diligence of potential partners and draft subaward agreement in line with IRC processes and donor requirements;Provide training and mentoring to program, operations and M&E staff on compliance with donor regulations to ensure high quality implementation;Provide technical guidance on IRC and donor regulations to ensure compliance within operations, program implementation and reporting. Raise compliance issues proactively with program staff and operations team;Provide capacity building support to local partner organizations, including report and proposal related mentoring and training;Keep the DDP informed of any projected inabilities to meet contractual obligations, report submission and burn rates/significant budget variancesCompile and respond to information requests from IRC’s regional, London and NY offices.Maintain hard and soft grant files of the IRC Nigeria’s grant portfolio;Distribute and share with all IRC staff copies of all documentation (grant proposals, reports, budget etc.) related to their specific programs.Perform other duties related to assignment proposed by his/her supervisor/sKey Working RelationshipsPosition Reports to: Deputy Director of Programs Position directly supervises: noneOther internal and/or external contacts: project and M&E staff, grants staff; finance, HR and supply chain departmentsProfessional Standards:The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional 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, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.Working EnvironmentNorth 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.The situation in the North-East Nigeria remains tense and unpredictable; concerns include criminality, presence of armed groups, and suicide bombers. This position is unaccompaniedThe position is based in Maiduguri. Lodging is a private bedroom in a shared IRC guest house – with electricity, internet and cable TV. Food is the individual’s responsibility.The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional 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, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation. 

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