Grants Management Coordinator (Ad Interim) at Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a Danish international non-governmental organisation, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world. DRC is present in more than 30 conflict territories around the world assisting displaced people with shelter, food, income-generating activities, and a wide range of other assistance. It is of utmost importance for DRC to work in compliance with the DRC Accountability and Quality Management system and national legislations. Smooth, reliable and effective operational systems are preconditions for DRC to maintain its position as a trustworthy and reliable partner for our donors and an accountable organisation towards our beneficiaries.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: Grants Management Coordinator (Ad Interim)
Location: Yola, Adamawa
Supervised by: Head of Programme
Reporting To: Head of Programme
Employment Period: 3 Months (Start Date: 01 September 2021)
Type Of Contract: Expatriate
- Danish Refugee Council (DRC), and its Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding technical unit – the Danish Demining Group (DDG), has had an operational presence in Nigeria since 2015.
- DRC Nigeria is the largest DRC country mission in the West Africa region and one of the largest DRC country missions globally.
- Currently, DRC delivers life-saving assistance and protection to vulnerable, conflict-affected populations including internally displaced persons, returnees and host communities in the areas of armed violence reduction, humanitarian mine action, livelihoods, nutrition and food security, protection, shelter and non-food items (NFI) and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in 30+ Local Government Areas (LGAs) across Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states in northeast Nigeria.
- The DRC Nigeria is looking to recruit an experienced, highly- qualified and enthusiastic professional to join our great Grants team in Nigeria.
- Reporting to the Head of Programme (HoP), the Interim Grants Coordinator will be in charge of developing high quality funding proposals, ensuring compliance with donor and internal DRC rules and regulations, donor reporting, information management and grants management capacity-building efforts.
- S/he will provide regular support and guidance to project cycle management, proposal development and program strategy and assist in advising and supporting field teams to ensure the successful implementation of all activities.
- This position is a technical one, requiring a consistent previous experience in a similar position.
- The role is interim role for 90 days with potential for extension. Current and former DRC employees are strongly encouraged to apply
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the authority of the Head of Programmes, working closely with other sector teams, s / he will be responsible for:
Grant Management & Reporting:
- Oversee and refine grants and contract management systems and processes
- Update, streamline, and disseminate grants management tools and resources
- Develop and maintain up-to-date and in-depth knowledge of donor and government policies and support implementing teams to ensure full compliance
- Draft, review and provide support in the negotiation of project agreements, including sub-agreements, teaming agreements and memoranda of understanding
- Organize and facilitate grant opening, review, and closing meetings
- Lead donor reporting processes by coordinating, compiling, editing and providing feedback to ensure the development of high-quality narratives and timely submissions
- Maintain and update the grants component on Dynamics platform
- Support the Head of Programmes to plan and coordinate the development of high-quality project proposals, including narratives, budgets, budget narratives, work plans, staffing lists, and other required annexes
- Conduct regular donor mapping exercises and support the Head of Programmes in identifying new funding opportunities in line with the country programme’s strategy.
- Prepare necessary documentation, such as reports, presentations and organizational documentation, to share with DRC stakeholders, including briefings for DRC staff and external entities requesting information on DRC’s programmes
- Liaise with relevant government agencies
- Serve as the primary focal point for donors and partners on all grants related issues.
The responsibilities listed in the Job Description are not exhaustive and may be readjusted according to operational needs but will remain in line with the overall purpose of the role.
Experience and Technical Competencies: (include years of experience):
- Master’s Degree in political science, international development, economics or other relevant field
- Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant work experience with a NGO
- Experience in writing high quality proposals for large donors, such as DFID, EU, ECHO, USAID, OFDA, UNHCR, and other UN agencies
- Knowledge of donor rules and regulations
- Demonstrated ability to prioritize large workloads, to consistently meet deadlines and adapt in a complex and challenging work environment
- Ability to work effectively and efficiently both independently and in teams
- Experience working in emergency response with INGOs, preferably in a humanitarian context.
- Languages: Fluency in written and spoken English.
Required Skills & Qualities
- Core Competencies of DRC:
- Striving for excellence
- Taking the lead
- Demonstrating Integrity
- Ability to work in a multinational and multicultural environment
- Proactivity, with a sound commitment to teamwork and with a spirit of genuine collaboration
- Excellent communication skills, as well as patience and politeness, are required
- Multi-tasking and Organizational skills is a must
- Adaptable and Flexible
- Proven analytical and critical thinking skills
- Exemplary sense of ethics in the workplace
- Team-oriented & good sense of humor.
The Employee Shall follow:
- DRC regulations on safety, health, COVID-19 norms and hygiene
- The Code of Conduct and all ethical guidelines, including the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Accountability Framework
- Rules for the use of the DRC guesthouse, which is a working accommodation
- Employee should not engage in any other paid activity during the DRC contract period without prior authorization
- Employee should not engage in any activity that could harm DRC or the implementation of any project during the DRC contract period
- Employee should not give interviews to the media or publish project-related photos or other material without prior authorization
- Employee shall return all borrowed equipment for the project to DRC after the end of the contract period or upon request.
Salary and Benefit
Non Management G, level 1, unaccompanied position.
Application Closing Date
14th August, 2021.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
- All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English.
- DRC provides equal opportunity in employment and prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.
- DRC encourages all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.
- Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
- Due to the urgency of the position, DRC has the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline.