Job : Grants Manager - Tanzania

Organization: International Rescue Committee
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 10 Feb 2018

Requisition ID: req950

Job Title: Grants Manager

Sector: Grants

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: Tanzania-Kibondo

Job Description

Description 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 refugees forced to flee from 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.

Background IRC Tanzania serves Burundian and Congolese refugees in the Kigoma Region, Northwestern Tanzania. In Kasulu and Kibondo, the IRC child protection youth & development, community-based rehabilitation, vulnerable care and GBV services for Burundian and Congolese refugees in Nyarugusu Camp. In Kigoma, the IRC manages the NMC clinic/transit centre, a temporary stop over serving resettlement cases, protection cases, and preparing returnees for travel to Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi. In Kasulu district, the IRC works with the government to build the capacity of local authorities and relevant stakeholders through UNICEF funded child protection system strengthening model.

Job overview Based in the Kibondo office and reporting to the grants coordinator, the grants manager will provide grants management, business development and reporting support to the grants unit. The manager will work with technical coordinators in the following sectors Gender-Based Violence, Child Protection (including child labor project), Youth and Development, Health, Community-Based Rehabilitation, and Care for Persons with Specific Needs. The Grants Manager is required to work closely with Grants Coordinator to ensure that reports are developed and submitted in compliance with donor priorities and requirements.

Responsibilities Awards management and compliance
  • Submit high quality donor reports, narrative and Financial, on a timely basis according to IRC and donor regulations.
  • Ensure all required documents are included, complete, correct and approved by the respective Program Coordinator/s and country management.
  • Work closely with the Program and finance teams to develop standard reporting templates and tools that will support improved narrative, log frame and financial reporting.
  • Maintain knowledge of grant agreement language and regulations, serving as a knowledge resource on Assigned donors and escalating questions where needed.
  • Raise compliance issues proactively with the Grants Coordinator.
  • Lead grant opening meetings, quarterly grant review meetings, and grant close out meetings in collaboration with the Grants Coordinator.
  • Lead grant management meetings, including monthly GRMs and Budget vs Actual (BVA) to address issues of spending and manage the OTIS system for opportunities tracking.
  • Escalate any projected underspend, Keep the Grants Coordinator informed on any projected inabilities to meet contractual obligations, report submission and spend rates/significant budget variances.
  • Be able to proactively mitigate risks through proposing remedial solutions.
Business Development
  • Support the development of high quality proposals and budgets that are relevant to IRC's Strategic Action Plan and include input from key stakeholders (finance, operations, programs, partners, etc.).
  • Contribute to all aspects of the proposal development process - including compilation/editing of the technical narrative, development of budgets and budget narratives, drafting of required annexes, etc.
Qualifications Education:
  • Bachelor's degree in international development, or related field master's degree preferred
Work Experience:
  • At least 4 years' experience in grant management or humanitarian program management.
Demonstrated Technical Skills:
  • Native-level English language writing skills and experience in writing proposals/concept notes.
  • Demonstrated field-based experience with grants management and business development.
  • Proven competency with program design and proposal writing (including logical frameworks).
  • Proven competency in budget development and management; including strong Excel skills.
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of PRM, DFID,
  • UNHCR, UNICEF, SIDA, SV, EU/ECHO and other donor rules and regulations.
  • Good time management and coordination skills.
  • Ability to work and lead tasks independently while being a strong team player.
IRC leading the way from harm to home.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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