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Grants Coordinator at Norwegian Refugee Council

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors. The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents.

The Norwegian Refugee Council is looking a Grants Coordinator whose role is to provide essential grant management support to Regional Head of Programme Support in delivering quality programmes in line with the NRC CO strategy and Plan of Action. This is position is based in the East Africa & Yemen Regional Office in Nairobi, but providing specific support to the Somalia programme.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  • Develop and maintain overview of all grants, donor requirements, rules and regulations, and internal and external deadlines, including filing of grant documents (including through the grants database – forthcoming)
  • Coordinate 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
  • Document, analyze, and share learning from proposal and reporting process, and compliance with donor rules and regulations
  • Contribute to continuously improving internal grant management systems
  • Provide an internal help-desk on donor related issues, including organize and deliver trainings in donor rules and regulations, as well as proposal and report writing
  • Coordinate the development and distribution of internal reports
  • Contribute to PCM trainings and usage of the NRC PCM frame work in the CO as delegated by the Regional Head of Programme Support.
  • Support external donor audits.
  • Represent with relevant partners and donors as delegated.
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy.

Qualifications

  • University degree in relevant discipline
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience within field of expertise
  • Relevant experience from the project management in the humanitarian sector
  • Experience from working with humanitarian and development donors
  • Good understanding of donor rules and regulations
  • Skills and experience in report and proposal writing
  • Strong communication, coordination and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical skills (data and financial)
  • Ability to mediate in high-stress scenarios with competing interest
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Excellent computer skills

Personal qualities

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Influencing
  • Handling insecure environments

We can offer

This position is open to Kenyan nationals only

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Travel: Some travel to field locations required

Contract Period: 12 months, with possible extension

Salary/Benefits: Competitive compensation and benefits package

NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and employees to check they have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

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