IRC Job in Lebanon: Senior Grants Manager

Deadline : 24 Oct 2020

Nonprofit organization: International Rescue Committee

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Study level: Undergraduate

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IRC Job in Lebanon: Senior Grants Manager

IRC is offering a job opportunity as a full-time Senior Grants Manager. This position will be based in Lebanon. Based in Beirut, with some travel to other regions where IRC projects are implemented.

Eligibility criteria:

  1. BA or Masters in relevant discipline
  2. At least three years prior professional experience in a similar post (preferably NGO or UN agency)
  3. Three years international work experience in relief or development programs; regional and IRC experience preferred.
  4. Demonstrated successful experience developing projects for public and private donors, including budget development. 
  5. Demonstrable understanding of project planning and management cycles.
  6. Demonstrable high-level performance management and team-working skills, with experience in managing multiple donors. Previous experience in working with European and US public donors.
  7. Ability to work well under unstable security, administrative, and programmatic pressures.
  8. Very strong verbal, written and editing skills.
  9. Excellent computer skills, particularly in Word and Excel.
  10. Flexibility to adapt to changing requirements.
  11. Excellent written and spoken English and Arabic 

Major responsibilities:

Award Management:

  • Manage a portfolio of multi-sectoral projects and ensure that IRC awards in Lebanon are well-administered and implemented in compliance with the relevant donor regulations and IRC procedures.
  • Ensure quality information management related to grants by overseeing the regular maintenance of reporting calendars, and updating of internal IRC documentation and Grants team tools and processes. 
  • Lead monthly grant monitoring meetings to ensure that awards are implemented in compliance with the IRC and relevant donor regulations and to ensure strong financial management, proper operational openings and closings of grants, and monitoring and evaluation of programmatic progress. Support the follow-up on action points from meetings.

New Business Development:

  • Lead program design meetings for new business development opportunities with relevant program, finance, operations and field staff.
  • Engage with senior management to address any issues during the proposal development process.
  • Work with Grants Officer to ensure proposals are tracked with standard IRC tracking tools (e.g. FM01, OTIS).

Donor Engagement: 

  • Represent the IRC to possible new donors, demonstrating strong communication skills and understanding of both donor and IRC programming priorities. 
  • Develop strategic and responsive pitches and programming materials to support proactive fundraising efforts. 

Compliance and Knowledge Management:

  • Maintain a broad and deep understanding of donor policies, regulations, and procedures and build this knowledge among grants team members.
  • Build capacity of other IRC staff in report writing, proposal development, budget management, indicator tracking, IRC-specific tools, and other topics as/if needed.
  • Conduct monitoring visits to field locations to observe and understand the progress of project implementation, security protocols permitting.
  • Organize and facilitate grants meetings to be held in the field.

About IRC:

The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihood are shattered by conflict and disease to survive, recover and regain control of their future. It responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic well-being and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster.

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Host Country: Lebanon

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