Grants and Reporting Manager

  • Posted on 9 March 2020

Job Description

Country Programme: Ukraine

Base: Sloviansk with frequent travels to Kyiv and field offices

Reports to: Programs Director

Line Managing: Grants and Reporting (GR) Team

About PIN Ukraine:

People in Need (PIN) is a Czech Republic-based NGO globally working in the relief and development sectors. PIN has been active in Ukraine since early August 2014 and the humanitarian program has been rapidly expanding since then. Currently, PIN is one of the major humanitarian and aspiring development actors in eastern Ukraine providing neutral and independent humanitarian aid to conflict-affected people, as well as early recovery and development assistance in the east of Ukraine.

The PIN representative office is located in Kyiv. PIN’s field office in Sloviansk functions as the main base for PIN’s humanitarian operations in the government-controlled area and supporting office for the PIN field office in Stakhanov/Kadiivka. The total volume of the current programs is 7 million USD, funded by ECHO, OFDA, DFID, UNICEF, UHF,Czech MFA and other donors. PIN is providing assistance to the conflict-affected populations and other most vulnerable within the Shelter/NFI, WASH, Food Security and Livelihoods and Protection sectors. Currently, in the context of eastern Ukraine, PIN seeks to achieve a smooth transition – where possible – from emergency humanitarian assistance towards early and longer-term recovery, stabilization and peacebuilding efforts in the region. Humanitarian aid will continue to be provided to the most vulnerable people affected by the conflict, notably along both sides of the contact line and in non-government-controlled areas (NGCA).

About the role:

Under the strategic guidance of the Programs Director, you will be responsible for the overall coordination of all proposal development and reporting across PIN’s Ukraine response. You will lead the grants and reporting unit in developing quality proposal and reporting products in compliance with donor guidelines and PIN’s internal processes. Working in close collaboration with the Emergency Coordinator, Heads of Projects, Technical Leads, Head of MEAL and HQ-based advisors, you will plan and provide the program staff with capacity-building in proposal development and reporting.

Duties and Responsibilities: Proposal development:
  • Lead, plan and coordinate the proposal development process with all relevant internal (in-country and HQ) and external stakeholders (program teams, MEAL, finance, logistics, Compliance, HR, partners);
  • Ensure that proposals comply with donor guidelines and requirements, are written in a reader-friendly and compelling language, meeting deadlines for internal reviews and final submission;
  • Act as the lead writer or editor for all concept notes and proposals, including designing logical frameworks, setting realistic and measurable targets, developing proposal narrative and budgets, with guidance from Program Director and Emergency coordinator;
  • Ensure regular update of East Ukraine context analysis and support development of project models and pilots to proactively prepare and position for potential funding opportunities.
Grants management and reporting
  • Maintain systems and tools (including donor trends analysis, funding trackers, grant trackers, reporting templates and calendars, etc.) and guide country program (CP) on grant acquisition and management;
  • Ensure coordination and facilitation of meetings for Call for Proposal (CFP) review, grant opening and closing, including actions points and monitoring progress against timelines;
  • Ensure that final grant documentation (including narrative, LF, work plan, budget, etc.) are shared with program and support teams, highlighting relevant donor compliance regulations;
  • Maintain regularly updated reporting and compliance guidelines for key donorsand act as a focal point for grants communication;
  • Ensure well-structured, high-quality and timely reports that meet donor and PIN quality standards and requirements, and dully reflect mainstreaming issues such as protection, gender, do no harm and conflict sensitivity, etc..
Human resources and capacity building:
  • Coach and mentor the GR team in setting and evaluating/appraising performance objectives and individual development plans and in providing ongoing support for professional development;
  • Coordinate with finance and HR units to ensure that the required HR effort of GR team is appropriately budgeted in new proposals;
  • Coordinate provision of trainings in proposal development and reporting for GR and program teams, including relevant field staff.
Suitable candidates for this position should possess:
  • At least 3-years’ experience of working within a humanitarian and/or development sector;
  • Demonstrated experience in leading the coordination of successful multi-sectoral proposals, and interim and final reporting to key institutional donors, such as ECHO/EC, USAID (OFDA, FFP), DFID, UN, etc.
  • Strong grasp of all stages of program cycle management and quality standards in humanitarian and/or development programming;
  • Working knowledge of budget development and management
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural setting (familiarity with the humanitarian context in Ukraine is an advantage);
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multitask;
  • Strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Demonstrated experience in providing structured capacity building on proposal development and reporting
  • Excellent communication skills, including fluent spoken and written English, and exceptional report writing and editing skills.
PIN offers:
  • Salary as per PIN scale (per diems included): 2850 – 3150 EUR, depending on the seniority level
  • Type of contract: consultancy contract or Czech employee contract for EU members
  • Duration of the contract: 12 months
  • Accommodation allowance in Sloviansk, guest house in other locations
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses with travel to the country of residence once per every 6 months of work
  • Reimbursement of costs of visas and vaccinations; assistance with visa application procedure
  • Medical helpdesk and psychological consultation available online
  • Medical travel insurance
  • 25 days of paid leave annually (compensational leave: if it occurs necessary to work over weekend or on holidays is compensated proportionally 1:1)

Are you interested in this position? Send us your CV (no longer than 4 pages) and short cover letter in English (for this vacancy we are not accepting any other application). Please note only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted on rolling basis.

People in Need staff are expected to perform job duties and responsibilities in accordance with People in Need Code of conduct and key policies (available at: www.peopleinneed.cz/policies)

About the Organization

The People in Need organization was established in 1992 by a group of Czech war correspondents who were no longer satisfied with merely relaying information about ongoing conflicts and began sending out aid. It gradually became established as a professional humanitarian organization striving to provide aid in troubled regions and support adherence to human rights around the world.

Throughout the 25 years of its existence, People in Need has become one of the biggest non-profit organizations in Central Europe. In addition to humanitarian aid and human rights, it now also targets education and helps people living in social exclusion.

We are part of Alliance2015, a strategic network of seven European non-governmental organizations engaged in humanitarian aid and development projects. This collaboration increases effectivity both in working in the target countries and in campaigns aimed at influencing the attitudes of politicians and the general public in Europe.

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