Senior Coordinator, Grants & Accountability

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 28 July 2018

Job Description

Requisition ID: req2433

Job Title: Senior Coordinator, Grants & Accountability

Sector: Grants

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: Yemen-Aden

Job 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.

The IRC Yemen began its Health, Nutrition and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programs in response to the impact of conflicts in Abyan and Aden Governorates in October 2012. Currently IRC Yemen is operating in eight governorates in the south and north of Yemen through direct programming and through a local partnership, in Health, WASH, Nutrition, Economic Recovery Development and Women Protection and Empowerment. These sectors are responding to food insecurity, cholera and other humanitarian needs within the displaced and conflict affected populations.

Across the organization, the IRC Yemen has a diverse donor portfolio totaling US $ 22 million and comprising 14 grants. The Senior Coordinator for Grants and Accountability (SnrCGA) is a central figure within the IRC program management and support infrastructure and a member of the Country Management Team. Under the supervision of the Deputy Director Programs (DDP), the SnrCGA focuses on effective grants management and accountability, including oversight of monitoring and evaluation and supporting the inclusion of client voice in program design and review. The SnrCGA will be responsible for management of key humanitarian donor relationships together with the Country Director (CD).

1) Business development
* Work closely with the CD, DDP, and technical coordinators to generate business development plans to achieve the strategic aims of IRC Yemen as laid out in the country Strategic Action Plan (SAP).
* Lead the identification of new business opportunity by performing monitoring, research and analysis into donor strategies.
* Oversee cross department coordination in relation to proposal development and project revisions and donor reporting.
* Lead liaison with headquarters-based focal points during the proposal development phase.
* With the guidance of the CD and DDP, represent the IRC with humanitarian donors.

2) Grants management
* Oversee the Grants team, working closely with the Grant Coordinator and Managers.
* Monitor and supervise all external reporting to ensure timely delivery of high-quality reports which meet donor and IRC requirements.
* Ensure staff from Grants, Programs and Operations departments receive trainings to enable them fulfill their responsibilities with regard to reporting, proposal development and donor reporting and compliance.
* Develop a deep understanding of relevant donor policies, regulations and procedures and train other country team members in these areas.
* Ensure communication with IRC, Regional and HQ colleagues is constructive, clear, and organized
* Oversee the implementation of effective channels of internal and external communications relating to the effective management of grants.
* Support the program and operation departments to deliver proper post-award management of grants based on both donor and IRC policies.
* Ensure staff receive trainings to enable them fulfill their responsibilities with regard to active grant management.
* Work with Grants, Finance, Supply Chain and Programs colleagues to ensure uptake of and adherence to the IRC2020 Budget vs. Actuals initiative, improving the ability of management staff to track project implementation.
* Ensure an information management and filing system exists and is maintained by the Grants team; this includes ensuring that all donor contractual documents, reports, key correspondence etc. are appropriately filed in up-to-date soft and hard libraries available as relevant.

3) Accountability, monitoring and evaluation
* Oversee the M&E team, working closely with the M&E Coordinator and Manager and the Client Voice Manager.
* Ensure that M&E processes meets IRC’s global monitoring standards (” Monitoring for Action” ) for improved monitoring practices, data quality and use of data within the organization.
* Ensure a robust and effective Client Voice, ensuring feedback from clients is responded to with positive program change
* Ensure all new proposals contain adequate resources to support the delivery of M&E and Client Voice to the required standard.
* Ensure IRC Yemen receive appropriate trainings to enable them fulfill their responsibilities with regards to M&E and Client Voice.


* Masters in international development or related subject.

* At least 5 years of experience working in grants management and business development in a multi-sectoral and multi-donor funded programs environment.
* At least 3 years of experience related to M&E functions within a humanitarian organization.
* Demonstrated strong experience in donor reporting, with very strong English writing and editing, and critical analysis skills.
* Demonstrated experience in capacity strengthening of staff and a proven commitment to staff development.
* Strong ability to communicate concisely and with impact.
* Should be a strong collaborator with effective interpersonal skills.
* Demonstrated ability to work, manage, and meet competing deadlines in a fast-paced operating environment.
* Must have a proven track-record of proactively identifying and communicating potential problems and proposing solutions.
* Must be able to function effectively in a complex work environment and to set appropriate priorities and deal effectively with competing priorities and pressure
* Capable of managing conflict and conflicting views.
* Arabic is an advantage.
* Commitment to the IRC’s mission, purpose and values.

Work Environment: There is active conflict in parts of the country and a possibility for further expansion of the conflict and violence into other areas and other states. The situation in Aden remains unpredictable. Security will be thoroughly discussed during the interview process.

Housing: Lodging in Aden and Sana a is in shared IRC guesthouses. All IRC sites have electricity and internet all day through. Food is the individual’ s responsibility.

Standards of Professional Conduct: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way - Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

About the Organization

From emergency response through post-conflict development work, in a great variety of roles around the world, the International Rescue Committee’s 8,000-plus staff is a force for humanity and hope. If you’re skilled and passionate, we’d like to add your energy to ours.

Careers at the IRC are as wide-ranging and far-reaching as our work. Encouraging staff development through promotion, transfer and rehire, the IRC nurtures long-term career paths and helps employees grow within the organization.

At any given moment, on any given day, all around the world, IRC staff members are restlessly and effectively working for the sake of the most vulnerable among us—to restore and renew hope, dignity and freedom.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

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