Organization: International Rescue Committee
IRC Deutschland is looking for a
Regional Grants Advisor (m/f) – Europe and North Africa
Location: Berlin or Bonn, Germany
Hours: Full time with some international travel
Over the past 80 years, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has developed unparalleled expertise in responding to emergencies and helping uprooted communities to rebuild. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC’s mission is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. The International Rescue Committee UK is part of the IRC global network, which has its headquarters in New York and London. The IRC is on the ground in more than 40 countries, providing emergency relief and rebuilding lives in the wake of disaster. Through 28 regional offices in cities across the United States, the IRC also helps refugees resettle in the US and become self-sufficient. The IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and, most crucially, accountability to those we serve. The IRC is a tireless advocate for the most vulnerable.
IRC Germany was established in 2016 in order to further enhance the profile of the German humanitarian and development sector and to provide further opportunities for advocacy on behalf of the people we serve. Since its establishment, IRC-DE has grown rapidly and has representations in Bonn and Berlin. It is working with major German statutory donors, like the German Federal Foreign Office, KfW, and GIZ. IRC-DE is also cooperating with German civil society organizations. The IRC in Europe also has offices in Brussels, Geneva, and London, and a sister organization in The Hague.
The Awards Management Unit (AMU)
Established in January 2016, the Awards Management Unit (AMU) is a global unit with staff based in Bonn, Berlin, New York, London, Nairobi, and Amman. It has responsibility for identifying, securing, and managing all funding from statutory/government donors. The unit is organized into five pillars: Strategic Partnerships and Analytics, Programmes and Grants Support, Compliance and Policy, Programme Development, and Training.
Scope of Work
The restructured AMU complements a strengthened regional structure, tasked with direct support and oversight of grants implementation to meet country and IRC-wide priorities. The Regional Grants Advisor will provide the Europe and North Africa region with the capacity to ensure compliance with donor rules and regulations and high quality reporting.
Tasks and Responsibilities
- Manage the European grants portfolio for Europe and North Africa
- Review and provide substantive feedback on reports; consulting with and ensuring input from relevant technical and financial staff
- Support budget realignments and grant amendments/modifications
- Maintain day-to-day communication with donors
- Serving as single point of contact for field-based grants staff
- Monitor projects to ensure progress against objectives and compliance with donor guidelines
- In coordination with the compliance team, guide country offices in managing partnerships with local or international partners, ensuring that IRC’s sub-award management policies are being followed
- Assist country offices with ad-hoc queries on donor compliance issues
- Assist the compliance team in advocating with European donors for manageable and reasonable rules and regulations
- Ensure lessons learned from finalised projects are fed into the programme development team
- Provide best practice advice and prepare/conduct trainings of IRC field staff on donor rules
- Represent IRC externally at country specific meetings, and stakeholder networks
Skills, Knowledge and Qualifications
- University degree, preferably in a subject related to IRC’s work (International Relations, Refugee or Migration Studies, Development Studies, Public Policy) or equivalent experience
- Experience with and a good understanding of European institutional donors and their requirements including DG ECHO, DG Home and DG Justice; understanding of UN or U.S. donors a plus.
- Good understanding of humanitarian aid and development programming
- Experience in working at a distance and supporting field-based staff
- Experience writing, reviewing and editing narrative and financial reports and excellent attention to detail
- Good financial management and budgeting skills
- Ability to analyse and synthesise information
- Solid organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks, and to learn quickly
- Both a team player and an independent performer in a very fast paced environment
- German language skills an advantage, French and Arabic language skills also desired
- International work experience in a developing country a plus
- Good command of Microsoft Office Programs
What we offer
- The opportunity to be part of a highly motivated, intercultural team
- A dynamic and uncomplicated setting
- Flexible working-hours and possibilities to work remotely
- An attractive compensation and employee benefits
If you would like to contribute with your skills to enable people who escaped a life of dignity, we look forward to receiving your application! Please send your application documents (English CV and cover letter), stating your salary expectations and your possible start date via IRC’s global application portal. For more information on IRC Deutschland, please visit IRCDeutschland.de.
The deadline for applications is 15 November 2018.