Grants & Partnership Manager Somalia Job Vacancy in Kenya - Norwegian Refugee Council

NRC is looking for an experienced Grants and Partnership Manager to provide effective leadership for NRC fund raising, grant management, and management of partnership with national and international partners. The postholder will identify and track donor opportunities, as well as assist with donor engagement, grant preparation, administration, and reporting.

Generic responsibilities

  1. Adherence to NRC policies, guidance, and procedures.
  2. Maintain an overview of all grants, donor requirements, rules and regulations, and internal and external deadlines (grants tracker), including filing of grant documents.
  3. Lead the process of developing concept notes, proposals, and reports (donors and internal reports) in close collaboration with team, M&E team, and Finance to ensure accurate, transparent, and timely delivery of narrative and financial documents, in line with NRC PCM framework.
  4. Be updated on donor priorities and track and share relevant calls for proposals.
  5. Manage the internal helpdesk on donor related issues, including donor rules and regulations and in the application of the downstream partnership toolkits.
  6. Responsible to set up and continuously improve internal grant management systems, partnership internal ways of working and processes; analyse, and share learning from proposal and reporting processes, downstream partnership toolkit and compliance with donor rules and regulations.
  7. Provide technical support to partners and involving other programme and support colleagues as needed.
  8. Represent NRC with relevant partners and donors, as delegated by the Head of Programme.

Specific responsibilities

Funding Raising

  • Support the Head of Programme and Country Director to develop a context specific fundraising strategy. This includes the mapping of potential new funding opportunities with inputs from relevant stakeholders and documenting any fundraising policy positions agreed by the CMG.

Grant Management

  • Accountable for maintain a correct and up-to-date Grants Tracker and sharing it with the relevant stakeholders. .

Partnership Management

  • Support the Head of Programme to identify partners, assess their capacity, develop capacity building plans, conduct, and document due diligence, and transfer of relevant NRC experience and tools.
  • RC and various partners.
  • Advise Head of Programme on risks related to partners and support in developing and implementing relevant mitigation measures.

Generic professional competencies:

  • Degree in International relations, Political or Social Sciences, or any other relevant field
  • At least 4 years of relevant experience in programme development, management, and fundraising in the humanitarian sector
  • Experience of donor relations and grants management (e.g. with institutional humanitarian and development donors), working with humanitarian and development donors
  • Good understanding of donor rules and regulations
  • Proven skills and experience in report and proposal development and working with multiple donors
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken
  • Proficient in MS Office applications, specifically Word and Excel

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  1. Working experience with international donor guidelines
  2. Understanding of Somalia context
  3. Systematic mind-set, attention to detail and capability of structuring a large amount of information in an easy accessible way.
  4. Strong planning, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  5. Excellent analytical, presentation and reporting skills.
  6. Ability to work independently on own initiative.
  7. Ability to use Logical Framework Approach as a tool in project/program design and follow-up
  8. Knowledge of rules and regulations of key donors and partners is an asset, mainly NMFA, SIDA, USAID, EU (ECHO), and the UN Donors.

For more information kindly see the detailed Job Description.

Additional Information:

Reports to: Head of Programme

Supervision of: Grants Coordinator, Consortium Management Coordinator

Base: Nairobi

Travel: 50% travel to Somalia Country Office

Grade: 9

Duration and type of contract: Fixed term

We invite applications from all qualified and interested candidates. Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline.

Please note to attach your academic and professional certificates in your application.

For any queries, please email us at eay.recruitment@nrc.nowith the job title as the subject line.

To contact the recruitment team; quote the full name of the advert on your subject line. Applications sent via email will not be accepted. Please check your application status on your NRC application profile."

How to apply

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