Grants Manager position available in the International Rescue Committee (IRC).
About the Organization
Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a global leader in providing emergency relief, rehabilitation, post conflict development, human rights protection, resettlement services and advocacy for refugees and others uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. The IRC is committed to restoring hope, freedom, dignity, and self-reliance.
The IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and thorough accountability to those we serve.
About the Position
The Grants Manager will maintain quality grants management for a number of grants within IRC’s VPR Technical Unit. Reporting to the Deputy Director, Grants and Operations, this position will work closely with in-country and HQ grants staff, finance and business development to ensure timely and accurate grant reporting, maintenance of grant records, and leadership of the proposal process for new grants. The Grants Manager will also be responsible for tracking grant spending, developing spending plans, and managing internal disbursement of grant funding to country programs. This position has limited field travel and logistical support for special projects.
- Develop and maintain an in-depth understanding of Unit grants, donor compliance, and budget conditions and status
- Review, track, and analyze expenditures for Unit grants
- Review monthly BvAs and transaction detail reports, particpate in monthly budget meetings and ensure that all BvAs and financial reports accurately reflect the current and planned spending for the Technical Unit
- Make any necessary spending plan adjustments for Technical Unit led grants
- Attend and actively participate in all grant related meetings
- Work in close collaboration with the Unit’s Deputy Director for Grants and Operations to harmonize TU-led grants as part of the VPR Unit’s grants and funding portfolio
- Work with relevant VPR Unit and HQ-based finance staff to ensure accuracy of grant financial reports and to promptly identify and advise the Deputy Director, TU Director, and applicable grant leads on areas of concern
- Review and process sub-grants to country programs for Unit activities
Qualifications and Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree in relevant field is required.
- 2 years of experience managing government and/or private grants
- Demonstrated experience developing proposals for public and private donors
- Excellent budget management skills including experience tracking expenses and developing spending plans
- Excellent organizational skills: the ability to multi-task, learn quickly, and work independently and productively in a fast-paced and detail-oriented environment
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: the ability to effectively liaise with and motivate a variety of people in a multi-cultural environment
- Excellent computer skills: MS Word, Excel, and Desktop Publishing. Proficiency in Excel preferred.
- English fluency