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Grants Officer
International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future.


 Section/Unit: Grants
 Supervisor: Grants Coordinator
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Closing Date: 03 Nov 2020


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 work 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.

 Duties and responsibilities:

Business development

  • Work with the Grants Coordinatoron proposal development including writing, editing, document management, compliance, and general support to an efficient system for proposal development
  • Support the Grants Coordinator in organizing and leading program design workshops for all new projects.
  • Work with program teams, finance, supply chain, and others to ensure that all teams are effectively contributing to project development.
  • Ensure that projects are uploaded and monitored using IRC tracking tools.
  • Support the Grants Coordinator to review donor strategies, identifying linkages with Sudan’s Country Strategy.


Grants Management and Compliance

  • Support grant revisions and budget realignments including writing, budget reviews, and monitoring donor compliance. 
  • Track expenditure levels on all grants and notify colleagues in country of any major deviations that may result in the IRC not meeting its contractual obligations.
  • Maintain a strong understanding of donor policies, regulations, and procedures and build this knowledge among grants team members.
  • Proactively identify grant compliance risks throughout the portfolio and advise programs, operations, finance and senior management on necessary actions.
  • In concert with the finance team, assist program technical leads and operations staff with understanding the reporting and other compliance requirements on their grants.
  • Work with the Grants Coordinator to organize grant opening, review and closeout meetings, and monitor post-meeting implementation of action points.
  • Oversee the knowledge management of grants material including business development opportunities, proposals, budgets, partner information, reports, donor communications, contracts, and more.


Partnership Management

  • Support the vetting, due diligence, and assessment of partners prior to engaging in formal contractual relations with downstream partner organizations
  • Support the development of partner contracts upon completion of vetting including sub-grant agreements and modifications and coordinating with partners as needed.
  • Coordinate with finance and program departments for internal review and clearance of all financial documentation and reporting associated with sub-grants.


Donor Communication and Reporting

  • Support the donor reporting process by ensuring that grants are timely, constructive, clear, organized, and responsive to donor needs.
  • As needed,communicate with donors on various issues, updates, and adjustments.
  • Work closely with the M&E team to ensure that statistical reporting is timely, accurate, and responsive to donor needs.

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in business, political science, international affairs, or related subject
  • At least 2 years of experience working in project and/or grants management) and proposal/business development/design, at least one of which must be in a post-conflict setting
  • Some knowledge of donor regulations preferred (UN, USG, EC, DFID, Sida, GFFO, etc.)
  • Superior English writing and editing skills with close attention to detail
  • Good communicator with strong organizational, time management and analytical skills
  • Excellent inter-personal, cultural and diplomatic skills
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing requirements
  • Ability to juggle competing priorities, meet demanding deadlines and work under pressure in unstable security environments
  • Strong computer skills: must be competent in the use of Windows MS office programs (Word, Excel), email programs, etc.
  • IRC experience a plus


Language Skills: 

Fluency in Arabic and good in English, both written and spoken, required.


Other Relationships:

  • Internal: SC Department, as well other Finance, Program and support unit staff
  • External: Regional Grants Advisor, IRC’s Program Field Coordinators and Program & Finance staff in other IRC offices managed through IRC Sudan office.

Working Environment: 75% travel to field sites


If you are interested in the position, please submit your CV, Cover letter, work and academics certificates through SudanJob for online applications. Please include a telephone contact number and three professional references in your cover letter. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


For more information and to apply online us the following link: https://sudanjob.net/IRC


The International Rescue Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. International Rescue Committee considers all candidates on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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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