International Rescue Committee Program & Award Advisor, Technical & Global Jobs in Kenya

International Rescue Committee Program & Award Advisor, Technical & Global Jobs in Kenya


  • Oversee a portfolio of awards for the Global region. Main donors in portfolio will include USG & UN but may also include other donors as assigned.

  • Serve as the first point of contact for country office and other Implementing Units Grants and Partnerships teams and provide guidance and support on matters related to donor compliance and communication, project management (e.g. project cycle meetings), OTIS and partnerships (PEERS).

  • Participate in in regular meetings with country offices and other Implementing Units to provide support and collaborate with country program teams on issues related to donor compliance, submissions of reports and other post award deliverables, and/or monitoring/awards management.

  • Guide country offices and other Implementing Units in managing partnerships with local or international partners, ensuring that IRC’s Partnership Excellence for Equality and Results System (PEERS) is being followed, review and process sub-grant/partnership agreements in alignment with PEERS, and coordinate with the compliance team in supporting compliant and effective partnerships as needed.

  • Review agreements and lead negotiation of award terms and conditions with donor counterparts in alignment with internal processes.

  • Guide country offices and Implementing Units, in partnership with other relevant departments, in the development and submission of award amendments/modifications, ensuring high-quality, compliant submissions.

  • Provide support to and monitoring of projects to ensure progress against objectives and compliance with donor guidelines and IRC internal requirements. Monitoring of awards can take the shape of monitoring visits, participation in project implementation meetings and other regular calls.

  • Facilitate and build interdepartmental relationships to address country office/Implementing Units needs and solve problems in relation to awards management, partnership management and compliance.

  • Maintain a strong relationship with regional and AMU leadership and escalate issues of concern as needed

  • Supervise direct reports in carrying out necessary functions as they relate to country program/Implementing Units support

  • Represent IRC externally to donors and stakeholder networks, as appropriate.

  • Mentor and coach
    Grants and Partnerships staff on IRC systems and processes to ensure capacity is built.


  • Contribute to AMU and regional strategic priorities and initiatives.

  • Liaise with communications and external relations staff to inform IRC media products as needed.

  • Participate in special projects as needed and other tasks as assigned.

    Skills, Knowledge and Qualifications:

  • Five years of progressive work experience in award management or business development with donors such as USAID/BHA, the U.S. Department of State/PRM and UN agencies

  • Two years of international field experience highly desirable, familiarity with countries in the region preferred

  • Project management experience preferred

  • Financial analysis skills preferred

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including experience in speaking on relevant issues with internal and external audiences

  • Proven ability to effectively manage relationships (e.g., with internal actors, peers, donors)

  • Effective people management skills: ability to lead staff and promote productivity in a pleasant work environment

  • Proven ability to manage multiple and complex tasks and thrive under pressure

  • Solid organizational and creative problem-solving skills: ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced multi-tasking team environment

  • Good computer skills

  • Fluency in English (French desirable) both spoken and written

  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally


  • 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

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; International Rescue Committee Program & Award Advisor, Technical & Global Jobs in Kenya

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