IRC Deputy Director for Grants Accountability Jobs in Nairobi Kenya
IRC Deputy Director for Grants Accountability Jobs in Nairobi KenyaBackground
Across two refugee camps, Dadaab and Kakuma, and three counties (Garissa, Turkana and Nairobi), the IRC implements programs in the sectors of health, governance & rights, and women’s protection & empowerment, as well as providing emergency response through a network of four field offices and a range of institutional and community-based partnerships.
Across the organization, the IRC Kenya has a diverse donor portfolio comprising of European, US donors and private foundations.
The Deputy Director for Grants and Accountability is a central figure within the IRC program management and support infrastructure and a member of the country senior management team.
Under the supervision of the Country Director (CD), the DDGA focuses on effective grants management and accountability, including oversight of monitoring and evaluation and supporting the inclusion of client voice in program design and review.
The DDGA will be responsible for significant elements of IRC2020 strategy implementation and management of key humanitarian donor relationships together with the CD.
Business DevelopmentWork closely with the CD, Deputy Director for Programs (DDP), technical coordinators and field coordinators to develop business development plans to achieve the strategic aims laid out in the country Strategic Action Plan (SAP)
Ensure proposal development systems are in place for management, programs, finance and operations departments to produce timely and quality submissions
Work with the CD, Deputy Director for Programs (DDP), technical coordinators, and grants team to lead proposal development, writing, editing and coordinating and consolidating technical input
Lead liaison with headquarters-based focal points during the proposal development phase
With the mentorship of the Country Director, represent the IRC Kenya with humanitarian donors
Work with grants, finance, supply chain and program colleagues to ensure uptake of and adherence to the IRC2020 Budget vs. Actuals initiative, improving the ability of management staff to track project implementation
Provide training, technical mentorship and oversight for Grants Managers, technical coordinators and field coordinators to fulfill their responsibilities with regard to report and proposal review and submission, as well as donor compliance
Lead effective channels of internal and external communications relating to the effective management of grants
Ensure communication with IRC Kenya and HQ colleagues is constructive, clear, and organized
Support the grants team and field coordinators to ensure proper post-award management of grants based on both donor and IRC policies
Develop a deep understanding of donor policies, regulations and procedures and train other country team members in these areas
Review grant agreements and contracts to identify compliance issues and contribute to the implementation of appropriate solutions as necessary
Ensure an information management and filing system exists and is maintained by Grants Managers; this ensures all donor contractual documents, reports, key correspondence etc. are appropriately filed in up-to-date soft and hard libraries available as meaningful in IRC Kenya offices
Ensure donor reporting requirements, financial & management tracking, and reporting tools exist and are updated regularly
Development, review and submission of all donor reports by Grants Managers is monitored and supported to ensure high quality, accuracy and timeliness
Accountability, Monitoring and Evaluation
Lead the M&E team and work with them to revise the way IRC Kenya measures quality programming and responds to stakeholders. This will be facilitated by ensuring:
In coordination with the Measurement Action Coordinator, lead effective roll-out and implementation of the Measurement Initiative, a key element of the IRC2020 strategy.
The two elements of this initiative are:
(I). Monitoring for Action (MfA), which ensures 9 key M&E standards are met throughout the planning, implementation and close-out parts of the program cycle
COMET, a new data platform that tracks progress on all internal and external indicators
Close coordination with the DDP on the Client Responsiveness objective, ensuring feedback from clients is responded to with positive program change.
Summarize outputs of our accountability, monitoring and evaluation work to ensure they are easy to communicate to all stakeholders including senior managers, clients, government and donors
Masters degree or equivalent experience in international development or related subject
At least 5 years of experience working in grants management and business development, ideally in a humanitarian and development context
Fluency in English in addition to superior writing/editing and budget skills
At least 3 years of experience leading M&E functions within a humanitarian organization
Sound knowledge of donor regulations (in particular ECHO, US Government donor, UN agencies, DFID)
Good communicator with strong organizational, time management and analytical skills
Excellent inter-personal, cultural and diplomatic skills
Working in a Non-Governmental Organization will be an added advantage.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 10th June 2019
For more information and job application details, see; IRC Deputy Director for Grants Accountability Jobs in Nairobi Kenya
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