IRC Grants Manager Jobs in South Sudan

IRC Grants Manager Jobs in South Sudan

Job Description

IRC is committed to bold leadership, innovation and creative partnerships. South Sudan, an independent nation since 9 July 2011, is emerging from decades of brutal civil war rooted in disputes over religion, ethnicity, resources, governance and self-determination.

The security situation remains fragile and the operational context is challenging. IRC has been in South Sudan since 1989 and currently operates in Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Lakes, Unity, and Central Equatoria States.

Job Overview:

The Grants Manager provides day-to-day oversight of a number of projects within a specific portfolio.

The Grants Manager is the focal point for all proposal development, donor reporting, information management and grants management capacity-building efforts within their portfolio.

The Grants Manager also provides key support to the Grants Coordinator in programmatic and budgetary monitoring, compliance with donor and internal IRC rules and regulations and other key functions as required.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of high quality funding proposals for submission to donors in coordination with Program Coordinators and Budget Manager, as requested by the Grants Coordinator.
  • Lead day-to-day aspects of donor reporting processes to ensure the timely submission of high quality programmatic reports, and coordinate with the Finance team to ensure timely submission of budget modifications and financial reports.
  • Ensure quality information management through regular maintenance of grant files, developing compliance sheets, updating of internal IRC documentation and other Grant Unit tools, including coordination and preparation of documents and files for internal and external audits.
  • Monitor and facilitate compliance of programs with donor and IRC requirements and raise issues affecting external/internal compliance to the Grants Coordinator.
  • Assist the Grants Coordinator in preparing, reviewing and modifying memoranda of understanding and contracts of grant agreements as needed by the IRC South Sudan Country Program.
  • Support the Grants Coordinator in the preparation and follow-up of grants operations meetings,
    and lead the meetings at Juba and/or field level as requested by the Grants Coordinator.
  • Build grant management capacity of field staff by facilitating training, and providing one-on-one follow up support, in report writing, proposal development and other topics.
  • Support the Grants Coordinator in other key grants management, program development, monitoring and evaluation, communications and external relations activities as requested.

    Key Internal Contacts:
  • Country Program: Technical Coordinators, Other members of grants team, Finance Team, Supply Chain Team, HR team, Field Coordinators, Operation Coordinator.
  • Region/Global: Regional Grants and Business Development Units
  • Key External Contacts: County Health Department (CHD), Ministry of Health (MoH), Clusters and coordinating bodies, UN agencies, donors, and other partners.



  • At least a BA/BSC, preferably a masters degree, in international relations, international development, social sciences or a related field

    Work Experience:
  • At least 3 years of international work experience in relief or development programs, including playing a significant role in, or leading, funding proposal submissions for institutional donors;

    Demonstrated Technical Skills:

  • Prior grants management experience and familiarity with USG (USAID/OFDA, BPRM), European (DFID, ECHO, DANIDA, SIDA), and UN (UNHCR, UNFPA, UNICEF, CHF) donor regulations, procedures and requirements;
  • Familiarity with international standards for key program areas (Sphere standards, health, protection, gender-based violence and livelihoods standards);

    Demonstrated Managerial/Leadership Competencies:
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to determine priorities and meet multiple deadlines;
  • Detail-oriented with good multi-tasking abilities and communication skills, both oral and written; and
  • Able to work well both within a team and independently, in a challenging and fast-moving multicultural environment.
  • Previous experience in South Sudan or in a hardship location

  • Fluent in English

    Computer/Other Tech Requirements:
  • Good computer skills: MS Word, Excel, and email/internet software.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 27th July 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; IRC Grants Manager Jobs in South Sudan

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