Norwegian Refugee Council Grants Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Norwegian Refugee Council Grants Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 217702

Category: Development and Project Management Location: Addis Ababa with travel to the fields, Addis Ababa
Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type: Full time

Job Description

Being an employee of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in Ethiopia Grants officer is expected to represent NRC in a responsible manner and always act in accordance with NRC’s Code of Conduct.


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is present in five regions in Ethiopia, providing refugees and internally displaced people with emergency relief and help them to rebuild their lives.

NRC works within the sectors of Education, Shelter, WASH, Livelihood and Food Security, ICLA (Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance), and Child Protection.

Roles & Responsibilities:

The Grants Officer is responsible for giving operational and programmatic support to the Grants Unit in particular and other Program Staff where necessary.

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

General responsibilities:

  • Ensure adherence to NRC policies and donor requirements

  • Develop annual activity and work plans

  • Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities

  • Cooperate with relevant partners and local authorities

  • Assist in developing, managing and monitoring the budget(s) according to Financial Handbook and donor requirements.
  • Contribute to promotion and scaling up of best practices show

  • Monthly activity/project reports and other reporting as required

  • Ensure proper filing of all project documents both in hard and soft copies

  • Assist in provision of necessary project documents and materials to program and other staff

  • Demonstrate commitment to NRC mission, vision and value

    Specific responsibilities:

  • Review proposals/reports for compliance and consistency and consolidate prior to submission to GC;
  • Focal point for communicating donor rules, regulations, conditions and procedures to concerned staff in the field offices
  • Maintain, update and monitor the project and proposal tracker on project report/proposal deadlines and communicate these to relevant staff.

  • Assist with coordination of proposal development and report write-up process by reminding relevant staff of deadlines, contribute to composition and/or review as agreed in start-up meeting;
  • Work
    in consultation with the grants team, area managers and area teams to develop concept notes for donors;
  • Undertake daily review of various donor websites to identify calls for proposals for Ethiopia as well as to take note of any relevant information
  • Ensure proper maintenance of all hard copy project related documentation and timely uploading of documentation onto SharePoint;
  • Attend coordination and Cluster meetings as advised by the Grants Coordinator/HoP and prepare minutes to be shared with area teams for action;
  • Assist with any other duties assigned by the supervisor and the HoP as and when required.
  • Assist in preparing and formatting documents, including agreements and sub-agreements;

    Job Requirements

    Generic professional competencies:

  • Relevant university degree or higher education, preferably in international relations and/or development, social sciences or management.

  • Solid experience in program development, management, fundraising and design

  • Minimum four years’ experience in humanitarian work, preferably with refugee/IDP related emergencies

  • Documented skills in formulation of program/project proposals and reports

  • Ability to use Logical Framework Approach as a tool in project/program design and follow-up.

  • Proven communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills

  • Strong analytical skills and excellent written and oral communication skills in English

  • Proficiency with software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc.

    Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Political and cultural awareness

  • Knowledge of the political situation in the Horn of Africa in general, and Ethiopia in particular

  • Experience from a similar position is an asset

  • Knowledge of Arabic, Afar and/or Somali languages an advantage

    Behavioral competencies

  • Managing resources to optimize results

  • Strategic thinking

  • Handling insecure environment

  • Planning and delivering results

  • Empowering and building trust

  • Managing performance and development

    How to Apply

    All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Codes of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.

    Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are invited to send in their application letters including updated curriculum vitae with three work-related referees through OR Applications should reach NRC latest by August 21, 2019 at 5:00 pm.

    NB: only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

    “Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply and on the job training will be provided!”

    Norwegian Refugee Council Grants Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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