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Grants Coordinator (Cash Consortium for Iraq, CCI)

Erbil (Iraq)

  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Erbil (Iraq)
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Cash-Based Interventions
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Managerial positions
    • Culture and Sport
    • Grant writing
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-10

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                                                                                                           Right Respected, People Protected

NRC in Iraq

Since the end of the war with Islamic State in 2017, Iraq has been recovering from the significant damage and destruction caused by the armed conflict. Of the more than six million Iraqis who fled their homes since 2014 4,2 million Iraqis have returned to their area of origin and 1,6 million remain internally displaced people (June 2019 HRP monitoring report). Many Iraqis have returned to areas that lack basic infrastructure, services and livelihood opportunities, or where explosive devices have not been cleared. Other challenges returnees face include the lack of security, community acceptance, housing, property and civil documentation issues and lack of educational and health services.

The UN estimates that more than 6,7 million Iraqis will need assistance in 2019. With military operations against IS group having ended, the Iraqi government faces new challenges to ensure an inclusive reconstruction and reconciliation that will sustain peace. Since 2010, NRC Iraq has been assisting internally displaced Iraqis, Syrian refugees, and host communities in Ninewa, Dohuk, Erbil, Kirkuk, Basra, Salahadeen and Anbar Governorates.  

We focus on assisting the newly displaced, those experiencing protracted displacement in camps and those in hard-to-reach places. In 2019, NRC scaled-up programmes across Iraq to respond to people in need using our shelter and settlements, education, camp management, legal assistance, livelihoods, and cash activities.

Duties and responsibilities

The purpose of the CCI Grants Coordinator position is to provide essential oversight and coordination of all reporting, proposal development, and communication tasks for the Cash Consortium for Iraq (CCI). S/he will coordinate effectively with CCI partners to prepare high quality and timely donor reports, lead proposal development and produce high quality external communication products. S/he will assist the CCI Director with other reporting activities including: responding to information requests, writing success stories, and monitoring and reporting on program impact. S/he will coordinate with donors, partners, and other NGOs as required by the CCI Director and will attend key coordination meetings and support information sharing across partners. S/he will provide guidance and direction to the CCI Grants Management Officer.

Generic responsbilities

  • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures;   
  • Develop and maintain overview of all grants, donor requirements, rules and regulations, and internal and external deadlines, including filing of grant documents (including through the grants database - forthcoming);   
  • Coordinate the development of donor applications and reports, as well as ensuring donor compliance and quality control;   
  • Contribute to the development and revision of funding proposals, budgets and donor reports;   
  • Be updated on donor priorities and track and share relevant calls for proposals;   
  • Document, analyze, and share learning from proposal and reporting process, and compliance with donor rules and regulations;
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy.

Specific Responsibilities (Please refer to JD for the full list of responsibilities)  

These responsibilities shall be adapted to the particularities of the job location and context, phase of operation, strategic focus and type of programme intervention. This section shall be revised whenever a new employee is hired or the context changes significantly. 

  • Documentation and Reporting. 
  • Program Quality.
  • Program Development.
Knowledge, Experience & Skills that will help you succeed in this role
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in related field, including public relations, journalism, and international affairs or commensurate field experience; Masters preferred.
  • Proven experience in program development, management, fundraising, and design - with at least 3 years of relevant experience;
  • 1- 2 years international development experience preferred, preferably with refugee/IDP-related emergencies;
  • Knowledge of the political situation in Iraq;
  • Previous experience in the compilation of donor proposals and reports, and familiarity with US and EU donors preferred, with special attention to reporting requirements;
  • Strong analytical skills (data and financial);
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong organizational and team working skills;
  • Good cultural awareness and sensitivity; 
  • Highly approachable, trustworthy and confidential; 
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal;
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in communicating program objectives to a wide audience required;
  • Ability to represent the CCI to international donors, government officials, local groups and community members is essential. 
Personal qualities
- Strategic thinking
- Managing resources to optimise results
- Empowering and building trust
- Initiating action and change
- Leadership and Management skills
- Handling insecure environments
Additional Information

- Contract period: 12 months.
- Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions.
- Duty station: Erbil, Iraq, 20% travel to the field and Erbil Country Office
- Female candidates encouraged to apply.

Please download Job Description of the position here.

We will review applications on an ongoing basis, interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.

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