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INEE Grants Manager

New York City (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Managerial positions
    • Grant writing
  • Closing Date:

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Requisition ID: req7855

Job Title: INEE Grants Manager

Sector: Communications

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: New York, NY HQ USA

Job Description

The Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies, hosted by the IRC, is recruiting a Grants Officer. 

INEE’s Grants Officer is responsible for building on INEE’s fundraising and grants management strategy, with primary responsibility for narrative proposal development and grant reporting. The INEE Grants Officer will also build on INEE’s internal monitoring and evaluation systems to strengthen INEE’s ability to strategically manage grant development and reporting mechanisms aligned to the rules, regulations and protocols of its host agencies.

This is a full-time, salaried position, based in New York, USA. This position is hired and hosted by the International Rescue Committee in New York, works as a member of the INEE Secretariat. All core functions (e.g. communications, promotion, and fundraising) will be coordinated with the INEE Secretariat staff in order to ensure coherence and harmonization across activities. Supervision and management of this post is provided by the INEE Director. This position works closely INEE Finance and Administration Coordinator and INEE Coordinators to develop grants and proposals that connect effectively with the INEE Strategic Framework and INEE network space priorities.

The Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) is an open, global network of UN agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), donor agencies, governments, academic institutions, schools, and affected populations working together to ensure all persons the right to quality education in emergencies and post-crisis recovery. The network consists of more than 15,000 members and 130 national and international organizational partners in over 190 countries. INEE serves its members through community-building, convening diverse stakeholders, knowledge management, amplifying and advocating, facilitating and learning, and providing members with the resources and support they need to carry out their work on education in emergencies.  Find out more at inee.org.

Major Responsibilities:

Grants Management

  • Coordinating, developing and reviewing new grant proposals for the INEE.

  • Researching information and data necessary for grants and grant reporting.

  • Communicating INEE accomplishments to donors through accurate, timely reporting.

  • Managing reporting on all active grants for the INEE Secretariat.

  • Maintaining INEE records and resource materials pertinent to internal grants management and grants tracking systems.

  • Working with AMU and IPP departments at IRC.

  • Using the Opportunity Tracking & Implementation System (OTIS), IRC's grants management application, to track and manage INEE's grant applications for funding opportunities.

  • Researching new funding opportunities and prospecting new donors.

  • Disseminating information on funding opportunities and compliance requirements to INEE Secretariat staff, INEE hosting organizations, and INEE members.

  • Developing resources for and facilitating proposal development and grants management meetings for the INEE Secretariat.

  • Building stronger monitoring and evaluation systems on INEE’s areas of engagement and reporting against grants.

    Secretariat support duties

  • Communicate regularly with relevant INEE Secretariat on INEE’s functional areas and network spaces to ensure alignment of new grants with INEE Strategic Framework and INEE network space priorities.

  • In collaboration with the INEE Director and other Secretariat staff, providing technical support in the drafting of documents.

  • Support INEE office management, especially on INEE publications and dissemination from NYHQ to INEE members.

  • Monitor and track INEE tool and resource enquiries; maintain a regularly updated database.

  • Supporting event planning; procurement and related administrative functions as a core member of the Secretariat.

  • Providing general support to the INEE Director and other Secretariat members as requested.


Qualifications

  • An advanced university degree (Masters or above) in a relevant field (nonprofit management, business administration, international development, education, communication, etc.) is preferred, though not required

  • Excellent writing skills with minimum 2 years demonstrated experience in grant writing, preferably with a nonprofit

  • Native English speaker, with a preference for candidates with additional fluency in French, Spanish, Portuguese, and/or Arabic.

  • Knowledge of education in emergencies and humanitarian work. 

  • Experience with basic financial management skills including developing and monitoring budgets and financial reporting

  • Good knowledge of planning and strategizing financial and budgeting issues

  • Excellent project management skills with experience in managing and administering multiple, complex projects

  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills

  • Good understanding of INEEs overall mission and functions

  • Ability to work independently in cross-functional global team approach and job responsibilities

  • A multi-tasker with strong ability to work under pressure

  • Strong organization skills, attention to detail, the ability to manage complex projects and deadlines.
  • Proficient in using Google Suite and Microsoft Suite; adept at learning new software programs

  • Knowledge and experience in the field of education in emergencies and the humanitarian community strongly desirable.

Preferred experience & skills:

  • Familiarity with IRC’s internal management and financial systems an asset.
  • Experience with office administration an asset
  • Understanding of humanitarian sector highly valued

Working Environment:

  • Standard office working environment; this role may require working remotely full or part time and part-time may be required to share workspace. Applicants must have a home or alternate workspace they can effectively complete their work from during regularly scheduled work hours. 

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