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Grants Officer G5 (National Position) - Damascus

Syria (Syria)

  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Syria (Syria)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Grant writing
  • Closing Date: 2020-07-10

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The purpose of Grants Officer Is to contribute to achieving quality and effective grants management systems by closely supporting the Grants Coordinator with maintaining and constantly upgrading NRC Syria’s internal grants management systems and tools.
Duties and responsibilities
  • Support and coordinate the finalization of donor reports ensuring consistency between narrative and financial reports, as well as the M&E database, and that they meet quality standards;
  • Be familiar with all NRC organisational and donor portfolio compliance requirements and ensure high quality management of grants through meeting of internal targets and deadlines;
  • Support and advise programme and support colleagues with queries related to donor compliance on grants within portfolio, and ensure appropriate donor templates are readily available;
  • Work with other departments (programmes, finance, M&E, Compliance) to ensure all supporting documentation such as e.g. distribution lists are secured, ready and available for internal and external monitoring processes (e.g. audits)
  • Develop and maintain overview of all grants through the Grants Tracker, donor requirements, rules and regulations, and managing Programme Cycle Management calendars and invites for internal and external deadlines,
  • Ensure all key grant documents are available in soft and hard copies by maintaining a high quality information management/filing system and updating NRC’s grants management system (Cycles) on a daily basis.
  • Bachelor degree in social science or similar, or any other relevant field.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience with NGOs, charities, humanitarian work or similar organisations.
  • Detailed oriented and strong organizational skills.
  • Proven communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Information management knowledge/experience is a plus.
  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written.
  • Proficient in MS Office application including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  • Cultural awareness.
  • Knowledge of the local social structures is a plus.
  • Fluency in Arabic and good verbal communicative skills.

Personal qualities
  • Planning and delivering results. 
  • Working with people.
  • Communicating with impact and respect.
  • Analysing. 
  • Handling insecure environments.          
We can offer

Contract period: Up to one year, renewable based on NRC fund and performance.
Salary/benefits:According to NRC's salary scale and terms and conditions.
Duty Station: Damascus

Candidates who do not fill the website application form in details may not be considered.

Female Candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Job Description


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee.

We work in crises across more than 30 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights.

NORCAP is a global provider of expertise that contributes to solving challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors. Our ultimate goal is to strengthen the resilience, and protect the lives, rights and livelihoods of vulnerable people and communities

NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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