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Regional Grants Assistant (m/f/d) West Africa


  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: germany
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Administrative support
    • Grant writing
  • Closing Date:

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IRC (International Rescue Committee) Deutschland is looking for a

Regional Grants Assistant (m/f/d)

West Africa

Berlin or Bonn | as soon as possible

 Full-time | fixed-term (2 years)

About IRC

Over the past 80 years, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has developed unparalleled expertise in responding to emergencies and helping uprooted communities to rebuild. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC’s mission is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. The International Rescue Committee Deutschland is part of the IRC global network. The IRC is on the ground in more than 40 countries, providing emergency relief and rebuilding lives in the wake of disaster. The IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and, most crucially, accountability to those we serve.

IRC Germany was established in 2016 in order to further enhance the profile of the German humanitarian and development sector and to provide further opportunities for advocacy on behalf of the people we serve. Since its establishment, IRC-DE has grown rapidly and has representations in Bonn and Berlin. It is working with major German statutory donors and German civil society organizations. The IRC in Europe also has offices in Brussels, Geneva, Stockholm and London.

IRC’s Awards Management Unit (AMU) is a global unit with the responsibility for identifying, securing, and managing all funding from statutory/government donors and is a bridge between donors and the field.

Key Accountabilities

The Regional Grants Assistant (m/f/d) supports the Regional Grants Advisor in their efforts to ensure successful implementation of IRC European donor award requirements in the West Africa region. The Regional Grants Assistant’s (m/f/d) key accountabilities are:

  • Support the Regional Grants Advisor in the management of the European award portfolio for West Africa
  • Support the review of narrative and financial reports
  • Support budget realignments and grant amendments/modifications
  • Support the monitoring of projects to ensure progress against objectives and compliance with donor guidelines
  • Assist the country offices with use of the IRC’s Partnership Excellence for Equality and Results System (PEERS)
  • Assist country offices with ad-hoc queries and the maintenance of IRC’s grant management system, OTIS
  • Track and document lessons learned from finalised projects and ensure they are fed into the programme development team
  • Stay informed about programmatic issues and security and political developments in the region and how they might affect program implementation
  • Maintain strong working relationships with internal stakeholders and collaborate closely with support departments
  • Assist in the development of training materials


  • University degree, vocational training or equivalent experience
  • Understanding of European institutional donors and their requirements, experience working with European donors preferred
  • Experience with writing, reviewing and editing narrative and financial reports
  • Understanding of humanitarian aid and development programming
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a diverse team and manage a varied workload
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Solid organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficiency in French and English
  • Good IT skills (Word, Outlook, Excel)

What we offer

  • Being part of a highly motivated, cross-cultural team in a growing organization
  • Flexible working hours and agile working conditions
  • A number of employee benefits such as company pension scheme, gym membership, subsidized public transportation
  • 30 days of annual leave

This role will initially be limited to two years; however, we are looking to extend this into a long-term working relationship. Candidates may choose between Bonn and Berlin as their preferred working location.

There is no application deadline for this advertisement. As the position is to be filled as soon as possible, the advertisement will remain online until filled.

Candidates must have the right to work in Germany.

Please submit your application (cover letter and CV in English, at least three references) via IRCs application platform. Please note that applications submitted via E-Mail cannot be considered.

For questions and detailed information about the role, please contact Nicole Bednorz, HR Officer (

For further information, please visit our website

IRC-D strives to be an equal opportunities employer. IRC-D is committed to equality of opportunity and to inclusivity for all job applicants and employees, and we seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce regardless of gender, race, religious beliefs, nationality, ethnic/national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

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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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