Global Surge Team Roster : Grants and Partnerships Coordinator
IRC Global Surge Team:
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 30 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity, and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure.
The IRC’s Global Surge Team (GST) is a roster of esteemed and highly qualified humanitarian professionals who deploy on short notice to non-emergency and emergency contexts to support the IRC’s mission. Members of the GST provide specialist support where talent is most needed for short-term deployments of up to three months. The GST is a flexible employment opportunity for staff, requiring members to be available for deployments only 50% of the year (with opportunities for additional deployments if incumbent is interested).
The Grants and Partnerships Coordinator, Global Surge will manage country grant functions and assist in the development of proposals and donor reports. They will likewise perform general grants and partnerships management functions during peak periods.
• Ensure high quality and timely submission of funding proposals through development of timelines, coordinating technical and financial input, writing overviews, editing, and formatting proposal documents, and liaison with HQ on approval and submission processes.
• Work with program and management staff to promote and ensure development of strong data collection and monitoring & evaluation process, and detailed collection and analysis of program data.
• Hire and train in-county grants staff as the need arises to efficiently support the scale and scope of the program.
• Establish and ensure maintenance of comprehensive grant files and related information management processes including issuing reporting formats and schedules, maintaining donor and external contact information/files and protocols, and establishing a photo library.
• Participate in and/or lead grant opening and review meetings; ensuring all required information is circulated in advance, meetings are fully documented, and action items completed.
• Provide advice on donor grant compliance issues, visibility, and reporting requirements; proactively engaging with program teams to ensure appropriate IRC and donor visibility.
• Coordinate partner sub-grant processes including pre-award assessments, sub-grant development, HQ review and approval processes, related partner reporting and compliance training to promote an encouraging, and constructive relationship and effective oversight of subgrant activities and results.
• Prepare high-quality and timely donor and management reports on grants and sector activities in close collaboration with program staff.
• Collaborate with technical coordinators to proactively identify potential partnerships with local and national organizations.
• Represent IRC and coordinate with other agencies, local government, donors, and other partners to promote the delivery of humanitarian assistance and coordination of efforts.
• Support media and communications activities as requested.
• Provide a comprehensive handover to successor, including ensuring transfer of all related documentation, program monitoring data and staff performance information
• Five years or more of experience working with international non-governmental organizations in business development, grants management, and/or project management.
• Successful experience developing projects, writing proposals and managing awards for public and private donors.
• Experience managing and supporting contracts and grants.
• Ability to build relationships with external organizations and internal partners.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to communicate technical information in a clear manner.
• Fluency in English. Working knowledge of Arabic, French and/or Spanish strongly preferred.
• Digital literacy: MS Word, Excel & email applications required; MS Access, Project & GIS preferred.
• Effective people- and program-management skills in acute emergency contexts: can train and lead staff productively under stressful circumstances.
• Flexible, focused, and reliable in an environment of changing demands.
The IRC and IRC workers adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Equality and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.