Relief International Job Vacancy: Grants Manager - Turkey

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About RI: Relief International (RI) is a leading global humanitarian, nonprofit organization committed to transforming adversity into renewal for the world’s most vulnerable populations. By partnering with communities on the front lines, RI innovatively bridges the gap between immediate relief and long-term community development, providing them the tools and support they need to gain self-reliance.

Position Summary:
The Grants Manager is involved in program design and proposal development, donor reporting, grants information management and grants management capacity-building efforts. The Grants Manager also supports programmatic and budgetary monitoring, compliance with donors and internal RI rules and regulations. The Grants manager will work closely with the in-country program teams and will report to RI's Program Director or Country Director if Program Director absent.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Grants & Compliance
  • Ensure that reports to donors are submitted on time and are coherent and accurately written (quarterly, interim and/or final report).
  • Maintain hard and soft files on RI Turkey’s grant portfolio.
  • Play a role in Grant Opening and Closing meetings, as well as monthly/regular grants management meetings which include representation from each unit (finance, programs, and operations) and ensure proper follow up of issues raised.
  • Monitor and support the use of grants management tools such as BvAs, procurement planning, hire planning and activity plans amongst program teams to ensure accurate tracking of implementation and timely alerts to potential challenges/obstacles.
  • In coordination with RI HQ, monitor implementation of programs to ensure they are in accordance with donor and RI’s internal requirements.
Proposal Development
  • Support program staff teams in the development of quality proposals. Act as the lead writer for some proposals.
  • Liaise with RI Middle East and HQ grants units and technical units to ensure proposals meet internal standards, apply RI’s Program Framework principles and are donor compliant.
  • Visits to field sites in order to work directly with program staff on the development of proposals and to regularly visit RI’s program activities.
Training and capacity building
  • To offer training and capacity building of all staff on program reporting and RI’s program specific documents.
  • Ensure that all staff are aware of and integrate the RI program framework into all programs.
  • Keep informed on monitoring and evaluation techniques and support tools which can be shared with program staff; work closely with the various program heads.
Information management/data collection
  • To distribute and share with all RI staff copies of all documentation (grant proposals, reports, budget etc.) related to their specific programs. Ensure comprehensive grant files are maintained up to date and are available for use.
  • To act as an information resource on Turkey and provide informative and varied articles from several sources regarding the current political, socio-economic, security situation in the country.
  • Provide briefing papers and support development of external communication tools as relevant for donor visits/meetings on RI Turkey programs in particular.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Master's degree in relevant field
  • At least 4 years of international work experience in relief or development programs
  • Excellent oral and written reporting skills and demonstrated ability to write and edit reports under deadline pressure.
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports and proposals and to meet required reporting deadlines
  • Working knowledge of budget development and management
  • Experience conducting assessments, preferably using participatory approaches
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural setting
  • Competence with Windows, Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work in unstable security environments
  • Previous experience working with international partners, in particular USAID/OFDA, UNICEF, UNHCR, and ECHO
  • Fluent written and spoken English required. Arabic or Turkish strongly preferred.
  • Flexibility, optimism and a sense of humor are assets and highly valued.
RI Values:
  • We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality and operational independence.
  • We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities.
  • We value
  • Inclusiveness
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Agility and innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainability
How to apply:
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Closing Date: 02 May 2016
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