NRC: Grants Coordinator

Position:             Grants Coordinator
Reports to:             Head of Programme
Supervision of:             Grants Trainee, Assistants, Interns, others as delegated
Duty station:             Jerusalem    
Travel:                 30%
Duration and type of contract:     Open ended

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships. 

1.    Role and responsibilities
The purpose of the Grants Coordinator position is to provide essential grant management support to Head of Programme, in delivering quality programmes in line with the NRC country office strategy.

The following is a brief description of the role. 
1.    Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
2.    Develop and maintain overview of all grants, donor requirements, rules and regulations, and internal and external deadlines, including management filing of grant documents (including through the grants database - forthcoming)
3.    Coordinate the development of donor applications and reports, as well as ensuring donor compliance and quality control, including editing, writing, and leading proposal teams
4.    Contribute to the development and revision of funding proposals, budgets and donor reports
5.    Be updated on donor priorities and track and share relevant calls for proposals
6.    Document, analyze, and share learning from proposal and reporting process, and compliance with donor rules and regulations
7.    Provide leadership on the continuous improvement of grant management systems
8.    Provide an internal help-desk on donor related issues, including organize and deliver trainings in donor rules and regulations, as well as proposal and report writing
9.    Coordinate the development and distribution of internal reports
10.    Contribute to project cycle management trainings and usage of the NRC project cycle management frame work in the country office as delegated by the Head of Programme
11.    Support external donor audits
12.    Promote the rights of beneficiaries in line with the advocacy strategy

Critical interfaces
By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are: 

•    Head of Programme, Area Managers, Program Managers, Monitoring and Evaluation staff, Finance, Logistics, Regional Programme Advisor
•    Grant Coordinators in other country offices
•    Institutional Partnership Advisers 

2.    Competencies
Competencies are important for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:

a. Professional competencies
These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance. 

Generic professional competencies for this position: 
•    Between 3-5 years of relevant experience within field of expertise
•    Relevant experience from the project management and proposal developing in the humanitarian sector
•    Experience from working with humanitarian and development donors
•    Good understanding of donor rules and regulations
•    Excellent skills and experience in report and proposal writing and editing
•    Strong communication, coordination and interpersonal skills
•    Strong analytical skills (data and financial)
•    Ability to mediate in high-stress scenarios with competing interest
•    Above average computer skills
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
•    Bilingual, native fluency in English and Arabic

b. Behavioral competencies
•    Planning and delivering results
•    Managing resources to optimize results
•    Influencing
•    Handling insecure environments
•    Works well and communicates professionally with constituents, colleagues, and stakeholders from a wide diversity of cultures and viewpoints
•    Managing deadlines with focus
•    Setting goals that contribute to improving the lives of others and oneself

3.    Performance Management
The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the NRC Performance Management Manual. The following documents will be used for performance reviews: 
•    The Job Description
•    The individual Work- and Professional Development Plan
•    The Competency Framework