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Grants Intern Job Vacancy - NGO

International Rescue Committee

Grants Intern (Somalia Program)
Sector: Grants 

Location: Kenya  

Employee Type: Intern 

Employee Category: Full Time
Summary of Responsibilities: The Grants Intern will be working under the direct supervision of the Grants and Fundraising Coordinator and Grants Manager, largely supporting the Grants Manager.

She/He will be responsible for contributing to a large variety of Grants Unit activities listed in detail below. 

The job requires extreme adaptability to different personality types, professional organization and initiative in independent problem solving. 

The Somalia Country Office has designed the intern position to allow for increasing responsibility as the internship progresses.

This position will include a professional development project, subject to the interests of the candidate. 

This could include: a rotation through the various departments at IRC Somalia to gain exposure to the different facets of a large international humanitarian organization’s operation; a one-on-one mentorship with a specific staff member whose work is of interest (given the agreement of both parties); or a concentration on skill-building in one certain aspect of the Grants unit (i.e. communications, capacity-building partnerships, etc). 

The IRC is a large organization with a range of skilled personnel. 

We find it imperative that the internship includes a learning component from which the candidate can benefit professionally in the long-term.

Key Responsibilities:

Grant Management

Donor Reporting
  • Track and manage hard donor deadlines regularly and maintain communications with donors
  • Work with sector coordinators to receive progress updates on individual grants and projects
  • Review and edit monthly, quarterly, and annual reports on projects
Grant Tracking
  • Organize and maintain information on grants, sectors, programs, and individual projects
  • Keep documents up-to-date on country office portfolio, ending and beginning grants, etc
Sub-Grant Management
  • Familiarize oneself with the varying sub-grant partnerships across IRC Somalia programs and monitor the relationship for the duration of the grant, relaying issues to relevant staff when necessary
  • Work with grant manager to liaise with sub-grant partner on sub-agreement issues for the duration of the sub-grant; i.e. financial reporting, funds disbursement, technical reporting, amendments to the sub-grant budget, and any issues with the partnership; support grant manager on such
  • Focus on capacity-building of partner and keep regular communication
Budget Tracking and Coordination
  • Support grant manager in Grant Opening, Closing, and Check-in meetings, bringing together all relevant staff, sometimes at Nairobi and field-levels, to go over financial, procurement, and reporting needs
  • Track budget vs. actual spending of grants monthly (country portfolio of around $9mil); coordinate with staff at field and Nairobi-level to resolve budgetary issues
  • Support in meetings as necessary to ensure necessary spending and adherence to donor agreement
Communications and Advocacy
  • Create other communications pieces as necessary as time allows; press releases or media advisories for events in the field, news articles on changes in programs or context (when newsworthy), or key programmatic achievements
Required Qualifications:
  • University Degree underway or recently completed in Humanitarian Affairs, International Development, Finance, Non-profit Management, or other relevant fields
  • Strong written and spoken professional English required
  • Work experience in any field, full-time work experience in a professional office environment preferred
  • Proficiency in EXCEL is a major advantage
  • Writing, editing, and proofreading experience highly desired
  • Willingness to work independently and in group settings
  • Strong interest in the INGO or the humanitarian field and/or Somalia
How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online

International allowances are not available for this position

IRC leading the way from harm to home.

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 or disability.

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