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Regional Grants & Fundraising Support Coordinator Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Regional Grants & Fundraising Support Coordinator
Sector: Grants 

Location: Horn and East Africa Regional Positions 

Employee Type:Regular 

Employee Category: Full Time
Organization Description: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the largest humanitarian agencies in the world, providing relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of oppression and violent conflict. 

IRC has worked for over seven decades and today is involved in over 25 conflict zones in the world. We address both the immediate, life-saving needs of conflict affected people in an emergency and the reconstruction needs in post conflict societies.

IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and thorough accountability to those we serve.

The IRC is an international agency with offices in London, New York, and Geneva.

 The IRC’s Horn & East Africa region is one of the largest and most diverse regions, spanning nine countries and with an annual portfolio over $120 million. 

Where additional support is required by the countries in the region, the Regional Grants & Fundraising Support Coordinator will assist in the development of proposals, donor reporting, and general grants management. 

The Regional Grants & Fundraising Support Coordinator reports to the Deputy Regional Director (DRD) and works closely with NY-based Regional Program Officer.

The position is based in Nairobi, Kenya where the regional office is located, with frequent travel to country programs in the region.

Major Responsibilities:

Grants & Compliance
  • Work with country programs’ grants teams to ensure that high quality reports to donors are submitted on time, are coherent and accurate
  • Monitor and support the use of grants management tools such as monthly financial reports, procurement plans, and activity plans amongst program teams to ensure accurate tracking of implementation and timely alerts to potential challenges/obstacles
  • Assist country programs’ grants teams to coordinate with Awards Management Unit’s post-award teams in NY and the UK to ensure that reports are in accordance with donor and IRC internal requirements
  • Where support is required, act as focal point in facilitating donor report reviews and approvals by technical advisors and other relevant persons at HQ
  • Train and support country programs’ grants teams and program staff on donor compliance, report writing, project and budget monitoring, record keeping, and grants management.
Proposal Development
  • Work with country programs to support proposal development processes, either remotely or through in-country assignments
  • Liaise with Awards Management Unit’s pre-award team in NY and the UK to ensure proposals meet internal and donor standards
  • In coordination with the Awards Management Unit and DRD, track upcoming business development opportunities
  • Where necessary and in coordination with DRD and Regional Program Officer, cultivate donor relationships at the regional level
Communications and Visibility: In coordination with the regional unit and the global Communications team, develop a regional communication and visibility strategy and support preparation of visibility materials such as fact sheets, brochures, and newsletters.

Job Requirements:
  • Degree in international development / affairs, public administration, or related subject
  • At least five years’ experience working with international non-governmental organizations in the area of program development, grants management, and/or project management; preferably in East Africa
  • Successful experience developing projects, writing proposals, and developing budgets for US, United Nations, and European donors
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills and ability to work in a diverse team setting
  • Ability and willingness to travel to remote areas
  • Ability to prioritize high volumes of work to meet tight deadlines
  • Experience developing compelling external communications materials
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  

In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online

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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