Apply: IRC Grants Coordinator

Deadline: 18 September, 2023

Location: Mogadishu, Somalia

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has opened applications for the role of Grants Coordinator.

Founded in 1933, IRC responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives.


  • Support the country programme senior management team in identifying new funding opportunities, maintaining good relationship with current donors, and updating the fundraising plan
  • Proactively identify new sources of funding in collaboration with sector teams
  • Analyse requests for proposals and provide guidance for a go or no-go decision
  • Lead the development of proposals for submission to donors in coordination with sector leads and the finance and operations teams
  • Draft and/review budget narratives, ensuring coherence with the budget and donor requirements
  • Act as focal point with in-country donors for the proposal development process
  • Liaise with the awards management unit to ensure proposals meet internal standards, ensuring IRC’s outcomes evidence framework is in line with the IRC Somalia strategic action plan and is donor compliant
  • Maintain the opportunities and grant tracker
  • Ensure quality information management through regular maintenance of grant files, reporting calendars, timely submission and updating of internal IRC documentation and other grant unit tools
  • Monitor and facilitate compliance of programmes with donor and IRC requirements and raise issues affecting external/internal compliance
  • Monitor burn rates and implementation progress of the grants and flag grant underperformance and compliance issues to relevant technical coordinators and the senior management team
  • Support follow-up actions to resolve grant challenges
  • Assist in preparing, reviewing, and modifying memoranda of understanding and grant agreements
  • Provide inputs to the country-wide and sectoral fact sheets, providing relevant information for dissemination to donors, regional office, headquarters and others
  • Respond to donor, auditor and external requests as needed
  • Support the monthly programme cycle meetings
  • Lead all aspects of donor reporting processes to ensure the timely submission of accurate programmatic reports, and coordinate with the finance department to ensure timely submission of budget modification requests and financial reports
  • Ensure that reports to donors are submitted on time; that reports are coherent and accurate and that the internal reporting tracker and IRC’s opportunity tracking information system reporting functionality are up to date
  • Coordinate information on beneficiary numbers and indicator targets achieved with the MEAL team
  • Lead capacity development of programme staff to ensure that they have the skills and knowledge of how to write donor reports
  • Undertake other key grants management, programme development, monitoring and evaluation, communications and external relations activities as requested


  • Master’s degree in International Relations, International Development, or a related field (preferred)
  • Five years, minimum, of international work experience in relief or development programmes, including playing a significant role in, or leading, proposal development and donor reporting for institutional donors
  • Grants management experience
  • Familiarity with IRC systems and processes will be a plus
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to determine priorities and meet multiple deadlines
  • Detail-oriented with good multi-tasking abilities and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to work well, both within a team and independently, in a challenging and fast-moving multicultural environment
  • Ability to work with tight deadlines for report writing/information requests
  • High-level knowledge and experience with Word, Excel, Teams, Outlook, etc
  • Excellent written and spoken English

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