International Rescue Committee Grants Coordinator (Somalia Country Program) Vacancy in Kenya

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Grants Coordinator (Somalia Country Program)

Sector: Grants

Location: Kenya

Employee Type: Regular

Employee Category: Full Time

Background: The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian agencies, provides relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict support to victims of oppression and violent conflict in 42 countries.

The IRC is committed to bold leadership, innovation and creative partnerships. The IRC’s work in Somalia began in the early 1980s, however it was often disrupted by insecurity and program activities were halted from the mid 1990s to 2007.

Currently the IRC delivers health, women’s protection and empowerment, resilience, livelihood, governance and WASH programs across five regions from four field offices – Gaalkacyo, Garowe, Dhusamareb and Mogadishu.

Scope of Work: The Grants Coordinator is the focal point for proposal development, donor reporting, grants information management and grants management capacity-building efforts.

The Grants Coordinator also supports programmatic and budgetary monitoring, compliance with donors and internal IRC rules and regulations.

  • Lead in the organization, preparation and follow-up of grants operations meetings. Including the management and ongoing revision of salary/operations mapping tools and spending plans.
  • Build grant management capacity of field staff by facilitating training, and providing one on one follow up support in report writing, proposal development and other related topics.
  • Responding to donor, auditor and external requests as needed.
  • Lead management of implementing partners in line with internal protocols.
  • Support the realization of key grants-related milestones and activities within the Somalia Strategic Action Plan.
  • Undertake other key grants management, program development, monitoring and evaluation, communications and external relations activities as requested.
  • Enhance the country office profile by maintaining country wide and sector fact sheets, updating Somalia page on the IRC website, providing relevant information for dissemination to donors, regional office, HQ and others as necessary.

Key Working Relationships:

The Grants Coordinator reports to the Deputy Director Programs.

The Grants Coordinator manages the Grants Unit, which includes 3-4 staff.


  • Masters degree, in international relations, international development or a related field preferred;
  • At least four (4) years of international work experience in relief or development programs, including playing a significant role in, or leading, proposal and donor submissions for institutional donors;
  • Prior grants management experience and familiarity with USG (USAID/OFDA), European (DFID, ECHO, Irish Aid), and UN (UNICEF, UNHCR, UNFPA, CHF) donor regulations, procedures and requirements;
  • Familiarity with international standards for key program areas (Sphere standards, health, WASH, protection, and gender-based violence);
  • Familiarity with international IRC systems and processes preferred;
  • Excellent written English skills and budgeting using MS Excel;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to determine priorities and meet multiple deadlines;
  • Detail-oriented with good multi-tasking abilities and communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Able to work well both within a team and independently in a challenging and fast-moving multicultural environment.

The position is open both for Kenyan nationals & internationals

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How to Apply

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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, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

If you need assistance in the application or hiring process to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time. Please contact Talent Acquisitions at As required by law, the IRC will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with a known disability.

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Updated: January 14, 2017 — 8:43 pm