Title: Grants and reporting officer
Location: Remote based until COVID19 crisis concludes. Afterwards, Gaziantep or Istanbul, Turkey
Reporting to: Grants and partnership manager
Direct reports: N/A
Budget responsibility: N/A
ABOUT Relief International.
Relief International (RI) is a leading nonprofit organization working in 16 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.
Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.
RI includes the four corporate members of the RI Alliance: RI-US, RI-UK, MRCA/RI-France and RI-Europe. Under our alliance agreement, we operate as a single, shared management structure.
RI in the Middle East has programs in six countries – Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey and Yemen, with a focus on the 4 main RI sectors: Health, WASH, Education and Economic Opportunity.
Relief International currently employs 3900 staff (direct and indirect) in the region and has a range of emergency response and development programs valued at 70 million USD on an annual basis.
Relief International (RI) is seeking for a motivated person to support across RI Turkey Country Program Grants and Partnership Department. Grants and Reporting Officer will ensure quality and timely management of donor and internal reports, support grant opening / close out processes, support partnership component, in addition to collaborating with program team on program development activities. This position reports to the Grants and Partnership Manager with a technical line to Deputy Country Director (DCD).
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Grants and Partnership Management
- Support the Grants and Partnership Department to organize grants review meetings; including, kick-off and close out meetings.
- Maintain a grants filing system for all grants, including agreements, proposals, revisions, reports, etc.
- Maintain a grants tracking system and share updates with relevant departments as necessary
- Coordinate with programs and technical teams to ensure deliverables, milestones, and reports are completed in a timely manner.
- Draft sub grants documents including modifications, grant agreements, selection memos and other related correspondences.
- Update the awards tracker on a monthly basis. Carry out pre-award assessments of potential new sub grants
- Maintain the sub awards organizational capacity assessments and act as focal point for following up with support departments on work planning
- Support in facilitating the necessary audits and collaborate with the grants manager on audit ready exercises
- Coordinate with the finance team and other relevant departments in Gaziantep Country Office regarding grants and contracts
- Support the line manager on partners contract issues as well as technical content
- Assist line manager to design and implementation of training units for partners
Program Development and research:
- Support the DCD programs and grant department in the development and drafting of concept notes, full proposals, modification requests, and supporting documents according to the program management tool.
- Coordinate with technical departments, as requested, on the drafting and finalization of various technical assessments in mental health, physical rehabilitation and livelihoods
- Support the grant department to produce high-quality program progress reports as per donors and RI requirements;
- Compile monthly, quarterly and annual donor reports
Communication and information management:
- Support the grants manager and DCD programs in the development of communications materials – such as program briefs, presentations, human interest stories etc.
- Review communication and visibility plans and follow up with relevant staff on progress.
- Oversee the work from communications consultants, as needed, and support finalizing the deliverables
- Uphold and promote RI’s commitment to ensuring the safeguarding and safety of the vulnerable communities we serve.
- Consistent with RI’s safeguarding and protection policies, ensure all people who come into contact with Relief International are as safe as possible.
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS REQUIREMENTS
- Bachelors in social sciences or related field in alignment with the relief and development sectors;
- A minimum of 3-5 years of reporting and program experience in the INGO/Humanitarian field;
- Familiarity with ECHO, USAID, DFID, EC, ECHO, UN regulations; especially BPRM and ECHO rules and guidelines desirable;
- Experience in communication, reporting, documentation, publication in relation to the INGO/Humanitarian sector;
- Work experience in similar context preferably in Middle East;
- Excellent written and spoken English skills;
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, deadlines, tasks efficiently;
- Experience in emergency response and conflict/IDP setting desired.
- This position will require a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment.
We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities.
- Transparency and accountability
- Agility and innovation
All RI staff, volunteers and interns must adhere and respect this values.
- All Relief International members (staff, volunteers and interns) are committed to the RI policies such as, RI Code of Conduct, Child Protection Policy, Reporting Conflict of Interest, Reporting Misconduct, Reporting Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. All new comers are expected to adhere to all these policies.
This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with position.
How to apply.
Closing date. Please apply immediately we will be reviewing applicants on a rolling basis, therefore may withdraw the position for the job board closing date.
Please apply by uploading your cover letter and up-to-date CV on our website .
Due to limited resources, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Note to external agencies, we will not be accepting CVs from third parties.
Relief International is committed to protecting our staff and the communities we work with from abuse and harm including sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and sexual harassment.
All staff are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct.
Recruitment to all roles in Relief International include a criminal records self-declaration, references and other pre-employment checks, which may include police and qualifications checks.