Deadline: 05 July, 2022

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is seeking to fill the role of Grants Manager.

NRC provides assistance, protection and durable solutions to refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide.


  • Ensure adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures and consideration of NRC global and regional strategies when executing functions related to this role
  • Develop and maintain overview of all grants, donor requirements, rules and regulations, and internal and external deadlines, including filing of grant documents
  • Coordinate the development of donor applications and reports, ensuring donor compliance and quality control
  • Contribute to the development and revision of funding proposals, budgets and donor reports
  • Be updated on donor priorities, trends (such as interest in cash-based interventions) and track and share relevant calls for proposals
  • Document, analyse, and share learning from proposal and reporting process, and compliance with donor rules and regulations
  • Contribute to continuously improving internal grant management systems
  • Provide an internal help-desk on donor related issues, including organising and delivering trainings in donor rules and regulations, as well as proposal and report writing
  • Coordinate the development and distribution of internal reports
  • Develop and or review grant proposals in collaboration with Core Competency (CC) specialists advisors
  • Create an evaluation tool to benchmark the quality of proposals and reports, guide future processes, and identify areas for improvement, including current grants tracker
  • Attend donor meetings upon request by the head of programme
  • Coordinate and seek input on generic concept notes, briefing notes, SITREPS and programme factsheets to be used in donor meetings and visits
  • Draft fundraising strategy and gap analysis with support of head of programmes


  • Postgraduate degree in Social Sciences, Business Administration, Finance and Accounting (preferable)
  • Five years, minimum, of relevant experience in a relevant field
  • Relevant project management experience in the humanitarian sector
  • Experience working with humanitarian and development donors
  • Good understanding of donor rules and regulations
  • Skills and experience in report and proposal writing
  • Strong communication, coordination and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical skills (data and financial)
  • Ability to mediate in high-stress scenarios with competing interest
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Knowledge of the context in Ethiopia
  • Knowledge of Amharic is a plus
  • Open to Ethiopian nationals
  • Females are strongly encouraged to apply

To apply and for more information, click here.

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