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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Regional Grants Adviser – East Africa

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: International Rescue Committee
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 08 Jan 2018

The Purpose of the Role

The Regional Grants Advisor (RGA) plays a vital role within a regional team that supervises a specific region. The RGA focuses primarily on the successful implementation of IRC European donor award requirements and reporting, ensuring basic compliance, accurate financial information and good quality narratives on programme outputs. The RGA must also build and ensure good and professional working relationships with donors. RGAs will work closely with the Regional Grants Directors to strengthen the capacity of field offices to manage, implement and report on Grants. RGAs will also represent IRC to policy makers, donors and other audiences. Based in London, the Regional Grants Advisor works under the supervision of a Regional Grants Director. The RGA may oversee a Regional Grants Assistant.



Skills, Knowledge and Qualifications:

  • Degree, preferably in a subject related to IRC’s work (International Relations, Refugee or Migration Studies, Development Studies, Public Policy) or equivalent experience
  • Good understanding of humanitarian aid and development programming
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a diverse team and manage a varied workload
  • Good financial management and budgeting skills
  • Ability to analyse and synthesise information
  • Solid organizational skills; detail-oriented; ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks, and to learn quickly.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: the ability to successfully and effectively liaise with people within and across departments in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Both a team player and an independent performer in a very fast paced environment
  • Flexible work attitude and a calm manner
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Good IT skills (Word, Outlook, Excel)


  • Experience with and a good understanding of European institutional donors and their requirements.
  • Experience in working at a distance and supporting field-based staff
  • Experience writing, reviewing and editing narrative and financial reports and excellent attention to detail


  • French, German or Arabic language skills desired
  • International work experience in a developing country a plus
  • Understanding of UN or U.S. donors a plus.

How to apply:

To apply, please click on the link below:

Candidates must have the right to work in the UK.

The deadline for applications is 10am on Monday 8th January 2018.

Interviews will take place on 17th, 18th, 19th January 2018.
IRC-UK strives to be an equal opportunities employer. IRC-UK is committed to equality of opportunity and to non-discrimination for all job applicants and employees, and we seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce regardless of gender, race, religious beliefs, nationality, ethnic/national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.
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