Programme and Grants Coordinator / Manager

Country: Germany
Organization: Institute for Strategic Dialogue
Closing date: 17 May 2021

The Programme Grants Coordinator / Manager is a critical role for supporting the scale up and delivery of ISD’s ambitious programming and grants in Germany.

Based within ISD’s Germany’s team, the post holder will work closely with ISD’s Operations team as well as the German research and programme teams, and the wider Europe and Five Eyes team to ensure the efficient operational delivery of a growing portfolio of projects.

The post holder will play a critical role through all stages of project design, development, delivery and reporting to ensure the highest quality and standards of output and operational efficiency. Managed by the Project & Development Manager and working closely with the Operations team, this role acts as a bridge between ISD Germany and the global Operations team at ISD. The post holder will be comfortable with rolling up their sleeves, taking initiative and driving work forwards in a dynamic start-up environment.

Project management and operational support

  • Provide oversight and guidance to Germany team on operational aspects of project delivery, including project management, financial and resource planning, and donor compliance
  • Work closely with staff, consultants and both local and international partners to deliver ground-breaking projects to a high standard and to deadline and budget
  • Work closely with the Operations team to monitor and manage project delivery, including financial management, to report to funders on outcomes and impact
  • Maintain oversight of human resource capacity in the team and contribute to planning and decision making around resourcing decisions
  • Work with other ISD teams to maximise opportunities for projects to collaborate
  • Act as an organisational resource to troubleshoot project-level operational issues

Grant management and donor compliance

  • Serve as the grant management lead for a portfolio of projects in Germany
  • Provide oversight on all donor reporting in the region and ensure ISD remains compliant
    with donor regulations
  • Lead team’s understanding and adherence to German Federal government grant contracts
    and regulations
  • Contribute to the development of more efficient and more effective operational policies,
    systems and processes as required for effectively delivering projects in a fast-moving,
    collaborative environment
  • Ensure projects teams receive the required training and support to competently manage
    grants and meet key organisational processes around contracting, security, procurement
    and finance

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Strong understanding of German Federal government grant regulations, and experience in applying these in a project or grant management context and a proven track record of working with different kinds of institutional funders (e.g. trusts, foundations, governments)
  • Substantial experience of project management and grants management in a German context aswell as experience in development or fundraising, including bid-writing, grant writing, business development and/or donor relations
  • Fluent English and German, with very strong written and spoken communications skills is essential.

For more details and to view the Job Description, click here.

How to apply:

Application process

  • To apply, please send a one-page cover letter addressing your interest in and suitability for the position, and an up-to-date CV (no more than 2 pages) including salary expectations to vacancies@isdglobal.org.
  • Please note, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and applications without a covering letter will not be considered.


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