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Grants Manager – Moldova

  • Contractor
  • Chisinnau Moldova
  • TBD USD / Year
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Norwegian Refugee Council

The Grants Manager will contribute to achieving quality programming by leading effective grants management processes across NRC Moldova operations. The Grants Manager is responsible for supporting budget holders to ensure donor compliance across the project portfolio, to lead on the development of high quality and timely donor reports and other external products and to lead on project revision processes and support on grant agreement negotiations. The Grants Manager will support the fundraising strategy and support responsible growth of the grants portfolio by providing insight on funding trends, leading on proposal development processes and supporting donor engagement as delegated by the Head of Programme. The Grants Manager will be responsible for the completion of key mandatory activities under NRC’s Project Cycle Management (PCM) framework and will contribute to supporting a culture of accountability and high performance.

Below is a summary of the role. Please download the detailed Job Description for further details.

What you will do:

  1. Line management responsibilities for directly reporting staff. This includes the performance management process; setting clear goals aligned to country strategy and priorities, and to follow up and support staff’s achievement. Furthermore, responsible for key processes as workforce planning, recruitment, staff induction and development and Duty of Care.
  2. Compliance and adherence to NRC policies, CC tools, handbooks and guidelines and a specific responsibility for Grants Management policies and procedures.
  3. Contribute to the development of the Country Office fundraising and business development strategy in support to the Head of Programme and Country Director.
  4. Develop and maintain an overview of all grants, donor requirements, rules and regulations, and deadlines, including filing of grant documents.
  5. Lead the process of developing concept notes, proposals and reports in close collaboration with programme and support teams across the Country Office and Area Offices to ensure timely and high-quality submission.

Specific responsibilities

1.Strategic Fundraising & Donor Engagement. In collaboration with the Programme Unit, lead the development of NRC’s fundraising strategy. This includes the mapping of donor policy and priorities and their alignment with NRC’s programmatic and advocacy goals. The Grant Manager will play a key role in maintaining strong donor relationships with strategic funding partners, as delegated by the Head of Programmes.

2. Partnerships. NRC Moldova has a robust partnership approach. Collaborate with the partnership focal point to ensure donor requirements are reflected in the Project Implementation Agreements and modification requests), and ensure they are in line with donor requirements/ procedures and captures accurate information. Contribute to the development of NRC’s partnership and localization approaches and strategy, including through the integration of partnerships into the country strategy. Lead and facilitate the continued development and improvement of NRC Moldova’s partnership tools, systems and capacity building of local partners, based on Lessons Learnt and feedback.

3.Consortia. As delegated by the Head of Programme, play a leading role in NRC’s strategic engagement in consortia, and line manage the Consortium Coordinator for the EDU-PRO Consortium. This includes engaging in the development and strengthening of consortium governance structures.

4.Risk Management. Lead NRC Moldova’s due diligence processes relating to grant agreements and partnerships, in collaboration with the Risk and Compliance team. This includes the review of donor contracts or equivalent, and coordinating with other relevant NRC Moldova departments. The Grant Manager will provide technical support, training and capacity building on donor compliance issues. Work with other departments to ensure relevant grant documentation required is ready and available for audits.

5.Coordination and Representation. Engage in networking, information gathering and context analysis that contributes to NRC’s ability to make strategic and informed decisions regarding fundraising and partnership in support of NRC’s programmatic goals. As delegated by the Head of Programme, actively engage in NRC’s regional and/or global grants and partnerships initiatives.

6.Budget Development. In coordination with the Finance Manager, support the Head of Programmes with the development of top-down budgets for all funding opportunities and ensure consistency between budget and other proposal documents, as well as compatibility with donor compliance requirements.

7.Line Management. Line management of the Grants team, to ensure timely and quality completion of tasks. This includes ensuring that the NRC Moldova Grants team maintain high quality and accurate information management systems for Grants.

What you will bring:

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organisational and team working skills.
  • Good cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
  • Able to demonstrate experience of writing high quality reports and proposals.
  • Able to demonstrate ability to solve complex problems.
  • Able to demonstrate experience of contributing to positive organisational change.
  • Knowledge of the NGO operations and the dynamics of the humanitarian sector.
  • Good ICT skills, particularly in Microsoft Windows Word and Excel.
  • Experience of working in the Ukraine displacement crisis is an asset
  • Knowledge of Russian, Romanian, and/or Ukrainian language skills are an asset

What Makes This Position Attractive?

  • The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organization helping people forced to flee. The organisation protects displaced people and supports them as they build a new future. NRC began relief efforts after World War II, and today, works in both new and protracted crises across more than 40 countries.
  • Meaningful work that responds to the diverse needs, priorities, and concerns raised by beneficiary communities. NRC Moldova meets immediate humanitarian needs, prevents further displacement, and contributes to durable solutions.

What We Offer

  • Duty station: Chisinau – Moldova
  • Contract duration: upto 31st December, 2024 with possibility of extension
  • Travel : up to 10%
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC Grade 9 salary scale, terms and conditions.
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. In the selection of our staff, we are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

Key Information – Please Take Note When Applying

  • Learn more about NRC here
  • To apply as an internal candidate, please click on the suitcase icon “I am an employee” on the top right of the page to be redirected to NRC’s internal career site.
  • Apply by completing all the system-required fields of your experience, employment history, and education in your application.
  • Ensure to attach your latest CV.
  • Submit your application and CV in English.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as per your passport.
  • Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered.
  • Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position.

NRC is very grateful to those who have responded thus far and continue to heed to our calls for support. This is going a long way in addressing the diverse needs, priorities, and concerns currently affecting the displaced communities.

For any questions pertaining to this role please write to [email protected] with the “Job Title” as the subject line.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and publication may close early as soon as a suitable candidate is identified.

Due to large response, NRC will not provide feedback to those candidates who do not meet criteria and/or not follow the application process.

How to apply

Please submit your application via this link

Deadline: 10 Mar 2024

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