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Grants Manager Palestine (Open to Nationals Only)

Norwegian Refugee Council

What we are looking for:

An experienced Grants Managerto to deploy to the current humanitarian crisis in Palestine to provide essential grant management to deliver quality programmes. The Grants Manager will have a particular focus on timely and quality proposal development (especially during the first and second phases of the emergency response), including identifying opportunities for funding. The role will also have a responsibility for managing compliance requirements, reporting, and internal and external communication.

What you will do:

  • 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.
  • Compliance and adherence to NRC policies, CC tools, handbooks and guidelines and a specific responsibility for Grants Management policies and procedures.
  • Contribute to the development of the Country Office fundraising and business development strategy in support to the Head of Programme and Country Director.
  • Develop and maintain an overview of all grants, donor requirements, rules and regulations, and deadlines, including filing of grant documents.
  • 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.
  • Support budget-holders ensure donor compliance and quality control across the project portfolio.
  • Responsible to set up and continuously improve internal grant management systems and processes; Document, analyse and share learning from proposal and reporting processes, and compliance with donor rules and regulations.
  • Represent NRC with relevant partners, donors, and other external stakeholders, as delegated by the Head of Programme.
  • Facilitate Project Cycle Management (PCM) activities, including inclusion of cross-cutting programme elements and M&E structures throughout all stages of the PCM.
  • Provide an internal help-desk function on donor compliance and PCM framework.
  • Responsible to provide technical Grants support, guidelines, and trainings across the Country Office, and share knowledge with Grants staff to ensure that they meet NRC’s standards and requirements. Also contribute to the induction of new staff with training of NRC Grants processes.
  • Promote the rights of Displacement affected People in line with NRC Response Policy and CO Advocacy Strategy.
  • Any other tasks as delegated by the Head of Programme.

Please download the detailed job description to learn more about the position.

What you will bring:

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant and related experience in a similar level working in a humanitarian/recovery context. (e.g., with institutional humanitarian and development donors)
  • Experience working in complex environments and with Displacement affected people. Knowledge of the context in Palestine, especially Gaza is highly desirable.
  • Experience in navigating and operating within challenging and unstable environments, disaster preparedness, response and recovery programming.
  • Good understanding of donor rules and regulations. Knowledge of institutional donors’ rules, regulations, priorities, and compliance requirements – NMFA, UNHCR, DFID, ECHO etc.
  • Proven skills and experience in report and proposal development and working with multiple donors and working with budgets.
  • Good personal organisational skills, including time management, and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Willingness to travel to area offices and work in difficult environment according to travel requirements.
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile with documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal. Knowledge of Arabic is a plus.

What we offer:

  • Duty station: Jerusalem.
  • Contract: 12 months (Renewal is subject to performance and funds availability)
  • Travel: Up to 10% (NRC operational areas- West Bank, including East Jerusalem and Gaza, and the region)
  • Salary/benefits: grade 9 on NRC’s salary scale, with accompanying terms and conditions
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. 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.

Find out more about the benefits of working for NRC

Why NRC?

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. Our 15,000 staff work in crises across 40 countries, providing life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year.

NRC currently has over 3,000 staff across the Middle East dedicated to assisting people affected by conflict in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Libya and Palestine. Its humanitarian interventions are based upon its programming expertise in the Core Competencies of Shelter, Education, WASH, Livelihoods and Food Security, and Information Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) to vulnerable displaced people that were forced to flee.

Watch this short video to see NRC in action.

We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee. Are you one of those people? If you are, NRC offers you the opportunity to:

  • do demanding and professional work, often in challenging contexts.
  • join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility.
  • be part of a welcoming and supportive community committed to human dignity.

Learn more about NRC’s operations in Palestine here.


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.

NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

How to apply

Important information about the application process

  • Internal candidates: To apply as an internal candidate, log in with your official email or click on Opportunity MarketPlace.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your national identification card. Complete all the system-required fields for experience, employment history and education.
  • Submit your application and CV in English, taking care to attach your latest CV.
  • 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.
  • We receive many applications for each vacant position and so only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • We welcome applications from all eligible and interested individuals. Please send in your application here by latest February 16th, 2024. Females are highly encouraged to apply.
  • If you have any questions about this role, please email [email protected]with the job title as the subject line.

Deadline: 16 Feb 2024

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