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The International Rescue Committee is a leading global humanitarian and post-conflict development organisation working with people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.

IRC-UK is the European headquarters of the IRC. Established in 1997 as an independent British charity, IRC-UK supports programme management, contributes to policy and advocacy, raises funds to assist those affected by conflict and disaster, and carries out public education on related issues in Britain and Europe.

Grants Officer

The International Programmes Team

The International Programmes Team (IPT) leads the International Rescue Committee’s engagement with European donors. By closely working with the regional, country offices and Policy and Practice teams it acts as the intermediary between major European statutory donors, field offices and the New York headquarters. IPT coordinates the reporting and accounting of grants and offers its financial and management expertise to field offices and the teams in the Policy and Practice department.  IPT team members are also contributing to project design, negotiating with partners and are responsible for proposal development and compliance issues. With a deep understanding of the programmatic requirements of the various regions the IRC works in, and shifting donor strategies, the IPT is well placed to advocate on key issues on behalf of the IRC and was responsible for raising almost £110 million in the 2013/2014 financial year.  The IPT has forged good working relationships across the sector and is regularly called on by the IRC to offer advice and to assist with strategic planning.

IRC has recently taken the decision to create a unified Awards Management Unit which will unite the functions of IPT with those of a number of currently separate units based in New York and part of IRC-Inc. IRC-UK’s implementing arm. The AMU will be managed by a Vice President based in New York. The UK staff will have matrix reporting lines to New York and to the Senior Vice President Europe, who is also CEO of IRC-UK.

JOB PURPOSE
The International Programmes Team’s key objective is to enable the organisation to increase and improve the quantity and quality of support to beneficiaries by ensuring sustained programme funding. Grants Officer positions are central to this work.

The Grants Officer will have specific responsibility for:

• Manage the successful implementation of those IRC-UK European donor funded grants which are led or managed by the Policy and Practice department, together with any other grants that do not fit into IRC’s usual pattern of being non-UK country led. This will mean ensuring donor compliance, contractual requirements and accurate and quality reporting on project progress.
• Building and strengthening the capacity of the staff of the Policy and Practice department and its partners to manage, implement and report on European grants. This will entail providing advice on European donor compliance and implementation issues, building the capacity of Policy and Practice staff and partners on grants’ management and reporting through training, developing templates and tools, improving processes and systems and day-to-day support.
• Ensure good and professional working relationships with European donors.
• Supporting implementation of the Sida and Irish Aid framework contracts and subsequent frameworks/strategic funding partnerships with European institutional donors.
• Liaising closely with IRC’s Finance Department on matters of relevant financial management including grants and frameworks and how IRC’s administrative systems are set up to support these.

Please click on the job description for more information on how to apply.

Closing date: Monday 11th May at 10:00am

Regional Grants Officer (RGO) – French speaking

The International Programme Team

The International Programmes Team (IPT) leads the International Rescue Committee’s engagement with European donors. By closely working with the regional and country offices, it acts as the intermediary between major European statutory donors, field offices and the New York headquarters. IPT coordinates the reporting and accounting of grants and offers its financial and management expertise to field offices. IPT team members are also contributing to project design, negotiating with partners and are responsible for proposal development and compliance issues. With a deep understanding of the programmatic requirements of the various regions the IRC works in, and shifting donor strategies, the IPT is well placed to advocate on key issues on behalf of the IRC and was responsible for raising nearly £110 million in the 2013/2014 financial year. The IPT has forged good working relationships across the sector and is regularly called on by the IRC to offer advice and to assist with strategic planning.

IRC has recently taken the decision to create a unified Awards Management Unit which will unite the functions of IPT with those of a number of currently separate units based in New York and part of IRC-Inc. IRC-UK’s implementing arm. The AMU will be managed by a Vice President based in New York. The UK staff will have matrix reporting lines to New York and to the Senior Vice President Europe, who is also CEO of IRC-UK.

JOB PURPOSE

The International Programmes Team’s key objective is to enable the organisation to increase and improve the quantity and quality of support to beneficiaries by ensuring sustained programme funding. Regional Grant Officers (RGOs) are central to this work. RGOs:

• Provide support and guidance to country field offices in relation to quality reporting and donor requirements during programme implementation
• Manage the successful implementation of IRC European donor contractual requirements and reporting, ensuring compliance, accurate programmatic and financial information and good quality narratives on programme outputs
• Ensure good and professional working relationships with European donors.
• Contribute to improving work processes by sharing lessons learnt and identifying gaps or problems in current processes and proposing ideas for improvement. Gather and analyse European grants data and budget information for the respective region to present to senior management or to analyse within the team for strategic planning or analysis purposes.

Please click on the job description for more information on how to apply

Closing date: Monday 11th May at 10:00am

Project Finance Officer-Urban Refugees Advocacy and Learning Partnership

Urban Displacement

Urbanisation is changing the way humanitarians respond. IRC recognises this growing trend and in response is building its institutional capacity so that we able to respond effectively in this new and complex context, based on what we know works.

Building on IRC’s urban programmes across the world, this project focuses on a strong research, evaluation and learning agenda that will inform IRC’s own responses and that of the wider humanitarian community. This will enable us to ensure evidence that we can continue to lead the way as a global humanitarian leader in urban displacement.

SCOPE OF WORK

This position is a key role within project team, and requires an experienced project finance officer and motivated team-player with excellent communication skills and a keen eye for detail.
The main purpose of the position is to provide project financial management and logistical support to the Urban Refugees Advocacy and Learning Partnership.

Please click on the job description for more information on how to apply.

Closing date: Thursday 14th May 2015 at 10:00am 

In order to minimise administrative costs, IRC-UK will only contact short-listed candidates.

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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