Grants and Fundraising Manager Employment Opportunity – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Kampala, Uganda
Senior Programs Coordinator
International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are
shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of
their future. It was created by Albert Einstein more than 80 years and has been
working in Uganda since 1998. It has particularly working in the conflict zones
where tens of thousands of people have been kills and over 1.6 million
displaced. Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are returning home and
looking to rebuild their lives. The IRC is there to protect women and children
from violence and exploitation by fostering a safe environment and encouraging
education, and is supporting farmers and small businesses, and helping
communities promote peace and long-term development.
 The Grants and Fundraising
Manager will mainly be responsible for ensuring efficient grants management and
funds mobilization for the country program. The position will link closely with
the program and operation team members at Kampala and field offices, and various
technical units.
Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Fundraising:
Develop, update and implement a well-designed
fundraising plan for the country program in line with country Strategy Action
Plan (SAP), working in coordination with the HQ business development team
Research and collect information from external and
internal sources about potential funding opportunities for the country program
Identify, assess and approach new donors and
represent the IRC as required with donors together with relevant program and
management team members
Keenly analyze and provide advice to program staff
and senior management on donor policies/compliance issues and formal
requirements of donors
Build fundraising capacity within the program team
and train staff on donor relations, proposal writing, report writing, donor
compliance issues, and donor contract management
2. Program Design & Proposal
Draft high quality donor proposals and other grant
documentation in collaboration with the Technical Coordinators, Program
Managers and Technical Advisors, ensuring that IRC’s Strategy Action Plan (SAP)
priorities, and Design, Monitoring & Evaluation guidelines are incorporated
into proposals and projects.
Work closely with the Technical Coordinators in
proposal and budget development processes for all public and private-sector
donors relevant to the country program
Monitor overall donor issues (strategy,
partnerships) and funding trends by undertaking research of donor websites,
attending coordination meetings and discussions with IRC country, regional
teams and the technical advisers
3. Grants Management & Compliance:
Work under the guidance of the Senior Program
Coordinator (and Country Director), work closely with Technical Coordinators
/Managers and the operations (Finance and Supply Chain) teams on all grants
related tasks, specifically focused on compliance and grants administration
Maintain grants and report tracking system to
ensure all grant files are organized and well managed for planning and preparation
of donor reports and project monitoring.
Maintain grants and sub-grant management system,
including grant files, project and financial reporting documentation, and
monitoring systems and tools to ensure sub-grant compliance.
Support the organization and follow-up of grant
opening meetings, monthly grant review meetings, and grant close out meetings.
Support program teams in monitoring program activities, work plans and BvAs on
a monthly basis to ensure program quality in collaboration with Technical Coordinators/Managers.
Carry out training for program and operation staff
at country office and field office level on grants management related issues.
Provide technical guidance on IRC and donor
regulations to ensure compliance within program implementation and reporting.
Raise compliance issues with program staff, finance staff and Country Director
as necessary.
4. Reporting & Documentation:
Manage all internal and external reporting,
ensuring high-quality, well-written and timely reports meeting donor and IRC
requirements, with support from the Technical Coordinators/Managers.
Consolidate monthly internal program progress
reports based on input from Program Managers, including tracking progress on
program indicators and reporting on key program highlights/issues
Work closely with Technical Coordinators/Managers
to prepare narrative program reports in accordance with donor designated
formats as required. Ensure that draft reports disseminated for review and
feedback by senior management team, relevant technical advisors, and HQ staff
prior to submitting the final report to donor.
Prepare and update country program and specific
sectoral information sheets. Provide relevant communications information as
necessary for dissemination to donors, regional office and HQ.
5. Monitoring & Evaluation:
Work closely with the Technical Coordinators in
support to strong data collection and monitoring & evaluation plans within
each program and proposal. This includes working with technical teams to
develop logical frameworks and indicators.
Undertake field visits to orient about the
program, understand the monitoring systems in place and provide recommendations
on the same
Conduct training for the field team members on
program monitoring systems (working with the Coordinators and Managers)  
Skills and Experience: 
The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s
degree in international relations or other relevant field; Masters preferred
At least three to five years of INGO field
experience in a similar position: grant management, proposal development
(program narratives and budgets) and donor reporting.
Working knowledge of UN (UNHCR/ UNDP/ UNICEF/WHO),
US (USAID/BPRM), EU (ECHO/ EC) and UK (DFID) donor regulations, procedures and
Prior exposure and experience of raising funds
from USAID, ECHO, DFID, EU, UN, private donors, multilateral agencies etc
Proven ability to develop winning proposals to
public and private-sector donors
Ability to represent IRC to donors and external
actors as necessary
Excellent written and spoken English essential
Excellent organizational skills, ability to
determine priorities and attention to detail a must
Ability to work in a multicultural context as a
flexible and respectful team player
Willingness to travel to the field as and when
High-level of knowledge and practice with Word,
Excel, Outlook, etc. required
Work in a multi-sectoral/ multicultural team-
patience, cultural sensitivity and application of contextual understanding in
day to day work
Demonstrated ability to work with tight deadlines
for proposal development/ information needs
Female and Ugandan nationals are strongly encouraged to apply. International
allowances are not available, position open to Ugandan Nationals only.
to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should apply online by clicking on link

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