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  • Job Opening at The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

  • Posted on: 31 October, 2016 Deadline: 3 November, 2016
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     The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the camp management, shelter, education, food security, legal assistance, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.

    The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world's largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours' notice when a crisis occurs.

    NRC is looking for a dedicated Grants Coordinator for our programme in Nigeria.

    Grants Coordinator


     The Grants Coordinator reports to the Head of Programme.

    Job description

    • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
    • Develop and maintain overview of all grants, donor requirements, rules and regulations, and internal and external deadlines, including filing of grant documents (including through the grants database - forthcoming)
    • Coordinate the development of donor applications and reports, as well as ensuring donor compliance and quality control
    • Contribute to the development, revision and quality control of funding proposals, budgets and donor reports
    • Be updated on donor priorities and track and share relevant calls for proposals
    • Document, analyze, and share learning from proposal and reporting process, and compliance with donor rules and regulations
    • Contribute to continuously improving internal grant management systems
    • Provide an internal help-desk on donor related issues, including organize and deliver trainings in donor rules and regulations, as well as proposal and report writing
    • Coordinate the development and distribution of internal reports
    • Contribute to PCM trainings and usage of the NRC PCM frame work in the CO as delegated by the Head of Programme
    • Support external donor audits
    • Represent with relevant partners and donors as delegated
    • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy


    • Between 3-5 years of relevant experience within field of expertise
    • Knowledge of the context and NRC programme activities in Nigeria
    • Relevant experience from the project management in the humanitarian sector
    • Experience from working with humanitarian and development donors
    • Good understanding of donor rules and regulations
    • Skills and experience in report and proposal writing
    • Strong communication, coordination and interpersonal skills
    • Strong analytical skills (data and financial)
    • Ability to mediate in high-stress scenarios with competing interest
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
    • Above average computer skills
    • Knowledge of humanitarian donors
    • Strong Writing skills
    • Knowledge of the humanitarian coordination framework
    • Budget development and management experience

    Personal qualities

    • Planning and delivering results
    • Managing resources to optimize results
    • Influencing
    • Handling insecure environments
    • Working with People
    • Analyzing
    • Communicate with impact and respect
    • A good sense of humour
    • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.

    We offer
    Commencement: November 2016
    Duration: 12 months
    Salary/benefits: According to NRC's general directions and free housing of moderate standard.
    Duty station: Maiduguri, with frequent travels.Maiduguri is a non-family posting. Travel outside Maiduguri is dependent on changing security conditions, especially for certain roads in the area. Recreational and social facilities are limited, and accommodation is modest. International staff members are required to live in joint accommodation.
    Approved health certficate will be requested before contract start
    Application procedures and CV registration: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the 'Company name' field for both company and location.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) career website on to apply

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