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The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across 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 Ukraine is looking for Grants Technical Officer in our office in Kyiv.

Role and responsibilities

The purpose of the Grants Technical Officer position is to provide essential donor and grant management support to the Head of Programmes in delivering quality programmes in line with the NRC Country Programme strategy and Plan of Action.

The following is a brief description of the role.

Generic responsibilities

  • Ensure adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  • Prepare and submit reports
  • Ensure proper filing of grant documents
  • Contribute to specific protection risks and needs analyses
  • Contribute to the design in consultation with PAC of protection response to identified risks and needs
  • 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 and revision of funding proposals, budgets and donor reports
  • Represent with relevant partners and donors as delegated.

Specific responsibilities

  • Operationalize NRC Ukraine’s donor mapping tool to ensure that donor priorities are reflected and track and share relevant calls for proposals for both humanitarian and development donors.
  • Contribute to networking with donors in Ukraine in order to identify humanitarian, as well as recovery/development funding opportunities, to support NRC activities in eastern Ukraine
  • Lead major grant processes including Grant Opening Meetings, Project Review Meetings, and Grant Closure meetings.
  • Support the development of CO strategy and project proposals through context analysis, recommendations on programmatic approaches, and proposal writing.
  • Support NRC’s data management and analysis processes using a multi-core competency perspective to deepen NRC Ukraine’s understanding of major socio-economic and demographic trends.
  • Document, analyze, and share learning from proposal and reporting process, and compliance with donor rules and regulations
  • Lead the continuous improvement of internal grant management systems
  • Capacity building and supervision of Grants Assistant for the implementation internal grant management process, maintenance of help-desk on donor related issues, development and distribution of internal reports, support of external auditors, and other major grant administration processes.
  • Contribute to Project Cycle Management (PCM) trainings and usage of the NRC PCM framework in the Country Office, as delegated by the Country Director
  • Contribute to specific protection risks and needs analyses
  • Contribute to designing of protection response to identified risks and needs.

Competencies

Professional competencies

Generic professional competencies for this position:

  • University degree
  • Between 3-4 years of grant and / or contract management experience
  • Relevant experience in project management; preferably in the humanitarian sector
  • Experience from working with humanitarian and / or 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

Context related skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Knowledge of the context in eastern Ukraine
  • University level English both spoken and written is required
  • Ability to write a logical and clearly structure academic essay, business memo, and / or project proposal is required
  • Proficiency in Ukrainian and Russian

Behavioral competencies

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Influencing
  • Handling insecure environments

We offer:

  • Type of contract: local employment contract for 1 year, with the possibility of extension.
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC salary scale, terms and conditions.
  • Duty station: Kyiv, Ukraine.

Please note that we will contact only shortlisted candidates.

NRC retains the discretion to cancel the recruitment.

NRC might review applications before advert deadline, therefore interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.

 How to apply:
  • To apply please follow this link https://vacanciesinukraine.com/jobs
  • To help us track our recruitment effort, please indicate in your cover letter how (vacanciesinukraine.com) you have heard about this position.
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The Norwegian Refugee Council is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises in 31 countries, where we help save lives and rebuild futures.

We deliver high-quality aid where needs are greatest. When we started our relief efforts after World War II, humanitarian needs were critical. They still are – and we’re still there, protecting people forced to flee and supporting them as they build a new future. Today, we work in both new and protracted crises across 31 countries, where we provide camp managementfood assistanceclean watershelterlegal aid, and education.

We stand up for people forced to flee. NRC is a determined advocate for displaced people. When we witness injustices, we alert the world. We promote and defend displaced people’s rights and dignity in local communities, with national governments and in the international arena. NRC’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva is a global leader in monitoring, reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

We respond quickly to emergencies. NRC’s global provider of expertise, NORCAP, the world’s most used, boasts around 1,000 experts from all over the world. Our experts stand ready to deploy at a moment’s notice to support the UN and local authorities in humanitarian crises.

Around 14,000 humanitarians work with the Norwegian Refugee Council. Most of us are hired locally to work in the field, and a small number are based at our head office in Oslo. Many of our colleagues were once themselves fleeing their homes.

Today, a record 68.5 million people are fleeing war and persecution. Not since World War Two have more people needed our help. The Norwegian Refugee Council assisted over 8.5 million people worldwide in 2018, and with your support, we can help even more.

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