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Senior Coordinator Grants and Accountability

Senior Coordinator Grants and Accountability

August 15, 2018

Job Title: Senior Coordinator Grants and Accountability
Country Program: Yemen
Location: Aden, with up to 25% travel
Duration: 24 months
Start date: 1st October, 2018

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

SCOPE OF WORK: Across the organization, the IRC Yemen has a diverse donor portfolio totaling US $ 22 million and comprising 14 grants. The Senior Coordinator for Grants and Accountability (SnrCGA) is a central figure within the IRC program management and support infrastructure and a member of the Country Management Team. Under the supervision of the Deputy Director Programs (DDP), the SnrCGA focuses on effective grants management and accountability, including oversight of monitoring and evaluation and supporting the inclusion of client voice in program design and review. The SnrCGA will be responsible for management of key humanitarian donor relationships together with the Country Director (CD).


  • Business development: Work closely with the CD, DDP, and technical coordinators to generate business development plans to achieve the strategic aims of IRC Yemen as laid out in the country Strategic Action Plan (SAP).
  • Lead the identification of new business opportunity by performing monitoring, research and analysis into donor strategies.
  • Oversee cross department coordination in relation to proposal development and project revisions and donor reporting.
  • Lead liaison with headquarters-based focal points during the proposal development phase.
  • With the guidance of the CD and DDP, represent the IRC with humanitarian donors.


Education: Masters in international dvelopment or related subject.
Experience: At least 5 years of experience working in grants management and business development in a multi-sectoral and multi-donor funded programs environment.

  • At least 3 years of experience related to M&E functions within a humanitarian organization.
    Demonstrated strong experience in donor reporting, with very strong English writing and editing, and critical analysis skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity strengthening of staff and a proven commitment to staff development.
    Strong ability to communicate concisely and with impact.
  • Should be a strong collaborator with effective interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work, manage, and meet competing deadlines in a fast-paced operating environment.
  • Must have a proven track-record of proactively identifying and communicating potential problems and proposing solutions.
  • Must be able to function effectively in a complex work environment and to set appropriate priorities and deal effectively with competing priorities and pressure Education: Masters in international development or related subject.
  • Application Process: To apply for this position, visit our website  and submit your CV and Cover Letter by August 24, 2018.