Norwegian Refugee Council - ( Syria response office )
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Area Office Grants Coordinator ( National Position )

Job Description and Requirements

Rights Respected, People Protected


The Syrian Crisis is in its ninth year, but the level and intensity of conflict in the country remains high. Humanitarian and protection needs are overwhelming. According to OCHA, 11.7 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance inside of Syria and millions have been forced to flee. Approximately 6.2 million people in Syria are living in protracted displacement. Most IDPs have sought refuge with host families and in abandoned or unfinished buildings, which are often overcrowded. Elsewhere, they reside in tents or makeshift accommodation in informal settlements and camps. 3.7 million school-aged children are in need of support and 2.1 million are out of school and disconnected from learning and their peers.

Role Specific/Purpose:

The Grants Coordinator will contribute to achieving quality programming by closely supporting the Area Manager in ensuring effective grants management at Area Office level, including internal and donor compliance requirements, timely and quality proposal development at Area Office level as well as reporting, and acting as focal point for the key mandatory activities under NRC’s Project Cycle Management (PCM). S/he ensures NRC Programme/Support teams are informed of relevant donor compliance regulations and NRC procedures, manages donor and other external reporting, and coordinates grant revisions. The Grants Coordinator also supports Project Managers in the development of proposals and reporting in line with the grant process flowchart.

The Grants Coordinator function plays a significant part in planning, facilitating and learning from Securing Supporting Documentation regular Programme spot checks.

Ideal Candidate Profile:

We are seeking a motivated, energetic, dynamic and communicative candidate who has 3-5 years’ working experience in Project Cycle Management experience in a humanitarian/recovery context.Someone with working experience with international donor guidelines with systematic mind-set, attention to detail and capability of structuring a large amount of information in an easy accessible way

Bachelor’ degree in relevant university field (economics, public administration and similar), Fluency in English, both verbal and written is required.

Additional useful skills include: Excellent presentation and reporting skills, and an analytical thinker with interpersonal skills.

In this position you will join highly motivated and expert staff who are making a difference to the most vulnerable people in the world's biggest displacement crisis.

Key Job Tasks and Responsibilities:


  • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance, and procedures;
  •  Support overview and maintenance of grants in the portfolio, donor requirements, rules and regulations, and internal and external deadlines
  • Properly archive all grants-related documents;
  • Prepare, organize and follow-up on Grants mandatory events at Area Office level: Grants Opening meetings, Project Review meetings, Grants Closure meetings, etc
  • Assist the area manager in ensuring reconciliation of deliverables;
  • Write and disseminate teams’ action points according to the spot checks findings
  • Update area office Project Management planning tool based on project managers’ inputs;
  • Assist in organizing bi-yearly core competencies workshop;


Additional Information:

Contract Period: [12 months contract]

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

Duty Station: Amman, Jordan