These strategic locations have allowed NRC greater reach from the north and south parts of the North-East and North Central region and allowed NRC to contribute to bridging the gap between humanitarian aid and development cooperation, including by focusing on equitable access to basic services and strengthening the rights of displaced people and returnees. In addition to the Country Office and the above-mentioned Area Offices, NRC has sub-office structures in Monguno, Biu, Mubi, Pulka and Gwoza.

We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee. 

If you are those people, the Norwegian Refugee Council in Nigeria is looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Grant Coordinator to join our team in Maiduguri Country Office, Borno State. You will be supporting the Grant Manager in essential grants management support, business development and reporting across the Nigeria profolio. The Grants coordinator will work closely with program, operations, M&E and finance staff, delivering quality programmes in line with the NRC Country Office strategy and Plan of Action.

Generic Responsibilities:

  • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures and consideration of NRC global and regional strategies when executing functions related to this role.
  • Develop and maintain overview of all grants, donor requirements, compliance, rules and regulations, and internal and external deadlines, including filing of grant documents (including through the grants database - forthcoming).
  • Support in the coordination of 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.
  • Be updated on donor priorities, trends and track and share relevant calls for proposals to the relevant teams.
  • 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 helpdesk 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 training and usage of the NRC PCM framework in the CO as delegated by the Grants Manager.
  • Support external donor audits.
  • Represent NRC towards relevant partners and donors as delegated.
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy.

    Specific Respnsibilities:

    • Prepare reports for donors, partners, and government on program progress,ensuring all reporting requirements of donors are delivered on time and in a quality manner.
    • Ensure quality of program writing, including program activity plans, reports and informal updates.
    • Work with the Grants Manger to develop concept notes and donor proposals, and participate in writing them in close cooperation with relevant departments in NRC Nigeria. 
    • Support in the development of generic concept notes, briefing notes and SITREPS to be used in donor meetings and visits. 
    • Maintain program files and ensure copies of donor concept notes, proposals, contracts, and reports are correctly filed in the Filing Tree.
    • Responsible for donor compliance of the respective grants and project cycle management processes for allocated projects. 
    • Support in the development and implementation of grants-related trainings, including proposal and report writing.
    • Ensure that all programme staff are aware of requirements and conditions of grant agreements and contracts, through the use ofgrant opening/mid/closing meetings and other methods.
    • Support in the maintenance of an accessible and well-organized filing system for storing all grant-specific files for all of NRC’s past and active grants and ensure that grant coordination systems and processes are successfully implemented. 
    • Support in keeping the Grants Tracker updated. 
    • Support in ensuring all documentation required is ready and available for audits.

      Please download Job Description for further details.

    • Between 3-5 years of relevant experience within field of expertise
  • Relevant university degree or higher education
Relevant experience with grants management in the humanitarian sectorExperience from working with humanitarian and development donorsGood understanding of donor rules and regulations Skills and experience in report and proposal writingStrong 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, with proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.

What’s in it for you? 

Join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility: 

At NRC we think creatively. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative. 

Learn on the job: NRC's collaborative working style favours the exchange of good practice and lessons learnt. At NRC, employees learn on the job and are encouraged to look for opportunities to develop new competencies. NRC managers prioritise the quality work and the competency development of their staff. This entails giving newcomers a good start, following up, training and mentoring employees to allow them to perform well in their current job, and offering learning and development programmes. 

Additional Information

 Duty Stations: Maiduguri, Borno State Nigeria 

Duration of contract: 12 months (Renewable).

Grade Level:  Grade 7 in NRC's grading structure. 

Reporting line:  Grants Manager

Travel:  40%

This position is open to Nigeria Nationals only. We invite applications from all qualified and interested candidates. Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline. Female candidates are strongly advised to apply.  The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 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 is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Geneva leads NRC’s representation with the IASC and UN agencies, and coordinates donor engagement with the UN and Swiss donors. NRC strives to assist and protect vulnerable and displaced people during crises, especially in situations of conflict. Established in 1946, NRC is an independent, humanitarian, non-profit, non-governmental organisation working in around 31 countries with approximately 14’000 staff. NRC employs a rights based approach, challenging those with responsibility to uphold the rights of displaced people set out within national and International Laws. NRC endeavors to secure the acceptance of local stakeholders for activities and is committed to the principles of humanity, neutrality, independence and impartiality.

NRC seeks to engage with all relevant actors in order to promote the full respect for the rights of displaced and vulnerable people; secure and maintain access for humanitarian operations and promote the achievement of durable solutions. NRC Geneva, with the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC), are NRC’s primary presence in Geneva.

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