Grant Management Lead: SomRep
Purpose of the position:
The position will lead the grant management team with the SomReP consortium. He/she is the principle focal point with donors and other stakeholders regarding grant management issues, coordinating cross departmental, multi-agency teams to ensure timely, high quality reporting and to response to donor and other stakeholders’ queries. He/she will lead (re)design of new phases of grants and coordinate start-up workshops to support smooth transition from design to implementation. The position will develop/update tools to manage a portfolio of grants from various donors, establishing mechanisms to track program performance, improve coordination/collaboration with others and ensure key performance milestones are met. He/she will support the Chief of Party and PDQA Director to the enhance visibility of the Consortium through attendance at external forum and the development of impact stories and marketing materials to promote the image of the consortium amongst donors, peers, and international community.
External Engagement and competitive intelligence gathering:
Establish or strengthen linkages and networks with key resilience actors and leading NGOs to gather donor intelligence and build collaborative relationships;
Programming Management and Redesign:
Pro-actively coordinate cross-functional, multi-agency teams to provide timely, quality donor reports;
Program marketing, reporting & donor compliance:
Travel to the field and develop SomReP success stories, package them for various audience and platforms (SomReP website and twitter) and share to enhance the visibility of programming;
Plan and lead program redesign and start-up workshop or process to ensure comprehensive hand-over of project to Project Manager and wider grant project teams;
Develop & Implement Appropriate People Capabilities System
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Strong negotiation skills
Networking/external engagement skills: proven experience in networking with donors and partners to bring about funding opportunities.
Ability to establish and cultivate strong, collaborative relationships
Team player; the ability to mobilize and work as part of a diverse team to achieve the overall goal
Demonstrated ability to mobilize cross-functional proposal team (technical, ops, field, finance, M&E, Regional/HQ) with right staff at the right time to meet even the tightest deadlines. Can also effectively mobilize multi-partner proposal development teams.
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
Educational level required: Master’s Degree in Development studies or related field
Experience: 4 years’ experience working in a humanitarian or development field, preferably with one or more previous assignments in developing contexts
Training in humanitarian standards is desirable with specific training in donor requirements e.g. OFDA, DFID, EuropeAid.
Excellent English Language skills;
Strong writing skills
Work environment: Office- based with field travel. The position requires frequent travel to Somalia, a dynamic and often insecure context; when in Somalia accommodation is in team houses
Travel: .30-40% travel to Somalia and other international destinations required
On call: As required