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.
The International Rescue Committee has been working in Somalia since 2006, providing essential services to conflict and disaster affected communities. The IRC has been operational in Central Somalia (Mudug and Galgadud regions) and Mogadishu implementing interventions in the areas of livelihood, WASH, Governance and peacebuilding, GBV, Nutrition, education and health reaching out to more than 200,000 conflict and drought affected people.
Summary of Responsibilities: Reporting to the Grants Coordinator, this position will provide high level grant and budget management for the IRC Somalia Grants Unit. The IRC Somalia Grants Unit acts as the formal coordination point between IRC departments, including programs, operations, finance and global headquarters. This position will also liaise between the regional office and Somalia program with regards to grants strategy, compliance, capacity building and implementation of the IRC Somalia SAP.
Within this Grant Unit, the Senior Grants Officer will primarily oversee the budget management of the IRC Somalia portfolio and support the Grants Coordinator with budget management.
This includes leading standard grant specific meetings, reporting, and budget monitoring, as well as, implementing partner communications. Organization, flexibility, leadership and initiative are all key attributes to this position as it often involves independently solving unique issues as they occur while managing competing deadlines.
The Senior Grants Officer – Budgets and Compliance supports the Grants team by managing the day-to-day budget development and monitoring to ensure that budget and spending issues are immediately attended to and ensures that donor budgets are prepared in accordance with IRC and donor requirements and are submitted on time. (S)He will develop budget management tools and conduct trainings to improve efficiency, donor reporting and compliance.
Budget Development and Management
Compliance and Grants Management
Information Management and Capacity Building
Specific Educational Qualification
Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Accounting/ Business Administration/ Commerce/ Finance, or Bachelor’s/master’s degree in project management/Development and equivalent technical training certificate in Accounting /Budgeting (ACCA/CPA) and demonstrable experience in the same
Required to be able to communicate properly (written and verbal) in English
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Standard of Professional Conduct: IRC and IRC employees are required to abide by the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct which are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.
Gender Equality & Equal Opportunity: We are committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer generous benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances. We welcome and strongly encourage qualified female professionals to apply.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Are you ready to join the most dynamic team?
Female Candidates are highly encouraged to apply.