An international charity are looking for a Grants Manager to be responsible for the effective grant management of funding secured from DFID for two programmes. The post holder will oversee, with programme staff, the delivery of the programme as well as ensuring reporting requirements and other commitments made to DFID are met. The role involves working closely with Country Managers and will involve some overseas travel.
In addition to the DFID grant you will provide support, advice and grant management oversight to country and programme teams with regards to other DFID funding applications and DFID funded programmes.
-Maintain oversight of the delivery of the DFID grant, encompassing the projects managed by country managers and implemented by partners.
-Work closely with colleagues (including country managers, technical Advisers, PMEAL Advisers) to ensure effective communication, and reporting mechanisms, understanding of contract compliance requirements and that DFID's monitoring and evaluation requirements are met
-Act as the charity's lead contact point with DFID in relation to the grant, producing and submitting accurate and high-quality narrative and financial reports to DFID
- Co-ordinate all information requests from DFID, including annual reviews, due diligence checks and audits
-Work with the country teams to compile and communicate project results, evidence and lessons learnt to BRC staff, the IFRC, DFID and the sector (where applicable).
-Review project progress, in conjunction with Country Managers, technical advisers Logistics and Finance teams to ensure that adequate support is being provided to the projects
-Provide support and advice to country and programme teams on proposal writing, contractual obligations programme set-up, monitoring, reporting and evaluation for other DFID opportunities and grants
-Support the DFID team in managing the charity's wider DFID relationship as needs arise.
-Contribute to the overall work of the Department in strengthening institutional performance and accountability.
Skills and Experience required:
-Proven experience in managing large grants or contracts to high standards of performance and accountability (preferably DFID)
-Excellent reporting and financial management skills
-Planning and organisation skills, combined with analytical judgement and decision making in order to lead and manage the project
-Overseas field experience in the humanitarian or development sector
-Strong experience of working with a project cycle methodology and/or tools (including logical frameworks) promoting a standardised approach to project management
-Significant project management experience with the ability to co-ordinate project teams and manage effective relationships
-Coordinating additional technical support and advice to programme staff.
-Current knowledge of the international humanitarian and/or development sector including institutional donor standards and priorities (DFID ideally)