IRC the International Rescue Committee has developed unparalleled expertise in responding to emergencies and helping uprooted communities to rebuild. 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.
IRC – The International Rescue Committee is a global network with its headquarters in New York. The IRC is on the ground in more than 40 countries, providing emergency relief, relocating refugees and rebuilding lives in the wake of disaster.
The IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and, most crucially, accountability to those we serve. The IRC is a tireless advocate for the most vulnerable.
The Awards Management Unit: The Awards Management Unit (AMU) is a global department with the responsibility for identifying, securing, and managing all funding from statutory/government donors. The department includes the following teams: Program and Award Support, Strategic Partnerships, Compliance and Policy, Business Development, Planning and Strategic Operations, and Training.
The AMU is a bridge between donors and country programs: providing expert technical advice to the country teams, while maintaining portfolio-level visibility to ensure consistency and compliance and manage risk. This unit ensures that donor compliance policies and procedures are implemented consistently, and supports all staff working across the award management cycle.
The Crisis Response, Recovery and Development (CRRD) Department: The Crisis Response, Recovery and Development (CRRD) Department has a growing portfolio of humanitarian relief, post-crisis recovery, and development programs under their remit.
This work focuses support in five key areas: ensuring safety from harm, improving health, increasing access to education, improving economic well-being and ensuring people have the power to influence decisions that affect their lives. In all these programs, there is a drive to address the unique needs of women and girls (who represent the majority of those displaced) – and the universal barriers they face.
The Purpose of the Role: The East Africa Region has a portfolio of humanitarian relief, post-crisis recovery, and development programs currently in the following countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda.
Where additional support is required by the countries in the region, the Senior Grants and Business Development Coordinator is deployed to work as part of the grants, partnerships and/or program teams in country offices. This could include acting as a temporary member of the grants, partnerships and/or program team (e.g., as Grants Coordinator), or to provide surge support to assist in the development of proposals as well as donor reports, and to perform general grants management functions during peak periods.
Scope and Authority: No line management. However, when the position is deployed there could be line management responsibilities depending on the function performed in-country.
Key Working Relationships: The Senior Grants and Business Development Coordinator reports to the Senior Program & Award Advisor (SPAA) and works closely with Grants, Partnerships, Programs and Finance teams in country, as well as other members of the Regional Program and Award Support (RPAS) team, and other AMU team members, as well as country office and regional staff. When deployed, the Regional Grants and Business Development Coordinator will also be accountable to the relevant line manager in the respective country program.
Professional Standards: The IRC and IRC staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Global Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Equality and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.