Grants Coordinator (Consortia/Regional), Afghanistan


NRC Afghanistan established operations in 2003, and currently maintains four area offices in Balkh, Nangarhar, Herat, and Kandahar Provinces, as well as field offices in hard-to-reach provinces: Kunduz, Khost, Faryab, Sar-i-Pul and Badghis. NRC interventions are based on the humanitarian principles, which are promoted to increase the acceptance of humanitarian assistance amongst target populations, as well as, to facilitate and enable access.

Afghanistan is a protracted and complex emergency in which conflict and recurrent natural disasters combine, set against a back drop of the continued return of Afghan Refugees from Pakistan and Iran; the humanitarian context is characterized by multiple localised emergencies, striking communities and populations with low resilience and/or high vulnerability.

The purpose of the Grants Coordinator position is to provide essential grant management support to Head of Programme in delivering high-quality programmes in line with the NRC Country Office strategy, although is line-managed by the Grants Manager. This particular position will handle a small number of multi-year grants which have either regional or consortia aspects to their management (in which NRC Afghanistan is the lead agency). It is expected that the Grants Coordinator will also engage with other programme development work, and also influence some of the policy and technical discussions to which their grants portfolio engages, in particular with legal protection of displaced persons, socio-economic reintegration, and housing, land and property rights. The position reports to the Grant Manager.

Job description

  • Generic responsibilities:
  • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  • Develop and maintain overview of all grants, donor requirements, rules and regulations, and internal and external deadlines, including filing of grant documents (including through the grants database - forthcoming)
  • Coordinate the 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 and track and share relevant calls for proposals
  • 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 help-desk on donor related issues, including organize and deliver trainings in donor rules and regulations, as well as proposal and eport writing
  • Coordinate the development and distribution of internal reports
  • Contribute to PCM trainings and usage of the NRC PCM frame work in the CO as delegated by the Head of Programme
  • Support external donor audits
  • Represent with relevant partners and donors as delegated
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy

  • Specific responsibilities:
  • Responsible for reporting and oversight of a specific portfolio of grants for which NRC Afghanistan is lead agency either amongst a consortium of external partners or a regional programme with other NRC country offices, namely (at current):
  • Aid to Uprooted Peoples, with NRC Iran and Pakistan (EC)
  • Addressing Root Causes of Instability and Migration, in consortium (Dutch MFA)
  • Protracted Displacement and Regional Return, in consortium (DFID)
  • Co-facilitate the Housing, Land & Property Task Force (HLP TF), including through NRC sub-national coordinators, including implementation of HLP TF Action Plan
  • Develop the professional capacities and technical expertise of the four NRC sub-national HLP TF coordinators
  • Conduct monitoring and field support missions to project sites related to the grants portfolio
  • Support research, advocacy and communications related to the grants portfolio
  • Deputise for the Grants Manager as necessary


  • Generic professional competencies for this position:
  • Between 3-5 years of relevant experience within field of expertise
  • Relevant experience from the project management in the humanitarian sector
  • Experience from working with humanitarian and development donors
  • Good understanding of donor rules and regulations
  • Skills and experience in report and proposal writing
  • Strong 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

  • Context related skills, knowledge and experience:
  • Knowledge of the context in Afghanistan
  • Experience with consortium leadership
  • Knowledge of legal protection or housing, land and property rights for displaced persons
  • Experience of reintegration (displacement)

Personal qualities

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Influencing
  • Handling insecure environments

  • All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

We offer

  • Commencement: As soon as possible
  • Contract period: 12 months (extendable)
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s International or national general(Afghan nationalities) directions
  • Duty station:The position will be based in Kabul, with 30% travel
  • This is an unaccompanied post/non family duty station, with shared housing/ accomodation of moderate standard.
  • Due to the unstable security situation, recreational and social facilities are limited.
  • All international staff working and residing in Afghanistan are obliged to pay income tax to the Afghanistan authorities.
  • Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start.
  • Selected candidate need to provide certified University diplomas prior to applying for visa to Afghanistan
  • Application procedures and CV registration: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the "Company name" field for both company and location
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Kabul
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Emergency Aid
  • Closing Date: 2016-10-28

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