Title: Grants Manager
Location: Gaziantep, Turkey
Reports to: Deputy Country Director
Staff directly reporting to this post: Grants Coordinator
Relief International (RI) is a leading nonprofit organization working in approximately 20 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being, and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises, and chronic poverty. Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships, and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design, and implement the solutions that work best for them.
In Turkey, RI partners with local non-governmental organizations to provide critical health services for Syrian refugees, in particular, to address the gap in specialized health services such as mental health and physical rehabilitation. RI implements its programs in close coordination with the relevant Turkish Government authorities, including the Ministry of Health.
The Grants Manager helps ensure compliance with donor requirements at all stages of the project lifecycle and facilitates effective management of RI Turkey’s grants and sub-grants in coordination with other departments (e.g. Programs, Technical Units, Finance, Operations). This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring timely and quality reporting to donors, facilitating grant opening and closeout processes, advising on donor rules and regulations, coordinating proposal development processes, and capacity building of staff and implementing partners.
Responsibilities and Tasks
Grants Management & Compliance
Organize grant closing meetings to facilitate a timely closeout of a grant, support full expenditure of the budget, and ensure that all contractual obligations will be met (e.g. final report, asset disposal);
Organize monthly grant review meetings with representation from all relevant departments to review progress towards programmatic and financial targets (including BvA review), facilitate collective problem-solving to avoid delays in program implementation, and allow for early identification of modification requests;
Coordinate the preparation of modification requests for donors, including proposal revision, budget realignment, and other changes, in compliance with donor guidelines;
Liaise with the Middle East regional team on all grants management matters such as reviewing grant agreements, obtaining grant codes, requesting waivers and derogations, etc.;
Maintain a comprehensive and up-to-date filing system on all aspects of grants management.
Support the development of a tailored capacity building plan for each sub-grantee (as needed) to address the gaps identified through due diligence and organizational capacity assessments and monitor the successful implementation of those plans;
Conduct capacity building assessments and activities for partners, including training workshops and one-on-one mentoring of key staff on donor rules and regulations, report writing, and other areas as needed;
Improve partnership practices by periodically assessing RI Turkey’s partnership management approach taking into account diverse perspectives (both RI’s and partners’), developing case studies to capture lessons learned and best practices, and making recommendations for improvement.
Supporting the Country Director and Deputy Country Director in donor relations and other relevant stakeholders;
Contribute to strategic planning exercises and other mission program exercises.
Qualifications and Requirements
We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality and operational independence.
We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities.
This vacancy is archived.
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