Grants Officer

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Posted on 21 Nov, 2022
Closing on 03 Dec, 2022

Job Description

The purpose of the officer position is day to day support programme development, grants monitoring and reporting.


Generic responsibilities

  1. Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  2. Implement delegated support function portfolio according to plan of action
  3. Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  4. Promote and share ideas for improvement of programming function
  5. In the absence of Grants Coordinator, act in his/her position. Unless otherwise stated in writing, the Grants Officer will be fully accountable for all functions of the role during such period(s).
  6. Ensure proper filing of documents, ensuring proper maintenance of all hard copy project documentation and timely uploading of documentation onto the SharePoint (NRC Intranet)
  7. Participate in external coordination meetings as may be appropriate
  8. Proactively engage in both internal and external processes that pre-position NRC as a champion on use of Cash and Markets Programming for the CC, (including in Cluster engagements) for funding opportunities with both donors and the Clusters. 

Specific responsibilities

  1. In consultation with the Grants Coordinator and the Grants Manager, develop and enforce compliance with standard operating procedures (SOP) for proposal/concept note development and submission to donors.
  2. Regularly monitor funding opportunities by, among other activities, undertaking regular review of various donor websites to identify calls for proposals for Yemen as well as to note and share any relevant information.
  3. In consultation with Grants Coordinator, develop a calendar for potential concept notes and project proposals development for each Financial Year.
  4. Based on credible needs assessment and gap analysis, coordinate development of concept notes and project proposals, both solicited and unsolicited.
  5. Ensure that the Yemen Filing Tree is up to date and in compliance with the minimum standards.
  6. Ensure that Cycles is fully updated and up to date and being used pro-actively
  7. Promote use of Cycles to generate reports and dashboards
  8. Responsible to update and share the funding tracker on timely basis
  9. Responsible for coordinating reporting processes on the CO level
  10. Coordinate closely with Core Competency Managers/Coordinators and Monitoring and Evaluation teams to produce analytical qualitative information for reports and to inform advocacy and programme communications.
  11. Participate in and/or initiate periodic visits to the field/project site visits and project review meetings, as may be appropriate for effective project cycle management.
  12. Proactively support development of country Office fact sheets, Situation Reports (SitRep) and other reports as appropriate
  13. Proactively support initiatives to strengthen staff capacity to effectively use NRC systems and related tools for effective project cycle management


  • University Degree in Development Studies or any related field.
  • 2 – 5 years’ experience in a similar role


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.

NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Geneva leads NRC’s representation with the IASC and UN agencies, and coordinates donor engagement with the UN and Swiss donors. NRC strives to assist and protect vulnerable and displaced people during crises, especially in situations of conflict. Established in 1946, NRC is an independent, humanitarian, non-profit, non-governmental organisation working in around 31 countries with approximately 14’000 staff. NRC employs a rights based approach, challenging those with responsibility to uphold the rights of displaced people set out within national and International Laws. NRC endeavors to secure the acceptance of local stakeholders for activities and is committed to the principles of humanity, neutrality, independence and impartiality.

NRC seeks to engage with all relevant actors in order to promote the full respect for the rights of displaced and vulnerable people; secure and maintain access for humanitarian operations and promote the achievement of durable solutions. NRC Geneva, with the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC), are NRC’s primary presence in Geneva.

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