Relief InternationalClosing Date : 2019-05-23
Duty Station : Amman, Jordan
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Organization: Relief International
Country: Jordan, United States of America
Closing date: 23 May 2019

Position:Regional Awards Manager, Middle East

Location: Washington, DC or Amman, Jordan (with travel to field offices when required up to 30%)

Reports to:Regional Program Director

About RI:

Relief International specializes in relief and development programs that benefit people in acute distress. A registered non-profit in the US, UK, France and Belgium, our work targets those fragile countries or communities that suffer from recurrent man-made or natural crises that impede human development. The people that we serve live in seventeen countries across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia where the debilitating effects of political instability, forced displacement, and natural disasters are pervasive. Often, RI is the only organization providing healthcare, education, logistics, energy, capacity building, economic development, sanitation, and many other forms of assistance to these highly vulnerable communities.

Position Summary:

The Regional Awards Manager will provide overall compliance technical support to country offices and regional support office throughout the project life cycle -- a proposal, kickoff, implementation, and close out. Working collaboratively with country team members, this role will be responsible for ensuring that the grants in the Middle East portfolio adhere to all award management obligations internally with Relief International and externally with donors.

Position Responsibilities and Duties:

Provide guidance and training on donor regulations at proposal kickoffs or inception workshops and grant close-out, including audit readiness.In coordination with regional and global finance staff, provide guidance and training on financial compliance, including allowable costs, budget trackingProvide guidance on operations compliance, particularly for general procurement, Pharmaceutical procurement and management, Security, Provide guidance on partnership/sub-award management, including vetting and collaborative scoping of partners, drafting and review of sub-award agreements and modifications, oversight and report verification. Provide technical advice on donor and partner negotiations Lead the grant agreement review process In coordination with Regional Program Officer, lead grant and sub-grant modification/amendment preparation with Country officeTrain and roll out award management processes to Country OfficesLead inception and close out workshops for new/strategic/high-value grantsCarry out grants compliance spot checks and site visits Undertake portfolio review, gathering and presenting data to help guide decision making.

Qualifications & requirements:

This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment.

Professional qualification relating to business, finance, accounting or international developmentProven (7+ years) track record of in-country award portfolio management and knowledge of major donors compliance requirementsExperience communicating with impact in a complex stakeholder environmentExperience of staff management, supervision and capacity building in Award ManagementProven track record of supporting a senior management teamProblem-solving skills to identify and lead the resolution of issuesGood attention to detail and analytical skillsComputer literate (i.e. Word, advanced Excel, Outlook, financial systems).Cultural awareness and ability to build relationships quickly with a wide variety of peoplePatient, flexible, able to improvise and communicate clearly and effectively under pressureExcellent planning, management, and coordination skills, with the ability to organize a workload comprised of varying and changing tasks and responsibilitiesBasic understanding of operational programming, including the realities of the contextStrong communication (written and spoken), and interpersonal skills in English, with experience in managing multicultural teamsDeep understanding of Partnership PrinciplesUnderstanding of internal control environment needs related to programs in Syria and other complex crisis environments.

Relief International's Values:

We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities.

We value:

Inclusiveness Transparency and accountabilityAgility and innovation Collaboration Sustainability
How to apply:

Interested applicants are requested to fill in their applications on the link below:

https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=RI&cws=4&rid=1363

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