Grants & Partnership Manager – PlayMatters US Non-profit Jobs – International Rescue Committee


Job Title:    Grants & Partnership
Manager – PlayMatters (re-advertised)

Organization: International
Rescue Committee

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Deputy
Project Director – PlayMatters


About US:

The International
Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by
conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. It
was created by Albert Einstein more than 80 years and has been working in
Uganda since 1998. It has particularly working in the conflict zones where tens
of thousands of people have been kills and over 1.6 million displaced.
Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are returning home and looking to
rebuild their lives. The IRC is there to protect women and children from
violence and exploitation by fostering a safe environment and encouraging
education, and is supporting farmers and small businesses, and helping
communities promote peace and long-term development.


Job Summary:  The Grants and Partnership Manager will be
responsible for the overall grants and partnership management processes for the
PlayMatters Project. S/he will lead in all partnership identification, serve as
the primary liaison with all sub-grantee partners, ensure compliance to donor
rules and regulations while maintaining active and cooperative relationships
with all the IRC Uganda PlayMatters project staff and partners. This position
has close working relationships with the Technical Coordinators, Operations,
Finance, MEAL, and Supply Chain staff, as well as regular communications with
field-based staff. This position will be based in Kampala with travel to field


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  


overall oversight of the grants administration of the PlayMatters project in
Uganda. including but not limited to: conducting project cycle meetings (POM,
PRM, PCMs monthly BvA); coordinating with different departments to follow up on
action points and pending issues to ensure proper grants management; responding
to ad-hoc HQ, donor, and IRC Uganda staff requests and questions related to
compliance; updating and disseminating project-related information; and
maintaining project files.

closely with Finance department to monitor expenditure rates / spending levels
and provide feedback to field leads and departments heads on key issues.

Have a
deep understanding of donor policies, regulations and procedures and train
other team members in these areas

support to and advise technical / field coordinators on various project
management issues, such as budget management, work plan implementation,
indicator tracking, and achievement of project objectives/outputs.

timely receipt and submission of monthly, quarterly, and annual project reports
to donors


Lead and
oversee the mapping, identification, due diligence assessment and contracting
processes with suitable partner organizations for project implementation

the PEER process for all new partners and on partners’ risks and recommend
capacity building actions accordingly.

work with technical and financial project staff to undertake regular
programmatic and operational monitoring and support visits for partners

the partners annual work and performance plans to ensure long-term and
short-term priorities are on track

grant related information sharing, meetings, periodical check ins and reviews
with project staff and partners.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Grants &
Partnership Manager – PlayMatters job placement must hold a Degree in relevant
field of study.

At least
three years of work experience in grants management and partnership management

knowledge of donor regulations, procedures, and compliance requirements

report writing experience for major donors.

computer skills and competency

development, management and monitoring skills required, must be able to review
donor budget (both IRC format and donor).

communicator with strong organizational, time management and analytical skills

interpersonal, cultural and diplomatic skills

to respond to multiple priorities in a timely manner, producing high-quality


Please note: This
position is open only to Ugandan nationals.


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link




The IRC and IRC
workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way –
Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, 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


Deadline: 26th November 2020


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