Grants Manager – Yemen
INTERSOS is an independent humanitarian organization that assists the victims of natural disasters, armed conflicts and exclusion. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable people.
Terms of reference
Job Title: Grants Manager – Yemen
Duty station: Yemen – Roving (50% Sana’a, 50% Aden)
Starting date: 01/05/2022
Contract duration: 12 months – with option for renewal/extension
Reporting to: Programme Coordinators; Head of Mission
Supervision of: Grants Officer
Dependents: Non-family duty station
General context of the project
While the armed conflict is approaching its eight year, Yemen remains globally the largest humanitarian crisis with two out of every three Yemenis (20.7 million individuals) requiring some humanitarian and protection assistance.
Where humanitarian needs are primarily driven by the conflict, the intensity of fighting has given no signs of abating but further increased in 2021, causing new displacement or sustaining/compounding displacement and destruction of civilian infrastructure. Over 4 million people are currently internally displaced. Yemeni people are exposed to a maximum vulnerability of compounded layers: conflict, displacement, poverty, political-security-social-economic-financial crisis (e.g. +80% of Yemenis living below the poverty line, +40% of Yemeni HHs have lost their primary source of income, while food prices have doubled between 2015 and 2019 and continuing increasing). Malnutrition and food insecurity, generalized violence, epidemics (cholera, dengue, diphtheria, measles, etc.), floods, global and inter country isolation and the COVID-19 pandemic further contribute to Yemen’s vulnerability. Protection needs are critical in this context: civilian casualties and injuries caused by the fighting, new and protracted displacement, economic decline, depletion of assets and resources, growing food insecurity and malnutrition, limited access to basic services (e.g. clean water, health care, education, etc.), natural disasters and adoption of negative coping mechanisms. Vulnerable groups face disproportionate and specific challenges to their physical and mental well-being. Vulnerability of women and children, especially girls, has dramatically increased. Vulnerable groups face disproportionate and specific challenges to their physical and mental well-being. Out of the 20.7 million people in need in Yemen, 17.9 million persons require some sort of health assistance and 9.7 million out of those are in dire need of health assistance. The conflict has produced devastating consequences for the health care system. Only 50% of the health facilities (HFs) are fully functional countrywide, while 37% are partially functional and 13% remain non-functional. The lack of medicines for the treatment of non-communicable diseases, shortages in trauma supplies, widespread malnutrition, disrupted water and sanitation systems, displacement, inadequate maternal and child health care services, and lack of qualified and available health care staff have had a severe and life-threatening impact on the health status of the Yemeni population, putting an incredible strain on the humanitarian community to respond. The economic situation has been progressively worsening, as the Yemeni Rial continues to depreciate and most of the population are not able to meet their basic needs, including affording transportation to and from HFs and cost of basic medical services. Health analysis from WHO indicates that the leading causes of avoidable death in Yemen are communicable disease, maternal, perinatal and nutritional conditions (together accounting for 50% of mortality) and non-communicable diseases (39% of mortality).
General purpose of the position
The Grants Manager will coordinate with Head of Mission, Program Coordinators, Project Managers and Technical Coordinators to ensure timely support for design and development of new project proposal, reporting in adherence to donor’s guidelines, ensuring these are in line with INTERSOS’ program goals, objectives and indicators.
Main responsibilities and tasks
- Develop clear understanding of INTERSOS program and strategy for Yemen, contributing to their definition.
- Coordinate with Program Department and other departments in order to develop new proposals according to donor’s template and procedures. Be accountable for the initial drafting of the narrative and budget design of any new grants.
- Ensure that programs’ design matches INTERSOS and donor technical minimum standards and seek MEAL department guidance and tools.
- Assist in the coordination of detailed plans at the start of funded projects, which is consistent with program documentation (grant document and proposal).
- Ensure the compilation, review and submission of timely, compliant and consistent reporting per INTERSOS and donor requirements.
- Ensure the timely compilation, review and submission of relevant supporting documents for monitoring exercises conducted by donors or third parties.
- Flag significant deviation from the program implementation plan and estimated expenditures, alerting relevant staff.
- Compile and disseminate grant information necessary to other departments and donors.
- Build the capacities of project staff on INTERSOS and donor requirements in terms of reporting.
- Assist in the representation of INTERSOS in external meetings with donors.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Required profile and experience
University degree or equivalent professional experience / technical qualification.
- Minimum 5 years relevant working experience in humanitarian sector with NGOs
- Prior experience in working in grant management and compliance management at project or grant unit level.
- Experience with remote work and in giving remote support to staff based in the field
- Experience with monitoring and accountability tools and systems
- Demonstrated capacity to produce quality reports in English
- Strong knowledge of donors’ compliance (DG ECHO, BHA, GAC, UNHCR, IOM, WHO,)
- Strong knowledge of Project Cycle Management tools (Financial Plan, Workplan, logframe)
- Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills
- Computer (Excel) and admin/finance skills
- Able to work independently**Languages**
Fluency in English, with excellent English writing skills
Arabic will be considered an asset, but not a must
- Very strong coordination, communication and negotiation skills.
- Teamwork, team spirit and diplomatic skills.
- Strong planning and organizing skills.
- Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks at once with tight deadlines.
- Flexibility and adaptability.
- Strong analytical and practical problem-solving skills.
- Humanitarian motivation
Please also mention the name, position and contact details of at least two references, including the line manager during your last job. Family members are to be excluded.Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interviewLink: https://www.intersos.org/posizioni-aperte/missioni/#intersosorg-vacancies/vacancy-details/620169f266fe6f001e65dcd4/