Awards Manager (Gaza)

Save the Children

***Due to the urgency to fill this role, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Kindly note that the position might be filled before the vacancy announcement is closed; therefore, early applications are encouraged.***

***This role will be contingent upon securing available funds, and we might use this vacancy to fill more than one post.***

The Opportunity – Gaza Award Manager

Post location: Gaza Field Office – Rafah and subject to change based on SC priorities and response in Gaza.

Contract Duration and Level of Effort: until 31st December 2024, with a possibility of extension based on available funds.

ROLE PURPOSE:

The Award Manager at Save the Children in Gaza will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of award management, including donor compliance, kick-off meetings, partner agreements, member communication, and budget vs. actual (BVA) reviews. You will play a critical role in ensuring effective implementation of donor-funded projects, adherence to donor regulations, and communication with project partners and stakeholders. This position requires strong project management skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic environment.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: TBD

Staff reporting to this post: Awards Officer

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Donor Compliance:

  • Serve as the focal point for ensuring compliance with donor regulations, requirements, and reporting deadlines.
  • Review donor agreements and contracts to identify key compliance obligations and ensure adherence throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Coordinate with program teams, finance, and other stakeholders to address compliance issues and mitigate risks.

Kick-off Meetings:

  • Organize and facilitate kick-off meetings for new awards, ensuring clear understanding of project objectives, deliverables, and donor requirements.
  • Collaborate with project teams to develop detailed work plans, timelines, and implementation strategies.

Partner Agreements:

  • Negotiate and finalize partnership agreements with implementing partners, ensuring alignment with project goals and donor expectations.
  • Provide guidance and support to partners on compliance with award terms and reporting requirements.
  • Monitor partner performance and address any compliance issues or concerns in a timely manner.

Member Communication:

  • Serve as the primary point of contact for communication with project consortium members, donors, and other stakeholders.
  • Facilitate regular meetings, calls, and updates to ensure effective coordination and collaboration among project partners.
  • Manage communication channels and disseminate relevant information to project stakeholders as needed.

Budget vs. Actual (BVA) Review:

  • Conduct regular reviews of project budgets vs. actual expenditures to monitor financial performance and identify variances.
  • Analyze BVA reports to assess project progress, identify potential risks or challenges, and recommend corrective actions as needed.
  • Coordinate with finance and program teams to address budget-related issues and ensure accurate financial reporting.

Reporting and Documentation:

  • Coordinate the preparation and submission of timely and accurate reports to donors, including narrative reports, financial reports, and other required documentation.
  • Maintain comprehensive records of award documents, correspondence, and project-related information for audit and compliance purposes.

Capacity Building and Training:

  • Provide training and capacity-building support to project staff and partners on award management processes, donor compliance, and reporting requirements.
  • Foster a culture of accountability, transparency, and continuous learning within the project team and among partners.

In order to be successful, you will bring/have:

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

ESSENTIAL:

  • Bachelor’s degree in International Development, Business Administration, Finance, or a related field; advanced degree preferred.
  • At least 5+ years of experience in award management, project management, or grants administration, preferably in the nonprofit sector or international development context.
  • Strong understanding of donor regulations, compliance requirements, and project management principles.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail, with the ability to analyze data and information to inform decision-making.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel, and experience with project management software is desirable.
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s mission and values, with a passion for improving the lives of children and families in Gaza through effective project management and partnership.
  • Language proficiency in Arabic and English.

DESIRABLE:

  • Experience of working with NGO
  • Experience in emergency response

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions. Application will be reviewed and selected on a rolling basis.

Save the Children promotes a diverse and inclusive work environment, women and people with different abilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Organisation

Save the Children works in development and humanitarian contexts with children and partners to help families, communities, and governments identify and use innovations to ensure all children survive, learn and are protected.

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

• No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
• All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
• Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

How to apply

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at Awards Manager.

If you’re unable to apply through the website, please submit your full application through email [email protected]

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.


Deadline: 10 Apr 2024