Regional Grants Manager – Middle East Office

Norwegian Refugee Council

What we are looking for:

A seasoned professional who has experience in quality programming through business development and grants management for multi-country and/or region. The job holder will provide a specific support to the NRC Human Mobility Hub (HMH) that covers Tunisia and Egypt through partnerships. They will also provide advice, guidance and capacity building support to grants staff and partners.

What you will do:

  • Grant Management: Responsible to set up and continuously improve internal grant management systems and processes for the development of high-quality proposals; analyse, and share learning from proposal and reporting processes, and compliance with donor rules and regulations.
  • Donor compliance and reporting: Ensure compliance of the Regional Office and the HMH with NRC Project Cycle Management (PCM) Framework and facilitate PCM activities, including inclusion of cross-cutting programme elements and Monitoring and Evaluation structures throughout all stages of the PCM.
  • Capacity Building: Responsible for providing or organizing training and capacity building of programme and support staff on NRC grants management, proposal and report writing, donor rules and regulations, and Project Cycle Management (PCM). Work with the relevant stakeholders to contribute to training and capacity building on internal and donor compliance requirements.
  • Funding Identification and Proposal Development: Support the Regional Head of Programme Support Unit (RHoPDSU), the Regional Head of Business Development Unit, the Regional Programme Director (RPD) and the Regional Director (RD) to develop a context-specific fundraising strategy, and ensure it is aligned with NRC Regional Strategy. This includes identifying funding trends, donor mapping exercises, donor engagement matrix, and development of Capacity Statements. Actively support the RHoPDSU, RPD and RD in donor engagement.
  • Coordination of Regional and Multi-country grants: Coordinate multi-country meetings with grantees including grant opening, review and closing as well as meetings with the consortia coordination unit (as per relevant).
  • Assessments and Partnerships Agreements: Lead on organisational assessments related to Regional, multi-countries, HMH grants of Partners as per NRC’s procedures.

Please download the detailed job description to learn more about the position.

What you will bring:

  • Five years of relevant experience in donor relations and grants management within a relevant context (e.g., with institutional humanitarian and development donors)
  • Experience working in complex environments and with Displacement affected people.
  • Good understanding of donor rules and regulations Knowledge of institutional donors’ rules, regulations, priorities, and compliance requirements – NMFA, SIDA, SDC, BHA, UNHCR, ECHO etc
  • Proven skills and experience in developing high quality reports and proposals and working with multiple donors.
  • Significant experience in managing coordination and communication within multipart or complex environments, alongside excellent interpersonal abilities.
  • Expertise in cross-functional management environments, coupled with exceptional teamwork abilities.
  • Good personal organisational skills, including time management, and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Good cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Willingness to travel to area offices and work in difficult environment according to travel requirements.
  • Knowledge of the NGO operations and the dynamics of the humanitarian sector in the Middle East.
  • Able to demonstrate experience of contributing to positive organisational change.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. French and/or Arabic is highly desirable.

What we offer:

  • Duty Station: Amman, Jordan
  • Contract: 12 months (Fixed-term renewable based on performance, funding and need for the position)
  • Travel: Upto 30% within the region.
  • Salary/benefits: grade 9 on NRC’s salary scale, with accompanying terms and conditions
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

Find out more about the benefits of working for NRC

Why NRC?

NRC currently has over 3,000 staff across the Middle East dedicated to assisting people affected by conflict in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine, Libya, Tunisia and Egypt. Its humanitarian interventions are based upon its programming expertise in the Core Competencies of Education, Shelter, WASH, Livelihoods and Food Security, and Information Counselling and legal Assistance (ICLA) to vulnerable displacement- affected people.

The Regional Programme Department, based in Amman and managed by the Regional Programme Director, is responsible for the strategic development of NRC programming in the region by maximizing the support to and the development of Country Offices’ (CO) as well as by exploring and creating synergies among COs. The Regional Programme Department is focused on research, policies, guidance and procedures, evidence and learning, capacity building, programme quality and donor relations. The department includes a Core Competency and Thematic Unit, a Durable Solutions Unit and Business Development Unit and a Programme Development and Support Unit with some additional functions.

The Regional Grants Manager, based in the Middle East Regional Office (MERO) and managed by the Regional Head of Programme Development and Support, is responsible for contributing to the achievement of quality programming in the region through business development and grants management for multi-country and/or regional grants. The RGM will provide a specific support to the NRC Human Mobility Hub that covers Tunisia and Egypt through partnerships. The post holder will also provide advice, guidance and capacity building support to grants staff and partners.

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We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee. Are you one of those people? If you are, NRC offers you the opportunity to:

  • do demanding and professional work, often in challenging contexts.
  • join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility.
  • be part of a welcoming and supportive community committed to human dignity.


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.

How to apply

Important information about the application process

  • Internal candidates only: To apply as an internal candidate, log in with your official email or click on Opportunity MarketPlace.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your passport. Complete all the system-required fields for experience, employment history and education.
  • Submit your application and CV in English, taking care to attach your latest CV.
  • Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered.
  • We receive many applications for each vacant position and so only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • We invite applications from all qualified and interested candidates. Send in your application here by latest December 6, 2023.
  • If you have any questions about this role, please email [email protected]with the job title as the subject line.

Closing date: 6 Dec 2023