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Job Description and Requirements
International Relief and Development, Inc.
A nonprofit humanitarian and development organization, IRD improves lives and livelihoods through inclusion, engagement, and empowerment. We build lasting relationships and strengthen our beneficiaries’ capabilities to create sustainable change and direct their own development. IRD is recruiting for highly motivated and experienced staff for an anticipated program entitled the “Jordan Community Engagement Program.” The goal of the program is to strengthen community and national engagement in the context of regional volatility and transitions associated with domestic policy reform, economic conditions and demographic changes. The goal will be supported by the achievement of three objectives:
1.Expand NGO, community organization, professional association and government efforts to build resilience and address cohesion-related challenges;
2.Increase civil society-government-private sector cooperation in building resilience and addressing cohesion-related challenges; and
3.Strengthen skills and build other capacity relevant to community and national cohesion.
The following position is contingent on receipt of funding for the program.
Support potential and actual grant recipients to develop a suitable grant or activity. The grants specialist articulates and documents the responsibilities of the recipient, the milestones to be achieved and the budget.
Ma’an, Tafilah, Mafraq, Irbid, Jordan
Grants Specialist, Community Engagement Program:
The GS works closely with the PDO during the implementation phase to ensure that the awardee is complying with the terms of the signed agreement and to further ensure that USAID and IRD policies, procedures and practices are adhered to properly. The GS is responsible for preparing and maintaining grant documentation files from start-up to close-out.
•Supports the Regional Program Manager in developing viable, relevant concepts/activities
•Makes determinations of grantee worthiness to IRD management staff as required.
•Works with potential grant recipients to develop implementation plans, budgets, and scopes of work for potential grants activities.
•Works hand in hand with IRD procurement specialists to ensure materials arrive on time and as specified for grant implementation.
•Tracks the implementation of grant activities and requests modifications to budgets and scopes of work as necessary.
- A university degree in a relevant field.
- At least three years of experience in a programmatic or grants role on a donor funded program. Experience in a sub-grant making role on a USAID-funded cooperative agreement is a plus.
1.Demonstrable computer skills in MS Office programs, Internet, and Email.
2.Outstanding communication skills, fluent in English and Arabic.
3.Willingness to travel regularly
4.Reliable, honest, transparent; commitment for hard work and exceptional work ethics.
5.A university degree in a relevant field.
6.At least five years of experience in a programmatic role on a donor funded program. Experience on USAID-funded programs related to community mobilization, democracy and governance or economic development is a plus.
7.Demonstrable computer skills in MS Office programs, Internet, and Email.
8.Outstanding communication skills, fluent in English and Arabic.
9.Willingness to travel outside of Amman regularly.
10.Reliable, honest, transparent; commitment for hard work and exceptional work ethics.
CVs and Letters of Interest, together with a salary history that covers the last three years, should be sent in ENGLISH to IRD’s team by close of business on March 5th 2013.
Interested Parties should send their applications to email@example.com quoting the reference number for the position for which they are applying.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview and additionally undertake tests to measure their financial or linguistic ability as appropriate to the position.