Trainee Grants Officer – Jordan
Trainee Grants Officer – Jordan
Norwegian Refugee Council
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.
The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs
Rights Respected, People Protected
NRC in Jordan
Established in 2012 NRC Jordan’s long-term outlook addresses the problems affecting life as a refugee. We work to build the resilience of Syrians, and to relieve the impact on the Jordanian communities that host them. Syrian refugees in Jordan are struggling. As they contend with difficult living conditions across the country, the obstacles are complex. They struggle to remain registered as refugees, to provide for their families, and to access essential services – including education for their children. The Jordanian communities that host them, meanwhile, feel the impact of hosting high numbers of refugees – with each year that passes, local infrastructure becomes more strained.
Trainee Grants Officer – Jordan Office
NRC’s Talent development trainee programme is designed to provide opportunities for individuals to gain experience in the humanitarian sector through a structured framework of on the job training, supportive leadership and individual training. Trainees will gain insight and understanding of humanitarian principles and functions and develop personal and professional competencies to prepare them for a future career within the sector. During the programme, trainees will work towards defined responsibilities with the objective of gaining the required level of key skills and experience in a specific profile.
The Grants Officer Trainee will work under the direct supervision of the Grants Manager to provide day-to-day support in all tasks related to effectively managing NRC Jordan’s various grants. Through this position, the Trainee will be exposed to different aspects of the Grants management and coordination process, including best practices, and tools. With the support of the mentor and line manager, the trainee will gain direct and relevant experience in its Grants role within the humanitarian sector working in line with a structured learning framework in line with the following responsibilities:
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Maintain an up-to-date overview of all grants and follow up on internal and external deadlines;
- Maintain up-to-date files for all past, current and upcoming grants within the trainee portfolio;
- Assist the process of compiling reports (external and internal) in close collaboration with Project Managers and Core Competency Specialists, to ensure accurate, transparent and timely reporting;
- Assist in the development of concept notes and project proposals, particularly through gathering and collating relevant information from a variety of sources;
- Update, design and produce donor engagement and internal support material (e.g. factsheets, newsletters, infosheets, cases for support, Country Office presentations)
- Provide support with research on donor priorities and strategies to inform the country office donor engagement plan and fundraising efforts.
Our Ideal Candidate:
NRC is seeking a passionate university graduate candidate, with professional writing skills, proficiency in English language and strong analytical skills, highly attentive to details and a team player, who is looking to move his/her career up to the next level by developing his/her personal and technical skills in the Humanitarian Sector through understanding the humanitarian principles and functions.
As we are working in a challenging context, the Candidate has to be flexible, and has the ability to prioritize, solve problems and ability to meet deadline.
Professional competencies for this position:
- Academic background and/or experience relevant to the position, including in research and policy analysis
- Fluent written and oral communication skills in English
- Strong analytical and writing skills
- Interest and/or experience in working within humanitarian and development response
- Strong communication, coordination and interpersonal skills
- Logical and methodical approach to work, detail oriented
- Some experience with editing complex written texts
- Highly proficient in the use of Excel; above average computer skills for Word and other applications
- Ability to multitask and work in high-stress scenarios with competing interests
Contract period: 12 months
Monthly Living Grant : 12.000 NOK
Duty station: Jordan
Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start