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  • Posted: Mar 27, 2020
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  • The International Rescue Committee is a global humanitarian aid, relief and development nongovernmental organization.
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    Grants Intern

    Job Summary

    As part of the IRC Kenya Grants Unit, the Nairobi-based Grants Intern is responsible for assisting in both grants management and maintaining institutional memory for the country program. The Grants Unit acts as both an external liaison to donors and an internal liaison between field, country, and HQ-level staff, as well as between various departments (Programs, Logistics, Finance, HR). Furthermore, the Grants Intern is asked to assist other program staff as needed in a variety of tasks, from monitoring tool development to attending coordination meetings. This is an excellent opportunity for persons interested in learning about humanitarian assistance provision in a refugee setting. The Grants Intern reports to the Grants Manager, based in Nairobi.

    Responsibilities

    Grants Management

    • Assist Grants Manager in ensuring compliance with donor regulations
    • Maintain accurate records of grants files in both hard and soft copy.
    • Maintain grants management tools.

    Donor Report Review

    • Build and circulate monthly reporting schedules.
    • Send timely reminders to field teams to ensure adherence to reporting schedules.
    • Compile edit and review reports as requested.

    Grants Monitoring

    • Support the Grants Manager in coordinating grant opening meetings, budget vs. actual meetings, and grant ending meetings.
    • Take minutes and follow-up on action points for aforementioned meetings.

    Filing

    • As requested, assist the Grants Manager in mainlining current online and offline filing system.
    • Assist in any other tasks requested by Programs staff or the Grants Manager.

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    Regional Measurement of Actions Coordinator

    Job Summary

    This position sits within the Great Lakes Regional Unit reporting to the Deputy Regional Director with a technical report to the Senior Advisor Measurement Action. It covers four countries Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania.

    The main tasks of the position are 1) to support in-country M&E staff in their efforts to ensure that program data are of high quality and used effectively for decision making and 2) to ensure alignment of measurement vision and priorities between countries and Headquarters

    The scope of the job includes both coordination and technical responsibilities contributing directly to the achievement of IRC’s measurement and overall effectiveness goals, particularly those integrated within the individual countries’ Strategic Action Plans. It also includes supporting the regional management in better understanding country and regional performance and in using data to inform decision making.

    The selected candidate will be a professional with experience in a variety of operational contexts and able to work across multiple technical areas. She/he will understand the challenges to effective measurement both technically and operationally and be able to collaborate with a diverse group of colleagues to develop and implement a common set of measurement standard guidelines and best practices that can contribute to making the IRC an outcome focused organization. This role will contribute to the implementation, throughout the countries in the region, of key aspects of the measurement strategy and delivery plan.

    Responsibilities

    • Provide hands-on technical assistance to support country programs to deliver on their measurement commitments by working closely with in-country measurement staff, country management and headquarters Measurement Unit. This includes:
      • Providing support for routine and ad-hoc measurement activities throughout the program cycle
      • Supporting the use of standardized indicators within and across countries in the region, leading to meaningful aggregations and potential benchmarking opportunities.
      • Brokering between in-country measurement staff and other technical staff across the organization to ensure that country needs and feedback are properly and timely addressed.
      • Establishing and following processes and procedures that are conducive to continuous improvements in data quality and support IRC’s management in their efforts to use measurement data for decision making
    • Collaborate with country, regional and HQ measurement staff, in the development and implementation, of measurement priorities included in key IRC initiatives such as the Indicator Selection tools, the Annual Statistic, Strategy Action Plans, the Good & Great Standards and the Project Cycle Management initiatives;
    • Actively participate in the Measurement Unit’s development of global tools and approaches, and support deployment of them to country and regional teams.
    • Support the establishment of Client Responsiveness Systems, including client satisfaction surveys and the collection and use of routine feedback data in Countries together with technical advisors.
    • Support in-country DDPs and senior measurement and learning staff in the hiring, onboarding and continuous professional development of measurement staff.
    • Coordinate the M&E of multi-country programs in the region, ensuring consistency of approach is used that enables cross-cutting consolidation, analysis, and reporting to all stakeholders involved.

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