Jordan: Regional Grants and Compliance Senior Officer

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 07 Jan 2017

We are looking for a highly qualified and communicative individual who will be able to cooperate with our team on a regional level.

Who are we?

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an international non-governmental organisation, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people in over 30 countries around the world. DRC has been operating in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for over a decade, running a combination of emergency, livelihood, protection and advocacy programmes through country offices in Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Jordan, Syria, Tunisia, and Turkey and a regional office (RO) in Amman, Jordan. DRC has 17 offices and about a thousand staff members across the MENA region.

About the job

Under the direct supervision of the Regional Grants Manager, the RGCSO’s role is to ensure that DRC country offices and regional office are compliant with DRC MENA’s grant management guidelines, as well as DRC’s operational requirements (including but not limited to finance, logistics, procurement, and human resources).

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Grants management and compliance


  • Assess country office’s capacities to comply with MENA grant management guidelines
  • Provide assistance on grants management system (GMS) compliance
  • Assist country office and RO in preparing, facilitating, and following up on grant meetings as well as in drafting, finalising, and sharing minimum set of documents required for grant meetings
  • Assist colleagues on grants management of multi-country and regional grants


  • Provide support or training to and ensure full awareness on compliance with donors’ regulations and requirements.
  • Provide support to country offices to ensure operational compliance of grants with guidelines and donor regulations in the areas of finance, logistics, procurement, and human resources.
  • Review donor reports
  • Prepare and present on donor rules and regulations at kick-off meetings. Lead or assist on donor rules and regulations for project close out during final review meetings.

2. Programme development

  • Assist the regional grant manager in developing and/ or reviewing proposals, amendments, and reports for single country, multi-country, or regional proposals

3. Other

  • Liaise with finance colleagues on budget follow up and expenditure of grants
  • Conduct or facilitate country and regional level donor mapping
  • Conduct or facilitate training for country or regional office, including but not limited to on logframes, proposal development, and/ or reporting
  • Other tasks as identified by the regional grants manager

About you

To be successful in this role you must have a Master’s degree in project management, business administration, or studies relevant to the post and at least 2 years of grants’ management and administration experience with an international NGO. Furthermore you must have:

  • Knowledge of donor rules, regulations, and procedures of donors including but not limited to US and European donors, EU funding mechanisms, and UN agencies.
  • Proven experience in successfully applying for institutional donor funding.
  • Proven experience in capacity building and training of national staff and partners.
  • Excellent computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft office.
  • Willingness to travel to DRC countries of operation across the MENA region.
  • Fluency in English

Ideally, you will also have:

  • Previous working experience in the MENA region.

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.

Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.

Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.

Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.

We offer

DRC will offer the successful applicant a 12-month contract, renewable dependent on both funding and performance. You must be available to start work asap.

The position is open to both nationals and expatriates. Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for resp. nationals and expatriates. Please refer to under Vacancies. This position will be placed at level E (nationals) or A17 (expats).

How to apply:

Application process

Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button.

All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. CV only applications will not be considered.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact

Applications close 07.01.2017. Due to the urgency of the position, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

For more details on this position please contact Sonja van Reede at

Please note that applications sent directly to Sonja will not be considered.

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website

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