.General Description of the Programme:
GOAL is an international emergency and development NGO dedicated to alleviating the suffering of the poorest and most vulnerable. GOAL was established in 1977 and is currently operational in 14 countries world-wide. GOAL began operations within Northern Syria in 2012 responding to the acute needs of conflict affected communities with a support structure based in Turkey and Jordan. Within Northern Syria, GOAL s operations are primarily focused on Idleb and Northern Aleppo Governorates. **
The programme focuses on food security, WASH, shelter, livelihoods and emergency response with a growing emphasis on cash and voucher modalities. GOAL Syria implements its programmes directly, with over 500 staff based in Syria, as well as through Syrian NGO partners. GOAL s programme works at the household, community, and camp levels to improve community resilience and household s coping strategies.
The Grants Officer is responsible for:
•Supporting the Grants Manager and Grants Coordinator in in the development and submission of high-quality donor reports and proposals.
•General information management. Responding to information requests, development of grants documentation and grants communication materials.
•Arranging grant management meetings.
Duties, objectives and competencies
Support the development of high-quality donor reports for the GOAL Syria grant portfolio e.g. act as a focal point on reporting, compile review and edit inputs to create draft reports.
Maintain online shared workspaces and provide templates and guidance to facilitate report development.
Submission of donor reports on donor online systems.
New Business Development
Support the Grants Coordinator/Manager in the development of high-quality concept notes, or proposals. This may include carrying out basic desk research, drafting or securing input from various GOAL departments, reviewing and editing proposal documents.
Submitting project proposals on donor online systems.
Grant Information management
Ensure comprehensive grant files are maintained up to date and are available for use by the wider GOAL Syria team by uploading them in SharePoint.
Ensure up to date information on the grant portfolio is available by updating and sharing the grants tracker and reporting calendar on a monthly basis.
Support the Grants Manager with grants management meetings (GMMs) e.g. development of GMM schedules, arranging GMMs, collating presentations, minute taking.
Support the Grants Coordinator/Manager and other colleagues in the preparation of ad hoc internal and external grants documents and communication materials e.g. HQ or donor updates, project overviews, briefings.
• A primary degree in any of the following: Social Sciences, Development Studies, or other relevant discipline;
• A minimum of one years experience on grant management, report and proposal writing, programme support to international humanitarian or development programmes;
• Fluency in English, with excellent written and oral communication skills;
• Demonstrable experience of reviewing and editing written communications and documents;
• Organized, attention to detail and ability to manage a significant workload;
• Ability to work under pressure, with minimum supervision;
• Good computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, Outlook, etc.);
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact well with people of all backgrounds;
• Enthusiastic, committed and keen to work hard to achieve the objectives of the programme.
A knowledge of, or experience working on the Syrian humanitarian context is an advantage;
Experience working on programmes funded by donors such as USAID, DFID, ECHO, OCHA, IOM with knowledge of their management requirements is advantageous;
• An understanding programme cycle management;
Application deadline is 26 October 2020.
General terms and conditions
Children and vulnerable adults a must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.
Accountability within GOAL
Alongside our safeguarding policy, GOAL is an equal opportunities employer and has a set of integrity policies. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability:
Comply with GOAL s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, Code of Conduct, health and safety, data protection and confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behavior protocols.
Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area.
Report any concerns about inappropriate behavior of a GOAL staff or partner.
*This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document. Any published closing dates are estimated. Due to the nature of GOAL s work we aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible. This means that we will close adverts as soon as we have found the right candidate and this may be before the published closing date. We would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as early as possible.***Thank you.**
How to apply
interested ? **Then apply for this position via clicking on the " apply now " button and fill out the application form. All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.