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NGO Jobs in Yemen-Grants and Awards Manager


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5 Year
Male, Female, Both
Bachelor Degree

Short Information:

  • Organization: RI
  • Location: Yemen
  • Type: Full Time
  • Job Title: Grants and Awards Manager
  • Close on: N/A

About Organization

IR, or International Rescue Committee, is a global humanitarian organization that provides assistance and protection to people affected by crises and conflict around the world. The organization was founded in 1933 and is headquartered in New York City, USA.

The IRC’s work focuses on providing emergency relief, rebuilding communities, and restoring hope to millions of people who have been affected by war, natural disasters, and other humanitarian crises. The organization delivers healthcare, education, shelter, and other vital services to those in need, while also promoting the rights and dignity of all people.

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The IRC’s programs prioritize the most vulnerable populations, including children, women, and refugees. The organization also advocates for policy changes that support the rights and needs of refugees and displaced people.

Overall, the IRC is committed to helping people rebuild their lives and achieve self-sufficiency, resilience, and hope in the face of crisis and adversity. Its work is guided by the principles of humanity, impartiality, independence, and neutrality, and it partners with governments, other organizations, and communities to achieve its mission.

About NGO Jobs in Yemen-Grants and Awards Manager

Title:                Grants and Awards Manager

Location:         Sana’a and/or Aden, Yemen

Reports to:      Deputy Country Director – Programs

Direct reports:  Grants and Awards Coordinator

Contract duration : 12 months, with possibility of extension

The Grants Manager promotes efficient management of RI Yemen’s funds in conjunction with other departments and aids in ensuring compliance with donor standards at all phases of the project lifecycle (e.g., Programs, Technical Units, Finance, and Operations). This includes, but is not limited to, managing proposal preparation procedures, guaranteeing timely and accurate reporting to donors, enabling grant opening and closeout processes, providing advice on donor laws and regulations, and strengthening staff capacity.


  • In addition to aggressively promoting improved knowledge of important compliance concerns within the organization, advise program teams, support departments, and implementing partners on donor laws and regulations as well as RI’s internal needs.
  • Remind the program teams of forthcoming deadlines, review and revise reports in accordance with donor specifications and RI writing guidelines, and make sure that high-quality narrative reports are submitted to funders.
  • Ad hoc requests from the authorities, such as gathering yearly or project end reports and coordinating access to implementation sites to guarantee adherence to donor requirements and proposals, require the Area Management Team to provide support.
  • To create a shared understanding of the programming, operational, and financial aspects of a new grant as well as awareness of our contractual requirements, organize grant opening meetings with the participation of the program and support departments.
  •  Organize grant close out meetings to facilitate a timely closeout of a grant, support full expenditure of the budget, and ensure that all contractual obligations will be met (e.g., final report, asset disposal).
  • Participate in the monthly BvA review meetings with all pertinent departments to discuss the status of programmatic and financial targets, review the spend down plans, promote group problem-solving to prevent delays in program implementation, enable early identification of modification requests, and offer compliance advice.
  • In accordance with donor requirements, coordinate the creation of modification requests for donors, such as requests for budget realignment, proposal revision, and other adjustments.
  • directing donor communications for strategic grants to enable timely sharing of contextual, access, and/or emergency updates as well as timely raising of implementation and contractual concerns to reach agreement on next steps.
  • Communicate with the Middle East regional team regarding all aspects of grant management, including the monthly Awards Matrix submission, the review of grant agreements, the acquisition of grant codes, the request for waivers and derogations, etc.

NGO Jobs in Yemen-Grants and Awards Manager Requirments


  • either a bachelor’s degree with relevant job experience or a master’s degree in that discipline


  • Experience managing funds and creating proposals for overseas relief or development programs spanning three to five years, including practical experience.


  • Strong native-level writing abilities in English, along with a track record of producing reports and proposals on time.

How to Apply?

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  2. Prepare a resume and cover letter: Tailor your resume and cover letter to the job requirements, highlighting your relevant experience and skills.
  3. Submit your application: Submit your application materials through the employer’s preferred method, which may include online forms, email, or mail.
  4. Follow up: Wait for a response from the employer, and if you do not hear back within a reasonable time, follow up with a phone call or email.
  5. Prepare for interviews: If you are invited for an interview, research the company and prepare for common interview questions.
  6. Attend the interview: Attend the interview on time and dressed professionally, and answer questions honestly and confidently.
  7. Thank the employer: After the interview, send a thank-you note to the employer to express your appreciation for the opportunity to interview.


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