Grants Assistant

Islamabad

Job Description

 

The Community Resilience Activity-North (CRA-N) Project is designed to support community level resilience development and conflict prevention activities within the newly merged districts (NMD’s) of Khyber, Kurram, North Waziristan and Orakzai Districts within Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Province; CRA-N will pursue a multi-disciplinary and community participatory approach and will work in close coordination with the Government of Pakistan (GoP) at the regional and district level. The Grants Assistant will be working under the overall supervision of the CRA-N Chief of Party, while working directly under the leadership of the CRA-N Grants Manager. The Grants Assistant will provide technical and administrative support in the planning, design, oversight and implementation of resilience focused grant programming to support innovative approaches that will enhance the role of civil society, increase social cohesion, while reducing marginalization amongst communities within the newly merged districts.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Responsible for coordinating, collating and integrating information for the development and design of grant funded resilience focused programming within the assigned districts; while ensuring the timely compilation of program and project data.
  • Engage in the development and drafting of Grant Award Agreements, inclusive of background information, objectives, theory of change, implementation plans, modifications/amendments, in accordance with the CRA-N Grants Department guidelines.
  • Responsible for maintaining grants filing systems, ensuring that proper recordkeeping practices are maintained for all department documentation, inclusive of agreements, proposals, revisions, amendments, reports, internal grant trackers and donor databases etc.
  • Support the Grants Department to design and facilitate training workshops on programming requirements for CRA-N project staff and key program stakeholders; while also liaising with programming team members to respond to grant programming queries and advise on processes and guidelines.
  • Support departmental efforts in grant performance monitoring, ensuring compliance with the CRA-N and donor approved Activity Cycle Handbook and regular review of progress against established performance indicators; ensuring that tools are processes are in place to collect relevant qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Responsible for ensuring data quality, integrity, precision, validity, reliability and timeliness as required by the CRA-N Grants Department; while also recording all internal lessons learned and programmatic recommendations.
  • Organize and maintain Grants Department programmatic records and documentation, maintain departmental databases, track grant activity progress, while also support the production of programmatic deliverables and reports.
  • Perform such duties as may be designed.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Humanities, Business Management, Development studies, Statistics or related discipline with 3 years of relevant professional experience and advanced skills in MS Office applications (Excel and Access), database management and/or statistical software packages (SPSS).

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience of working with community development project implementation, preferably have experience in the field of grants programming.
  • Proven experience in writing, editing and critical thinking.
  • Capacity to understand and analyse the local, regional and national political environment; with the creative and analytical capacity to design and implement resilience focused grant programming suitable to the political context.
  • Knowledge of the newly merged districts (NMD’s) geography, culture and government structure is a distinct advantage.
  • Knowledge and experience working with USAID funded programs is preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience working with IOM and/or other UN Agencies is preferred.
  • Experience in research, including management and coordination of information flows and data management including collecting, storing, processing, and analysing data to generate information products is desirable.
  • Ability to analyse data by using standard tabulation and statistical software packages (SPSS, Tableau, Power BI etc.) is desirable.

SKILLS:

  • Qualitative and quantitative research and data analysis skills
  • Report writing
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Expertise in Microsoft office suite software, specifically, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Teams

LANGUAGES

Required

  • Fluency in English & Urdu

Desirable

  • Pashto

We would encourage Female candidates to apply.

 


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