Job Description



Cameroon is compounded by three conflict-related humanitarian crises in addition to the secondary impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and Cholera outbreaks that have further exacerbated the needs in-country. Incursions by Armed Organized Groups in the Lack Chad Basin have resulted in 136,210 Nigerians seeking refuge in Cameroon, 385,372 Cameroonian IDPs, and 138,152 returnees in urgent need of Humanitarian Assistance. Cameroon’s Eastern region is still home to over 315,747 refugees from the Central African Republic and the North-West South-West region is witnessing the ongoing violence that has led to the displacement of 714,159 Cameroonians.

NRC has been operational in Cameroon since April 2017, and currently has five field offices: Maroua and Kousseri in the Far North, Buea in the South-West, Bamenda in the North-West and Batouri in the East. In order to provide assistance to people affected by these 3 crises, NRC is implementing 14 projects and is looking for additional funding opportunities in future. 

About the position

The Grants Manager will contribute to achieving high-quality programming by ensuring effective Grants Management including, compliance requirements, reporting, timely and quality proposal development, and internal and external communication. The Grants Manager reports to the Head of Programme. Some of your roles and responsibilities include:

Proposal development

Build positive working relationships with other teams in the Country Office to coordinate and support the development of high-quality proposals using relevant NRC grant management tools and guidance (go/ no-go checklist, proposal development calendar, procurement plan, internal budgeting tool). Work closely with budget holders, programme teams and support (finance, HR, Logistics) to compile accurate proposal budgets and assess whether all necessary costs have been included. Coordinate the partner selection process, from Mapping through due diligence to the proposal development and contracting phases. 

Grant management

Work in close collaboration with the Area Manager and Core Competencies Leads to ensure that project deliverables are timely met, flag any challenges requiring amendments and coordinate the project revision (amendments of contracts). Ensure all documentation required to be kept by donors is available in the NRC online Filing Tree (Office 365) and in hard copies. Together with the Grants and Partnership Officer, summarize key reporting and compliance requirements (compliance checklist) including potential issues for grant opening meetings. Ensure PCM(Project Cycle Management) requirements are arranged and planned for each project: 

Facilitate grant opening meetings and grant closing meetings. Ensure regular grant review meetings for each project are planned and conducted at the area office level.

Reporting, Monitoring and Compliance

Coordinate the timely finalization of donor reports ensuring consistency between narrative and financial reports and that they meet quality standards.  Ensure that donor rules and regulations are well communicated to the team during key PCM activities and that specific training or cheat sheets are developed for complex compliance requirements/donors.   Support compliance and finance teams in ensuring the availability of donor documentation (agreement, reports, communication) as well as conducting RoDs (reconciliation of deliverables) spot checks as per the NRC SSD (Securing Supporting Documentation) guidelines.

Implementation of strategic priorities

Ensure that NRC’s proposals consider cross-cutting and thematic areas (Safe and Inclusive Programming, gender, environmental impact, etc.).  Support the Grants and Partnership Officer in developing local partners’ mappings and potential strategic partnerships, and work closely with the regional office in establishing regional partnerships. Visit area and/or field offices to support Capacity Building of staff and partners and for monitoring purposes when possible. Represent NRC with partners and donors as delegated.

What You will bring

At least 4 years of relevant experience in a related field Experience in program and grants management in the humanitarian/recovery context Experience working in complex/ insecure environments and with displaced populations Good understanding of donor rules and regulations Proven skills and experience in proposal development and reporting as well as in working with multiple donors Solid writing skills Fluency in English and French, both written and verbal Good knowledge of the context in Cameroon, and more specifically in the Far North, North-West South-West and East regions Knowledge of humanitarian donors Solid organisational and team working skills Previous experiences in capacity-building will be an asset Willingness to travel to field offices and work in challenging environments  Behavioural competencies in Planning and delivering results; Working with people; Analyzing; Empowering and building trust; Initiating action and change; Managing performance and development 

What We Offer

12-month contract renewable based on performance and funding Grade 8 in NRC’s Salary Scale.  An opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause A chance to meet and work with people who are the best in their fields

Find more details and Apply! Job Description_ Grants Manager Cameroon .pdf

Publication closing 28th July 2023

Internal candidates are encouraged to apply but we are also open to external applicants who can show a commitment to NRC and being part of a challenging, but important mission to make a difference.  

Kindly send any questions that you may have in relation to the application process to: Applications sent via email will not be accepted. Please check your application status on your NRC application profile The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country. Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks. NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

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