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Kampala, Uganda



March 15, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

The International Rescue Committee is a global humanitarian aid, relief, and development nongovernmental organization.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. The International Rescue Committee provides vital support to Ugandans who are rebuilding from decades of war while hosting a growing influx of refugees from South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee ( is a world leader in relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict development services for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. The IRC is currently working in over 40 countries around the world, addressing both the immediate and lifesaving needs of conflict affected people in emergencies and the reconstruction needs of post-conflict societies.

The IRC began programming in northern Uganda in 1998 in response to mass displacement and devastation wrought by rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army. In 2002, the IRC expanded to the remote, conflict-affected region of Karamoja and in 2011, began working with refugees in Kampala. Monitoring the influx of South Sudanese refugees at the end of 2015, the IRC began scaling up its response to refugees arriving in the West Nile region. By promoting durable solutions that deliver on the interdependent aims of saving lives, strengthening institutions, and supporting social cohesion, the IRC in Uganda is laying the building blocks for long-term stability and development –bringing people from harm to home. The IRC currently works in 9 districts in Uganda, including Kitgum, Lamwo, Kyegegwa, Moroto, Amudat, Yumbe, Arua, Kasese and Kampala.


Job Title

Grants Manager job at International Rescue Committee

Job Description

Based in Kampala, the Grants Manager will provide grant management, reporting, and business development support across the Uganda portfolio. The Grants Manager will work closely with program, M&E, finance, operations and senior management staff to ensure quality management of both pre- and post-award grants functions.

The Grants Manager will support donor compliance, timely reporting, high quality proposal development, project document filing, and project management. The position holder will be supervised by the Grants Coordinator and will work closely with other grants and partnerships staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

Grant Management

  • Oversee grant and amendment management using tools like Integra and OTIS for precise opportunity tracking and program adjustments.

  • Collaborate with the Partnerships team to plan, implement, monitor, and close-out partnerships.

  • Monitor grants results and spending, addressing concerns swiftly.

  • Coordinate project cycle meetings, distribute preparatory guidance, monitor required actions, and ensure follow-up on actions.

  • Oversee internal planning tool development, including M&E and budget plans.

  • Handle reporting deadlines, consolidate reports to meet donor standards, and ensure document quality.

  • Distribute reporting schedules and templates in advance to finance, programs, M&E, and regional teams.

  • Coordinate with HQ for grant implementation, amendments, and compliance with IRC and donor regulations, acting as a liaison and providing technical guidance.

  • Maintain OTIS submissions and ensure compliant management of partnerships by the Partnerships team.

  • Undertake additional tasks as assigned by the Grants Coordinator and Senior Management Team.


  • Support the timely coordination, writing, revision, and dissemination of high-quality reports to donors, including partner reports.

  • Work with communications and M&E staff to collect lessons learned from IRC work and draft case studies from programs.

Coordination and Communication:

  • Review donor materials thoroughly with HQ, ensuring compliance and alignment with IRC branding in partnership with Communications & Advocacy.

  • Inform staff of award changes and coordinate donor, technical, and partner meetings for project transitions and monitoring.

  • Keep staff informed about donor communications and regulatory changes.

  • Maintain constructive relations with donors, attending meetings and addressing compliance inquiries.

  • Develop and disseminate program communications externally.


  • Maintain up-to-date comprehensive knowledge of Donor guidelines relevant to the Uganda portfolio, including but not limited to PRM, FCDO, private foundations, ECHO, UNHCR, and UNFPA.

  • Provide training to IRC and partner staff on compliance and donor-specific compliance requirements.

  • Ensure immediate reporting of suspected compliance issues through appropriate reporting mechanisms and distribute information on reporting concerns.

Business Development:

  • Assist in proposal development, ensuring alignment with donor and IRC standards in collaboration with HQ.

Information Management:

  • Manage documentation and ensure access to program records for IRC staff, maintaining institutional knowledge.

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Qualifications and Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in accounting, business, international affairs, development, international political economy, or another relevant subject.

  • 3-4 years working in grants management and proposal/ business development/ humanitarian program design.

  • Knowledge of Donor compliance regulations (PRM, ECHO, FCDO, private foundations, etc.).

  • Proven previous successful experience in project management, budget management, and report development.

  • Good communicator with strong organizational, time management and analytical skills.

  • Fluency in English, spoken and written.

  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Strong writing and editing skills.

  • Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to follow procedures but also uses initiative, meet deadlines, and work independently and cooperatively with team members.

  • Flexibility to adapt to changing requirements and circumstances.

  • Ability to juggle competing priorities, meet deadlines and work under pressure in an insecure environment.

  • Aptitude to adapt to a different context regarding security, culture, climate or health issues.

  • Willingness to travel.

  • Commitment to women’s rights and IRC’s vision, mission and values, including sensitivity to cultural settings.

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