IRC Programme and Grants Coordinator Jobs 2024 – Uganda NGO Jobs

IRC Programme and Grants Coordinator Jobs 2024 – Uganda NGO Jobs.

IRC Uganda looking for “Programme and Grants Coordinator”.

Applicants with a University Degree may apply on or before February 25, 2024.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a global humanitarian aid, relief, and development nongovernmental organization. Founded in 1933 as the International Relief Association, at the request of Albert Einstein, and changing its name in 1942 after amalgamating with the similar Emergency Rescue Committee, the IRC provides emergency aid and long-term assistance to refugees and those displaced by war, persecution, or natural disaster.

IRC Programme and Grants Coordinator Jobs 2024

The IRC has published a job vacancy announcement on February 09, 2024 for qualified Uganda’s to fill in the vacant post of Programme and Grants Coordinator to be based in Kampala, Uganda.

Recruiter International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Position Programme and Grants Coordinator
Location Kampala, Uganda
Country Uganda
Total Vacant Post N/A
Qualification University Degree
Experience Required Minimum Six years
Application Deadline February 25, 2024

IRC Job Vacancy 2024


Programme and Grant Management and Monitoring

  • Support the full life cycle of funding rounds as follows:
  • Develop, co-facilitate and guide competitive partner selection processes to identify partners for this project;
  • Review concept notes, proposals and budgets and support key technical staff in this task before Project Lead sign off; and
  • Lead and Support Partner Identity and Background Review, conduct vetting and project partner capacity assessments (due diligence) processes and documentation, including completion of the report and/or review of submitted reports and by senior officers.
  • Support in the agreement, draft review of accountable grant arrangements (AGA), taking into account the due diligence outcomes and specific project and donor requirements.
  • Coordinate with the technical advisors for support required for the effective management of the grants, including around reporting cycles.
  • Acting as the grantee-partner focal point, coordinate the management and monitoring of grants funded portfolio following the award, and ensure that the funded projects continue to comply with the terms and conditions set in the grant agreement.
  • Develop and maintain an in-depth understanding of grants, donor compliance, and budget conditions and status.
  • Contribute to the What Works 2 programme grants risk register, to identify, monitor and mitigate against any key risks to programme delivery, and update the Senior Operations Manager, Fund Management.
  • Support and participate in timely and effective grants funded portfolio programme, finance, and compliance review and reflection (monitoring), and work with the fund management staff, Technical Coordinators, M&E and finance staff to address any project performance issues.
  • Update the What Works 2 grants management portal as required.
  • Attend and actively participate in all grants reviews related meetings, including monthly check-ins with Technical Advisors.
  • Manage and coordinate the approval of agreements, amendments, cost extensions and no-cost extensions for grants/contracts.
  • Utilize existing IRC standard grant management processes (OTIS, project cycle meetings, etc.) and develop new tools or reporting formats to enhance grants management.
  • Manage coordination of WWII grantee-partner reporting; work closely with Finance Officers, Programme Funding Coordinator, Senior Operations Manager, technical advisory unit and headquarters-based finance staff to ensure accuracy of the WWII grants reports and promptly identify and advise the WWII Team on areas of concern.
  • Undertake regional monitoring visits to grant partners and project sites (subject to travel and security approvals)
  • Undertake capacity strengthening activities with grantee-partners including developing project tools and templates preparing presentations in programme management and compliance, contributing to online webinars and team meetings.
  • Support WWII team with planning and logistics of Annual Programme Meetings including coordination with grantee-partners and contribution to agenda and grantee-partner specific sessions.

Position in Organization:

  • Requisition ID: req49242
  • Job Title: Programme and Grants Coordinator
  • Sector: Program Administration
  • Employment Category: Regular
  • Employment Type: Full-Time
  • Open to Expatriates: No
  • Location: Kampala, Uganda
  • Work Arrangement: Hybrid



Skills, Knowledge and Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills.
  • Degree in gender, social work, public health, international development, or related field (or equivalent work experience in a relevant field)
  • Between 3 to 6 years of related and demonstrable work experience, preferably for an International Non-Governmental Organization managing a considerable number of grants or contracts
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to effectively liaise with a variety of people in a multi-cultural environment and work in a virtual team
  • Flexible work attitude, proactive and demonstrated creativity: the ability to work productively in a team environment and the ability to problem solve creatively with minimal guidance.


  • Experience managing a portfolio of grants and projects throughout implementation, including monitoring progress against milestones, budget, risk and compliance
  • Knowledge of working on grant making funds and good understanding of project/grant management cycle, including assessments, selection, contract, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Understanding of project management methodology
  • Ability to develop excellent relationships with multiple project partners and stakeholders including governments, donors, and civil society
  • Experience working closely and managing relationships with grantees
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and project partners, in writing, face to face or on online meetings
  • Ability to define and communicate (written / verbal) grant management processes tailored to specific requirements
  • Proven ability to operate in a complex organisation, across functions and work on own initiative as well as collaboratively as part of diverse teams
  • Ability to meet deadlines, and to work in a pressurized environment
  • Ability to manage a complex and varied workload, work under pressure, and travel regularly to insecure environment
  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills. Other languages would be an asset.
  • Excellent IT skills (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel).


  • Experience with commercial contracts, including FCDO
  • Knowledge of FCDO’s rules and regulations
  • Prior experience working in countries where IRC operates
  • Experience working with Southern-based women’s rights organisations and civil society organisations working in violence against women and girls
  • Project Management Skills
  • Other language skills (French)
  • Experience in feminist grant making

How to Apply IRC Programme and Grants Coordinator Jobs 2024

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The Closing Date: February 25, 2024.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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