Grants & Partnerships Officer

at Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression
Published July 10, 2024
Location Paris, France
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  


The Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM) is an independent, non-governmental, and non-profit civil society organization registered in France in 2004, focusing on human rights and media development. It is governed by a non-remunerated board and has held a UN ECOSOC special consultative status since 2011.

SCM seeks to build a society that guarantees freedom of expression and belief, human rights, and justice. Since its inception in 2004, SCM has been dedicated to safeguarding human rights defenders, advocating for human rights and fundamental freedoms, empowering civil society and victims' associations, and fostering the growth of an independent and professional media sector.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Grant Management

Supervise the entire lifecycle of grant, from proposal/modification development to reporting, ensuring alignment with EU requirements and SCM standards.
Develop and maintain a comprehensive understanding of EU guidelines, policies, and compliance regulations.
Collaborate with program / project managers and other departments to gather necessary information for grant applications and reports.
Update grants management tools and information including but not limited to donor reporting tracker, and Grant tracker.
Assist in preparing, facilitating and following up on grant meetings for SCM and Partners (kick-off meetings, review meetings, project closure meetings).

Manage reporting workflows and processes between program teams, senior leadership, and Partners to ensure high-quality and timely development and review of reports.
Prepare necessary tools for report development with detailed requests for data provision.
Develop and prepare high-quality, timely reports for the EU, ensuring all EU reporting requirements are met and positioned to demonstrate SCMs leadership in programming.
Support the Project / Program manager in providing timely, thorough responses to information requests from internal and external sources.
Proposal Development
Support the Project / Program manager in overseeing partners and SCM proposals/modifications, including draft, review, update and producing high quality proposals or modification requests.
Collect contributions and compile inputs from programme staff, technical advisors, and partners (if relevant) in line with the proposal development plan.

Work closely with program M&E staff to ensure credible, best-practice monitoring and reporting of program activities in accordance with SCM and donor requirements.

Other tasks as assigned by the Project / Program manager.
Requirement, Skills, and Experience:

At least 2 years of professional experience with an international / national development organization.
Familiarity with EU donors with special attention to reporting requirements.
Ability to represent SCM to international donors, government officials, local groups and community members.
Proven analytical and writing skills
Proven communication, interpersonal, representation, negotiation, promotion and diplomacy skills
Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships in a multi-ethnic, multicultural and multi-disciplinary environment
Flexible, enthusiastic and willingness to learn from others
Strong initiative and self-motivated
Excellent computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office
Excellent written and fluent oral English and Arabic.
Fluency in French is an asset
Grants management, donors' guidelines
Proposal and Reports writing
Experience in partnerships management and development
Remote work

The CV must include contact information (telephone number, Mail address), previous experiences with professional references, academic qualifications

CV must be in PDF with the full name of the applicant in the title

Applications sent via email the name of the vacancy in the email subject

Any application received after the deadline will be rejected.

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