Regional Grants Assistant

at International Rescue Committee
Published March 13, 2022
Location Berlin, Germany
Category Finance  
Job Type Full Time  


About IRC


Over the past 80 years, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has developed unparalleled expertise in responding to emergencies and helping uprooted communities to rebuild. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC’s mission is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. IRC Deutschland was established in 2016 in order to further enhance the profile of the German humanitarian and development sector and to provide further opportunities for advocacy on behalf of the people we serve. Since its establishment, IRC-DE has grown rapidly and has representations in Bonn and Berlin. It is working with major German statutory donors, like the German Federal Foreign Office, KfW, and GIZ. IRC-DE is also cooperating with German civil society organizations. The IRC in Europe also has offices in Brussels, Stockholm, Geneva, and London, and a sister organization in The Hague.


IRC’s Awards Management Unit (AMU) is a global unit with the responsibility for identifying, securing, and managing all funding from statutory/government donors and is a bridge between donors and the field.




Key Accountabilities


Support the Regional Grants Advisor in the management of the European award portfolio for Asia

Support the review of narrative and financial reports

Support budget realignments and grant amendments/modifications

Support the monitoring of projects to ensure progress against objectives and compliance with donor guidelines

Assist the country offices with use of the IRC’s Partnership Excellence for Equality and Results System (PEERS)

Assist country offices with ad-hoc queries and the maintenance of IRC’s grant management system, OTIS

Track and document lessons learned from finalised projects and ensure they are fed into the programme development team

Stay informed about programmatic issues and security and political developments in the region and how they might affect program implementation

Maintain strong working relationships with internal stakeholders and collaborate closely with support departments

Assist in the development of training materials



University degree, vocational training or equivalent experience

Understanding of European institutional donors and their requirements, experience working with European donors preferred

Experience with writing, reviewing and editing narrative and financial reports

Understanding of humanitarian aid and development programming

Ability to work collaboratively as part of a diverse team and manage a varied workload

Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Solid organizational skills and attention to detail

German and English language skills on at least C1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference.

Good IT skills (Word, Outlook, Excel)

Our Offer


Being part of a highly motivated, cross-cultural team in a growing organization

Flexible working hours and possibility to work from home

A number of employee benefits such as company pension scheme, subsidized public transportation, gym membership, snacks and drinks in the office

30 days of annual leave per year

Training and development opportunities


Interested candidates can send their CV

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