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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Grants and Communications Officer, International Rescue Committee, Mali

Grants and Communications Officer

Posted on: August 27, 2013

Job description

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The Grants and Communications Officer will design and take the lead in implementing a communications strategy and review narrative donor reports.
The Officer will work under the direction of the Grants Coordinator
  • Information and Communication
    • Design a country program communication strategy
    • Work with members of the Programs Unit to produce IRC's information and communication materials such as brochures, newsletters, contribution to global IRC news bulletin, and annual and sector reviews.
    • Train program staff on communication strategies and presentation of information in donor reports
  • Grant Reporting
    • Assist the Grants Coordinator in editing and finalizing donor report narratives in compliance with donor requirements
  • Grant Management
    • Ensure proper filing and maintaining of program-related documentation (grant files) in both hard and soft copy
    • Support the Grants Coordinator in managing sub-grants – ensure regular programmatic and financial reports are received and fulfill the requirements
    • Provide support as needed to the programs by participating in Grant Opening and Grant Closing meetings and distributing minutes,
  • Other
    • At the request of the Grants Coordinator and/or Country Director, support miscellaneous projects not falling under responsibilities underlined in this job description
Educational and Professional Requirements
  • Bachelor or Master degree in International Affairs or International Development;
  • Professional fluency in spoken and written English and French;
  • Previous experience working with international non-governmental organizations in the area of program development and management; prior experience working with US, EU, and World Bank donors an advantage;
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skills;
  • A minimum of one year overseas experience preferable;
  • Advanced knowledge of usual desktop software such as Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint;


Bamako, BKO, Mali


Education requirements
Languages needed
Level of language proficiency
Fluent in both English and French
Employment type
Full time
Professional level
None specified
Job function
Owner's areas of focus

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