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Grants Assistant (Marawi Response Project)

Date: 17-Jan-2019

Location: Iligan City, 10, PH

Company: Plan International

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

 

The Opportunity

 

The USAID funded Marawi Response Project will utilize a needs-based approach to contribute to USAID's goal of supporting the integration or return of internally-displaced people (IDPs) from; the Marawi Crisis. The program's objectives will be to (1) provide locally-driven and community-centered approaches that improve the economic and social conditions of IDPs from Marawi and its environs and establish the conditions for communities to successfully undertake longer-term planning of their communities; and (2) strengthen community cohesion through developing or strengthening community institutions or structures capable of effective, participatory leadership and governance and increasing the capacity of communities, civil society and local governance actors to develop constructive relationships that decrease the risk of further conflict.

 

The Grants Assistant will manage the grant-making process at the Community Development Team (CDT) level while reporting to the Grants Officer on individual grants. These include:

 

  • Receive and pre-screen grant applications to ensure that all required documentation is included in the grant application for funding under the Marawi Response Project (MRP).
  • Schedule grant evaluation committee meetings.
  • Provide in-field tracking of all awarded grants through the Grants Management System.
  • Prepare monthly aggregation of updated award pipeline and active award information and status.
  • Provide other relevant field information requested by the Grants Manager.
  • Ensures that all sub-grant selection and award and in compliance with the approved MRP Grants Manual.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Public Administration or any related field.
  • At least two years’ prior experience in a similar post (preferably NGO, International Development Organization, or Donor Institution).
  • Has familiarity with grant lifecycle phases and program management elements, including proposal development, budgeting, and reporting
  • Has familiarity with USAID assistance regulations is an advantage
  • Has the capacity to work effectively in different cultures.
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the Philippines. Local applicants are preferred.

 

 

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we will only contact short-listed candidates for further screening. Due to the urgency of the position, we will contact qualified applicants for an immediate interview and may offer the job to the qualified candidate before the recruitment period ends.

 

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Child Protection Policy. As an international child-centered community development organization, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realization of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

 

Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

 

Plan policies and procedures always ensure the welfare of children comes first. 

 

 

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.

As an international

child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. 

Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.