Grants Manager – Yemen

Country: Yemen
Organization: INTERSOS
Closing date: 11 Jun 2020

INTERSOS is an independent humanitarian organization that assists the victims of natural disasters, armed conflicts and exclusion. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable people.

Terms of reference

Job Title: Grants Manager

Code: SR-35-1470

Duty station: Aden – Yemen

Starting date: 12/06/2020

Contract duration: 12 months

Reporting to: The grants manager reports to the program coordinators, HoM and CFC.

Supervision of: N/A

Dependents: N/A

General context of the project

The project provides emergency health and nutrition services, integrated with protection, for conflict and displacement affected people in Hajja and Aden Districts.

For Hajja, INTERSOS supports 3 existing HFs and runs 2 ambulances, as well as having 2 protection teams working from the HFs and covering to the catchment area.

For Aden, INTERSOS runs 2 mobile teams, targeting the IDPs staying in collective shelters, and a center is set up in Al-Buraiqa, to address the protection needs of IDPs and host community.

General purpose of the position

DG ECHO funded grants in INTERSOS Yemen mission are managed by national Project Managers: different project managers for different sectors and for different geographical zones (H&N, protection and North and South). However, INTERSOS requires a grants manager to bring the different reports together (monthly, ad hoc, interim and final reports to donor), in addition to supporting the development of new project proposals.

This position will also support the HOM to identify, screen, and maintain partnerships alongside the project manager, technical coordinators and program coordinators.

Main responsibilities and tasks

  • Develop clear understanding of INTERSOS program and strategy for Yemen
  • Coordinate with HOM, program coordinators, project manager and technical coordinators to ensure timely support for design and development of new project proposal, ensuring these are in line with INTERSOS’ program goals, objectives and indicators.
  • Coordinate with Program Department and other departments in order to develop new proposals according to donors’ template and procedures. Be accountable for the initial drafting of the narrative and budget design of any new grant.
  • Ensure that programs’ design matches INTERSOS and donor technical minimum standards and seek MEAL department guidance and tools.
  • Map INTERSOS’ local organizations and provide for quarterly updated mappings.
  • Assist in the coordination of detailed plans at the start of funded projects, which is consistent with program documentation (grant document and proposal).
  • Ensure the compilation, review and submission of timely, compliant and consistent reporting per INTERSOS and donor requirements.
  • Flag significant deviation from the program implementation plan and estimated expenditures; alert relevant staff.
  • Administrative and office support activities that ensure the project folders are complete and arranged (agreement, amendments, NFFs, signed reports, communications, etc.).
  • Assist in compiling and disseminating grant information necessary to other departments and donors.
  • Prepare reports on programs for donors.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required profile and experience


  • Hold an BA degree in any related field; MA is a plus

Professional Experience

  • At least 2 year of professional experience working with humanitarian NGO, working in program design and evaluation
  • Demonstrate active direct experience in dealing with grants (proposal development and/or reporting) from DG ECHO, in addition to minimum 1 donor out of the following list: UNHCR, OFDA, and OCHA
  • Demonstrate complete familiarity with Project Cycle Management
  • Prior work experience in complex humanitarian setting and/or the Middle East region is desirable

Professional Requirements

  • Familiarity with international humanitarian operations, coordination structures, and the mandates of donors, UN agencies, and NGOs.
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Strong experience with monitoring tools and systems
  • Readiness and ability to move around in Yemen
  • Readiness to commit and adhere to the values, mission and vision of INTERSOS


  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Native Arabic would be asset

Personal Requirements

  • Excellent analytical skills, observation and analysis capacity
  • Very strong interpersonal skills: strong communication and diplomatic skills
  • Practical and problem-solver
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Strong team spirit, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment
  • Attention to detail and structured way of approaching tasks (very organised)
  • Ability to plan ahead and output oriented (pro-active)
  • Able to ensure quick quality delivery in stressful environment (stress-resilient)
  • Ability to deal with heavy work pressure; while living in a heavy movement restricted living environment
  • Readiness and ability to move around in Yemen
  • Readiness to commit and adhere to the values, mission and vision of INTERSOS

How to apply:


Interested candidates are invited to apply following the link below:[](

Please note that our application process is made of 3 quick steps: register (including your name, email, password, citizenship and Skype address), sign-up and apply attaching your CV and motivation letter in PDF format. Through the platform, candidates will be able to track their applications’ history with INTERSOS.

In case you encounter severe difficulties applying through the platform, you can send an email attaching your CV and motivation letter (both in PDF version) via email to, with subject line: “**Platform issue** SR-35-1470 Grants Manager Yemen”.

Please also mention the name, position and contact details of at least two references, including the line manager during your last job. Family members are to be excluded.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.

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