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International Rescue Committee (IRC) Hiring Grants Coordinator

International Rescue Committee (IRC) Hiring Grants Coordinator

IRC Tanzania Overview: Since 1993, IRC has been actively involved in Tanzania, initially focusing on aiding refugees from Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. In 2023, IRC Tanzania operates in two refugee camps, serving a population of approximately 247,000 people and supporting the surrounding host communities. The organization focuses on Protection, Governance, Education, and Health, with operations funded by prominent institutional and voluntary donors.

Title: Grants Coordinator Position at the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Tanzania.

Job Id req49368
Location Dar es Salaam
Country Tanzania, United Republic of
Category Grants & Partnerships
Employee Category Fixed Term
Job Type Full Time
Work Arrangement In-person
Open To Expatriates Yes
Currency United States Dollar
Compensation Annually

About IRC: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a leading humanitarian organization responding to global crises by providing assistance in health, safety, education, economic well-being, and empowerment. Established in 1933 at the behest of Albert Einstein, IRC is among the largest international non-governmental organizations, operating in over 40 countries and 25 U.S. cities, dedicated to helping individuals affected by conflict and disaster rebuild their lives.

Position Summary: The Grants Coordinator is a pivotal role within the IRC Tanzania country program, responsible for supporting high-quality programming and service delivery. This role involves coordinating program design, proposal development, grants management, internal and external communication, and partnership processes. Reporting to the Deputy Director of Programs (DDP), the Grants Coordinator is integral to every aspect of the program, from strategy and design to external relations and fundraising.

Key Responsibilities:

Business Development:

  • Review and closely align the Business Development Strategy with the Tanzania Country Program Strategy.
  • Cultivate donor relationships nationally and in specific target regions.
  • Lead the development of high-quality funding proposals and new projects in coordination with various teams.
  • Contribute to budget development and management, ensuring alignment with proposed interventions.
  • Liaise with HQ grants teams and sectoral technical teams to ensure proposals meet internal standards and donor compliance.

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Grants Management & Compliance:

  • Ensure grants are implemented in compliance with IRC and donor regulations.
  • Maintain updated grant files and coordinate modifications to agreements or projects.
  • Facilitate donor report reviews and approvals, maintaining proper records of all grants and sub-grants.
  • Support Project Cycle Meetings and monitor internal grants management tools for accurate tracking.
  • Act as the first point of contact for grant and compliance-related queries in-country.

Donor Relations and Communication:

  • Develop internal and external communications plans, incorporating donor visibility requirements and advocacy goals.
  • Coordinate the preparation of materials, such as brochures and newsletters, to contribute to business development objectives.
  • Lead in-country communications with donors regarding pipeline and active grants management.
  • Maintain positive relationships both internally within IRC and externally with existing partners.

Sub-award and Partnerships Management:

  • Support the development of the Partnership Strategy at the country level.
  • Ensure quality sub-award management in compliance with IRC’s Partnership Excellence for Equality and Results System.
  • Participate in partner scoping, proposal development, and review of partner agreements.
  • Track sub-award partner deliverables and ensure compliance with IRC and donor rules.

Staff Management and Capacity Building:

  • Supervise the Grants Team, providing training in donor compliance, program reporting, proposal development, and communication.
  • Participate in recruiting, training, and mentoring of Grants staff.
  • Build capacity of grants and other country program staff in key donor compliance and project management principles.


  • Postgraduate qualification/degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Five to seven years of experience in grants management and resource mobilization in humanitarian or development programs.
  • Knowledge of donor regulations and priorities, including UNHCR, UNICEF, UNDP, FCDO, USAID, European Commission, and ECHO.
  • Experience in team management and capacity building.
  • Strong organizational and coordination skills, ability to manage high-pressure priorities effectively.
  • Previous experience with international non-governmental organizations in grant management, particularly with European and US public donors.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, fluency in Kiswahili is an added advantage.

Working Environment: Security level yellow – The situation in most of the country is calm, with some parts of Kigoma experiencing highway banditry.

Commitment to Professional Conduct: The IRC and its workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – our Code of Conduct, which includes Integrity, Service, Accountability, and Equality.

Commitment to Gender, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: IRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and respectful work environment, actively opposing discrimination and fostering equal opportunities for all.

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