Grants Manager, Jordan and Iraq

Grants Manager, Jordan and Iraq


Position type and closing date


The closing date for applications is 4 November 2018

Contract duration: 1 year with possibility for extension


Applicants are required to uphold the core values of our organization.



The World Service is the internationally recognized humanitarian and development arm of the Lutheran World Federation, assisting people in need irrespective of their ethnicity, religion or gender. We implement programs worldwide, working with both local and international partners, helping communities achieve their full potential and advocate for their universal rights. Our partners include Lutheran Churches and their related agencies, the European Commission (ECHO), the US Government (BPRM) and UNHCR, with whom we are a key implementing partner. For additional information please see

World Service has been present in the Middle East since the aftermath of the Second World War. Currently, the LWF operates Country Programs in Jordan and in Northern Iraq. The underlying rationale for the LWF engagement in the Middle East over the last 70 years has been to serve refugees and internally displaced in what has effectively become a series of protracted emergencies. In more recent times, work has been extended to assist vulnerable host communities. A people-centered, rights-based and participatory approach focusing on Protection, Education and Livelihood including Vocational Training represent the key areas of intervention. Crucial financial support is provided by LWF Related Agencies in Europe and North America. Institutional donor funding for the work of LWF Jordan and Iraq has so far been limited.


Purpose of the position

The Grants Manager will be primarily responsible for the management of institutional donor funding (including UN Pooled Funds, ECHO, EU Trust funds, US Government and other relevant foundations and government donors) in Jordan and Iraq and the capacity building of key staff in the country programs.

Based in Dohuk, Northern Iraq, the LWF Grants Manager for Jordan and Iraq shall report to the LWF Country Representative for Jordan and Iraq based in Amman. During this employment period, he/she shall consider him/herself responsible to and accept instructions from the Country Representative for Jordan and Iraq, with direct support from the LWF World Service Global Funding Coordinator in Geneva. In daily office management and security issues he/she will accept instructions from the LWF Country Representative / Program Coordinator in the country in which he/she is working.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in humanitarian or development work, and/or other related social science.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Several years of professional experience in international humanitarian and development program
  • Experience in project planning and donor networking. Work experience with institutional donors including ECHO, EU, US Government is required.
  • Cultural sensitivity and adaptability. High degree of integrity and professional responsibility.
  • Working experience in Middle East is an asset.
  • Flexibility, patience and ability to work under pressure in challenging contextual circumstances and working with very tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and at times with little supervision.
  • Ability to travel in the region at short notice
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication.
  • Strong computer literacy.


Language Skills


English             advanced written and oral skills

Arabic               would be an additional asset


Key Duties and Responsibilities

Proposal Development (40%)

  • To identify specific funding opportunities (Institutional donors including, US, UN, EU and other Government funding) through necessary mapping and research in the 2 country programs/emergency operations and then provide proposal development support according to agreed priorities (preparedness and readiness to respond).
  • To lead and/or coordinate the timely submission/response to calls including writing high quality concept notes and proposals.
  • To assist remotely as well as provide in-country support for the proposal development and writing process (including log frames, work plans, budgets and monitoring templates).
  • To conduct the necessary research to support the technical content of concept notes and proposals (including liaison with relevant technical staff in country).
  • To maintain proper records and electronic filing systems of all drafts and final submissions and approved proposals.
  • To ensure that all rules and regulations required by the donor are adhered to and included in the proposal. This can include donor liaison when in country.
  • To finalize, package and submit proposals in collaboration with the GFT in Geneva according to donor specifications and deadlines and LWF quality standards.


Monitoring and Evaluation (15%)

  • Work closely with the M&E focal points in country and the Regional M&E Advisor (where present) to develop and maintain program monitoring and evaluation tracking tools to ensure all project indicators report clear linkage of activity outputs to intended outcomes and that the progress of change is clearly tracked.
  • To carry out regular and continuous site visits to track project progress, measure performance, and ensure accountability to the targeted communities as well as compliance with donor rules and regulations.


Capacity Building (10%)

  • Provide training support and build capacity of the implementing project officers in the country programs. This will include internal workshops as well as identifying external training opportunities (e.g. in situ and online).
  • Liaise with the GFT in Geneva to develop and conduct training modules with key staff in country programs (eg. ECHO, EuropeAid, USG etc).


Grants Management (30%)

  • Manage assigned grants’ proposal development, monitoring, timely reporting and close out of grants.
  • Ensure that the approved grants are in compliance with donor requirements.
  • Maintain the relations with respective donors in country.
  • Identify sources of co funding for new funding opportunities (including timely discussions with potential co funding agencies).


Other (5%)

  • To carry out any other tasks as needed and requested by the Country Representative of Jordan and Iraq or by LWF World Service Global Funding Coordinator (e.g. screening reports, monitoring visits, training workshops, exchange visits).
  • To participate in exchange visits to LWF Country Programs in the region/country with a focus on peer exchange of experience in capacity building, grants management and successful project implementation.

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