Grant Management Senior Officer

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Beirut, Lebanon

Provide leadership to coordinate and monitor the execution of the global ECHO-funded Pilot Programmatic Partnership (PPP) in three MENA countries (Lebanon, Palestine, and Yemen. Act as IFRC’s focal point for the PPP in the MENA region, including coordinating relationships with ECHO PPP Grant Manager in Geneva, IFRC technical departments in Geneva, and MENA Regional Delegation, HNSs, and EUNSs.  Provide support to senior leadership in key internal/external dialogues on PPP. Act as PMER focal point on a regional level for the respective three countries. Lead in the responsibility for delivering financial and narrative reporting as to donor requirements

Job Duties and Responsibilities

In close coordination with the Head of PRD and the relevant Geneva program manager, the senior officer will:

  • Ensure that relevant internal stakeholders (technical departments in Geneva, MENA region) and the Membership (HNSs and EUNSs) receiving or providing international assistance under PPP are well aligned, coordinated, informed, and engaged on processes and strategies.
  • - Work closely with the country teams by monitoring the effective stewardship of PPP funds in line with partner expectations related to implementation, reporting, and visibility.  Monitor progress and performance towards deliverables, identify risks, and inform senior management of actions to be taken to mitigate risks.
  • - Plan, convene and coordinate regular meetings with IFRC & EUNS country teams, assigned focal persons from technical departments, finance, audit, and communication units to ensure collaborative review and shared understanding of PPP. 
  • - Coordinate regional inputs linked to modifications and re-negotiations of agreements with ECHO 
  • - Develop and update the specific guidelines required for the management and implementation of the PPP that specifically addresses internal/external reporting requirements and engagement with HNSs and EUNSs.
  • - Participate and/or lead where relevant, in evaluations, assessments, reviews, and/or audits to ensure IFRC systems are properly taken into account and partner requirements are successfully met.
  • - Provide support to the governance of the PPP, by organizing and attending relevant meetings.
  • - Ensure ECHO global monitoring and reporting frameworks, systems and tools are in place and efficiently and effectively used to channel regular and data management for timely, accurate, and accountable information sharing 
  • - Consolidate progress reports inclusive of M&E data and findings.
  • - Enable data management standardization across the RC/RC in the MENA region. 
  • - Enable through the developed M&E systems accessibility to data insights and provide the ability to use it in conjunction with existing Movement data and other regional data sources. 
  • - Promote the culture of accountability across all ECHO PPP stakeholders
  • - Document and promote ECHO PPP good practices, knowledge management, and institutional learning around monitoring and evaluation approaches and advise on lessons learned, best practices, and technological innovation to be included in IFRC plans and project designs.
  • - Travel to country offices when required in full consultation with PRD Unit Head in MENA.
  • - Travel component:  5% within the region and to global meetings
  • - Any other PRD duty as required by the Partnership and Resource Development unit. 


  • Degree in International Development, International Relations, Law or other relevant fields


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in coordinating multilateral partnerships and resource development functions at the national/regional level for a national/international organization.
  • Experience in partnering with development banks (World Bank and regional ones), specialized funds (e.g.: Global Fund, GAVI, GCF), UN agencies, and EC.
  • Proven track record in multilateral partnerships, and in achieving results by raising public sector funds 
  • Experience in managing partners and resource development relations in the context of humanitarian and/or development programmes.

Knowledge, Skills and Languages

  • Advanced knowledge of multilateral and IFI landscapes, priorities, policies, and financing instruments supporting humanitarian action and the attainment of the SDGs.
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate funding agreements, structure financial instruments, and navigate complex funding mechanisms.
  • Experience in communicating with high-level partners and successfully navigating multilateral and IFI partner decision-making processes, funding instruments, and requirements.
  • Outstanding networking, representational, communication, and negotiation skills contribute to a client-focused culture. Ability to be proactive and persuasive.
  • Experience in identifying and articulating strategic issues, risks, and priorities that need to be brought to the attention of senior management.
  • Proven ability in donor communications in regard to business development (drafting proposals) and delivering high-quality reporting.
  • Results-oriented and demand-driven individual; strategic thinker; entrepreneurial and hands-on.
  • Track record in producing high-quality work within short deadlines and ability to make effective, timely decisions.
  • A high degree of discretion, tact, and sensitivity in dealing with internal and external clients and stakeholders at all levels.
  • Ability to work within a multi-cultural, multilingual, multidisciplinary environment. 
  • Fluency in Microsoft office tools. 
  • Ability and willingness to travel and stay in basic conditions 
  • Ability to travel up to 5% of her/his time, including travel to potentially adverse conditions and/or disaster zones -Required
  • Must be able and willing to travel to all MENA countries


  • Fluently spoken and written English 
  • Good command of another IFRC official language (French, Spanish, Arabic)