Grants Management Officer

Danish Refugee Council

Buea, Cameroon

Based in the DRC Buea Office, this position will support the reinforcement of efficient and timely grant management. The GMO will work intensively with both the Support Services (especially Finance Department) and the Programme teams in the area office, and in close collaboration with the Country Office in Yaoundé. The GMO will support with high-quality and timely reports for donors and other country- and HQ- level communications; and will support the PMs, AM and HoP in initiatives to expand the portfolio, including contributions to proposal development and program design.


Under the management of the Area Manager and the technical Supervision of the Head of Programmes, the GMO will have the following main responsibilities:

  • Keep track of and coordinate donor reporting requirements as stipulated in the various donor contracts, including coordinating inputs between programme teams and ensuring high-quality, well- written and timely reports meeting donor and DRC requirements.
  • Support AM and HOP in providing timely, thorough responses to information requests from internal and external sources.
  • Assist in writing of communication materials, including press releases, success stories, programme briefings etc. for internal and external audiences, packaging stories that center on evidence to further illustrate impact of programming.
  • Assist the PMs, AM and HoP in proposal development tasks, through collecting and compiling necessary inputs from programme staff in line with the proposal development plan; supporting in the writing of the proposal as needed; and ensuring donor guidelines are respected.
  • Oversee the grants component of DRC Dynamics system.
  • Manage follow-up of contractual and official information and correspondence for the relevant grants.
  • In coordination with relevant staff, design, maintain and inform internal procedures, systems and tools to facilitate DRC compliance with contractual obligations to donors.
  • Contribute to collecting and centralizing information on new funding opportunities, calls for proposals and donor guidelines.
  • Support MEAL staff to ensure the development of quality monitoring reports of program activities.
  • Assist in organizing Grants Opening, Review, and Closing meeting.
  • Assist the AM and HoP in the development and management of partnerships.
  • In addition to the above, the GMO may be asked to carry out other duties requested by the Area Manager and/or the Head of Programmes.

Required Qualifications:


  • University Degree in Political Science, Social Science, International or Development studies or related areas.
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience in grants management.
  • Strong ability to work in a variety of environments.
  • Excellent writing, proof-reading, and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Stable, moral, and robust character and a good team player.
  • High personal and professional integrity.
  • Strong adherence to the humanitarian principles.
  • Proven commitment to accountability practices.


  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Fluency in local South-West Cameroon Languages (Pidgin English)
  • Desirable knowledge of French.