The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfillment of the wish to return home.
The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.
All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.
About the Job:
The Reporting Officer supports the Grants Management Coordinator (GMC) in all grants-related tasks, including project progress tracking and the development of high-quality and timely donor reports and other country- and HQ level communications. The Reporting officer also contributes to initiatives to expand the country portfolio, including program design and proposal development.
This role has a country focus and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines within the country. The role contributes to the development of country strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks. The role provides support and/or technical guidance to country operations while overseeing country activities.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Manage reporting workflows and processes between program teams, senior leadership, and HQ to ensure high-quality and timely development and review of reports.
- Prepare necessary tools for report development with detailed requests for data provision.
- Develop and prepare high-quality, timely reports for donors, partners, and government on program progress, ensuring all donor reporting requirements are met and positioned to demonstrate DRCs leadership in programming in the country context.
- Support the Grants Management Coordinator in providing timely, thorough responses to information requests from internal and external sources.
- Update grants management tools and information including but not limited to DRC Turkey donor reporting tracker, DRC grant management system (ERP) and rolling action plan.
Proposal Development (20%):
- Support the Grants Management Coordinator in overseeing proposal development processes, including drafting and producing high quality concept notes and proposals.
- Collect contributions and compile inputs from programme staff, technical advisors, HQ and/or the regional office, and partners (if relevant) in line with the proposal development plan.
- Maintain and update the donor database to identify new donors and funding opportunities in line with the strategic priorities of DRC Turkey and MENA.
Work closely with program M&E staff to ensure credible, best-practice monitoring and reporting of program activities in accordance with DRC and donor requirements.
- Assist in preparing, facilitating and following up on grant meetings (kick-off meetings, mid-term review meetings, project closure meetings).
- Support the GMC and Head of Programs with the development of startegy and/or drafting of position papers, throught leadership pieces, and other related initiatives leveraging evidence from programs.
- Other tasks as assigned by the GMC.
To be successful in this role, you must have a university degree in international relations, migration, social science, development or other relevant field.
Moreover, we also expect the following:
- At least 2 years of professional experience with an international development organization.
- Familiarity with US and EU donors with special attention to reporting requirements.
- Ability to represent DRC to international donors, government officials, local groups and community members.
- Understanding of the rights and protection issues of refugees, children and women - experience working with Syrian refugees is an advantage
- An understanding of humanitarian/civil society issues in Turkey and the region
- Willingness to relocate to south/south-eastern Turkey, and to travel within and between provinces
- Proven analytical and writing skills
- Proven communication, interpersonal, representation, negotiation, promotion and diplomacy skills
- Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment
- Flexible, enthusiastic and willingness to learn from others
- Strong initiative and self-motivated
- Excellent computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office
- Excellent written and fluent oral English.
- Fluency in Turkish or Arabic is an asset.