Organisation: International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Position: Vice President Awards Management Unit
Location: New York, HQ, USA
Closing date: 21/01/2018 (day/month/year)
International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Management Unit (AMU), established in 2015, co-ordinates and streamlines the
complete awards lifecycle for the organization's global public grants &
contracts; which provides approximately $600 million or 80% of our global
funding. The AMU provides a robust, field-facing structure that serves to
coordinate and facilitate the Grants Lifecycle from opportunity to close out
using best-in-class processes and systems to provide transparent information
for grants oversight, donor compliance, donor relations, and organizational
inception AMU has worked vigorously to establish clarity of roles and
responsibilities, consistency in review and approval processes, as well as
accountability for data and decision-making.
We have built an impressive management team who are committed to
delivering best in class donor relations, business development, compliance,
grants management and training. The AMUs
improved business systems will continue to improve the scale and effectiveness
of IRC programs worldwide with evidence of what works best to impact people’s
lives in conflict and fragile settings.
The AMU works
in close coordination with the IRC's Global Partnerships and Philanthropy (GPP)
department, which is responsible for the global delivery of the International
Rescue Committee’s private sector financial resources, and plays an important
strategic role in the creation of its brand, awareness and support for its
President of Awards Management Unit:
The Vice President of Awards Management Unit will work in close
partnership with a number of departments within IRC, including but not limited
to, GPP, International Programs Department, US Programs Department, Policy and
Advocacy, Finance, Office of General Counsel, and IRC’s European offices. The
VP will provide day-to-day leadership, tactical direction and ensure effective
implementation of the global operation and best in class delivery of IRC’s
global grants and contracts.
S/he will be the operational lead and champion of the AMU business –
ensuring that we build a strong, highly motivated and well-trained team,
processes and culture which ensures the AMU and all global donor facing
colleagues and partners are best placed to succeed. S/he will ensure guidance
and practical/hands on problem solving support across the global government
grants and contracts network.
S/he will lead be accountable for our global donor business development
plans, from a strategic and operational perspective and will ensure effective
compliance, analytics, KPIs and planning systems are in place to support and
analyze performance across all our government income streams. This key role
will ensure that the AMU builds extremely strong delivery partnerships with
IRC’s programs teams (International Programs, Policy and Practice and US
Programs) to support the development of stronger field partnerships.
S/he will help ensure that AMU as a whole is an exciting, disciplined,
creative and high performing global international business development, compliance,
and donor facing operation, which consistently places the needs of our clients
at the heart of its work.
Education: Bachelor & Masters/MBA degree
Experience: A minimum of 10 years in high level
management roles and experience in the humanitarian sector
Skills and Competencies:
Reports to: Senior Vice President, AMU/USP
Directly supervises: Five staff and
indirectly oversees a team of approximately 65 colleagues
Works closely with: International Programs, US programs, GPP, Policy and Advocacy, Finance,
Office of General Counsel, IRC’s European Offices, and other stakeholders.
To apply for the post, please send a
letter of application stating the skills and approach that you would bring to
the post, and your suitability for this role, along with your CV/resume (no
photos) in English in strict confidence BY EMAIL ONLY to (see email below).
Please ensure that they are sent as
Word or PDF documents with the titles “your name cover letter” and “your name
CV”. Please put “IRC – VP AMU” in the email subject line and please state how
you found out about the job announcement.
This is a rolling
process and applications will be evaluated upon receipt.
for applications: Sunday 21st January 2018, 18.00
Contact person: Karem Armstrong
Response email: Click here to email the recruiter
Preferred method of response: Email
Closing date: 2018-01-21
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