Grants Manager - Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

About us

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) is a unique and dynamic membership organisation which comprises 15 of the UK’s leading humanitarian charities: ActionAid UK, Action Against Hunger, Age International, British Red Cross, CAFOD, CARE International UK, Christian Aid, Concern Worldwide (UK), International Rescue Committee (IRC), Islamic Relief Worldwide, Oxfam GB, Plan International UK, Save the Children UK, Tearfund and World Vision UK.

Pooling our resources to work as one, we are pivotal in co-ordinating the UK public's response to overseas disasters. In collaboration with our Rapid Response Network of national media and corporate partners, we raise the alarm to the UK public and set up easy ways to donate, with the majority of our funds raised over an intensive two-week period following a disaster.

Since our launch in 1963, we have run over 70 fundraising appeals and raised more than £1.7bn, saving countless lives and rebuilding communities.

We are now looking for a Grants Manager to join us and provide oversight to the DEC funded Ukraine programme on a full-time basis for a three-year fixed term contract. 

The benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Great benefits package
  • Support humanitarian efforts across the globe

This is a rare opportunity for a proven project manager with a strong grasp of humanitarian programming.

In this highly rewarding position, your expertise will make a profound and tangible impact on the lives of people affected by the conflict in Ukraine.

The role

As a Grants Manager, you will provide timely, effective, and transparent communication and oversight to the DEC funded Ukraine programme.

Specifically, you will inform adaptive programming, strong member engagement and reporting for our Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal programme.

Building effective relationships with high-level stakeholders, you will report on the financial and funding aspects of our programmes to both internal members and external stakeholders. You will monitor and manage the coherency of reports and documentation submitted by our members, as well as the accuracy of the data included.

Additionally, you will:

  • Co-ordinate the team’s surge capacity
  • Provide briefings to internal and external audiences
  • Ensure the timely implementation of our Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning initiatives

About you

To be considered a Grants Manager, you will need:

  • Proven experience of effective project management
  • Experience in managing web-based databases for programme data and financial management
  • Experience of analysing and presenting data across audiences, including budgetary data
  • An understanding of humanitarian response programmes
  • High levels of technical ability with data analysis and visualisation software
  • Excellent technical reporting abilities
  • The ability to provide advice, training and capacity building support across diverse teams
  • Excellent communicative skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Superb interpersonal skills and the ability to form strong relationships with a range of stakeholders

The normal working hours for this role are 9.30am to 5.30pm, however, this post will require some flexibility on occasions for which time off in lieu is available.

You may on occasion be required to work additional hours in response to an emergency, events held outside office hours or to extra workload. Where possible, notice of this will be given and TOIL (time off in lieu) is available. Occasional UK travel and overseas visits may be required.

Other organisations might call this position Trust and Grants Manager, Grant Reporting and Analysis Manager, Humanitarian Response Grants Manager, or Programme Grants Manager.

How to apply

If this role is of interest and meets your skills, experience, and knowledge, then please apply with your CV and a cover letter [no more than 2 pages], stating how you approached or would approach the 3 situations below, to HR@dec.org.uk:

  • Delivered quality results whilst managing multiple and competing priorities
  • Balanced workload, with effective planning/team working and collaboration
  • Established excellent stakeholder relations

We will review applications as they are submitted and conduct interviews accordingly.

The DEC is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from anyone who can meet the criteria, regardless of gender, race, age, disability, sexuality, or religion.

The DEC is committed to the safeguarding and protection of children and vulnerable adults and participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from successful applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of, and consent to, these recruitment procedures.

You can download the job description here.