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Our purpose is clear: to empower the humanitarian community to improve humanitarian response. We make this happen by supporting and championing the outcomes of robust research and proven innovations.
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Are you passionate about the role research and evidence plays in the humanitarian sector? Do you have experience managing grants, analysing reports and providing support to grant holders to enable them to deliver their objectives? Are you a talented communicator, able to synthesise complex information and re-package it for use by different audiences? Do you have experience facilitating interactive discussions and workshops?

We are looking for an experienced grant manager who is ready to apply their expertise and develop their skills further within a fast-paced and creative team.

Elrha is a leading actor in the humanitarian system focused on research and innovation. We work to improve outcomes for those affected by crises by ensuring that humanitarian practice is based on evidence of what works, and tools and techniques used are continually improved through innovation. We fund and support research and innovation projects around the world, working in partnership with humanitarian organisations, the international research community, the private sector and other actors engaged in research and innovation.

This post requires an individual looking for a challenging role, who is ready to take on this exciting and varied opportunity within Elrha’s busy and ambitious Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC) team. You will need to have experience of managing grant relationships, ideally in a humanitarian or research setting. Inspired by Elrha’s mission and values, you will:

  • Manage relationships within the R2HC portfolio of research grants, analyse and review narrative and financial reports, and communicate sensitively to provide feedback to our grantees
  • Contribute to the delivery of R2HC’s support package for grantees, enabling them to manage project risks and identify routes to achieve impact
  • Support the delivery of R2HC’s calls for proposals, managing relationships with our independent Funding Committee and expert reviewers to ensure applications are rigorously and fairly reviewed
  • Synthesise research outputs to make findings accessible to multiple audiences, and support the development of external communications regarding the R2HC programme
  • Collect data and conduct analysis to help demonstrate and articulate the impact of the R2HC programme on humanitarian outcomes.

Role Description

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We are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we’ll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

Please note that the application link will take you to Save the Children’s job portal.  This is because Elrha makes use of the same portal.

Interview dates: Tuesday, 17 or Wednesday, 18 December, Cardiff

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