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ضابط منح / مشروع التنمية الإقتصادية الريفية والتشغيل

The Rural Economic Growth and Employment (REGEP) is an agricultural development project funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), The Jordan Enterprise Development Corporation (JEDCO) manages the project through the Rural Economic Growth and Employment Project unit (PMCU). The goal of the project is to reduce poverty, vulnerability and inequality in rural areas through creation of productive employment and income generating opportunities for the rural poor and vulnerable, especially youth and women. JEDCO invites applications from dynamic and high performing qualified professionals for the following positions:

 

  1. Grants Officer

Organisation                                      : Rural Economic Growth and Employment Project (REGEP)

Duty station                                       : Amman

Reporting to                                       : Project Director and Capacity Building and Grants Manager

Starting Date                                      : February

Languages required                        :  Arabic and English

Number of positions                      : 1

Duration                                          :1 year (with possibility of extension up to 2 years, subjected  to  performance appraisal)

 

Job Overview/Summary:

The Grants officer mainly will be working on the first component of the project:

Component 1 – Value Chain and Enterprise Development, which will be managed through JEDCO in close cooperation with NARC, NGOs, and JSMO and consists of three subcomponents: (i) Mobilisation, Capacity Building and Enterprise Development (focusing on women and youth people); (ii) Value Chain Upgrading; and (iii) Knowledge Management, Learning and Policy Support. 

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Project Director and the Capacity Building and Grants Manager (CBGM), the Grants Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

Key tasks include:

  • Responsible for the grant application administration process, including data entry, filing, reporting grant application processes ,provide accurate insight into current operations and supporting documentation for existing grant rounds.
  • Responsible for responding in a timely and professional manner to questions from applicants pertaining to the round.
  • Following up with NGOs for the coordination of all aspects of grant round interviews including organising room bookings, preparing hardcopy applications, scheduling interview times
  • Assist with the coordination of the evaluation process ensuring that all eligible applications are appropriately reviewed in a timely fashion within the framework
  • Participate in grants evaluation committees
  • Responsible for reviewing  grant agreements including processing variation requests and drafting contract amendments
  • Assist in the review of grant and fellow up the grantees as required to comply with REGEP requirements.
  • Assist the CBGM in the establishment of appropriate mechanisms to collect and analyse information regarding beneficiaries supported by REGEP grants.
  • Conduct regular monitoring and support visits to the project area to ensure maximum impact of REGEP grants.
  • Assist in grants closer process including reviewing closer report, tracking invoices and supporting documents.
  • Assist in achieving gender equality
  • Prepare reports and other documents as required (see Section 4 below).
  • Cooperate with supervision missions, mid-term reviews and programme completion missions

 

3. Location and duration of assignment

The Grants officer will be based within the PMCU office and operate from Amman, and also travels to REGEP beneficiaries in target governorates and at least bi-monthly visits to grantees.

The project will be implemented for three (3) years and the recruited candidate will be full time working with the project. The duration of this assignment is one (1) year with the possibility of extension for another two (2) years, subject to performance appraisal

 

4. Supervision and deliverables

The Grants officer will be supervised by the Project Director and the Capacity Building and Grants Manager (CBGM) all reports should be submitted in both languages English and Arabic as soft and hard copies, the deliverables are:

- Monthly reports;

- Quarterly reports;

- Progress reports; and

- Any other reports, as requested by the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

 

5. Required Experience and qualification

BSc degree in Business Administration, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, or other relevant discipline related to in the agricultural sector, together with:

  • At least 3 years’ experience in the areas of grants management, preferable in smallholder agriculture, value chain/agribusiness development projects, or related private sector employment;
  • Specific experience in the implementation of grant schemes in rural development projects is an asset;
  • Ability to work with rural communities using participatory methods and tools to capture key information ;
  • Ability to collaborate and coordinate with numerous stakeholders at one time;
  • Good interpersonal, communication and facilitation skills ;
  • Ability to speak and write Arabic and English fluently ;
  • Good computer skills ;

 

Application Process

Interested candidates with relevant experience are invited to review and download the full Terms of Reference and submit their CVs along with names and contact details of three references, along with a covering letter highlighting why the candidate believes he/she is competitive for this position. The email submission should indicate the position title and addressed to  REGEB.jobs@jedco.gov.jo  , no later than Tuesday 18th January 2022.

No telephone calls shall be accepted. CVs will be treated with strict confidentiality; salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Only retained candidates will be contacted.

 


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