Farringdon, Greater London
£36,000 - £39,000 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Two Years, Fixed Term (extension subject to funding)
Location: London or Cardiff

Can you dive into the details without losing sight of the bigger picture? Are you looking for an opportunity to support work that has a real impact on the lives of those most vulnerable in a crisis? Can you come up with constructive solutions that balance risk management against the need to make things happen? Elrha is seeking a Contracts Manager who will be responsible for ensuring a robust and efficient contracting process with our subgrantees, while also overseeing the coordination of a smooth due diligence and contracting process.

We’re a global charity, working to find solutions to complex humanitarian problems through research and innovation. We fund and support work that goes on to shape the way in which people across the world are supported during a crisis.

We are based in London and Cardiff but our roles have a global reach. As an established and respected part of the humanitarian community, we work closely and meaningfully with our fellow networks and actors to make change happen.

You will be experienced in administering contracting processes in an international context, preferably in a humanitarian or charity context, and will have an awareness of the legal issues related to contracting with NGOs, UN agencies and research institutes. You will have excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to influence a broad range of people, including both legal and non-legal specialists, especially external partners, and your strong problem-solving skills will enable you to negotiate solutions that minimise the risk to Elrha while maintaining good relations with our grantees. You will be highly competent in Microsoft Word as a tool for this process. Ideally, you have a relevant professional qualification or formal training. Experience working with international NGOs and research institutions, managing complex stakeholder relationships, working in a complex and fast-paced environment and/or of project management, would be an advantage, as would an understanding of the requirements of institutional donors.

This is a great opportunity to contribute to an organisation that creates positive change in the humanitarian sector. We look forward to hearing from you.


We are committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable people in our work. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure. 

We recognise the positive value of diversity and promote equality, and are committed to improving employment opportunities for minority groups. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, particularly from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and disabled candidates, as BAME and people with disabilities are currently under-represented throughout our work. We also welcome applications from LGB and Trans, and non-binary candidates. 

The role will be appointed at the start of the salary band advertised, unless there are exceptional circumstances. This allows for incremental progression within the role and movement up the scale.

Closing date: Monday, 25 May 2020  Interview date: Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Refreshed on: 19 May 2020
Closed date: 25 May 2020
Tags: Finance, Management

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