Elrha is a global charity that finds solutions to complex humanitarian problems through research and innovation. We are seeking a Grants Assistant to provide temporary support to our Grant Operations & Finance team during a busy period. This is a great opportunity to gain entry-level experience in the humanitarian sector.
You will be assisting in the administration and coordination of our due diligence and contracting process. This is the final step in awarding new grants to organisations conducting innovation and research projects in humanitarian settings across the globe. In addition to tracking progress, and coordinating communications and documentation for a wide range of grants, you will also be trained to conduct vetting and basic risk assessment checks.
As part of a small team which works closely together, you will be well supported by your colleagues. You will also interact with other teams in Elrha, and with representatives of other organisations which may range from small community-based organisations, to large universities or INGOs.
You will have previous experience in an administrative support role and be able to pick up new processes quickly. You will have excellent organisational skills and be able to coordinate multiple tasks and workflows simultaneously. Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and a good command of the English language are essential, along with good knowledge of MS Office. Qualifications relevant to either business administration or the humanitarian sector would be advantageous, as would an understanding of the principles of contracting and due diligence.
If you want to be part of an organisation that creates positive change in the humanitarian sector then join us and we’ll give you every opportunity to succeed. In return, we can offer a large degree of autonomy and flexibility for you to shape the role, develop, learn and grow professionally. We are a committed, friendly and collaborative team, and the role is a great opportunity to develop your skills across a wide remit.
Please review the full job description for further details. When applying you will be taken through the Save the Children recruitment system. Please ensure you complete the personal statement as part of the application process to explain how you feel you meet the requirements of the role and why you feel this is next career move for you. Please note that we will assess your communication skills on the quality of your personal statement and CV as well as any presented achievements.
Elrha is a global charity that finds solutions to complex humanitarian problems through research and innovation. We fund and support projects that go on to shape the way in which people across the world are supported during a crisis. We are based in the UK, but our roles have a global reach. We’re an established and respected part of the humanitarian community, working closely and meaningfully with our fellow networks and actors to make change happen.
Elrha is currently transitioning to new hybrid ways of working and with the aim of promoting flexible working practices. Other than the expectation to attend occasional team meetings in person, for the purposes of building personal connections and successful collaborations, employees can chose to work either in their designated office base or at their home within the UK. We are happy to discuss flexible working options and patterns at interview.
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
Elrha is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work both external and internal. We strive to be an inclusive employer and particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBTQ+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions, and from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.
Salaries and benefits
Jobs are positioned within the salary structure based on evaluation. New employees will usually be appointed at the bottom of the grade, however the appointed salary may also take into account the relevant experience a candidate brings to a role. Elrha is committed to paying staff in a fair and equitable way and will benchmark all salary offers in line with the pay of existing staff.
Elrha also has a comprehensive benefits package including 25 days holiday entitlement which increases year on year, 5% employer pension contribution (3% employee contribution) and life cover.
Any employment with Elrha will be subject to the following checks prior to your start date:
a satisfactory police record check to include a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and/or an International Criminal Record Check (If applicable)
receipt of satisfactory references
proof of eligibility to work in the national location for this role
Elrha is a wholly owned subsidiary of Save the Children. We are able to benefit from a range of support services provided by Save the Children UK, including recruitment systems. For this reason you will be directed to Save the Children UK’s job portal upon clicking ‘apply’.
Please ensure you read the full job description and complete the Personal Statement as requested in the application process. We look forward to hearing from you.
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