Regional Awards Officer (National)

  • Contract
  • Jordan
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Save the Children

The Opportunity

Role Purpose

The Regional Award Management Officer provides support to the regional Award Management team in the planning, securing and managing of both development and humanitarian awards, through all stages of the Award Cycle (inception to close out). The position involves supporting award information management and compliance with SCI systems and processes. This is a highly collaborative role, working daily with stakeholders throughout Save the Children across the world, to facilitate a culture of strong operational and program quality.

As a key member of the MENAEE Operations team, the Award Officer will work closely with the Head of Award Management to ensure that the members, Country Offices and National Offices in the MENAEE region have strong Award Management – planning, securing and managing their funding portfolios and sub-grants effectively – in line with the SCI Quality Framework and donor requirements.

The Officer supports and helps manage regional learning & capacity building initiatives; provides compelling data-based insights and analysis to senior leadership as needed; and provides support to users of the online global Award Management System. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the Officer will be will be expected to work flexibly outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly. The Officer may be called upon to deploy for a humanitarian response at short notice.

In order to be successful you will bring/ have:


  • A minimum 3 years of experience in award/finance or a similar functional area within an NGO.
  • Undergraduate degree in International Development, Social Sciences, Law, Business Administration or Finance or a relevant field
  • Demonstrated interest in career in donor-funded project management with International NGOs, particularly those addressing human/children’s rights and those applying partnership approaches.
  • Exposure to developing proposals (narrative and financial), negotiating agreements and managing compliance of major institutional donors in the development sector (e.g. USAID, EC, ECHO, UNICEF, DFAT, etc.) including knowledge of grant documents & compliance issues.
  • Demonstrable experience in grant/contract management and financial management
  • Computer literacy, particularly in Microsoft Office Suite and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.


  • Experience in financial accounting and accounting systems (i.e. Agresso)
  • Experience with Save the Children Award Management System (AMS)
  • Experience working in across departments and in business process
  • Language skills, alongside English, particularly in Arabic

Key Areas of Accountability

Award Management

Award Management System (AMS)

  • Provide peer-leadership, face to face and live online training/orientation, and day-to-day coaching and guidance to COs as requested.
  • Monitor system use and maintain awareness of strengths, weaknesses and gaps in all Country Offices in MENAEE.
  • Contribute to the global work of the AMS Management Group- proposing, testing and de-bugging new global system developments, and communicating them clearly to users in MENAEE.
  • Support in system roll outs and enhancements as needed (e.g. PPM Prime, Coding, Power BI)

Award Management for SCI Directly Received Awards

  • Together with the Head of Award Management and in collaboration with the Regional Award Manager, understand new requirements for Regional Office in account management of Save the Children’s Directly Received Awards.
  • Once standards are defined, Support Country Offices to understand and meet institutional donor requirements, and the core requirements of the SCI Quality Framework & Essential Standards, including partnership.
  • Support the Regional Director and MENAEE Regional Office to undertake review of donor agreements and amendments review and coordinating approvals as required.

Management Reporting & Analysis

  • Produce monthly and quarterly Key Performance Indicator (KPI) reports and relevant data reports to support trends analysis and risk identification to the Operations team
  • Undertake research tasks (as directed, and on own initiative) to identify emerging or under-resourced risks and challenges in SCI award/grant management throughout MENAEE.
  • Ensure donor budget lines in AMS are as needed for donor reporting requirements
  • Ensure documents upkeep on AMS
  • Support and assist the Head of Award Management in monitoring, implementation and evaluation of capacity building approaches to measure their effectiveness.
  • Write and provide regional updates and bulletins on Award Management issues.

Humanitarian Response

  • Provide direct and/or remote support to emergency responses as required, including administrative work and effective management of humanitarian pooled funds and appeal funds, including sub-award agreements with specific COs/members (including COs transitioned into National Offices).

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

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