ERIM is recruiting a Grants Manager Consultant

ERIM is recruiting a Grants Manager Consultant

About ERIM

ERIM (formerly known as IREX Europe) is a not-for-profit organisation based in Lyon, France. We provide innovative projects to promote human rights and strengthen independent media and civil society. The ERIM approach emphasises partnerships with local development organisations to bring about change through training, partnerships, education, research and sub-granting schemes.


We are looking for an experienced Grants Manager consultant for a 12-month contract aiming to support ERIM in overseeing the implementation of Financial Support for Third Parties (FSTP). 


The work of the consultant is in support of two actions funded by the European Union: 

  • Democracy in Eastern Partnership (DEAP)” (NDICI-GEO-NEAR/2023/451-752) is a regional project run by the IREX Europe (doing business as Equal Rights and Independent Media - ERIM) which aims promoting inclusive, resilient and democratic societies in the Eastern Partnership Region. 
  • ProElect - Promote accountability in Electoral processes in EaP through increased participation and capacity of civic actors” (NDICI-GEO-NEAR/2023/450-378) is a regional project run by the Transatlantic Foundation in partnership with IREX Europe (doing business as Equal Rights and Independent Media - ERIM) which aims to ensure that civil society actors in the Eastern Neighbourhood are engaged, capable and knowledgeable in monitoring elections and promoting democratic accountability mechanisms.


The Role

The consultant is expected to start on July 1, 2024 and support ERIM over a 12-month period with an estimated 220 working days per year, with potential adjustments according to the project needs. The consultancy contract will be based on deliverables. We are looking for a candidate with strong experience in grant management, connected to local CSOs networks.

The estimated daily rate is 110 EUR, with a total budget capped at €24,200.


The Mission

The work of the consultant will be to assist ERIM in grant management that will include the selection, assessment, monitoring and evaluation as well as reporting of the FSTPs, communication with beneficiaries, and organizing networking events. 


Main responsibilities and tasks 

In coordination with ERIM team, the consultant will be responsible for:    

  • Promoting grant opportunities,
  • Developing calls for applications along with the ERIM team and their publication online,
  • Participating in the selection of grantees,
  • Drafting grant contracts for selected CSOs/individuals,
  • Liaising with the selected individuals/CSOs,
  • Ensuring monitoring and evaluation of the grants, tracking grants outcomes and outputs, reporting on progress and challenges faced to identify corrective measures, etc.
  • Reviewing grantees’ narrative and financial reports and keeping all documents in an orderly filing system,
  • Work in coordination with ERIM Staff and consultants on events and trainings,
  • Collecting, editing and translation into Romanian of action materials and ensure they’re successful upload on the European Commission’s Digitool platform.
  • Support ERIM in developing quarterly and yearly narratives reports.


Essential criteria

  • Formal education – degree/masters in a relevant field of study (law, human rights, development, project management, social studies, international relations, etc.) and/or the equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • At least five years’ experience of grant management.
  • Excellent knowledge of the context in Moldova.
  • Excellent computer skills (Word, Powerpoint, Excel).
  • A strong network of contacts in the fields of civil society development, human rights promotion and/or media development. 
  • Fluency in written and spoken Romanian and English is mandatory.
  • Pro-active, solutions focused, and able to work independently.
  • Organised and able to meet deadlines.

To apply, please send a CV and a letter of motivation to before June 24, 2024. 


We will review applications on a rolling basis and may send invitations to interview before the deadline so, if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible. Please put “Moldova Grant Manager Consultant” in the title of your email. No phone calls please.


ERIM is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression.