'Grants Coordinator' based in Nicosia, Cyprus

entrepreneurial and passionate Grants Coordinator

War Child Holland (WCH) is an international non-governmental organization that works exclusively to improve the well-being and resilience of children and youths affected by violence and armed conflict. From its branch in Cyprus, WCH and its partners support children affected by the conflict in Syria through an integrated mix of child protection, education and psychosocial support interventions, while working closely with their caregivers, families and wider communities for maximum and durable impact.

We are seeking to strengthen our team and we are currently seeking an entrepreneurial and passionate Grants Coordinator to join our dynamic team of professionals dedicated to helping children and their families positively deal with the consequences of being exposed to armed conflict.

Your Challenge

You will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of grant funding, planning, and organising grant-funded programmes. This role is a great opportunity for someone with a passion for writing, sound project management skills and the flair to build strong relations with others.

Proposal-writing and reporting

  • Plan and coordinate proposal development & review processes in accordance with donor regulations. This involves setting timelines, issuing instructions and collating and consolidating inputs.
  • Maintain an overview of report writing & review processes in accordance with donor regulations and internal processes.
  • Ensure adherence to the War Child Holland grants management policy.
  • Contribute towards drafting of internal reports concerning grants management for the WCH Syria response.

Information management

  • Develop and maintain an up-to-date overview of ongoing grants and funding pipelines.
  • Maintain the online and offline grants/project filing system.
  • Ensure harmonisation of reporting templates and frameworks, in line with internal processes and donor regulations.

Working with Partners

  • Contribute to capacity and due diligence assessments for prospective WCH implementing partners.
  • Build capacity and provide technical support of WCH implementing partners in the area of grants management, proposal development, and report-writing.
  • Support capacity building processes for technical areas.

Internal & external liaison

  • Act as the internal Country Office Programme Department focal point on compliance with donor rules and regulations.
  • Actively liaise with regional and HQ level grants management counterparts.
  • Liaise with donors on grants management issues.

Your Profile

  • Degree in social sciences or related field with at least 2 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience with programme or project management.
  • Experience of grant applications, assessing project viability and performance measurement would be preferable.
  • Previous experience working with children/refugees/vulnerable populations is preferable.
  • Strong communication skills in English, both verbal and written.
  • Skilled in writing and planning with excellent presentation skills.
  • Good attention to detail with strong follow-up.
  • Team oriented, with ability to work efficiently independently.
  • Organised approach and effective time management; able to prioritise work and meet deadlines.
  • Ablility to build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Ability to determine informational needs, collect and analyse information.

We Offer

A dynamic and challenging work environment, with opportunities to grow and enhance your skills.
A fair salary and comprehensive secondary benefits including opportunities to develop professionally.

Working as part of a multinational team who are hands on to make change happen!

Job Location

Nicosia, Cyprus


The contract for is for at least 1 year with the intention to prolong. This is a national position based within the EU with national local conditions.

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to upload their CV and a short cover letter, in English here:

The safety of children is essential to War Child. War Child does not tolerate or accept any form of abuse. This subject is addressed in our recruitment and selection procedures. Moreover, the accepted candidates will be required to state their commitment/ intent to be aware, consider and adhere to the minimum standards applicable in development and humanitarian settings, such as humanitarian values and principles, Sphere Humanitarian Charter, Standards in the Humanitarian Standards Partnership, Core Humanitarian Standard, International Humanitarian Law, Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief and IASC Six Core Principles Relating to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.


  • Only applications received via our website are processed.
  • If we appoint a suitable candidate before the given closing date, we reserve the right to remove the vacancy from our website before that date. In such a case, any responses received after that time are not processed.
  • It could be that during our selection process the closing date for the vacancy is extended. If so, and you have not yet heard from us, your application will remain live.