Syrian American Medical Society Foundation

Grants Officer (Maternity Leave Cover) (Ref: PRF-2406-01001-1483)

  • Gaziantep
  • Syrian American Medical Society Foundation
  • Posted date: 1 week before
  • End date: 2024-07-18

Job Title: Grants Officer (Maternity Leave Cover) (Ref: PRF-2406-01001-1483)

Job In Gaziantep

Company: Syrian American Medical Society Foundation

Start Date: 2024-07-04

End Date: 2024-07-18

Job Description

Position: Grants Officer (Maternity leave  cover) -PRF-2406-01001-1483

Job Location: Gaziantep, Turkey

Reporting to: Senior Grants Officer

Working area: Gaziantep, Turkey

Number of positions open: 1

Last date for application: JULY  18, 2024


 Summary of the position

The Grants Officer is responsible for providing quality and proper stewardship of grants by developing and designing proposals, and managing the grants from the start-up until the closeout phase. The Grants officer will also help in ensuring that grants awarded to SAMS partners are designed and managed in a way that adheres to SAMS policies, donor requirements, and program needs.




Key relationships: 

Programs, Project Finance, Supply Chain, Advocacy, SAMS Regional and HQ Offices, SAMS Partners.


Main tasks and responsibilities:

Grant management

  • Assist in donor reporting processes through the coordination and drafting of high-quality donor reports (Bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, interim, annual, and final), ensuring compliance with SAMS and donor requirements; and support review of program narratives and financial reports and supporting documentation, in coordination with Project Finance, Programs, and Grants colleagues. This includes the review of the sub-grantee reports in coordination with other relevant departments.  
  • Maintain an internal tracking database of donors, report timelines, and coordinate with the relevant stakeholders from the programs department . to ensure that appropriate data collection and compilation take place on schedule.
  • Organize and facilitate Grants kickoff/review meetings, in collaboration with Programs, Project Finance, Finance, and other relevant stakeholders from the departments; and organize grant kickoff meetings and monthly review meetings with sub-grantees to review progress, monitor implementation, field requests for support, and ensure a clear understanding of expectations and deliverables, in addition to the coordination of the monitoring visits to the partners sites. 
  • Work with colleagues in Headquarters and the relevant departments . in the office to review the grant agreements/amendments, in addition to compiling sub-grant agreements and amendments for issue to sub-grantees.
  • Supporting and mainstreaming the use of SAMS grant management tools and systems. 


Proposal Development

  • Under the guidance of the Grants and Partnerships Manager, provide dedicated support to the development of concept notes, proposals, and situation analyses – coordinating the development process with all relevant departments, including designing logical frameworks, setting realistic and measurable targets, and developing narrative proposals.
  • Meets proposal deadline by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, and approval.
  • Review SAMS Implementing partner's proposals and budgets when requested in coordination with the relevant departments., providing constructive feedback.


External Representation and Information Management

  • Attend relevant coordination meetings with current and potential partners and other stakeholders when requested, as delegated by the Grants and Partnerships Manager. 
  • Ensure comprehensive grant files are kept up to date and are available for use. 
  • Provide support to the Grants Department in the organization of donors' visits and Implementing Partners visits as well.
  • Support the development of strategic communication materials, such as sector profiles, impact reports, and program briefings.

Office culture

  • Promote and model a positive, professional, and respectful office culture. 
  • Undertake other duties as assigned by supervisor.



Mandatory Qualifications Required:


  • A university degree is required, preferably in Business Administration, accounting, or English Literature.
  • Proven experience of at least 1 year in grant management, partnership procedures, and proposal writing is desirable. 
  • Proven experience of at least 2 years in project management or program management is desirable. 
  • Knowledge of donor mechanisms such as USAID, the Department of State, ECHO, GFFO, and FCDO; with knowledge of donor compliance, is advantageous.



Fluent written and spoken in Arabic (native) and English.


  • Grants / Partnerships Cycle Management 
  • Proposal Development 
  • Report Writing 
  • Sub Grant Management 
  • Performing Pre-Award Assessment
  • High computer skills, especially in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Gmail.



The salary will be defined regarding the ongoing SAMS Turkey Office salary scale.

Interested candidates may please send their resumes and fill out the application in the following link: 

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