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  • Grants Manager - Northern Nigeria Education Initiative Plus ( NEI+) at Creative Associates International

  • Posted on: 29 August, 2019 Deadline: 5 September, 2019
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  • Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, DC., Creative has a field presence in more than 15 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S.Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

    Grants Manager - Northern Nigeria Education Initiative Plus ( NEI+)


    Project Summary

    • The Northern Nigeria Education Initiative Plus (NEI+) project works to improve the quality of and access to education in Northern Nigeria, equitably and sustainably.

    Position Summary

    • The Grants Manager will be responsible for oversight of all grants activities, including ensuring efficient and proper controls USAID grant compliance and reporting; coordinating training and grants administration with NGOs grantees; and review and submission of financial reports as required for each grant.

    Reporting & Supervision

    • The Grants Manager will supervise the Grants Officer and report the Senior Finance Specialist.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Implement procedures and templates to be used for formulating, negotiating, executing, monitoring, and closing grants according to USAID regulation sand the projects Grants Manual;
    • Develop solicitations, coordinate the evaluation of applications, award grants, monitor and report on financial activities as appropriate;
    • Monitor grantee to ensure compliance with USAID regulations;
    • Assist large NGOs to convey grants-management requirements, processes, and skills to their local affiliates as necessary;
    • Responsible for maintaining grant files and ensuring that they are always up-to-date
    • Coordinate and support project audits, grantor’s audit, or monitoring visits;
    • Conduct educational and training workshops on proposal preparation and/or financial monitoring, as necessary;
    • Responsible for maintaining files in Creative’s online grants administration database;
    • Other tasks as assigned.

    Required Skills & Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree or professional Accounting/Financial qualification is required;
    • Minimum 3 years experience in grant management, including disbursements and reporting and 4 years of general work experience is required;
    • Demonstrated experience in financial administration, budget and cost control management is essential;
    • Knowledgeable about USAID rules and regulations, previous experience working on USAID-funded projects is preferred;
    • Excellent record keeping, and documentation skills are required;
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills is required.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated Resume/CV to: using the "Job Title" as the subject of the mail.


    • Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
    • Creative Associates International Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran.

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