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Senior Grants Manager (Nigeria Integrated Health Activity)
RTI is seeking a Senior Grants Manager for an anticipated USAID/Nigeria integrated health activity.
The Senior Grants Manager will administer the grants program and conduct grant activity reporting, budget and program monitoring, and other operational activities related to compliance with RTI and USAID grant making guidelines.
This position will report to the Deputy Chief of Party, Operations and be based in Abuja, with travel to state-level implementation areas.
Develops the grants management program and customizes the project grants manual with the input and oversight of the Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party, Operations, and the RTI Office of International Grants, Procurement, and Subcontracts.
Oversees the entire grants management process from developing Requests for Applications (RFAs), grant application tracking and review, budget and scope negotiation, grant approval and award, and closeout
Reviews technical and financial proposals from local NGOs/CBOs, including negotiating budgets, and reviews grantee financial expenditure reports for accuracy and adherence to the SOW and budget.
Conduct pre-award assessments to ensure that applicants have the capacity to adequately perform the tasks associated with the grant award.
Maintains all files pertaining to grant award and management and ensures audit trail for all grant documentation.
Ensures timely financial disbursements, compliance with grants financial management policies, monitoring all grant expenses and ensures routine invoicing and provides regular updates to project leadership on grant status.
Ensures grantees understand the procurement process to avoid the purchasing of unallowable or unnecessary items
Conduct periodic reviews of grantee compliance with grant terms and conditions and the grant schedule, as well as conduct a review of the timeliness and quality of performance.
Provides technical assistance as required to build capacity of local partners and grantees.
Master's degree and 10 years of experience, or bachelor’s degree and 12 years of experience.
At least six years of experience in grants design and administration, management, and distribution of grants; experience administering USAID grants strongly preferred.
Prior experience with USAID-funded programs or organizations strongly preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge of development issues in the program regions, ability to travel and work in the field with administrative and sector technicians, as well as civil society organizations.
Ability to travel and work in any of the anticipated priority states.
Demonstrated competency in the use of computers, computer programs
Proven ability to work under pressure, and with multiple concurrent demands.
Excellent interpersonal communication and writing skills.
Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel.
Verbal and written English proficiency is required.