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  • Posted on: 29 October, 2015 Deadline: 5 November, 2015
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    A Development Organization is seeking applications from qualified Nigerian nationals for the following position:

    Grants Manager


    Position Summary:

    The Grants Manager will serve as the principal point of contact and Manager for Grant Administration. S/he will be responsible to ensure effective and efficient management of grants administration and to ensure flexible, innovative, and rapid-response mechanisms are designed to target key zones within Nigeria. S/he will also ensure that the Grant Management and administrative function is always in compliance with the organizations’ policies and procedures; and will work towards capacity building of the recipients as well as other staff members in the area of grants management.

    Reporting & Supervision:

    The Grants Manager reports to the Operations Manager/Deputy Chief of Party. The Grants Manager supervises Grants Officers and Grants Specialists.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

    • Provides oversight and management of grants staff and grants program;
    • Organizes and coordinates organizational staffing structure and workflow of grants staff activities and administration;
    • Responsible for ensuring quality control and the integrity of the online grant database and ensures that the data in the system is always up-to-date;
    • Responsible for ensuring compliance with the organization’s grant policies as detailed in the Field Manual and the projects Grant Manual;
    • Coordinate closely with program staff to ensure timely administration and monitoring of grant agreements;
    • Coordinate with finance, procurement, and program staff to facilitate grantee kick-off meeting, monitoring and closeout of grant activities;
    • Provide guidance and interpretation for program staff as well as grantees of organization’s grants policies and procedures and IDO regulation;
    • Manage the grants and direct implementation pipeline;
    • Ensure that grant master files are always up-to-date and ready for audit;
    • Lead the grants management team to serve as a central point of grant activity coordination and facilitation;
    • Provide support to technical units on grants compliance and the online grants database;
    • Provide training in grants compliance to project staff;
    • Other tasks as needed.


    • Minimum of five (5) years professional experience (including at least two years of supervisory experience) working in complex and challenging field operational contexts;
    • Bachelors’ degree or professional accounting/financial qualification is required;
    • Experience managing teams,
    • Minimum two years financial administration experience essential
    • Competent in computers and using financial software essential
    • Understanding of budget and cost control management essential
    • Excellent written and spoken English essential
    • IDO program experience desirable
    • Grants program experience desirable
    • Ability to work under pressure and efficiently handle multiple tasks.
    • Ability to work under own initiative or as a part of a team

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants for this position MUST submit the following documents by:

    • A current resume or curriculum vitae (CV) listing all job responsibilities AND
    • A cover letter.

    Please reference the job title and location on the cover letter and resume/CV.

    Alternatively, Please Submit Applications to:

    PO Box # 20350
    ATTN: Human Resources Office
    Abuja FCT, Nigeria.

    Or to the following e-mail address:

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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