Transquisite operates as a Recruitment, Human Resource and Training Consultancy whose business objective is to empower and develop the talent in Sub-Sahara Africa. By infusing local and international practices, Transquisite Consulting offer bespoke comprehensive services that assist businesses to reach their maximum potential through the development of employees and the brand as a whole.
We are currently recruiting for an experienced Grants Officer for our client based in Kano.
The Grant Officer provides quality and proper stewardship of grants by managing the financial resources of donors and U.S. federal government. The Grant Officer will coordinates the administrative and financial aspects of grants, federal awards, and cooperative agreements by reviewing budget completeness, and coordinates post award actions.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned.
Functions as primary point of contact for in-country central office on grant-related issues
Handles the day-to-day business management grant management (non-programmatic) aspects of grants.
Develops, implements systems, and monitoring procedures to ensure proper stewardship of funds on pre-awards, award, post-awards, and close-out.
Communicates regularly with internal finance department, donor, or CDC Public Health Advisors
Conducts procurement plan as needed as required to be reviewed and/or approved by donor on funds request.
Documents financial management and budget procedures, regular review and update Grant Management Standard Operating Procedures and relevant documents governing awards as needed.
Adheres to internal and donor policy requirements on awards and financial management.
Maintain comprehensive internal controls on grant and financial management system, sub-contracts, and audit requirements.
Keeps accurate and complete financial records for each program.
With Technical and Financial teams, conduct required reporting requirements on progress reports, performance reports, Federal Financial Reports, Invention Statement and Certification, and Equipment Inventory Report
Monitor new funding opportunities, assist in business plan development where applicable. Works with the relevant stakeholder to ensure delivery of high quality funding submissions, reflecting outcomes focused programs.
Keeps the relevant staff informed about upcoming deadline an deliverable, thereby ensuring smooth completion of work responsibility throughout the life of award processes.
Maintains current username and passwords on grant application systems and grant management software.
Provides regular reports on the work-in-progress to the Grants Management Director
University degree in public health, science, business, finance, public administration, or a related field.
At least 3 years of progressively responsible work experience at national and international levels in administration and project management in the public health field. NGO experience is desired.
Background or proven experience in project management, financial management and budget monitoring. Familiar with grant management procedures and donors relations.
Knowledge of funding management techniques to plan and organize public health program operations. Knowledge of funding concepts, principles, methods, and techniques of public health program administration
Knowledge of funding requirements to manage, oversee and monitor public health projects and/or programs. Knowledge of the U.S. Government Code Federal Regulations (CFR) and Office of Budget and Management (OMB)
Excellent project management skills with experience in managing and supervising administrative project
Possess good knowledge of planning and strategizing financial and budgeting issues.Experience with basic financial management skills including developing and monitoring budgets and financial reporting.
Possesses excellent interpersonal skills, organizational skills and pays great attention to detail.
Action oriented and resilient in a fast-paced environment. Ability to manage a complex and varied work load and work under pressure.
Ability to work with multi-disciplinary officials or groups
Strong skills in written and oral communications, Excellent presentation skills
Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft windows and Microsoft office suite
Proficiency working within specialized software utilized in Grant Management
English is the spoken and written language.
Ability to read, analyze, proof and edit documents, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, or government regulations.
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, employees and the general public.
Math Ability/Reasoning Ability
Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situation
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
To apply for this position, visit the application page on Transquisite Consulting