The Murtala Muhammed Foundation (MMF) is a non-profit organization, founded on the ideals of the Late Gen. Murtala Muhammed, a former Head of State of Nigeria (1975-76).
MMF is dedicated to improving the quality of life of Africans. The Foundation specifically focuses on engendering self-reliance and fulfillment by working tirelessly on policy and advocacy for issues that impact on ethics, equity, good governance and economic empowerment, encouraging business development, education and providing medium term disaster relief.
The Role of Grants Manager:
The Grant Manager will be part of a highly efficient and motivated team. He/she will be primarily responsible for sourcing project grants. The incumbent will identify, define, and develop funding sources to support existing and planned program activities as well as coordinate the development, writing, and submission of grant proposals to third-party entities. The position is also responsible for collecting, analyzing and reporting data on the performance of program activities that are funded by third-party public and private sources.
In particular, the responsibilities will include but not limited to:
Ensuring the Program Management Cycle is implemented in program activities
Management of projects and programs
Representing the Foundation with external partners
Developing and responding to public and private grant opportunities.
Creating and maintaining monitoring and evaluation plans for projects and programs
Generating proposals and supporting documents in response to solicitations
Design and preparation of fund-raising proposals and grants application
Webinar Meetings of active and potential funders, etc
Conduct research, policy analysis and advocacy on the thematic areas of the Foundation
Facilitate grants ‘kick off’ meetings
Preparation of reports to donor agencies and report for MMF Annual report
Meet the target for grants as assigned and budgeted for the year.
Organize events, conferences, workshops and seminars based on agreed outlook and scope.
Ensure timely completion of training programmes according to work plan
Network with other organizations involving in both internal and external as identified
Undertaking capacity building in the team
Writing reports according to established schedule and donor requirements
Developing communication material (newsletters, annual reports, etc.) for distribution to donors and other stakeholders
Developing the annual strategy with the Chief Executive Officer and Management
Developing a fundraising strategy for the organization
Conducting mapping of institutional donors and foundations (EU, UN, USAID, DFID, etc), highlighting common priorities
Investigating and spearheading new avenues for individual support and/or donations
Developing a donor management tool where reports and history of donors can be easily tracked
Analytical – synthesizes complex or diverse information, collects and researches data, uses intuition and experience to complete tasks, designs work flows and procedures
Design – Generates creative solutions, translates concepts and information into images, demonstrates attention to detail
Problem solving – identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, gathers and analyzes information skillfully, develops alternative solutions, works well in group problem solving situations
Technical Skills – Assess own strengths and weaknesses, pursues training and development opportunities, strives to continuously build knowledge and skills, shares expertise with others
Teamwork – balances team and individual responsibilities, exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views
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