Job Title: Grants Manager Nigeria, Maiduguri – UNGO Jobs

Country: Nigeria
Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Closing date: 2 May 2022

Background/Context

Since 2015, NRC Nigeria has been working to help displacement affected communities meet their basic needs, improve their livelihoods, access essential services, and enhance their resilience to future shocks through our six core competencies: water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), Shelter, Education, Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA), Livelihoods and Food Security (LFS), Camp Management, and Protection. NRC provides immediate assistance during the onset of emergencies through the rapid response mechanism (RRM). In 2021, NRC reached over 269,000 people with assistance.

About the Position

The purpose of the Grants Manager position is to provide essential grant management support to the Head of Programme in delivering quality programmes in line with the NRC Country Strategy, Project Cycle Management (PCM) and Plan of Action. As the Grants Manager, you will contribute to achieving high quality programming by ensuring effective grants management including, compliance requirements, reporting, timely and quality proposal development, and internal and external communication. You will ensure NRC programme/support teams are fully informed of relevant donor compliance regulations and NRC procedures, manages donor and other external reporting, and coordinates grant revisions. You will also support donor communication by ensuring effective channels of internal and external communications relating to grants are established and respected. The Grants Manager supports development of proposals and opportunity identification, as required. Some responsibilities associated with the role include –

  • Build positive working relationships with other teams in the Country Office to coordinate and support development of high-quality proposals using relevant NRC Grant Management tools and guidance (Go/ No-go checklist, proposal development calendar, procurement plan, internal budgeting tool);
  • Work closely with budget holders, programme teams, and finance as well as other stakeholders to compile accurate proposal budget and assess whether all necessary costs have been included.
  • Review donor contracts, flag any points that might challenge NRC’s procedures, and support contract negotiations;
  • Work with finance team to support/advise them in development of internal budgeting tool and communication with field offices on allocated budget;
  • Coordinate with head of programmes, respective budget holders and finance in order to ensure budgets are correctly allocated and aligned;
  • Coordinate the finalisation of donor reports ensuring consistency between narrative and financial reports and that they meet quality standards;
  • Collaborate with the finance team to ensure donor budget lines as per the contract are in line with the financial system (i.e. amounts have not changed as a result of new income instalments at different rates being received);
  • Monitor grant payment schedules and income requests for respective portfolio, working closely with finance to ensure this is done in a timely manner;
  • In collaboration with the Head of Programmes, Media and Communications Coordinator, contribute to the development of country factsheets and other relevant information pieces for donor visits/meetings.
  • Assist in training and capacity building related to NRC Grants Management/donor compliance as required.
  • Ensure all documentation required to be kept by donors is available within the Grants department by maintaining high standard information management/filing systems;

What you bring

  • Minimum 4 years of experience from a grants management position in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Post Graduate Degree in Social Sciences, Business Administration, Finance and Accounting;
  • Experience from working with humanitarian and development donors
  • Good knowledge of humanitarian donor guidelines and procedures
  • Documented skills in formulation of project proposals and reports
  • Detail oriented and strong organizational skills
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal;
  • Strong communication, coordination and interpersonal skills

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What We Offer

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility: At NRC we think outside the box. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative

  • 12 months fixed term contract with possibility of extension
  • An opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause
  • A chance to meet and work with people who are the best in their fields

Internal candidates are encouraged to apply but we are also open to external applicants who can show a commitment to NRC and being part of a challenging, but important mission to make a difference.

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