Job in a a Non-profit Organization in Abuja for a Program/Grant Manager

Hamilton Lloyd and Associates – Our client is a Non-profit Organization
that has been recognized as a pioneer of policy advocacy, education,
human rights, women empowerment, disaster relief and betterment of lives
of Africans.
Their primary objective is to create a platform for its
core issues and providing a voice to Nigeria’s people. Due to internal
expansion processes, they have decided to hire qualified candidates to
fill the position below:

Job Title: Program/Grant Manager
Job Summary

  • The Program/Grant Manager will be part of a highly efficient and
    motivated team. He/she will be primarily responsible for sourcing
    project grants and also work with our consultant, special Adviser on
    humanitarian issues.
  • 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 disaster and humanitarian issues.
  • He/she responsibility shall include international and grants
    application, corporate and foundation development, technical assistant
    to special adviser on humanitarian issues and policy analysis.

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.


  • Writing reports according to established schedule and donor requirements.
  • Developing communication material (newsletters, annual reports, etc.) for distribution to donors and other stakeholders.
  • High level report and proposal writing.
  • Developing the annual strategy with the Chief Executive Officer and Management.

Donor 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.
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  • 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 the Company Annual report.


  • 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

Program Management:

  • As a Program Manager, you will oversee the coordination and administration of programs assigned to you.
  • Ensure that program activities operate within the policies and procedures of the organization.
  • Communicate with clients and other stakeholders to gain support for our programs and to solicit input to improve the program.
  • Coordinate the delivery of services among different program activities to increase effectiveness and efficiency
  • For every program to be executed, you will identify and evaluate
    the risks associated with program activities and take appropriate
    action to control the risks.
  • Create a good communication and support system between the foundation and board of trustees.
  • As the program coordinator, you will be expected to behave
    ethically so as to ensure that your behavior and the behavior of others
    is consistent with the values of the Foundation. Also you will establish
    and maintain positive working relationships with others, both
    internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the foundation.
  • You will develop and expand initiatives to support the strategic direction of the foundation.
  • Plan the delivery of the Company programs and its activities in accordance with the mission and the goals of the foundation.
  • Develop and implement long-term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcome of all our programs and projects.
  • Develop an annual budget and operating plan to support these programs.
  • Develop a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the program and to identify areas for improvement.
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Education and Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree and Upper credit in Marketing, Social Development, Public Relations or any related discipline.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience working as a grant or program manager in a non for profit organization.
  • Marketing in the banking sector can be an added advantage.
  • Proven track record of revenue generation in a non for profit organization

Core Competencies:

  • Analytical – synthesizes complex or diverse information,
    collects and researches data, uses intuition and experience to complete
    tasks, designs work flows and procedures.
  • opportunities, strives to continuously build
    knowledge and skills, shares expertise with others. Able to also analyze
    conflict emerging t every point in time and vast knowledge of current
    situations and happenings and developmental issues.
  • Teamwork – balances team and individual responsibilities, exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views.
  • The ideal candidate should be outgoing, confident, persuasive communicators and have excellent writing skills.
  • Excellent financial analysis skills.
  • Must be able to give effective presentations.
  • Must be able to use the Microsoft suite effectively.
  • Excellent Marketing Skills.
  • Design – Generates creative solutions, translates concepts and information into images, and 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

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV’s to: with the subject of the mail at the job title

Note: Only successful candidates will be contacted

Application Deadline  31st August, 2016.

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