North East Regional Initiative (NERI) Job in Nigeria for a Grants Officer

North East Regional Initiative (NERI) – An International Development
Organization, is seeking applications from qualified Nigerian nationals
for the position below:

Job Title: Grants Officer
Position Start Date: Immediately
Position Summary

  • The Grants Officer is responsible for supporting a distinct portfolio of program activities.
  • This includes developing grant ideas in collaboration with
    Program Development Office, supporting and monitoring grant
    implementation, closing grants and maintaining all required electronic
    and paper files.
  • S/he will closely coordinate with Program Development Officers
    to ensure that projects are developed and implemented in a manner that
    advances project goals and current strategy objectives. This position
    will be based in Yobe.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The Grants Officer reports technically and administratively to the Grants Manager in Abuja.

Primary Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Manage all aspects of assigned grant portfolio throughout all stages of project development, implementation and closure.
  • Manage associated timelines and donor reporting requirements for individual grant activities.
  • Maintain internal trackers, such as the grant status and closing trackers.
  • Engage in overall political analysis, impact assessment, and participate in strategy development to advance the project goals.
  • Review and contribute to the Final Evaluation Reports and prepare project documents for closing.
  • Coordinate with staff in all departments to complete assigned
    tasks; engage in regular coordination with Program, Procurement and
    Finance units to quickly resolve implementation issues.
  • Travel to project sites for follow up/support on activity implementation, as needed.
  • Perform other tasks, as assigned.
  • Prepare project proposals in grant database incorporating
    project objectives, activities, deliverables, monitoring and evaluation
    plan, media plan, budget and timeline.
  • Ensure compliance with donor and organizational policies,
    procedures and regulations, throughout activity implementation. Ensure
    thorough, audit-compliant documentation.
  • Monitor project progress against the approved project
    implementation timeline; identify delays and work closely with Program
    Development Office to ensure projects stay on track.
  • Monitor grant portfolio pipeline of financial commitments and disbursements.
  • Serve as a key point of contact for information on related
    project issues, coordination with partner organizations and
    sociopolitical and development trends.
  • Develop project ideas in coordination with Program Development Office.
  • Manage strategy objectives/action plan for assigned grant portfolio per the approved work plan.
  • Draft project ideas with estimated budgets and present them in internal Grant Review Committee meetings.
  • Track overall project development and identify trends to document ‘success stories’ and ‘lessons learned’.
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  • University degree in Public Administration, Economics, Finance, Business Management or a related field is required.
  • Ability to work under pressure and efficiently handle multiple tasks
  • Ability to work under own initiative or as a part of a team
  • Experience of working in a conflict environment is a plus.
  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Fluency in one or more of the local state languages in the North Eastern part of Nigeria is required
  • Five years’ experience in grants management is required.
  • Prior experience with internationally-funded projects is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience reviewing and negotiating budgets,
    reviewing financial reports, preparing for and monitoring audits of
    grantees, and file management.
  • Proficiency at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. is required.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following documents to: before the closing date above:

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


  • Please reference the job title and location on the subject line, your cover letter and resume/CV.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

Application Deadline  8th November, 2016.

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