Creative Associates International New Job Position

Posted on :

15 Aug, 2018

Category :

NGO Jobs in Nigeria

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Grants Manager – Northern Nigeria Education Initiative Plus (Nei+)
Abuja, Nigeria

Project Summary

  • The Northern Nigeria Education Initiative Plus (NEI+) project works to improve the quality of and access to education in Northern Nigeria, equitably and sustainably.

Position Summary

  • The Grants Manager will be responsible for oversight of all grants activities, including ensuring efficient and proper controls USAID grant compliance and reporting; coordinating training and grants administration with NGOs grantees; and review and submission of financial reports as required for each grant.

Reporting & Supervision

  • The Grants Manager will supervise the Grants Officer and report the Senior Finance Specialist.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for maintaining grant files and ensuring that they are always up-to-date
  • Coordinate and support project audits, grantor’s audit, or monitoring visits;
  • Conduct educational and training workshops on proposal preparation and/or financial monitoring, as necessary;
  • Responsible for maintaining files in Creative’s online grants administration database;
  • Other tasks as assigned.
  • Implement procedures and templates to be used for formulating, negotiating, executing, monitoring, and closing grants according to USAID regulations and the projects Grants Manual;
  • Develop solicitations, coordinate the evaluation of applications, award grants, monitor and report on financial activities as appropriate;
  • Monitor grantee to ensure compliance with USAID regulations;
  • Assist large NGOs to convey grants-management requirements, processes, and skills to their local affiliates as necessary;

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or professional Accounting/Financial qualification is required;
  • Excellent record keeping, and documentation skills are required;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills is required.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in grant management, including disbursements and reporting and 4 years of general work experience is required;
  • Demonstrated experience in financial administration, budget and cost control management is essential;
  • Knowledgeable about USAID rules and regulations, previous experience working on USAID-funded projects is preferred;

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated Resume/CV’s to: [email protected] with “Grants Manager” in the email Subject line

Application Deadline 24th August, 2018.

Note: Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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