Grants Manager Nigeria

Country: Nigeria
Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Closing date: 13 Mar 2020

Since 2009, northeast Nigeria has been characterized by complex and mixed displacements due to the ongoing conflict. Unpredictable population movements and access continue to be major challenges for humanitarian agencies to respond in a timely and targeted manner to the humanitarian crisis in the northeast. About 1.7 million people are currently displaced by the insurgency in Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe states, with the majority residing in Borno. As a result of these situations, the demand for long term solutions along with emergency humanitarian support are increasing.
NRC initiated country operations in Nigeria in June 2015, in order to respond to the critical and increasing needs in the country. NRC currently has a full team based in Maiduguri and a coordination office in Abuja. NRC is currently providing services across various sectors namely; Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI); Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WaSH); Livelihoods and Food Security, Education; and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) in order to address identified humanitarian needs.

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, PCM and Plan of Action.

Duties and Responsibilities

Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
Line management of Grants Officer, and Grants Intern, including development of the staff members, if applicable
Develop and maintain overview of all grants, donor requirements, rules and regulations, and internal and external deadlines, including filing of grant documents (including through the grants database – forthcoming)
Coordinate the development of donor applications and reports, as well as ensuring donor compliance and quality control
Contribute to the development and revision of funding proposals, budgets and donor reports
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)
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
Together with the Grants Officer, summarise in writing, key reporting and compliance requirements (compliance checklist) including potential issues for Grant Opening Meetings

Coordinate the finalisation of donor reports ensuring consistency between narrative and financial reports and that they meet quality standards
Highlight critical financial issues such as under/over spends to Head of Programmes, finance and Budget Holders, and follow up
Provide technical support to relevant CCS/PMs and Budget Holders on monitoring issues and budget revising (if required)

Coordinate proposal development for NRC Nigeria’s portfolio of donors;
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


Minimum 3 years of experience from a grants management position in a humanitarian/recovery context
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
Communication skills
Fluency in English, both written and verbal
Knowledge of the context in Nigeria preferred
Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in programme development, management, fundraising and design in the humanitarian sector, preferably with refugee/IDP-related emergencies;
Post Graduate Degree in Social Sciences, Business Administration, Finance and Accounting;
Strong analytical skills (data and financial)
Knowledge of donor rules and regulations
Proficiency in the use of Word and Excel

Personal Qualities

Planning and delivering results
Managing resources to optimize results
Ability to work under pressure and with limited supervision
Culturally sensitive and coping with a changing environment
Handling insecure environments

How to apply:

Commencement: May 2020
Duration: 12 months
Level: Grade 8 in NRC grade structure
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions and free housing of moderate standard.
Duty station: Maiduguri, with 40% travel to the field
Maiduguri is a non-family posting. International staff members are required to live in joint accommodation.
Approved health certificate will be requested before contract star

Please apply via the link below

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