Senior Grants Officer at The North East Regional Initiative (NERI) Nigeria

The North East Regional Initiative (NERI) Nigeria – An International Development Organization is seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:



Job Title: Senior Grants Officer
Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Full-time
Reports To: The Deputy Chief of Party – Programs
Supervises: The Grants Officer in Kafanchan

Position Summary

  • The Senior Grants Officer serves as the principle point of contact and management for grants administration.
  • The Senior Grants Officer is responsible for ensuring effective and efficient management and grants administration and to ensure flexible, innovative, and rapid-response mechanisms are managed in target areas of Nigeria.
  • The Senior Grants Officer ensures that grants management and administration is consistently in compliance with Creative and USAID’s policies and procedures.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provides oversight and management of Grants Officer in Kafanchan
  • Organizes and coordinates organizational staffing structure and workflow of grants staff activities and administration.
  • Responsible for ensuring quality control and the integrity of data in both OTI and Creative’s online grants database and ensures that the data in the system is always up-to-date.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with Creative’s grants policies as detailed in the Field Manual and the projects Grants Manual.
  • Coordinate closely with Procurement and Programs to ensure activity-level spending is on track and provide quality control on any required budget modifications.
  • Manage the grants and direct implementation pipeline.
  • Manage the financial commitments, spending, and deobligations of the Transition Activities Pool (TAP) and all program fund sources.
  • Lead the Grants Team to serve as a central point of grant activity coordination and facilitation.
  • Provide support to technical units on grants compliance and the online grants database.
  • Coordinate closely with program staff to ensure timely administration and monitoring of grant agreements.
  • Coordinate with finance, procurement, and program staff to facilitate grants monitoring and closeout of grant activities.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Minimum of 4 years professional experience working in complex and challenging field operational contexts.
  • Excellent written and spoken English essential.
  • USAID program experience desirable.
  • Ability to work under pressure and efficiently handle multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work under own initiative or as a part of a team.
  • At least 3 years of experience specific to grants administration and management.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Professional Accounting / Financial qualification is required.
  • Competent in computers and using financial software essential.
  • Understanding of budget and cost control management essential.



How to Apply
Interested and qualified should send their CV (Listing all their work experience and qualifications) and Cover Letter to: [email protected] using the Job Title and Location as the subject of the mail.

Note: Please reference the Job Title and Location on the subject line, your cover letter and resume / CV


Application Deadline  3rd June, 2021.

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