Grants Manager

Connexus Corporation

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About the Organization:

Connexus Corporation is an international development consulting firm. We design sustainable, market-based development strategies that link developing economies with global markets to increase incomes of the poor. Connexus is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.


About the Job:

Connexus is seeking a Grants Manager for the anticipated five year USAID/Nigeria Agricultural Competitiveness project. The project will focus on identifying agribusinesses and agricultural value chain actors with growth potential, and will assist with investment and technical assistance to seed growth at scale. It is anticipated that the project will focus on a number of sectors, including but not limited to: agriculture, clean energy, nutrition, water and sanitation hygiene (WASH), gender and youth-oriented activities.



The position will be located in Nigeria.


Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Review and assess grant applications against specific funding criteria
  • Assist in conducting due diligence of potential partners to ensure they have sound systems, operations, reporting mechanisms, governance and reputation
  • Develop relationships with local partners to ensure consistent communication and open discussions
  • Coordinate with Fund Management team to ensure adequate buy-in and/or leverage from local partners selected for grants
  • Any other duties assigned by the supervisor.



  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of experience in grants management, ideally for USAID.
  • Experience managing accounts and monitoring/evaluating use of program funds and grants
  • Knowledge of agricultural and/or small and medium enterprise development preferred.
  • This position requires spoken and written fluency in English.


Deadline: Friday, October 14, 2016


How to Apply:

Interested candidates can send their resume and cover letter to our careers email provided with “Grants Manager - Nigeria” in the subject line. No phone calls please.



Connexus Corporation

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)




Project / Programme Management

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

5 - 7 years