Job Summary

Our client, an award winning, high impact, financially sustainable and highly scalable agribusiness social enterprise seeks to hire a Associate-Grants

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

REPORTING LINE: This position reports to the Principal, Corporate Finance.

WORK LOCATION: This role would be based in Lagos.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Grant Research and Management

  1. Managing and supporting the grants requirement and implementation for the organization
  2. Identify and develop strategies to optimize the grants administration process
  3. Perform relevant research to identify available grant opportunities and evaluate the results
  4. Directly involve in grant writing by coordinating with grant writers or coordinators
  5. Research for effective and authentic funding opportunities having a lawful registration and proven track record
  6. Oversee if the grants are implemented according to the operational and financial needs of the organization
  7. Supervise the fundraising team to ensure proper coordination of work
  8. Keep the relevant staff informed about upcoming deadlines and deliverables, thereby ensuring smooth completion of work responsibilities
  9. Oversee if other grant staff (coordinators, writers and administrators) is complying with their job responsibilities
  10. Oversee the job of invoicing, accounting, reporting, and other administrative functions to ensure successful execution of grant process
  11. Prepare financial or budget plans and allocation along with the planning and finance department in accordance with each requirement
  12. Analyze the budget trends and make recommendations for cost control and reduction for various grants
  13. Provide detailed reports to the funders and the board of directors with respect to the organization's progress
  14. Monitor paperwork and other related documents connected with grant-funded programs
  15. Maintain records of all payments and receivables and prepare monthly records for all grant related activities
  16. Provide training to the new staff on grants management and reporting requirements
  17. Designing grant programs and determining funding needs.
  18. Preparing and monitoring budgets, and managing timelines and deliverables.
  19. Be involved in all relevant 3rd party relationships including investors, banking relationships, auditors etc.


EXPERIENCE

Methodical and Strategic thinking

  • Devise a plan of action that will make the grants raising easy and feasible.
  • Identify potential grant support from government agencies, foundations, and corporations to meet the financial and operational needs of the organization

Grants and Budgeting experience

  • Ability to perform grant research, grant writing, grant program design and implementation, compliance and grant reporting.
  • Excellent project management skills with experience in managing and supervising administrative projects
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong command over written and verbal communication
  • Good understanding of the organization's overall business and its objectives
  • Possess good knowledge of planning and strategizing financial and budgeting issues
  • Ability to work within a team and provide support to the junior staff
  • Ability to perform in cross-functional team approach and job responsibilities
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Experience with basic financial management skills including developing and monitoring budgets and financial reporting
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines and produce quality results on time with attention to detail.
  • Proficient in using computers with related knowledge of software programs and Internet

Start Up Environment

  • Thrives in a fast paced, start-up environment with dynamic business priorities.

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