Job Summary

Our client is a non-profit organization focused on raising dynamic, innovative and principled leaders who will drive positive transformation in Africa. They provide relevant and tailored interventions that support effective youth transitions in the area of education, entrepreneurship & employability, civic participation and social mobility for young Africans. The Nigeria Youth Futures Funds (NYFF) Project is aimed at strengthening and enabling youth leadership and activism in Nigeria through outcomes-driven policy engagements and inclusive resourcing that help youth shape the future long-term development plans of the country. They are seeking to hire a Grants Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for the NYFF project.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 4 years

Job Description/Requirements

 Core Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Grant Management: 

  • Coordinate, in collaboration with the Project lead and other relevant stakeholders all activities relating to the preparation, management, research and review of all grants applications by programme beneficiaries. 
  • Establish processes and procedures for the negotiation and award of contracts including grant pre-awards and post-awards actions to meet relevant requirements; Ensure compliance with appropriate federal, state, and local regulations. 
  • Maintain accurate documentation and records of all proposals and funding activities; effectively manage a large database of beneficiaries; prepare special reports and analyses of the data gathered for this project. 
  • Manage all grant-related communication, enquiries, queries on the grant-giving and reporting process. 

2. Monitoring and Evaluation: 

  • Conduct proper monitoring and evaluation for the implementation of grant contracts and awards, ensuring adherence to all terms and conditions of the grant contracts.
  • Create and provide monitoring and evaluation tools to subgrantees.
  • Collaborate with the finance unit to prepare relevant budgets for the programme and financial reports relating to grants administration.
  • Report to and work closely with the NYYF Programmes Lead and the company's MERL team in fulfilment of all your job tasks and deliverables. 
  • Prepare thematic reports and share regular weekly and monthly reports with all relevant internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Produce several research products such as articles, opinion pieces, evaluation reports and learning materials to be distributed across appropriate channels in different formats.
  • Achieve milestones and objectives of the NYFF project. 
  • Participate and/or assist in special projects and perform associated administrative duties. 
  • Engage in other tasks that may emerge as a result of the growth of the organization and as assigned by your Supervisor 
  • Generate insights and recommendations for communicating the impact of the NYFF project. 

The required candidate should possess the following: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in any field. 
  • Experienced in grant administration, monitoring and evaluation. 
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. 
  • Good organizational and administrative skills, with a keen eye for detail.
  • Possess very good interpersonal skills, negotiation skills, sound judgment.
  • Strong presentation skills and experience in leading stakeholders meetings.
  • Strong work ethics. 
  • Proficient in the use of MS office suite, Google suite, data entry and analysis tools.
  • Performance driven and mission-oriented. 
  • Self-driven and motivated. 
  • Aligned with the company and partner organizations with youth leadership, activism and social change. 
  • Entrepreneurial in nature and proactive. 
  • Looking to work in a fast-paced project and organisation. 
  • Aligned in thought and actions with the company's values ( RISE - Respect, Integrity, Synergy and Excellence). 

Key technical competencies to succeed in this role:

  • Program/Project Management Skills
  • Grant management 
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Skills 
  • Report Writing Skills 
  • Communications Skills 
  • Stakeholder Management Skills 
  • Strong organisational skills 
  • Budget Management Skills 
  • Training/Facilitation Skills 
  • Impact Measurement Skills 

employment type: 5-year Contract (renewable annually) years contract. 

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