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Job Vacancies 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: Grants Officer

Locations: Abuja, Borno and Yobe
Full-Time contract: One position at Abuja
Short-Term contract: Three positions at Borno & Yobe

Position Summary

  • The Grants Officer is responsible for supporting a distinct portfolio of program activities.
  • This includes developing grant ideas in collaboration with Program team, supporting and monitoring grant implementation, closing grants and maintaining all required electronic and paper files.
  • The GO will closely coordinate with Program teams to ensure that projects are developed and implemented in a manner that advances project goals and current strategy objectives.
  • The GO fulltime position will be based at Abuja while the short-term positions (3) each will be based at Borno (Maiduguri/Monguno) and/or Yobe (Geidam) respectively.

Reporting & Supervision

  • The Grants Officer in Abuja will report to the Nigeria Program Manager in Abuja. In the NE states, the positions will report administratively to the team Program Manager and technically to the Nigeria Program Manager in Abuja.

Primary Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Manage all aspects of assigned grant portfolio throughout all stages of project development, implementation and closure.  Manage associated timelines and donor reporting requirements for individual grant activities.  Maintain internal trackers, such as the grant status and closing trackers.  Monitor grant portfolio pipeline of financial commitments and disbursements.
  • Serve as a key point of contact for information on related project issues, coordination with partner organizations and sociopolitical and development trends.
  • Develop project ideas in coordination with Programs
  • Manage strategy objectives/action plan for assigned grant portfolio per the approved work plan.
  • Draft project ideas with estimated budgets and present them in internal Grant Review Committee meetings.
  • Prepare project proposals in grant database incorporating project objectives, activities, deliverables, monitoring and evaluation plan, media plan, budget and timeline.
  • Ensure compliance with donor and organizational policies, procedures and regulations, throughout activity implementation.  Ensure thorough, audit-compliant documentation.
  • Monitor project progress against the approved project implementation timeline; identify delays and work closely with Program Development Office to ensure projects stay on track.
  • Track overall project development and identify trends to document ‘success stories’ and ‘lessons learned’.
  • Engage in overall political analysis, impact assessment, and participate in strategy development to advance the project goals.
  • Review and contribute to the Final Evaluation Reports and prepare project documents for closing.
  • Coordinate with staff in all departments to complete assigned tasks; engage in regular coordination with Program, Procurement and Finance units to quickly resolve implementation issues.
  • Travel to project sites for follow up/support on activity implementation, as needed.
  • Perform other tasks, as assigned.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • University Degree in Public Administration, Economics, Finance, Business Management or a related field is required.
  • Three years’ experience in grants management is required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of general working experience is required.
  • Prior experience with internationally-funded projects is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience reviewing and negotiating budgets, reviewing financial reports, preparing for and monitoring audits of grantees, and file management.
  • Proficiency at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. is required
  • Ability to work under pressure and efficiently handle multiple tasks
  • Ability to work under own initiative or as a part of a team
  • Experience of working in a conflict environment is a plus.
  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Fluency in one or more of the local state languages in the North Eastern part of Nigeria is required.

Job Title: Community Development Facilitator

Location: Monguno, Borno

Position Summary

  • The Community Development Facilitator (CDF) is responsible for grass-roots development of project concepts and activity submissions
  • The CDF will interact with community groups, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community-based organizations (CBOs), associations and other groups implementing NLCB-funded activities or potential activities
  • The CDF will work with groups to develop activity ideas and summaries, refine project concepts during the YL/GL phase, assist in the creation and negotiation of budgets, as well as be the primary field oversight for ongoing activities
  • This position will be based in Borno and Yobe State respectively, with program activities expected to be carried out throughout the State LGAs. Travel is expected.

Reporting & Supervision

  • The Community Development Facilitator reports to the Program Manager, based at Monguno.

 

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • University Degree in Political Science, International Affairs or other related Social Sciences field is preferred.
  • Three years of general work experience with at least two years of related experience is required.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Prior experience with international organizations or international-funded projects is highly desirable.
  • Problem-solving, stress management and time management skills are required.
  • Proficient at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, etc.
  • Excellent record-keeping and documentation skills are required.
  • Experience of working in a conflict environment is a plus.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English is required.
  • Fluency in one or more of the local state languages in North Eastern part of Nigeria is required.

Primary Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Liaise with community groups, NGOs, CBOs associations and other community stakeholders to identify potential partners for the project activities.
  • Identify potential activities at the community level for project support.
  • Work with Program Manager (PM), and Abuja-based Program team, develop project ideas identified for support for YL/GL submission.
  • Work with community organizations to budget and prepare logistics activities
  • Monitor and report on routine program operational activities and scheduled program events, reporting activity summaries to PM and Abuja-based Reporting Officer.
  • Work with staff to ensure project attendance at local events.
  • Collect information on program activities, including beneficiary targets.
  • Work with Program, M&E and Grants teams to create and maintain project trackers.
  • Support review of final Evaluation Reports and grant closing.
  • Attend focus groups to derive lessons learned to inform future project activities.
  • Assist in the development of activity ideas based on information collected in the field.
  • Facilitate linkages between communities as needed.
  • Any other duties suitable to task and commensurate with ability.

Deadline: 15th May, 2020.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following documents below to: nigeria_recruitment@neri-nigeria.com referencing the job title and location on the subject line, your cover letter and Resume/CV.

  • A current CV listing all their work experience and qualifications; AND
  • A Cover Letter.

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