Grant Assistant at Georgetown Global Health Nigeria (GGHN)

The Georgetown Global Health Nigeria (GGHN) is the operational arm and an affiliate of Georgetown University Centre for Global Health Practice and Impact (CGHPI) in Nigeria. GGHN is a Non–profit, Non-Governmental Organization in Nigeria that promotes best practices in health care delivery and research using local and internationally adapted models to strengthen health systems.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Grant Assistant

Location: Kano
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Overview

  • The grants assistant will work with the grants manager in his/her duties. The grants assistant supports in the preparation and management of the the contract process between the organization and sub-recipients/contractors.
  • S/He provides support in the interpretation of all contracts and agreements to ensure compliance with USAID policies and within legal and statutory requirements.
  • S/He supports in the preparation of monthly summary reports of revenue and expenditure on all grants and contracts. S/He does other tasks as requested by the supervisor.


  • Supports the manager in coordinating, and monitoring the implementation of donor-funded projects and programs
  • Managing donor grants transactions effectively and efficiently and ensuring quality reporting
  • Supports in establishing a grants tracking mechanism to effectively follow up grant activities and determine progress for decision making where further action is needed.
  • Supports timely preparation of all grants system and corresponding obligation modifications
  • Supports in ensuring that grants are implemented in compliance with GGHN guidelines and relevant donor regulations.
  • Maintain and update grants, contracts and obligation modification files.
  • Document and share key grant management issues and observations with the grants manager.
  • Ensure all Funding Agreement Document (FADs) files are updated regularly by partner.
  • Supports the manager in proposal development process by working with program staff, writing budget narratives, editing proposals, and ensuring proper proposal and grant management procedures are followed.
  • Supports the manager in ensuring that technical reports to donors from partners are submitted on time, collated and that such reports are coherent and accurate (quarterly, interim, or final reports).
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • A Degree in Development Studies, Business Studies, or Social Science (Master’s Degree or equivalent in International Affairs, Development, or related subject will be an added advantage).
  • At least two years of experience working in project and/or grants management and proposal/business development/design, USAID funded project preferably.
  • Experience in developing and interpreting donor budgets.
  • Good communicator with strong organizational, time management, and analytical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, cultural, and diplomatic skills.
  • Strong writing and editing skills with close attention to detail.
  • Ability to juggle competing priorities, and meet demanding deadlines.
  • Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges, opportunities, and implications to the community.
  • Proven ability to support the processes for the development and writing of grant proposals and concepts and track record in winning proposals.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment.


  • Appreciable skills in developing, and writing grant proposals
  • Strong thinking and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • High proficiency in MS Office tools (with excellent Microsoft Excel skills).
  • Good research, negotiation, and problem-solving skills
  • Effective working with and through partners
  • Strong planning and organizational skills


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover letter and CV as one document, and supporting documentation demonstrating similar work experience to: using “Grant Assistant _Kano State” as the subject of the mail

Application Deadline  1st April, 2024.


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