StreSERT Services Limited

  • Abuja, FCT


  • Permanent

  • Full-time

He/she will develop and implement annual grant application plans for the business. Our client, an umbrella association that conducts examinations and awards professional certifications to medical practitioners [across West Africa] seeks the services of a Grants Officer in Abuja. The ideal holder of this office will oversee the development and writing of grant proposals to agencies, government and private institutions, as well as foundations and individual sponsors in order to obtain funding for the activities of the association.

  • Minimum Qualification: HND
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

Responsibilities & duties

  • Identify funding sources and analyse the specific research areas and interests of the association to provide information regarding external funding opportunities
  • Assist in proposal development and preparation by interpreting the philosophy, policies, regulations and guidelines of the association
  • Identify funding sources, including its preparation, application submission, grants management and reporting, up to grants closures
  • Research new funding opportunities available through local, state, and federal government agencies, private and corporate foundations
  • Read and interpret request for proposals and funding guidelines from agencies and foundations to determine if it’s appropriate for the association and how best to respond and comply
  • Monitor outstanding grant proposals
  • Maintain necessary records, files, reports, databases, resource materials and activities of the Grants office
  • Lead the review of any new granting mechanisms to ensure adherence to donor requirements related to eligibility for the grantees, budget presentation, acceptability of cost allocation and other proposal requirements
  • Support timely response to donor requests related to local/international grants agreements, budgets and spending
  • Identify compliance gaps and related solutions – including differences between donor and internal policies and procedures
  • Provide administrative support to moderate technical evaluation of grant applications
  • Coordinate planning and implementation of institutional capacity assessment and periodic review of potential new partner organizations
  • Any other duties of similar responsibilities assigned by line manager from time to time.

Academic qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting/Business Administration or related courses

Work experience & skills

  • Minimum of 4 years experience as a grant professional
  • Knowledge of the methods, procedures and techniques used in grant preparation, coordination, and implementation
  • Knowledge of effective grant research and grant writing
  • Knowledge of grant and other external funding sources
  • Knowledge of institutional policies and procedures pertaining to external funding
  • Must be able work independently and as part of a team
  • Must have an excellent report writing and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of financial systems, documentation and record keeping, attention to detail, problem solving, critical thinking, teamwork

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