Grants Officer (Maternity Cover) at North East Regional Initiative (NERI)

North East Regional Initiative (NERI) - An International Development Organization, is seeking applications from suitably qualified Nigerian nationals for the position below:Job Title: Grants Officer (Maternity Cover)Location: AbujaPosition Start Date: ImmediatelyPosition SummaryThe Grants Officer is responsible for supporting a distinct portfolio of program activities.This includes developing grant ideas in collaboration with Program Development Office, supporting and monitoring grant implementation, closing grants and maintaining all required electronic and paper files.S/he will closely coordinate with Program Development Officers to ensure that projects are developed and implemented in a manner that advances project goals and current strategy objectives. This position will be based in Abuja.Reporting & Supervision:The Grants Officer reports to the Grants Manager in Abuja.Primary ResponsibilitiesPrimary 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 Program Development Office.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. 

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