Grants Manager at Creative Associates International

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:Job Title: Grants ManagerRequisition Number: 16-0422Location: Northern NigeriaProject Duration: 5 yearsPosition SummaryCreative Associates seeks a Grants Manager for an anticipated Good Governance USAID-funded project in Nigeria. The Grants Manager will serve as the principal point of contact and Manager for Grant Administration.S/he will be responsible to ensure effective and efficient management of grants administration and to ensure flexible, innovative, and rapid-response mechanisms are designed to target key zones within Nigeria.S/he will also ensure that the Grant Management and administration function is always in compliance with Creative and USAID’s policies and procedures; and will work towards capacity building of the recipients as well as the other staff members in the area of grants management.Reporting & Supervision:The Grants Manager reports to the Deputy Chief of Party.  The Grants Manager supervises Grant Officers and Grants Specialists.Primary ResponsibilitiesProvides oversight and management of grants staff and grants program;Organizes and coordinates organizational staffing structure and workflow of grants staff activities and administration;Responsible for ensuring quality control and the integrity of the data in Creative’s online grants database and ensures that the data in the system is always up-to-date;Responsible for ensuring compliance with Creative’s grants policies as detailed in the Field Manual and the projects Grants Manual;Coordinate closely with program staff to ensure timely administration and monitoring of grant agreements;Coordinate with finance, procurement, and program staff to facilitate grantee kick-off meeting, monitoring and closeout  of grant activities;Provide guidance and interpretation for program staff as well as grantees of Creative’s grants policies and procedures and USG regulation;Manage the grants and direct implementation pipeline;Ensure that grant master files are always up-to-date and ready for audit;Lead the grants management team to serve as a central point of grant activity coordination and facilitation;Provide support to technical units on grants compliance and the online grants database;Provide training in grants compliance to project staff; andOther tasks as needed 

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