Grants Manager 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 ManagerLocation: AbujaPosition SummaryThe 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 & SupervisionThe Grants Manager reports to the Nigeria Program Manager.  The Grants Manager supervises Grant Officers in Abuja and the field offices (Adamawa, Borno, Yobe). Primary ResponsibilitiesPrimary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:Provides 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 both OTI and 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;Coordinate closely with Grants, Procurement and Programs to ensure activity-level spending is on track and provide quality control on any required budget modificationsProvide 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;Manage the financial commitments, spending, and deobligations of the Transition Activities Pool (TAP) and all program fund sourcesEnsure 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;Other tasks as needed 

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