FHI 360 is currently seeking qualified candidates for Grants Manager for the upcoming eight-year DFID Nigeria Health Investment programme. The position is contingent on the requirements of the solicitation and upon award to FHI 360.
The Grants Manager is responsible for grants management and will develop and execute grants management strategies to achieve project targets. The Grants Manager is responsible for ensuring all Project procurement and subcontracting activities are achieved according to Project deadlines and in compliance with DFID terms and conditions. S/he takes the lead in all issues related to grants management for the project, under the supervision of the Finance & Administration Director. He/she will oversee the administration of all types of grants, including submission of an Expression of Interest (EOI), pre-applications conferences, pre-award, post-award, the day-to-day management and close out of the grants program.
The Grants Manager will ensure effective management and monitoring of the grants program and activities and will work closing with state leaders, with a focus on compliance to ensure adherence to all applicable regulations and award terms and conditions.
The Grants Manager, in reviewing the grant applications, proposals, contracts, sub-contracts, and millstone documents, will perform due diligence work to ensure current grants are aligned with USAID compliance and make recommendations, as needed.
- MBA Finance and five years’ experience or bachelor’s degree in finance or related field with a minimum of six to eight years of verifiable working experience in a responsible position, ideally on DFID or other donor-funded projects.
- Experience leading and managing the procurement and acquisition aspects of DFID-funded projects, including a demonstrated understanding of applicable procurement-related USG and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) regulations.
- Verifiable working experience in preparing, issuing, and administering grants contracts, subcontracts and award/sub-awards is required.
- Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks and effectively deal with competing pressures, multiple stakeholders, unplanned change and tight time-frames.
- Knowledge of DFID and its contractual and reporting requirements.
- Experience with computerized and financial accounting and strong organizational skills.
- Prior experience with project closeout and file readiness for audit compliance is highly desired.
- Experience with international development organizations or donor-funded development projects is preferred.
- Duties require broad conceptual judgment, initiative, and the ability to deal with a wide range of issues; including confidential and sensitive data, which if disclosed, might have significant internal and/or external effect.
- Strong understanding of how financial management, procurements, and grants align with compliance.
- Ability to work both independently and in a team; proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced, flexible, and team-focused work environment.
- Proven ability to handle sensitive and confidential information, meet tight/tough deadline and schedules and create timely, high quality reports for leaders.
- Ability to work closely as a team and network with a wide range of stakeholders.
- Substantive experience in the use of computers and Microsoft Office programs (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) is required.
- Fluency in English required
- Some travel to states might be needed