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    Apply: Plan International Grants Officer

    Deadline: 14 May, 2022

    Location: Sokoto, Nigeria

    Plan International is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Gender Advisor.

    Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

    Responsibilities

    • Support the country’s business development unit on resource mobilisation activities in Plan International Nigeria country office
    • Support the grants manager in coordinating and monitoring the implementation of donor-funded projects and programmes
    • Manage donor grant transactions effectively and efficiently, ensuring quality reporting
    • Support in establishing a grant-tracking mechanism in order to effectively follow up grant activities and determine progress
    • Support proposal development process by working with programme staff, writing budget narratives, editing proposals, and ensuring proper proposal and grant management procedures are followed
    • Ensure that reports to donors are submitted timely, and that reports are coherent and accurate
    • Ensure that grants are implemented in compliance with Plan International guidelines and relevant donor regulations
    • Ensure timely setup of all grants in the SAP system and corresponding modifications effected
    • Maintain and update grant files for assigned portfolio
    • Document and share key compliance issues with Plan International staff and partners setting the ground for compliance management
    • Draft funding approval document and ensure all funding agreement document (FADs) files are updated on a regular basis
    • Participate in the onboarding process of new partners, starting from solicitation, pre-award assessment, award and closeout
    • Support the grants manager in generating the income report
    • Provide support to programme and finance teams on reporting compliance
    • Provide strategic report(s) on status of grants for decision-making by management
    • Support with monthly pipeline reporting of country office
    • Coordinate BVA meetings and document action points
    • Participate in annual budget preparation at field level
    • Support budget holders in proposal budget costing and review
    • Support CSOs in budget preparation and amendments
    • Participate in regular audit of the organisation’s procedures, practices, and documents to identify possible areas of improvement
    • Create and manage effective action plans in response to audit queries and compliance violations
    • Assess the organisation’s operations to determine compliance risk
    • Ensure all employees, partners and vendors are educated on the latest donor regulations and processes
    • Participate in due diligence exercise when selecting partners
    • Ensure grantee adherence to Plan International and donor funding requirements and provide the information required on donor regulations
    • Manage the compliant closeout of grants awarded by the organisation

    Requirements

    • Degree in Development Studies, Business Studies, or Social Sciences
    • Master’s degree or equivalent in International Affairs, Development or a related subject will be an added advantage
    • Four years, minimum, of experience working in project and/or grants management and proposal/business development/design
    • Experience in developing and interpreting donor budgets
    • Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to the community
    • Proven ability to develop and write grant proposals and concepts and track record in winning proposals
    • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment
    • Good communicator with strong organisational, time management and analytical skills
    • Excellent interpersonal, cultural and diplomatic skills
    • Strong writing and editing skills with close attention to detail
    • Ability to juggle competing priorities, meet demanding deadlines and work under pressure in unstable security environments
    • Excellent proven skills in developing and writing grant proposals
    • Good research, negotiation and problem-solving skills
    • Strong planning and organisational skills
    • Strong strategic thinking and interpersonal skills
    • Excellent communication skills
    • High proficiency in using Microsoft Office applications  (with excellent Microsoft Excel skills)

    To apply and for more information, click here.

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