Solidarites International Grants Manager Jobs in Nigeria

Solidarites International Grants Manager Jobs in Nigeria



Solidarites International (SI) is a French humanitarian organisation operating for over 35 years who is committed to providing aid in the event of conflict and natural disasters. Our mission is to provide aid as quickly and as efficiently as possible to endangered populations by meeting their vital needs: water, food and shelter.

SI has started activities in North-eastern Nigeria in August 2016 in the fields of Wash and is now intervening in 4 areas of the state for Wash and Shelter activities.


Responsibilities


Donor relations:

  • Contributes to the CD/DCD’s representation with donors by providing briefing papers and accompanying meetings as requested.
  • Supervise the development of communication materials (by the Reporting and Communication Officer) targeting donors and other external partners.

    Financing strategy:

  • Actively monitors and identifies funding opportunities from SI institutional donors, new institutional donors, funding from foundations and private donors as well as co-funding opportunities.
  • Analyzes funding opportunities and eligibility in line with SI country and global strategy.

    Document Development and Review:

  • Coordinates the dialogue between departments in the response design phase and coordinates the involvement of consortium partners.
  • Monitors the retro planning for concept note, proposal, and report writing.
  • Compiles all contributions (from relevant departments and implementing partners) to draft high quality concept notes, and proposals – including corresponding annexes.
  • Reviews, proofreads and finalizes proposal narratives and budgets before submission to HQ, ensuring compliance with internal and donor requirements, in close consultation with other departments.
  • Finalizes narrative and financial reports (interim and final) before submission to HQ or donor.
  • For submission at field level (including submission via online donor platforms), submits proposals/reports to donor.

    Contractual management:

  • Introduce or disseminate tools and methodologies to improve project implementation follow-up/ good grant management.
  • Contributes to reviewing terms of contract with donors or prime recipients before signature.
  • Facilitates kick-off meetings to disseminate contractual obligations to all relevant staff.
  • Coordinates contract amendment requests, budget or schedule revisions.
  • In collaboration with the Finance coordinator, follows-up on requests for installments/funds.
  • Monitors validation by the donor of final reports and last payment - closure of the grant.
  • Facilitates project pre-closure and closure meetings.

    External compliance:

  • Collaborates with the coordination team to ensure due diligence and vetting of potential partners is conducted.
  • When SI works with implementing partners, ensures donor contractual obligations explicitly appear on partners’ sub-award agreements and monitors partners' compliance.
  • Answers to due diligence exercises conducted by
    donors or Prime recipients.
  • Provides trainings to new and existing staff on donor accountability tools and donor procedures.
  • Works closely with all relevant departments to proactively and regularly monitor programmatic compliance in accordance with donor requirements (progress against indicators, project schedule, facilitate project review meetings).
  • Monitors and disseminates reporting, proposal and audit deadlines to all relevant staff.

    Internal and external communication:

  • Ensure content (articles, pictures) are provided on a regular basis to the communication department, and are compliant with contractual obligations.
  • Ensure the proofreading of articles and the sharing of information in collaboration with the Country Director and communication department.

    External Audits:

  • Monitors and disseminates deadlines for incoming audits, liaises with the Transparency and Institutional Development department at HQ to plan the audit and contract with the audit firm (if relevant).
  • Centralizes and prepares documentation for external audits at field level, files the audit report.


    Requirements


  • University degree in international affairs, mass communications or related subject
  • At least two years experiences working in emergency programs
  • Previous successful experience developing projects and writing proposals for public donors
  • Knowledge of main donor regulations and priorities
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Detail oriented, organized, and able to manage competing urgent requests and priorities
    Works well in team, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well
  • Previous experiences in unsecure and tense environment


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 5th September, 2019.


    For more information and job application details, see; Solidarites International Grants Manager Jobs in Nigeria


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