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Grant Officer needed at Creative Associates International.



Grant Officer – Northern Nigeria Education Initiative Plus (NEI+)

Position Location:  Abuja, Nigeria


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 15 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.

Project Summary: The Northern Nigeria Education Initiative Plus (NEI+) project works to improve the quality of and access to education in Northern Nigeria, equitably and sustainably.

Position Summary: The grant officer will be responsible for oversight of all grants activities, including ensuring efficient and proper controls for USAID grant compliance and reporting; review an i submission of financial reports as required for each grant.

Reporting & Supervision:

This position is housed in Abuja, Nigeria, reporting to the Grant Manager

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Implement procedures and templates to be used for formulating, negotiating, executing monitoring, and closing grants according to USA1D regulations and the project Grants Manual.
  • Review grants progress and financial reports and ensure grantees are funded as required.
  • Support on-site and oversight monitoring of grants to ensure compliance with USAID regulations.
  • Coordinate and support project reviews and capacity building activities for grantees.
  • Assist grantees to convey grants-management requirements, processes, and skills to their local affiliates as necessary.
  • Maintain the Creative’s Integrated Database Management System (IDMS) and hard grant files ensuring that they are always up-to-date.
  • Other tasks as assigned

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, B.sc Accounting preferred.
  • 2-4 years’ experience in grant management, including sub-award disbursements and reporting.
  • Knowledgeable about USAID Rules and Regulations, previous experience working on USAID-funded projects.

Note: There are no relocation allowances available/or this position.

Interested persons may send comprehensive resume with a brief cover letter as ONE MS Word document or PDF to recruiting@crea-neiplus.com not later than Thursday April 12th, 2018. Please specify the position in the subject line of the email.

Only finalists will be contacted please. No phone calls. Creative Associates International Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Women/Disability/Veteran.

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