Grants Program Officers in Kano, Nigeria

Human Resources
Accounting / Audit / Tax
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Role Summary

  • Candidates will be part of a highly efficient and motivated team.
  • He/she will be responsible for project development, management and implementation.
  • The incumbent will identify, define, and develop funding sources to support existing and planned program activities as well as coordinate the development, writing, and submission of grant proposals to third-party entities.
  • The position is also responsible for collecting, analyzing and reporting data on the performance of program activities that are funded by third-party public and private sources.

Job Description

  • Ensuring the Program Management Cycle is implemented in program activities.
  • Management of projects and programs.
  • Representing the Foundation with external partners.
  • Developing and responding to public and private grant opportunities.
  • Creating and maintaining monitoring and evaluation plans for projects and programs.
  • Generating proposals and supporting documents in response to solicitations.
  • Design and preparation of fund-raising proposals and grants application.
  • Webinar Meetings of active and potential funders, etc.
  • Conduct research, policy analysis and advocacy on the thematic areas of the Foundation.
  • Facilitate grants ‘kick off’ meetings.
  • Preparation of reports to donor agencies and report for MMF Annual report.
  • Organize events, conferences, workshops and seminars based on agreed outlook and scope.
  • Ensure timely completion of training programs according to work plan.
  • Network with other organizations involving in both internal and external as identified.
  • Undertaking capacity building in the team.
  • Writing reports according to established schedule and donor requirements.
  • Developing communication material (newsletters, annual reports, etc.) for distribution to donors and other stakeholders.
  • Creating and editing website content.
  • Developing the annual strategy with the Chief Executive Officer and Management.
  • Developing a fundraising strategy for the organization.
  • Conducting mapping of institutional donors and foundations (EU, UN, USAID, DFID, etc), highlighting common priorities.
  • Investigating and spearheading new avenues for individual support and/or donations.
  • Developing a donor management tool where reports and history of donors can be easily tracked.
  • Analytical - synthesizes complex or diverse information, collects and researches data, uses intuition and experience to complete tasks, designs work flows and procedures.
  • Design - Generates creative solutions, translates concepts and information into images, demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Problem solving - identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, gathers and analyzes information skillfully, develops alternative solutions, works well in group problem solving situations.
  • Technical Skills - Assess own strengths and weaknesses, pursues training and development opportunities, strives to continuously build knowledge and skills, shares expertise with others.
  • Teamwork - balances team and individual responsibilities, exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views.



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