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Future Resilience and Development Foundation (FRAD)

Grants / Partnership Technical Senior Officer

Maiduguri, Nigeria

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Future Resilience and Development Foundation (FRAD)

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Maiduguri, Nigeria

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Grants / Partnership Technical Senior Officer

Closing: May 31, 2024

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Published: May 21, 2024 (7 days ago)

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  • Prior experience with internationally funded projects is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience reviewing and negotiating budgets, reviewing financial reports, preparing for and monitoring audits, and file management.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office software, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. is required.
  • Ability to work under pressure and efficiently handle multiple tasks.
  • PSEA and Safeguarding certificate
  • Ability to work under own initiative or as a part of a team.
  • Experience working in a conflict environment is a plus.
  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Fluency in Hausa and one of the languages spoken in North-East Nigeria is preferable.

Desirable skills:

  • Honesty/ integrity
  • Accountability
  • Team player
  • Ambition
  • Professionalism
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Collaboration
  • Attention to details
Responsibilities

  • Prior experience with internationally funded projects is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience reviewing and negotiating budgets, reviewing financial reports, preparing for and monitoring audits, and file management.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office software, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. is required.
  • Ability to work under pressure and efficiently handle multiple tasks.
  • PSEA and Safeguarding certificate
  • Ability to work under own initiative or as a part of a team.
  • Experience working in a conflict environment is a plus.
  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Fluency in Hausa and one of the languages spoken in North-East Nigeria is preferable.

Desirable skills:

  • Honesty/ integrity
  • Accountability
  • Team player
  • Ambition
  • Professionalism
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Collaboration
  • Attention to details

Performance measures:
The performance of the grants and partnership Technical Senior officer will be measured using the following:

  • Track the number of grants secured within a specific period.
  • Calculate the percentage of successfully acquired grants out of the total applications submitted,
  • Measure the total monetary value of grants secured during a designated timeframe.
  • Assess the positions ability to secure grants from various sources, including government agencies, foundations, and corporate partners.
  • Quantify the Officer’s success in initiating new partnerships aligned with FRAD’s goals.
  • Measure the ability to maintain and strengthen relationships with current partners.
  • Evaluate the overall quality of grant proposals in terms of sustainability, clarity, alignment with organizational goals, and adherence to donor guidelines.
  • Assess the accuracy of proposed budgets compared to actual expenditures.
  • Evaluate the Officer’s ability to optimize resources within the proposed budget.
  • Evaluate how promptly the Officer submits required reports to funding partners.
  • Assess the effectiveness of impact reports in showcasing the outcomes and success of funded projects.
  • Monitor attendance and participation in relevant conferences, workshops, and networking events.
  • Track the number of new contacts made at events and the subsequent development of these connections.
  • Manage sub grantees of FRAD and provide technical support to FRAD’s partners

Functions / Day to day activities:

  • The day-to-day activity of the grants and partnership Senior Technical officer for FRAD Foundation are as follows:

Grants Proposal Development:

  • Research potential funding opportunities from Donor agencies, foundations, and other available sources.
  • Develop strong grant proposals, and ensure alignment with FRAD’s goals and objectives.
  • Collaborate with the program manager and other stakeholders to gather relevant proposal information.
  • Participate in work and activity planning to align the grant programming with overall project activities.
  • Add to the development of timeline and details required for any activities needing grants; conduct market search and price analysis in coordination with technical and procurement staff. 
  • Coordinates with staff requesting grants to prepare Request for Concepts and other expression of interest.
  • Assist in the process and development of calls for proposals, participate, take meeting notes, and manage records in subsequent review processes, co-design, kick-offs, and collaborative strategy meetings
  • Manage sub grantee of partners to ensure compliance to donor regulations and processes.
  • Administered organization capacity assessment (OCA) to partners and develop organization capacity development plan.
  • Track partners spending and also initiate process of funds request with partners for timely disbursement of funds.

Relationship Building:

  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with potential funding partners, including donors, foundations, and corporations and sub-grantees.
  • Network within the philanthropic community to identify new funding prospects.
  • Attend events and conferences to establish connections and promote the organization’s work.
  • Promote FRAD’s initiatives to potential partners with similar interest as FRAD Foundation.

Grants Management:

  • Oversee the entire grant lifecycle, from application to reporting.
  • Ensure compliance with grant requirements and deadlines.
  • Work closely with finance and program teams to track budget allocations and expenditures related to grants

Partnership Development:

  • Identify and initiate partnerships with other organizations, NGOs, and businesses that align with FRAD’s mission and vision.
  • Negotiate terms of partnership agreements and Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs).
  • Collaborate with internal teams to ensure effective implementation of partnership activities.
  • Work with the Program manager and Executive Director to gain and advocate for more partnerships.

Proposal Budgeting:

  • Collaborate with finance teams to develop accurate and realistic budgets for grant proposals.
  • Ensure that proposed budgets align with the organization’s financial policies and guidelines.
  • Manage partner’s budget and track spending of partners to ensure it is according to the Budget approved.

Monitoring & Evaluation:

  • Support gathering feedback from recipients for monitoring, evaluation, and learning purposes.
  • Conduct necessary data collection and provide required information and data to the monitoring and evaluation department in the required format.
  • When necessary, perform site visits to monitor Performance.
  • When needed conduct financial and programmatic audits during implementation. 

Communication and Advocacy:

  • Develop communication materials highlighting the impact of grants and partnerships for the FRAD Foundation.
  • Advocate for FRAD’s work through various channels, including social media, conferences, and publications.

Compliance and Risk Management:

  • Stay informed about changes in regulations and compliance requirements related to grants.
  • Identify and mitigate potential risks associated with grants and partnerships.

Database Management:

  • Maintain an updated database of funding opportunities, partners, and relevant contacts.
  • Track and report on the success rate of grant applications and partnership development efforts.

Capacity Building:

  • Provide training and support to internal teams on best practices for grant management and partnership development.
  • Keep abreast of industry trends and share knowledge within the organization
  • Any other task assigned by the management.

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