Grant Officer at the Center for Clinical Care and Clinical Research (CCCRN)

Job Title: Grant Officer

Location: Kwara
FTE: 100%
Reports  to: Grant Manager

Job Overview

  • The grant and compliance Officer work with the grant and compliance Manager in his/her duties. The grant and compliance officer prepares, negotiates, and manages the contract process between the organization and sub- recipients / contractors.
  • S/He interpret all contracts and agreements to ensure compliance with USAID policies and within legal and statutory requirements.
  • S/He prepare monthly summary reports tracking monthly revenue and expenditure on all grants and contracts and support the design and maintenance of a strong internal control system. S/He does other tasks as requested by supervisor.

Work Interactions and Conditions:

  • The GO will report to the Grant Manager and will work closely with other grant/ finance/ program team members

Responsibilities

  • Under the leadership of the Director of Finance & Operations, the Grant Officer will be responsible for finance compliance support to allocated CCCRN local partners and related sub-agreements.
  • Report Sub-Agreement commitments to be recorded in CCCRN accounting system.
  • Review and process the issuance of project advances in accordance with GGHN and Donor Policies and Procedures.
  • Reviews, drafts cooperative agreements, donor terms and amendments for Grant Compliance
  • S/he interprets USG regulations to local partners and CCCRN management. The officer also assists with trainings on compliance, conducts financial reviews and follow-up of recommendations, and identifies training needs, and develops site-specific curriculum to address the needs.
  • Serve as principal point of contact on compliance issues with partners and program managers/officers
  • Provide senior level technical support to the CBOs/local partners to finalize their annual budgets, conduct a review of budgets against project targets, budget notes and justification, making recommendations and follow-up implementation.
  • Monitor monthly reports for liquidation, update budget analysis and advise the Finance & Account Director and Grant and Compliance Manager accordingly
  • Monitor allocated partner agreements and budgets and ensure compliance with Compliance Manuals and donor guidelines.
  • Conducts in CCCRN Internal Control and Monitoring/ pre-award assessments as required.
  • Ensure that partners keep supporting documents for all financial transactions, keep ledgers for Fixed Assets, Purchase Requisitions, Cash Receipts and Disbursements.
  • Hands – on knowledge of tax laws and FINANCE ACT 2021.
  • Other duties assigned by supervisors

Requirements and Qualifications

  • B.Sc. / HND in Accounting, ICAN/ACCA Certification
  • At least 4 years post NYSC grants management experience in an NGO
  • Proficiency in the use of QuickBooks accounting Software
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently and ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, required.
  • Excellent analytical and information seeking skills, with good decision-making skills.
  • Should be willing and able to travel widely within the country
  • Excellent English language oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite

Abilities:

  • Ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with a broad range of senior and mid-level public and private sector counterparts, donors, and other key stakeholders
  • Good interpersonal relationships
  • A good team player
  • Fluency In English and local language

Skills:

  • Excellent demonstrable writing and diplomacy skills with experience presenting technical issues to stakeholders,
  • Proficient use of Microsoft office for documenting and reporting
  • Proficient use of data management and analytic tools, QB accounting software
  • Highly numerical, multitasking

Application Closing Date
21st March, 2022 (Midnight).

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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