Grants and Compliance Manager
Action Against Hunger
Damaturu, Yobe, Nigeria
5d ago

Company Overview

Action Against Hunger ACF-International works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.

Position Details

Title : Grants and Compliance Manager

Location : Damaturtu, Yobe State

Start date : As soon as possible

Direct Line Manager : Grants & Compliance Coordinator

Minimum Gross Basic Salary : NGN 424,310 per month

Objective 1

Coordinate and Supervise the production and submission of quality and timely donor reports

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Ensure high quality and timely grant reporting from technical support staff and programme managers for submission to the HOD Grants and Compliance;
  • undertake a qualitative review, grammatical edit and ensure compliance to guidelines and donors' requirements, use of proper templates

  • Ensure that internal timelines and external deadlines are met; maintain the reporting tracker developed by HOD, follow up on inputs from project teams and technical staff and update archive on NHF and in the base.
  • In collaboration with the Coordination Team (Program, WASH, FSL, Nutrition and Health, Log, Finance, MEAL coordinators), address any further follow-up question / s, comment, etc.
  • to ensure compliant and quick submission of additional and / or revised information required.

  • Coordinate responses to any donor feedback and ensure timely submission of requested feedback.
  • Objective 2

    Identification, coordination, preparation, writing, and submission of quality and timely concept notes and full proposals, following Action Against Hunger's validation processes and taking into account the donor guidelines

    Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of the HOD Grants and in close collaboration with area co and technical / program team Formulate concept notes and proposals;
  • develop context, compile and edit narrative components, ensure budget templates are shared, monitoring and compose other documents as necessary;
  • Under the supervision of the HOD Grants and in close collaboration with area co and technical / program team, he / she will analyze and capitalize assessments (Rapid Needs Assessment), baselines, and field observations for needs identification.
  • Under the supervision of the HOD Grants and close collaboration with area co and technical / program team, he / she will identify interventions to be presented to international / local donors when necessary.
  • Assist with research on funding opportunities, and potential donors, partners, and their strategies;
  • Objective 3

    To support internal coordination and communication within the Action Against Hunger Nigeria mission

    Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Develop internal knowledge of Action Against Hunger internal policies and reporting mechanisms; communication, advocacy, and cross-cutting policies, internal reporting APRs, situation reports, project updates, beneficiary count and technical evaluations report.
  • Ensure compliance with donor visibility requirements, edit and draft human interest stories, success stories and photographs for donor reports and presentations.
  • Assist the HOD Grants and Compliance and area coordinator in the development of grant portfolio summaries, project, and donor brief / updates;
  • Assist to identify potential opportunities for partnerships with local and international organizations and participating in the development of agreements and vetting processes.
  • Ensure comprehensive grant files are maintained up to date and are available for use in both hard and soft copy (proposals, contracts, amendments, reports, etc.).
  • Facilitate the dissemination of knowledge management products, publications, factsheets;
  • Objective 4

    Provide Strategic, Technical, and Coordinated support to Grants Management

    Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Facilitate kick-off, review and closing meetings to ensure project objectives are being met and identify and challenges, delays or deviations from the project plan;
  • and communicate with donors, support on any internal or external realignments as appropriate.

  • Follow up with Program Managers and Technical Coordinators on Program Implementation and collection of data according to means of verification, from the kick-off meeting to contract closure, to allow pro-activeness in the monitoring of the grant and related tasks (such as ad-hoc donor requirements or extension / amendment requests).
  • Under the supervision of the HOD, Grants develop grant revisions, cost extensions, budget realignments and modifications
  • Facilitate training and capacity building for field teams, in particular, Program Managers and Field Coordinators on the Project Cycle Management Tools and internal reporting tools.
  • Build the capacity of field staff to write and incorporate feedback on donor reports;
  • Identify and communicate to program / technical, field and M&E staff gaps in reporting / data collection.
  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge of Action Against Hunger internal policies and proposal guidelines for donor organizations funding Nigeria programs / projects among project managers, technical as well as operational support staff


  • Work in close collaboration with MEAL staff of the mission on gender-sensitive data collection, management and quality for the purposes of reporting and story-telling.
  • Ensuring high†quality and timely grant reporting with support from DCD Program and technical coordinators and proving technical support to staff on donor regulations and compliance.
  • Support high†quality and timely grant reporting with support from Area Director and Coordinator, technical staff and programme managers and provide technical support to staff on donor regulations and compliance.
  • Support field coordinator and project managers for grant and internal project and programme coordination meetings; grant opening, review, and closing meetings
  • External

  • Participating in donor engagement in close collaboration with Area Director and Coordinator
  • Represent ACF and support the development of visibility materials for the presentation of the project portfolio with relevant stakeholders
  • Qualifications

  • Degree and / or Master's Degree in Humanitarian Action or any related field (international relations, political science, law, etc.)
  • At least 5 years' experience in international development, humanitarian assistance, international relations or related sector.
  • Skills and Experience


  • Fluency in English and an additional advantage if fluency in Hausa and Kanuri
  • Excellent experience in proposal and report writing, donor rules and regulations, validation procedures, coordination of processes.
  • Experience in Project Cycle Management, theory of change and project implementation tools
  • Strong commitment to Mission objective and general knowledge of programmatic areas (FSL, WASH, Nutrition and Social Protection)
  • Ability to write donor reports and proposals in excellent English.
  • At least 3 years as Grant Writer or similar (i.e. Project Officer)
  • Knowledge of key institutional donors, including ECHO, USAID (FFP, OFDA), SDC, SIDA, GAC, OCHA, AECID.
  • knowledge of Humanitarian principles, Sphere project minimum standard, gender, protection, and conflict sensitivity
  • Preferred

  • Well organized, attentive to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and able to manage to compete for urgent requests and priorities;
  • Ability to work in a multicultural context and be a team player;
  • Ready and willing to travel to remote locations, remain calm and under pressure and adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Proven ability to work independently under minimal guidance, pressure and tight deadlines;
  • Problem solver with a work style that builds confidence in others
  • The deadline for this position is Thursday, January 23, 2020.

    Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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