Grants Officer at Karisa Consults Limited
Karisa Consults Limited
Abuja
4d ago

Job Details

  • Maintain working knowledge of the Foundation’s programs and priority funding areas and remain abreast of current research, activities, and trends in the philanthropic sector.
  • Maintain regular communication with other Foundation professionals through Peak Grantmaking, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, Council on Foundations, and / or other such networks in the philanthropic space.
  • Monitor grants for legal, financial, and program compliance including but not limited to ensuring that grant requirements are correctly documented in the grant files and database.
  • Monitor and document the grantmaking workflow processes, forms, templates, reports and data to assure full compliance with internal controls and legal requirements.
  • Generate reports and data analysis for program and finance team or board.
  • Problem-solve complex grant scenarios; consult / liaise with finance and / or legal counsel.
  • Work with finance to generate reporting required for compliance and financial statement audits
  • Partner with Director of Programs and Director of Finance to ensure accurate and adequate paper and electronic document retention.
  • Submit proposals within deadlines to grant coordinators or concerned people for approvals
  • Prepares proposals by determining concept, gathering and formatting information, writing drafts, and obtaining approvals.
  • Determines proposal concept by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs, studying requests for proposal and attending strategy meetings.
  • Meets proposal deadline by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, approval, and transmittal.
  • Enters and monitors tracking data.
  • Coordinates requirements with contributors and contributes proposal status information to review meetings.
  • Gathers proposal information by identifying sources of information, coordinating submissions and collections, and identifying and communicating risks associated with proposals.
  • Develops proposal by assembling information including project nature, objectives / outcomes / deliverables, implementation, methods, timetable, staffing, budget, standards of performance, and evaluation.
  • Writes, revises, and edits drafts including executive summaries, conclusions, and organization credentials.
  • Prepares presentation by evaluating text, graphics, and binding and coordinating printing.
  • Maintains quality results by using templates; following proposal-writing standards including readability, consistency, and tone;
  • maintaining proposal support databases.

  • Obtains approvals by reviewing proposal with key providers and project managers.
  • Improves proposal-writing results by evaluating and re-designing processes, approach, coordination, and boilerplate.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; maintaining personal networks.
  • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests, and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Essential Skills and Abilities

  • Strong research skills and multi tasking
  • Excellent written skills with proper knowledge of grammar
  • Ability to understand the project requirements, the organization, departments and its functions
  • Self-driven, pro-active, ability to work effectively and independently
  • Experienced in handling highly confidential matters with discretion
  • Responsible, organized and provides attention to details
  • Knowledge of computer and software programs
  • Education and Experience Requirements :

  • Bachelor’s degree / Master in English, Journalism, Media, or any related field
  • Minimum of 5years experience in grant writing, prospect research, general fundraising.
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