Grants Manager at Nigerian Women’s Trust Fund (WF)

Grants Manager

  • Job Type Full Time
  • Qualification MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience 7 years
  • Location Abuja
  • Job Field NGO/Non-Profit&nbsp

Key Result: Contribute to closing the gender gaps in Nigeria’s governance process under the institutional mandate of NWTF.

Purpose: Resource Mobilization, Grants Administration, Finance Management, Strategy Development, Programme Management, Monitoring and Evaluation.

Education:  Advance Degree or certification in Finance Management, Accounting, Business Administration, Public Administration, Public Policy and Management and other related fields.  


  • Minimum of 7 years knowledge and working experience in resource mobilization especially fund raising.  
  • Previous relevant professional work experience in international organisations and / or non-governmental agencies involved in raising and administering funds for women’s leadership and development
  • Knowledge of the landscape for grant making and donor funding for women’s leadership and participation in Nigeria and Africa preferably.
  • Previous experience of providing technical assistance on grant disbursement and management.

Key Actions:

  • Draft and develop NWTF Grants Manual
  • Update the Grants Manual regularly in line with approved funding guidelines.
  • Prepare documentation for grant evaluation and approvals.
  • Prepare grants’ agreements and ensure required documentation completion as per the agreement and ensure diligent follow-up on grant reports.
  • Conduct assessment, training as needed, such as for various potential grantee organizations and internal staff, etc.
  • Review grant applications to ensure they match the grants manual and the Project’s objectives.
  • Conduct broad outreach about the NWTF’s priorities, meet with potential grantee organizations and target groups, review letters of inquiry and proposals, and prepare background materials for the CEO.
  • Conduct pre-award audits of possible grantee organizations, in addition to audits during implementation and at close-out, as needed and identified in the Grants Manual
  • Monitor financial management of grant funds to ensure consistency with agreed technical plan and actual implementation and monitor the projected expenditures against their actual incurrence.
  • Perform all other relevant duties that may be needed to ensure the overall efficient implementation of activities.
  • Monitor grantees to ensure they implement and administer grants according to grant agreement and agreed regulations.
  • Monitor technical implementation of grants to ensure timely progress and according to submitted technical reports, proposed strategy and work plans.
  • Supervise the Finance and Administrative team.
  • Carry out any other duty that may be assigned by the CEO.

Condition of Service: Competitive and negotiable with one year contract renewable. NWTF is an equal opportunity employer.

Location: Work in Abuja, with travels to other parts of Nigeria.

Method of Application

Send your most recent CV and cover letter to [email protected] on or before close of business on Tuesday 20 October 2020. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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