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Grants Officer Bachelor's Degree Job

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Job Details

Job ID: 2021-1948

Location: Northeast Nigeria


Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic development and post-crisis stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

Position Summary

Creative is seeking a Grants Officer for an anticipated USAID-funded education project in Northeast Nigeria. The Grants Officer will provide administrative and technical guidance and support to the Chief of Party and staff on the design of grant applications and enforcement of guidelines and regulations for project grants.

Expected Outcomes:

Ensuring efficient grants management in accordance with USAID regulations

Proper management of grant funds by grantee organizations

Development and implementation of systems to properly manage, monitor, and report grant performance in accordance with USAID and Creative policies, practices, rules and regulations.


Provide grants advice to project staff on grant related matters

Facilitate grant trainings for project staff, grantees, and other external stakeholders, as applicable

Ensure the diligent use of Creative's grants management system, SMART by relevant project staff

Ensure compliance with the project's grants manual, and identify/suggest improvements to reflect project realities

Facilitate and provide advisory assistance to grant applicants on the application process

Facilitate capacity building for grantees on grants management skills, as needed

Facilitate the evaluation of grant concepts/applications for technical and budget soundness and compliance with donor regulations (ADS 302, 303, 2 CFR 200, 2 CFR 700, etc.), recommending award actions to the Chief of Party

Coordinating the issuance of awards and maintaining file documentation through the upkeep of Creative's grants management system, SMART

Facilitating the monitoring and oversight of grant implementation in coordination with M&E and program staff through verification of milestone deliverables, site visits, and other mechanisms, as applicable; and

Preparing scheduled and special reports, studies and analyses regarding the small grants program.


Minimum Bachelor's degree in Management, Financial Analysis or Accounting desirable; Master's degree preferred

At least four (4) years of experience with sub-grants management, including disbursement and reporting, preferably in Nigeria; minimum of three (2) years working in international development

Solid understanding of donor regulations and procedures pertaining to grants management (ADS 302, ADS 303, 2 CFR 200, 2 CFR 700, etc.)

Demonstrated ability to perform complex tasks and to prioritize multiple projects

Ability to analyze cost applications and prepare reports and recommendations on whether applicants should be funded

Ability to analyze budget line items for compliance with budget guidelines

Proven records maintenance and database management skills; and

Speaking, writing and reading fluency in English required. Fluency in Hausa, Kanuri, or other languages spoken in Northeast Nigeria preferred.

Application Closing Date

10th June, 2021.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click here to apply online

Company Description
Creative Associates International provides outstanding, on-the-ground development services and forges partnerships to deliver sustainable solutions to global challenges. Its experts focus on building inclusive educational systems, transitioning communities from conflict to peace, developing sustainable economic growth, engaging youth, promoting transparent elections and more. Creative is recognized for its ability to quickly adapt and excel in conflict and post-conflict environments.