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Grant Manager At Caring Heart Initiative (CHI)

Date Posted: 07/Jul/2014
Deadline: 16/Aug/2014

Caring Heart Initiative (CHI) is recruiting to fill the position of:

Grant Manager

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan, implement, administer, coordinate, monitor and evaluate the specific activities of all assigned financial and administrative functions.
  • Develop and modify policies/procedures/systems in accordance with organizational needs and objectives, as well as government regulations.
  • Interview and advise on hiring. Train new employees.
  • Confer regularly with staff to plan and coordinate activities, assign and review work, assist with difficult or unusual tasks, resolve problems, and the like. Plan staffing needs.
  • Monitor all delegated grants management, accounting, budget management, and other business office functions regularly, dealing with a variety of problems that arise on a daily basis.
  • Review and approve major or unusual transactions, key internal and external reports, and the like.
  • Coordinate and carry out specialized grants management functions: coordinate the preparation and submission of grants applications, including budget preparation, completion of certifications, compiling of all materials, ensuring compliance with all requirements, communicating with donor grants officials regarding questions or problems;
  • Coordinate awarding of grants to sub grantees, including sending out application
  • Packages, screening budgets and negotiating required changes with applicants, routing to peer review panels and Board for approval, issuance of award notices, forms and reporting instructions; monitor sub grantee reporting and issue payments: verify quarterly financial reports,
  • Prepare summary spreadsheets, authorize payments, verify issuance of checks;
  • Compile sub grantee financial data into composite reports to granting agencies;
  • Play a key leadership role in coordinating the annual budget development process;
  • Advise the Executive Director on budget management strategies;
  • Present budget drafts for Board review, and participate in hearings;
  • Monitor budget to actual expenditures, producing regular and special budget reports,
  • Performing various budget analyses, calculating budget adjustments caused by revised
  • projections,
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable donor accounting and financial reporting requirements;
  • Supervise and assist as needed with daily accounting operations, including cash receipts, disbursements and accruals
  • Perform various cash management functions, including cash flow projections,
  • Review competitive bids to maximize cost savings.


  • Bachelor's degree in business, finance or other appropriate discipline. Possession of MBA is an added advantage
  • 3 years of relevant financial and grants management experience, or a
  • combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.
  • Good understanding of non profit business operations, grant and contract funding mechanisms.
  • Broad base of relevant technical knowledge and skills related to accounting and financial
  • Strong planning, administrative, organizational, personnel and budget management skills.
  • Ability to deal effectively with donor agencies, subgrantees, financial institutions, vendors, consultants, and others and represent the Organization best interest
  • Applicants must reside in Lagos, applicants outside Lagos will not be considered

Method of Application
interested candidates should send CV to: [email protected]

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