Creative Associates International Job Vacancy for Grants Officer

Creative Associates International Inc. is a dynamic and fast-growing Professional Services firm that specializes in international development in the areas of Education, Democratic Transitions and Stabilization in post-conflict environments.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Grants Officer

Location: Abuja

Job Description

  • The Grants Officer is responsible for assisting the Grants Manager in monitoring and ensuring project compliance with the terms and conditions of the Agreements.
  • S/he also interacts with project technical staff in developing and revising all templates for solicitations, local agreements, and grants.


  • Assist in the implementation of procedures and templates to be used for formulating, monitoring, and closing grants according to USAID regulations and the projects Grants Manual.
  • Assist in developing solicitations, coordinate the evaluation of applications, award grants, monitor and report on financial activities as appropriate.
  • Monitor grantee to ensure compliance with USAID regulation.
  • Responsible for maintaining grant files and ensuring that they are always up-to-date
  • Coordinate and support project audits, grantor’s audit, or monitoring visits.
  • Conduct educational and training workshops on proposal preparation and/or financial monitoring, as necessary
  • Assist in updating and maintaining the Creative’s Integrated Management Database System (IDMS)
  • Keep abreast of USAID regulations to assist staff in adhering to the terms of the USAID agreements. Assist to provide ongoing training for project staff on regulations (especially the FAR, AIDAR, 22CFR228, and OMB Circular A-122).
  • Work with the Finance Manger to develop mechanisms for making payments and in accordance with USAID and Creative guidelines.
  • Other tasks as assigned.
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Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, Public Health, Management, or equivalent Degree with relevant experience.
  • Significant experience in grants management and financial/operational systems, strongly preferred.
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to work with complex financial information.
  • Ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with multiple donors, international NGOs and local CBOs.
  • Ability to determine the responsibility and grant-worthiness of organizations through financial statements, audits and other documentation presented in a proposal.
  • Substantial experience working with PEPFAR/USAID-supported projects and knowledge of USG regulations and procedures strongly preferred.
  • Fluency in English including speaking. writing, and reading, Fluency in reievant indigenous languages desirable.
  • 2-4 years’ experience in grant management, including disbursements and reporting.
  • Ability and willingness to travel regularly to all Project NGOs.
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Application Closing Date
Friday, 12th May, 2017.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their brief Cover letters and CV’s as one MS Word document or PDF to: Please specify the position for which you are applying in the subject line.


  • There is no relocation allowance available for this position.
  • If the instructions are not followed, the application will not be considered.

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