Finance and Grant Manager Job at Nuru Nigeria

Nuru Nigeria is a local NGO with affiliates in the US, Kenya, and Ethiopia. Our mission is to build resilience corridors of strong, locally owned farmer cooperatives driving profitable livelihoods in vulnerable communities of the Northeast. Nuru Nigeria prioritizes the smallholder farmers it serves and works to cultivate lasting meaningful choices through a community-led, community-driven, and community-sustained livelihood programs across the agriculture value chain


We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Position: Finance and Grant Manager

Job Location: Yola, Adamawa
Employment Type: Full Time
Career Level: Senior Level Manager
Start Date: As soon as possible

Position Description

  • The Finance and Grant Manager would be responsible for setting up and establishing a world-class financial system that supports various grant implementations and promotes accountability, transparency, and compliance across the organization. 
  • The Finance and Grants Manager would lead the overall technical delivery of all finance and grants components of each Nuru Nigeria’s program implementation.

Reporting and Supervision:

  • The Finance and Grant Manager will report to the Managing Director.
  • The Finance and Grant Manager will supervise the Finance Coordinator, Finance Officer, and the Grant Officer.

Core Responsibilities

  • The grant and finance manager will provide overall technical and administrative leadership in the areas of financial management and grants management for all of Nuru Nigeria’s program
  • General responsibilities will include accounts payable, cost allocation, quarterly reporting, cash requests, tax remittances, bank reconciliation, payroll review, budget preparation, grants management, and tracking support.
  • In addition, the Manager will be responsible for setting up, managing, and providing technical assistance related to the grant-making component of the program activities.
  • S/he will ensure that all financial and grants management and reporting are compliant with USAID, GIZ, NI, ACT, and other donors' grants management and financial management regulations.
  • Develop annual fiscal year budgets with the Managing Director, as well as develop and implement grant budgeting and forecasting systems.
  • Keep the grant files updated with budgets, grant contracts, and agreements
  • Ensure document completeness, accuracy, and timeliness both in hard copies and on the e-platforms
  • Develop relevant templates, risk management, and internal control systems that mitigate fraud.
  • Provide needed information for internal and external auditors, prepare expenditure listing, schedule of expenditures, and other audit requirements as needed.
  • And any other responsibilities as assigned by the Managing Director.

Terms and Conditions

  • The appointment will be for a 12months period, renewable based on funding and performance.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidate must be a Chartered Accountant with any recognized National or International body.
  • At leave seven years of experience in Financial Management and post-graduate qualifications in Finance, Business Administration, Management, or Accounting;
  • Experience managing grants with international development programs and donor funds is strongly preferred, especially for USAID and GIZ.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, leadership, creative problem-solving, and ethical management;
  • Strong data analysis and report writing skills;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • A broad and deep understanding of the policies and grant agreements as well as regulations and procedures
  • Demonstrated experience in grants management or program development.
  • Prior knowledge of donor regulations (in particular USAID).
  • Strong skills in financial analysis and reporting
  • Strong data collection, problem-solving, highly detail-oriented, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to meet juggle competing priorities, meet demanding deadlines and work under pressure
  • Ability to work effectively within a complex structured team.
  • Good collegial interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing, and by phone.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective professional working relationships.
  • Team-oriented; able to effectively respond to routine situations
  • Ability to provide ideas and recommendations to resolve routine issues.
  • High level of integrity and commitment to professional responsibilities.

Nuru Nigeria Offers

  • Compensation range is NGN 8,640,000 - NGN 10,080,000 subject to statutory deductions
  • 18 working days of paid leave, 15 Days of paternity leave, and 120 calendar days of paid Annual leave
  • 13th-month remuneration up to 70% of monthly gross.
  • Capacity development opportunities
  • Conducive work environment
  • Positive atmosphere of dynamism and motivated team setting.
  • Atmosphere of a forefront professional and flexible NGO with a unique new development approach.
  • Training and capacity building program and intensive mentorship by ex-pat team.
  • Life Insurance covering accident, disability and related benefits.
  • Health Insurance covering employees and family.
  • Pension benefits.
  • Atmosphere of diversity committed to providing equal employment opportunity, forbidding discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, and differently able, with respect to policies and visions.
  • Other Labor best practices apply.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: using the Job position as the subject of the email.


  • Applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of ethnicity, colour, gender, religion, socio-economic status, age, disability, or health status. The management of Nuru Nigeria reserves the right to verify all of the applicant's information and conduct background checks on shortlisted candidates including reaching out to his/her previous employer.
  • Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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