Grants and Compliance Manager Job at Action Against Hunger

Action Against Hunger is the world’s hunger specialist and leader in a global movement that aims to end life-threatening hunger for good within our lifetimes. For 40 years, the humanitarian and development organization has been on the front lines, treating and preventing hunger across nearly 50 countries. It served more than 21 million people in 2018 alone.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Position: Grants and Compliance Manager

Job Location: Potiskum, Yobe
Employment Type: Full Time
Reporting to: Field Coordinator
Proposed start date: October 2023

Overview

  • We are currently looking to fill the role of Grants and Compliance Manager who will be responsible to oversee all critical aspects of the grant cycle from pre-award to post-award including donor compliance, timely and quality reporting, internal and external coordination.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the Field Coordinator for the collection and dissemination of various contributions from the Project Managers, review and validation by Abuja technical team, dissemination and filing of the validated report;
  • Ensure that reports (internal and external) are submitted on time and are coherent and accurately written (biweekly, APRs, quarterly, interim and/or final report);
  • Support in projects implementation, developments ; including making inputs in the area of risk management, quality of implementation, analysis of challenges faced during implementation and working with various program teams and key-stakeholders to resolve problems in a timely, cost efficient and effective manner;
  • In coordination with the Grant Head and Deputy Head of Department, monitor implementation of programs to ensure they are in accordance with donor and ACF internal requirements. Must develop extensive understanding of donor rules for project under implementation and guide project manager in the reading of the relevant donor rules;
  • Maintain hard and soft files of ACF Nigeria grant portfolio documents (from inception to closure);
  • Play a key role in Grant opening and closing meetings preparation and implementation, as well as monthly/regular grants management meetings which include representation from each unit (Admin, Programs, Logistics, Security and MEAL), compile action points and ensure proper follow up of issues raised;
  • Monitor and support the use of grants management tools such as the detailed implementation tool, MEAL plan, PFU and BFU amongst program teams to ensure accurate tracking of implementation and timely alerts to potential challenges/obstacles;
  • To act as an information resource on Yobe State. In connection with the Field Coordinator, be able to provide informative and varied articles from several sources regarding the current political, socio-economic, security situation in the country. Build a dedicated file to centralize all relevant information on Yobe context evolution and development (including Gov and LGA policies, strategies and development plans, resources produced by academics in or on Yobe State…);
  • Provide briefing papers and support development of external communication tools as relevant for donor and relevant stakeholders’ visits/meetings on ACF Nigeria programs in Yobe State;
  • Develop stakeholders mapping for each project, notes on advocacy primary and secondary targets (organogram of various institutions and influential members), develop, and follow up implementation of engagement strategies (reports to external stakeholders, advocacy initiatives…);
  • Support to produce bi-annual context review document, scenario planning and contingency plan review/building;
  • Where necessary, support the Field Coordinator in the external representation of ACF and the coordination with government authorities at local, national and state levels (NEMA and SEMA), NGOs and UN agencies; give regular updates to the main stakeholders as necessary;
  • Ensure that relevant stakeholders have a clear understanding of ACF charter, background, program objectives and activities in the field;
  • Develop and manage relationships with local NGOs, CBOs, CSOs and academia to support the development of new programming. Act as focal person for those partnership development and management (from selection process to supervisor.

Position Requirements

  • Minimum of Bachelor's Degree / HND in Arts, International Development, Social Studies, Economics, Humanitarian Assistance, Rural Development, Geography, Agriculture, Livestock or related studies;
  • Minimum of 4 years of work experience in similar setting and responsibility;
  • Minimum of 4 years of humanitarian experience;
  • Good communication, writing and analytical skills;
  • Good team management and representation competencies;
  • Knowledge of programming in humanitarian settings;
  • Experience in assessment, monitoring or evaluation;
  • Familiarity with ACF and acceptance of ACF’s principles;
  • Experience with major institutional and UN donors and donor procedures (ECHO/EC, USAID/BHA, FCDO, SIDA, GFO, etc.);
  • Experience of similar programs in rural setting and highly volatile contexts;
  • Experience in the area of operation;
  • Knowledge of local languages (Hausa and Kanuri).