Deadline: 23 January 2020 WELEAD is a youth leadership development organization that seeks to advance human potential through human capital development. The organization believed that development starts with youth and is accelerated when young people harness their leadership capacities. This year, the organization has a vacancy for a Grants Officer whose responsibilities shall include planning and implementing grant programs from its application to approval and utilization. The Grants Officer must have the ability to perform grant research, grant writing, grant program design and implementation, compliance and grant reporting. They will be the main leader in managing the overall grant efforts as well as lead the fund raising team in order to make the grant process work effectively and efficiently. The most crucial part of their job is to identify potential grant support from development agencies, foundations, and corporations. The Grant Officer also needs to provide clear communication of proper rules and regulations for approving grants, its specifications, requirements and objectives across all departments of the organization and the management. Duties and Responsibilities of a Grants Officer Managing and supporting the grants requirement and implementation for the organization; Identify and develop strategies to optimize the grants administration process; Perform relevant research to identify available grant opportunities and evaluate the results; Directly involve in grant writing by coordinating with grant writers or coordinators; Research for effective and authentic funding opportunities having a lawful registration and proven track record; Oversee if the grants are implemented according to the operational and financial needs of the organization; Supervise the fund raising team to ensure proper coordination of work; Keep the relevant staff informed about upcoming deadlines and deliverables, thereby ensuring smooth completion of work responsibilities; Oversee if other grant staff (coordinators, writers and administrators) is complying with their job responsibilities; Oversee the job of invoicing, accounting, reporting, and other administrative functions to ensure successful execution of grant process; Prepare financial or budget plans and allocation along with the planning and finance department in accordance with each requirement; Analyze the budget trends and make recommendations for cost control and reduction for various grants; Provide detailed reports to the funder and the board of directors with respect to the organization's progress; Monitor paperwork and other related documents connected with grant-funded programs; Maintain records of all payments and receivables and prepare monthly records for all grant related activities; Provide training to the new staff on grants management and reporting requirements
Essential Skills and Abilities Excellent project management skills with experience in managing and supervising administrative projects; Posses excellent organizational skills; Strong command over written and verbal communication; Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills; Good understanding of the organization's overall business and its objectives; Possess good knowledge of planning and strategizing financial and budgeting issues; Ability to work within a team and provide support to the junior staff; Ability to perform in cross-functional team approach and job responsibilities; Experience with basic financial management skills including developing and monitoring budgets and financial reporting; A multi-tasker with strong ability to work under under pressure; Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines and produce quality results on time with attention to detail; Proficient in using computers with related knowledge of software programs and Internet Requirements Relevant tertiary qualifications include a degree in social work, sociology, development studies, administration and any other relevant degree. A masters degree is an added advantage; Demonstrated experience and achievement as a Grants Officer or similar role with a minimum of 2 year experience; Having managed USAID and EU grants is an added advantage; Experience in writing grant submissions and successfully obtaining grant funding; Demonstrated ability to use MS Word, Excel and Outlook; Sound time management and organizational skills; Strong report writing skills and high level of literacy; Ability to meet deadlines; Ability to work and communicate with people from diverse backgrounds; Knowledge of local government and ability to work effectively with community groups and other stakeholders; Must be under 30 years old.
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