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    Grants / Partnership Technical Senior Officer - Maiduguri, Nigeria - Future Resilience and Development Foundation FRAD

    Future Resilience and Development Foundation FRAD
    Future Resilience and Development Foundation FRAD Maiduguri, Nigeria

    1 month ago

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    Full time
    Description

    Performance measures:

    The performance of the grants and partnership Technical Senior officer will be measured using the following:

    • Track the number of grants secured within a specific period.
    • Calculate the percentage of successfully acquired grants out of the total applications submitted,
    • Measure the total monetary value of grants secured during a designated timeframe.
    • Assess the positions ability to secure grants from various sources, including government agencies, foundations, and corporate partners.
    • Quantify the Officer's success in initiating new partnerships aligned with FRAD's goals.
    • Measure the ability to maintain and strengthen relationships with current partners.
    • Evaluate the overall quality of grant proposals in terms of sustainability, clarity, alignment with organizational goals, and adherence to donor guidelines.
    • Assess the accuracy of proposed budgets compared to actual expenditures.
    • Evaluate the Officer's ability to optimize resources within the proposed budget.
    • Evaluate how promptly the Officer submits required reports to funding partners.
    • Assess the effectiveness of impact reports in showcasing the outcomes and success of funded projects.
    • Monitor attendance and participation in relevant conferences, workshops, and networking events.
    • Track the number of new contacts made at events and the subsequent development of these connections.
    • Manage sub grantees of FRAD and provide technical support to FRAD's partners

    Functions / Day to day activities:

    • The day-to-day activity of the grants and partnership Senior Technical officer for FRAD Foundation are as follows:

    Grants Proposal Development:

    • Research potential funding opportunities from Donor agencies, foundations, and other available sources.
    • Develop strong grant proposals, and ensure alignment with FRAD's goals and objectives.
    • Collaborate with the program manager and other stakeholders to gather relevant proposal information.
    • Participate in work and activity planning to align the grant programming with overall project activities.
    • Add to the development of timeline and details required for any activities needing grants; conduct market search and price analysis in coordination with technical and procurement staff.
    • Coordinates with staff requesting grants to prepare Request for Concepts and other expression of interest.
    • Assist in the process and development of calls for proposals, participate, take meeting notes, and manage records in subsequent review processes, co-design, kick-offs, and collaborative strategy meetings
    • Manage sub grantee of partners to ensure compliance to donor regulations and processes.
    • Administered organization capacity assessment OCA to partners and develop organization capacity development plan.
    • Track partners spending and also initiate process of funds request with partners for timely disbursement of funds.

    Relationship Building:

    • Cultivate and maintain relationships with potential funding partners, including donors, foundations, and corporations and sub-grantees.
    • Network within the philanthropic community to identify new funding prospects.
    • Attend events and conferences to establish connections and promote the organization's work.
    • Promote FRAD's initiatives to potential partners with similar interest as FRAD Foundation.

    Grants Management:

    • Oversee the entire grant lifecycle, from application to reporting.
    • Ensure compliance with grant requirements and deadlines.
    • Work closely with finance and program teams to track budget allocations and expenditures related to grants

    Partnership Development:

    • Identify and initiate partnerships with other organizations, NGOs, and businesses that align with FRAD's mission and vision.
    • Negotiate terms of partnership agreements and Memoranda of Understanding MOUs.
    • Collaborate with internal teams to ensure effective implementation of partnership activities.
    • Work with the Program manager and Executive Director to gain and advocate for more partnerships.

    Proposal Budgeting:

    • Collaborate with finance teams to develop accurate and realistic budgets for grant proposals.
    • Ensure that proposed budgets align with the organization's financial policies and guidelines.
    • Manage partner's budget and track spending of partners to ensure it is according to the Budget approved.

    Monitoring & Evaluation:

    • Support gathering feedback from recipients for monitoring, evaluation, and learning purposes.
    • Conduct necessary data collection and provide required information and data to the monitoring and evaluation department in the required format.
    • When necessary, perform site visits to monitor Performance.
    • When needed conduct financial and programmatic audits during implementation.

    Communication and Advocacy:

    • Develop communication materials highlighting the impact of grants and partnerships for the FRAD Foundation.
    • Advocate for FRAD's work through various channels, including social media, conferences, and publications.

    Compliance and Risk Management:

    • Stay informed about changes in regulations and compliance requirements related to grants.
    • Identify and mitigate potential risks associated with grants and partnerships.

    Database Management:

    • Maintain an updated database of funding opportunities, partners, and relevant contacts.
    • Track and report on the success rate of grant applications and partnership development efforts.

    Capacity Building:

    • Provide training and support to internal teams on best practices for grant management and partnership development.
    • Keep abreast of industry trends and share knowledge within the organization

    Any other task assigned by the management.

    Requirement:

    • Prior experience with internationally funded projects is highly desirable.
    • Demonstrated experience reviewing and negotiating budgets, reviewing financial reports, preparing for and monitoring audits, and file management.
    • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office software, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. is required.
    • Ability to work under pressure and efficiently handle multiple tasks.
    • PSEA and Safeguarding certificate
    • Ability to work under own initiative or as a part of a team.
    • Experience working in a conflict environment is a plus.
    • Fluency in oral and written English is required.
    • Fluency in Hausa and one of the languages spoken in North-East Nigeria is preferable.

    Desirable skills:

    • Honesty/ integrity
    • Accountability
    • team player
    • ambition
    • professionalism
    • collaboration
    • Creativity
    • Collaboration
    • Attention to details


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