• Associate, Grants at Babban Gona

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    Date Posted: 2020-07-03

    Babban Gona Agricultural Franchise is a financially sustainable, high impact and highly scalable social enterprise, which is part-owned by the farmers it serves.

    We are recruiting to fill the position of an Associate, Grants in Lagos.

    Key Responsibilities
    Grant Research and Management:

    • 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 fundraising 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 funders 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
    • Designing grant programs and determining funding needs.
    • Preparing and monitoring budgets, and managing timelines and deliverables.
    • Be involved in all relevant 3rd party relationships including investors, banking relationships, auditors etc.

    Methodical and Strategic thinking:

    • Devise a plan of action that will make the grants raising easy and feasible.
    • Identify potential grant support from government agencies, foundations, and corporations to meet the financial and operational needs of the organization.

    Grants and Budgeting experience:

    • Ability to perform grant research, grant writing, grant program design and implementation, compliance and grant reporting.
    • Excellent project management skills with experience in managing and supervising administrative projects
    • Excellent organizational skills and strong command over written and verbal communication
    • 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
    • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
    • Experience with basic financial management skills including developing and monitoring budgets and financial reporting
    • 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

    Start-Up Environment:

    • Thrives in a fast-paced, start-up environment with dynamic business priorities.

    Work Location

    • Babban Gona currently operates a decentralized model with 10 offices spread across Nigeria.
    • This role would be based in Lagos.

    How to Apply
    Interested and qualified candidates should click here to apply

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