Grants Officer Job in Hifass

Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS) is a Non-Government Organization (NGO) with its head office in Abuja, HIFASS has a mission of enhancing population health in Africa by collaborating with partners to promote public health.

Job Title: Grants Officer

Available Position: 1

Position Type: Full Time

Report To: Finance & Admin Director

Organization: HIFASS

Location: Calabar


Under the general supervision of the Director of Finance and Administration this position provides fiscal and administrative management services for award. The manager’s responsibilities encompass abroad range of activities:

  • Responsible for the proper set up of awards in the financial system
  • Coordinating the reporting process and preparing financial reports to donors, primarily at the close out of the award.
  • The major responsible of this position is to supervise, maintain and actively manage the necessary post-award sub-grant systems in accordance with the relevant positions in the sub-award documents.

Specific Duties

  • Provide programmatic and regulatory management of grants including documentation of protection assurance, tracking due dates for activities, issuing grant agreements and tracking interim, annual and final grantee reports
  • Evaluate and produce written responses to donor and HQ inquiries
  • Review grant proposals for completeness
  • Build and maintain relationships with the local partners and finance staff of the CBOs, FBOs and other local NGOs in the Consortium.
  • Carry out inductions and staff trainings for finance procedures, donor requirements etc.
  • Develop sub grant tools and build the capacity of sub-grantees finance officers on the usage.

Minimum Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance is required. All advanced degree in business and/or professional certification (CPA; CMA) is preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible accounting experience
  • Computer proficiency in spreadsheets, database, word-processing and internet applications
  • Ability to interpret and apply various policies and procedures independently
  • Demonstrate administrative experience including the ability to coordinate, monitor and financially manage sponsor activities.

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience with sponsor grant and contract financial management in Global Health sector in particular USAID and other USG entities
  • Prior experience in a dynamic start-up environment
  • Ability to interpret business policies procedures and explain the best practice to use to a diverse audience.

Method of Application

Application should he sent on or before March 16, 2015. A comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and Cover letter in ONLY one attachment (MS word document) should he sent in to:

Please indicate the title of the post applied for as the subject of the email.

NB: Only shortlisted applicant will be invited for interview and HIFASS will not cover any cost for invited shortlisted candidates.


Closing Date: 16/03/2015