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Associate, Grants at Babban Gona

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Babban Gona Agricultural Franchise is a financially sustainable, high impact and highly scalable social enterprise, which is part-owned by the farmers it serves. Babban Gona is an innovative model designed to serve the bottom of the pyramid and transform agriculture into a job-creation engine. Through this agricultural franchise, Babban Gona offers a suite of services to smallholder farmers, helping them to overcome the challenges of fragmentation and low economies of scale.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Associate, Grants

Location: 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.

Reporting Line:

  • This position reports to Principal, Corporate Finance.

Requirements
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.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Health Insurance
  • Pension
  • Performance Bonus
  • Annual paid vacation
  • Group Life Insurance

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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