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Grants Assistant at North East Regional Initiative

North East Regional Initiative (NERI) – An International Development Organization, is seeking applications from qualified Nigerian nationals for the vacant position below:

Position Start Date: Immediately
Reporting & Supervision: The Grants Assistant reports to the Grants Manager in Abuja.
Position Summary

  • The Grants Assistant is responsible for supporting the activities of the Grants Officer in the geographic area to which s/he is assigned.
  • This includes assisting with developing grant ideas, monitoring grant implementation, closing grants and maintaining all related electronic and paper files. Travel to field is anticipated.
  • This position will be based in Abuja, with program activities expected to be carried out in the North Eastern states. Travel to field is anticipated.

Primary Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist with management of all aspects of assigned grant portfolio throughout all stages of project development, implementation and closure; update associated trackers, such as the grant status and closing trackers.
  • Input data entry into the grants tracking database.
  • Assist with the review of grant ideas to ensure they match program objectives, include all relevant information, comply with grant identification process, etc.
  • Contribute to budgeting and procurement estimates for grant implementation and verify information is documented and procedures are followed.
  • Assist Grants Officer(s) with preparing project proposals through system database, incorporating project activities, deliverables, monitoring and evaluation plan, media plan within specific timelines.
  • Assist Grants Officer(s) with completion of required documentation, such as grant agreements, grant milestone or vendor payments, and grant closing requirements.
  • Help identify/document success/impact stories for reporting and documentation in the database.
  • Coordinate with staff in all offices in order to complete assigned tasks; engage in regular coordination with Procurement unit on implementation issues
  • Support program team of assigned grant portfolio by supporting activity events, including overseeing day-to-day logistics, payment, and travel as required.
  • Provide maintenance of grant files.
  • Travel to field offices for follow up/support on activity implementation, as needed.
  • Perform other tasks, as assigned.


  • University Degree in Public Administration, Economics, Finance, Business Management or a related field is required.
  • Two years’ experience in grants management with international donor programs is required.
  • Experience in negotiating budgets, reviewing financial reports, file management is required.
  • Prior experience with internationally-funded projects is highly desirable.
  • Proficiency at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. is required.
  • Ability to work under short deadlines and efficiently handle multiple tasks.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to function well in a team.
  • Experience of working in a conflict environment is a plus.
  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Fluency in one or more of the local state languages in the North Eastern part of Nigeria is required.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following documents below to:

  • A current Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing all job responsibilities; AND
  • A cover letter


  • Please reference the job title and location on the subject line, your cover letter and resume/CV.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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