Associate, Grants

Babban Gona seeks to hire a Grants Associate for the Corporate FInance team.

Key Responsibility

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.

This position reports to the Principal, Corporate Finance.

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.