Grants/Partnership Technical Senior officer

Future Resilience and Development Foundation

Performance measures:

Future Resilience and Development Foundation (FRAD) is a registered non-profit organization with the corporate affairs commission, in accordance with the Nigerian Law, FRAD work in both humanitarian and development sector to build the resilience of Vulnerable populations through our interventions in thematic areas of WASH, Nutrition, Protection, Education and early recovery and livelihood. Over the years, FRAD has reached more than 19,000 children, men, women and girls through its various interventions.

FRAD work with the Mission to build the Resilience of vulnerable populations using locally available solutions that ensure participation and bring meaningful development, leaving no one behind. Our Mission and Vision guides our programming to ensure no one is left behind

The performance of the grants and partnership Technical Senior officer will be measured using the following:

  • Track the number of grants secured within a specific period.
  • Calculate the percentage of successfully acquired grants out of the total applications submitted,
  • Measure the total monetary value of grants secured during a designated timeframe.
  • Assess the positions ability to secure grants from various sources, including government agencies, foundations, and corporate partners.
  • Quantify the Officer’s success in initiating new partnerships aligned with FRAD’s goals.
  • Measure the ability to maintain and strengthen relationships with current partners.
  • Evaluate the overall quality of grant proposals in terms of sustainability, clarity, alignment with organizational goals, and adherence to donor guidelines.
  • Assess the accuracy of proposed budgets compared to actual expenditures.
  • Evaluate the Officer’s ability to optimize resources within the proposed budget.
  • Evaluate how promptly the Officer submits required reports to funding partners.
  • Assess the effectiveness of impact reports in showcasing the outcomes and success of funded projects.
  • Monitor attendance and participation in relevant conferences, workshops, and networking events.
  • Track the number of new contacts made at events and the subsequent development of these connections.
  • Manage sub grantees of FRAD and provide technical support to FRAD’s partners

Functions / Day to day activities:

The day-to-day activity of the grants and partnership Senior Technical officer for FRAD Foundation are as follows:

Grants Proposal Development:

  • Research potential funding opportunities from Donor agencies, foundations, and other available sources.
  • Develop strong grant proposals, and ensure alignment with FRAD’s goals and objectives.
  • Collaborate with the program manager and other stakeholders to gather relevant proposal information.
  • Participate in work and activity planning to align the grant programming with overall project activities.
  • Add to the development of timeline and details required for any activities needing grants; conduct market search and price analysis in coordination with technical and procurement staff.
  • Coordinates with staff requesting grants to prepare Request for Concepts and other expression of interest.
  • Assist in the process and development of calls for proposals, participate, take meeting notes, and manage records in subsequent review processes, co-design, kick-offs, and collaborative strategy meetings
  • Manage sub grantee of partners to ensure compliance to donor regulations and processes.
  • Administered organization capacity assessment (OCA) to partners and develop organization capacity development plan.
  • Track partners spending and also initiate process of funds request with partners for timely disbursement of funds.

Relationship Building:

  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with potential funding partners, including donors, foundations, and corporations and sub-grantees.
  • Network within the philanthropic community to identify new funding prospects.
  • Attend events and conferences to establish connections and promote the organization’s work.
  • Promote FRAD’s initiatives to potential partners with similar interest as FRAD Foundation.

Grants Management:

  • Oversee the entire grant lifecycle, from application to reporting.
  • Ensure compliance with grant requirements and deadlines.
  • Work closely with finance and program teams to track budget allocations and expenditures related to grants

Partnership Development:

  • Identify and initiate partnerships with other organizations, NGOs, and businesses that align with FRAD’s mission and vision.
  • Negotiate terms of partnership agreements and Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs).
  • Collaborate with internal teams to ensure effective implementation of partnership activities.
  • Work with the Program manager and Executive Director to gain and advocate for more partnerships.

Proposal Budgeting:

  • Collaborate with finance teams to develop accurate and realistic budgets for grant proposals.
  • Ensure that proposed budgets align with the organization’s financial policies and guidelines.
  • Manage partners budget and track spending of partners to ensure it is according to the Budget approved.

Monitoring & Evaluation:

  • Support gathering feedback from recipients for monitoring, evaluation, and learning purposes.
  • Conduct necessary data collection and provide required information and data to the monitoring and evaluation department in the required format.
  • When necessary, perform site visits to monitor Performance.
  • When needed conduct financial and programmatic audits during implementation.

Communication and Advocacy:

  • Develop communication materials highlighting the impact of grants and partnerships for the FRAD Foundation.
  • Advocate for FRAD’s work through various channels, including social media, conferences, and publications.

Compliance and Risk Management:

  • Stay informed about changes in regulations and compliance requirements related to grants.
  • Identify and mitigate potential risks associated with grants and partnerships.

Database Management:

  • Maintain an updated database of funding opportunities, partners, and relevant contacts.
  • Track and report on the success rate of grant applications and partnership development efforts.

Capacity Building:

  • Provide training and support to internal teams on best practices for grant management and partnership development.
  • Keep abreast of industry trends and share knowledge within the organization

Any other task assigned by the management.

A University Degree in Public Administration, Economics, Finance, Business Management, or a related field is required.

  • Three (3) years of experience in grants management is required.

  • A minimum of four (4) years of general working experience is required.

  • Prior experience with internationally funded projects is highly desirable.

  • Demonstrated experience reviewing and negotiating budgets, reviewing financial reports, preparing for and monitoring audits, and file management.

  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office software, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. is required.

  • Ability to work under pressure and efficiently handle multiple tasks.

  • PSEA and Safeguarding certificate

  • Ability to work under own initiative or as a part of a team.

  • Experience working in a conflict environment is a plus.

  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.

  • Fluency in Hausa and one of the languages spoken in North-East Nigeria is an added advantage

    Personality Attributes / Traits:

  • Honesty

  • Accountability

  • Humility

  • Humanity

  • Professionalism

  • Collaboration

  • Creativity

  • Integrity

  • Attention to details

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates should apply by sending their application CV and cover letter in One Document to the following email address: [email protected] On or before 16th February , 2024.


  • The title of the position must be indicated in the subject line of your e-mail. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis due to urgency of need of the position Successful candidate will be required to resumed on 1st March 2024 after successful reference check.
  • Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 16-Feb-24

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