Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Job Recruitment

 The Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an International Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) which offers helping hand in relief and development work in many countries around the globe. Catholic Relief Services programs assist people on the basis of their need, not minding the creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs, thereby, strengthening and building the capacity of these partner organizations is fundamental to programs in every country in which CRS operates. CRS re-established presence in Nigeria in 2000 and currently focuses on agriculture, HIV and health extractives and governance, and peace building programming.

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Available Position in CRS

Grant Manager

See details Below

  • Job Ref Code:GMR9419
  • Job LocationAbuja
  • Department: Programs
  • Reports to: The Chief of Party

Job Description

  • He/She controls the design and implementation of strong internal controls and appropriate financial reporting procedures/policies to minimize/manage risks associated with grant implementation, safeguard Global Fund’s resources, achieve consistent compliance with Global Fund grant agreement, approved budget, Global Fund policies and guidelines, as well as CRS’ policies and procedures.
  • The Grant Manager is responsible for overall budget monitoring and compliance oversight of the Global Fund malaria grant and all related sub-grants/sub-contracts.
  • He/She coordinates assessments and the identification of needs for support in compliance, budgeting and financial management and their implementation as well as actively works with the sub-recipient (SR) on their grant management capacity.
  • The scope of work covers all aspects of financial and grant management of the Global Fund Malaria grant implemented by CRS in Nigeria.

Job Responsibilities

  • In coordination with the Chief of Party, ensure that all SR, partner and service provider agreements and amendments are well prepared, grant files are updated/maintained on Gateway, key grant documents are shared with the Nigeria and HQ finance teams, and that the GFSU reviews all relevant agreements and amendment.
  •  Ensure that all program activities are compliant with both CRS and Global Fund policies, procedures and regulations
  • Serve as the principal point of contact on grant management and compliance issues with CRS Nigeria and HQ Finance and Compliance staff, the LFA and Global Fund program staff.
  •  Lead the identification of budget and compliance needs and oversee the implementation of training on budgeting and compliance with all relevant Global Fund malaria program staff and the SR(s) under the grant.
  • Proactively track budget spending against the budget and provide recommendations to the Chief of Party on needed actions.
  • Review all management letters and ensure that all issues raised are resolved expeditiously in collaboration with the Global Fund Program Manager and Team (Global Fund).

Job Qualification

  • ICAN or equivalent professional qualification (CA, CPA, ACCA) strongly recommended
  • Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through participatory adult learning, mentoring, distance education, and other formal and non-formal methods; experience in the design of and delivery of training workshops
  • Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in non-profit Accounting and grant management, preferably with an  International Organization, with at least 6 years’ experience at the management level
  • Excellent knowledge of computer software – MS Office (PowerPoint and Excel especially), experience with Sun Systems, Adaptive Planning, Sales force and JD Edwards software a plus
  • Master’s Degree in Administration, Accounting or Finance, Organizational Development, Management or another relevant field
  • Thorough knowledge of best practices in capacity strengthening with prior experience of integrating this with programming; experience in curriculum design and development.
  • ICAN or equivalent professional qualification (CA, CPA, ACCA) strongly recommended
  • Willingness and ability to travel in-country (sometimes on short notice) up to 50%
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent experience in budgeting and budget management
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, demonstrating diplomacy and tact
  • Must demonstrate a good understanding of contemporary management best practices

Application Closing Date

All interested candidates are to submit application on or before 17th September 2019.

How to Apply

All Interested and eligible candidates should rush now and download the "CRS Application Form" using the link below, fill and send with a detailed Resume as one document (in a PDF Format) indicating position being applied for and the Job Ref Code as the subject of the application to:

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