Grants and Compliance Officer - Nigeria IHP - Ebonyi
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Project Overview and Role
Palladium seeks a Grants/Compliance Officer for the five-year, USAID-funded Nigeria Integrated Health Program (IHP) - Task Order 6 - Ebonyi State. The goal of IHP is to contribute to state-level reductions in child and maternal morbidity and mortality and to increase the capacity of health systems (public and private) to sustainably support quality PHC services.
The purpose of Task Order 6 is to implement priority primary health interventions in Ebonyi state to strengthen the state government area (LGA), and ward level health systems. The objectives of the program are a) strengthen systems supporting primary health care (PHC) services b) improve access to PHC services; and c) increase quality of PHC services. Strong engagement and collaboration with state government is expected throughout the program.
Task Order 6 will coordinate closely with other USAID activities and other development partner programs in the state. USAID will intentionally overlay this activity with other Mission programming to increase Government of Nigeria (GON) resources for PHC services, increase demand for PHC services, and improve access to essential commodities. The activity is expected to collaborate closely with those other implementing partners and will not undertake any activities already implemented by other USAID programs.
The Grants/Compliance Officer will manage grants portfolios, in accordance with Palladium's and USAID policies and procedures.
Reports to State Finance and Administrative Director
Duration: 5 years
Location: Ebonyi State, Nigeria
- Implements grant activities at the state level under Task Order 6
- Identifies funding opportunities, prepares and processes grant applications, and oversees grant management and implementation for all public-sector opportunities
- Ensures all sub-awards comply with the rules and regulations of governments and other multilateral donors
- Strengthens and maintains the necessary administrative structures and interdepartmental processes to ensure grant transparency, smooth implementation, reporting, requisite controls, and monitoring
- Serves as primary point of contact for post-award grants implementation and will ensure that all grant files are complete, accurate, and up-to-date.
- Reviews internal documents and processes for compliance from time to time
- Master's degree in business, finance, economics, or any other relevant field.
- Bachelor's degree with at least 6 years of experience in grant, business, finance, accounting, or any other relevant field can be substituted for an advanced degree.
- Minimum of five years of experience managing grants for donor organizations. Experience with USAID grants management system highly preferred.
- Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills, including the ability to manage large budgets and client expectations.
- Able to communicate effectively and excellent interpersonal skills to form effective working relationships at all levels;
- High level of computer literacy;
- Ability to deal appropriately with sensitive issues and maintain a high level of confidentiality at all times;