Grant Officer needed at Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development

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Job title : Grant Officer

Job Location : Abuja

Deadline : October 15, 2023

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Job Description

  • Identify potential and relevant funding opportunities from various sources, including government agencies, foundations, corporations, and other relevant institutions.
  • Research and compile information about grant prospects, including eligibility criteria, application deadlines, and submission guidelines.
  • Ensure grant proposals and applications effectively communicate the organisation’s mission, goals, and project details to potential funders.
  • Work closely with the Grants Manager, Project Managers, and Project Officers to gather information, data, and insights necessary for crafting compelling grant narratives.
  • Maintain a grants pipeline to track application deadlines, reporting requirements, and other key milestones.
  • Assist in the preparation of budgets and financial information required for grant applications.
  • Maintain accurate, up-to-date, and organised records of all grant-related communications, submissions, and outcomes.
  • Monitor the progress of submitted grant applications and communicate with funders as necessary to provide additional information where necessary.
  • Collaborate with the programme team to ensure alignment between grant-funded projects and overall organisational strategies.
  • Ensure all funding files, (electronic, system, and paper) are complete and kept up to date.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in a relevant field such as Development Studies, Statistics, Economics, or Social Sciences.
  • 3 to 5 years in Grant writing and other related NGO work experience (familiarity with media/human rights/governance projects is an advantage)
  • Strong background in Grant Management methodologies and data analysis
  • Strong analytical and data analysis skills, including experience with statistical software packages.
  • Possess professionalism, motivation, flexibility, and cultural sensitivity.

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