Officer - Grants Administration @ AiDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria {APIN}

APIN Public Health Initiatives is a non-governmental donor-funded organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, care and support of diseases of public health importance in Nigeria, including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, among others.
APIN Public Health Initiatives has been awarded a 5 year Grant by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to implement “Improving Comprehensive AIDS Response Enhanced for Sustainability” (iCARES) project, - a hybrid of facility and community-based interventions, that will expand access to comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment services in 8 states of Benue, Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo and Plateau in Nigeria. The program, funded by US PEPFAR through CDC, aims to contribute to the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goal of HIV epidemic control in Nigeria.

We are seeking qualified and suitable candidates to assume the position below:

Job Title: Officer - Grants Administration 

Location: Abuja
Division: Operations 
Department: Grants Administration
Job Description
  • This position will support the Grants Administration/Compliance department to coordinate all legal activities including drafting contractual documentation, development of model form contracts and development and delivery of training/briefings in key legal areas
Job Task

  • Reviews, drafts and negotiates major agreements, consulting agreements, cooperative agreements, special licensing, non-disclosure agreements, donor terms and amendments for Grant Compliance & Procurement Departments
  • Drives contract lifecycle from drafting through completion of the negotiation process, and/or contract execution. Manages contract change control process and related correspondence requiring legal input.
  • Drafts, manages, distributes, responds to, or analyzes RFIs, RFPs, RFQs or donor terms & conditions as it relates to procurement & grant compliance
  • Prepare, develop and maintain contract templates, contracts policy, legal risk and liability, and company position on various matters.
  • Prepare contracts for internal review and approval and ensures compliance with organizational policies, donor requirements as well as applicable laws or regulations
  • Maintaining awareness of relevant legislation, Government initiatives and any policies that will impact on the organization
  • Interprets contracts and advises Grant / Procurement Departments on contractual responsibilities;
  • Translate complex commercial/legal documents into simple plain language for ease of understanding by non-legal professionals
  • Performs any other duties as may be assigned by Supervisor.
Qualification and Experience
  • LLB, BL and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in drafting agreements in a standard organisation, preferably in an international CDC/USAID funded.
Application Closing Date
25th October, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications to: [email protected] stating how their skills, knowledge and experience make them suitable, and addressing the person specifications highlighted above.
The suitability statement should not exceed a page and must appear on the first page of the CV, which must be saved in Microsoft Word and as applicant’s full name.
The subject of the mail should be the job position and location being applied for, e.g. Job Title - Location.
Late applications will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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