Grant Manager at Lagos Business School

Lagos Business School is committed to creating and transmitting management and business knowledge based on a Christian conception of the human person and of economic activity relevant to Nigeria and Africa at large. We strive to be a world class business school which will have a significant impact on the practice of management.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Grant Manager

Location: Lagos

Purpose of Position

  • The position will coordinate all the LBS grant activities covering philanthropy, project, and research grants, implementing proactive administrative and operational strategies to secure funding for the institution’s activities, projects, and research, and advising on regulations and policies on grants.
  • Provide leadership to the MSAs and the entire research group.

Essential Duties / Key Job Roles And Responsibilities
Include but are not limited to the following:

  • Interacting with various groups in LBS to access their grant needs and determine possible sources of such grants. Developing a database of the funding needs of the entire school and possible sources of such grants.
  • Designing grant programs.
  • Identify prospective funding sources, new funding initiatives, and support for all LBS activities.
  • Liaising with funding bodies on their procedures, regulations, terms, and conditions to ensure these are adhered to promptly and accurately.
  • Manage applications for all grants including proposal development, budgeting, completion of proposal forms, progress report submission, expenditure reconciliation, grant compliance requirements, subcontracts, renewals, exit, and sponsors’ terms and conditions.
  • Develop and facilitate workshops, meetings, or conferences that enhance the grant skills of faculty and professionals within LBS.
  • Prepare substantive administrative reports and documents. Manage a varying voluminous caseload of complex assignments and projects from multiple sponsors requiring deadlines and timely submissions.
  • Represent the unit in committees and relevant university meetings.
  • Optimizing the grant administration process.
  • Managing timelines and deliverables.
  • Preparing and monitoring budgets.
  • Tracking grant applications.
  • Maintain liaison and effective communication and build beneficial relationships with individuals and organizations at various levels across the grant community.
  • Provide technical support to the Research Director in strategic planning and implementation of policies and procedures to promote grant activities in LBS.
  • Identify prospective participants and coordinate the development of faculty interdisciplinary research teams and other proposals.
  • Any other specific or ad hoc duty to be assigned by the line manager from time to time.

Required Experience

  • 5+ years of experience in fundraising, grant writing, and grants management.
  • 3+ years dealing directly with grant donors locally and internationally.
  • 3+ years of direct involvement in philanthropy, project, and research initiatives


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Note: Only short-listed candidates shall be contacted. LBS is an equal opportunity employer.


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