Officer – Grants Administration at 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: 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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