One has to show both membership in NP, and NP-hardness.
For NP-hardness, perhaps one of the people commenting on the question could provide a hint for which NP-complete problem one should reduce from. (I do not have a suitable reduction to solve this part of the question.)
For membership of NP, it is enough to show that if there is a solution, then there is some solution of polynomial size in the input. Such a solution can then be guessed in polynomial space and checked in polynomial time, so the problem is in NP. Establishing this is not as immediately obvious as it might appear at first glance.
To avoid pathological cases, it is common to require that the input specifies the size of the $n \times n$ grid in unary. The input then has at least $n$ bits.
If the grid contains each number $1,2,\dots,n^2$ then a solution can be regarded as a permutation of these numbers, which requires at most $n^2\, \lceil \log\, n \rceil = O(n^3)$ bits to list. This is clearly then polynomial in the input size.
If the grid is allowed to contain any non-negative integers, or even integers in general, then a bit more work seems to be required (see my answer at CSTheory, where this question was crossposted).