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Grants & Finance Manager [#260]

Healthcare INGO
c. $55,000
Liberia & Rwanda, Africa

Our partner, a healthcare INGO, has a deep-rooted history in bringing healthcare to some of the world’s poorest and most remote communities. In addition to offering healthcare services, in clinics and through outreach, it is actively involved in healthcare systems strengthening.

They are looking to recruit two Grants & Finance Managers, one for each of its country programmes in Liberia and Rwanda.

In Liberia, our partner was invited to support in government in the immediate response to the Ebola outbreak, and subsequently has stayed on to support the government in strengthening, and in some cases rebuilding the local and national healthcare system. In Rwanda, our partner has been working to offer healthcare services to poor communities, and offers quality medical training to community healthcare workers and other medical practitioners. The successful candidates will support them in putting in place effective grant management, compliance and reporting systems.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work alongside the country and HQ to oversee a portfolio of grants, ensuring accurate reporting and compliance with donor regulations.
  • Leading the production of budget proposals for grants, ensuring these are developed on a full cost recovery basis.
  • Develop and strengthen grant management and compliance systems, from the point of finance, HR, procurement and project deliverables.
  • Train staff in developing budgets on a full cos recovery basis, and grant compliance, management and reporting.

In Rwanda, the successful candidate, will additionally be responsible for:

  • Building and strengthening the internal control & risk management framework, and in developing accounting & financial management policies and procedures.
  • Budget monitoring, undertaking variance analysis, and reporting on actual spend.
  • Providing forecasting scenarios

Person Specification

  • Qualified accountant with experience in developing controls, management accounting & financial management, and competency developing and maintaining budgets, forecasts and reports.
  • Experienced in grant compliance & management, and budget proposal development on a full cost recovery basis, preferably within an INGO setting.
  • Excellent financial modelling and analysis skills
  • Excellent IT & systems skills
  • Able to work in a start-up environment, taking initiative and working independently.
  • Good communication skills, and ability to build effective working relationships across a diverse range of staff and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking, problem solving and judgement.

Partner will pay for one flight, provide accommodation in a staff house, health benefits, and annual home leave stipend.

International Assurance Manager #261

Int'l Donor Assurance Specialists
£50-62k
London, 30-40% rewarding world travel UK

permanent

The Manager takes responsibility for managing and/or leading assignments in the domain of value-for-money (VFM) / performance audit and evaluation, reporting to a Director/Partner. The Manager manages teams made up of Junior Managers, Analysts, Consultants and Audit Seniors, including review of planning, fieldwork and reporting.

These consultancy assignments relate to projects/programmes funded and/or delivered by organisations such as the EC, World Bank, United Nations, national governments’ development bodies and INGOs

  • Manage and lead VFM / evaluation-related consultancy assignments, either desk-based or out of office at client or beneficiary sites outside the UK (for up to 40% of the time).
  • Utilise your detailed knowledge of public-sector VFM, performance audit and evaluation issues and techniques, and provide expert guidance to clients and colleagues.
  • Utilise your detailed understanding of international public sector programme implementation and evaluation, and provide expert guidance in associated technical and policy matters.
  • Manage the assignment process from the planning stage to presentation of the final report to the Director / Partner.
  • Review and finalise tailored plans for assignments, based on a sound understanding of the Terms of Reference.
  • Prepare proposals for specific assignments, either stand-alone or within a framework contract, reporting to a Director / Partner.
  • Identify potential opportunities for obtaining new work from existing clients or assignment subjects. Take action to follow up such opportunities with a Director / Partner.

Requirements;

  • A post-graduate degree in evaluation methods, public policy, social science or other relevant discipline.
  • Membership of an industry-recognized professional body would be an advantage.
  • Proven experience and technical expertise in performance / value for money audit and policy evaluation.
  • Demonstrable in-depth and current knowledge of at least two of the following sectors: Health, Education, Ecology, Agriculture, Energy or Employment, including knowledge of issues relating to project/programme management and delivery in these sectors.
  • Ability to work under pressure with accuracy and focus, prioritize tasks and meet multiple deadlines in a complex environment.
  • Highly developed technical and analytical skills, including ability to generate robust and clear findings and recommendations.
  • Excellent written and spoken English, including a very strong command of grammar, syntax, punctuation and style.

For a more detailed job description please email jobs@afid.org.uk with your recent CV.

Finance Officer [#259]

Charitable Foundation
£30,000 - £35,000
London (with travel), UK

Our partner is a global charitable foundation, investing in technology, building and strengthening local institutions, and advocating and influencing local policy. Their programmes span across different areas including education, health & nutrition, empowering agricultural communities and establishing sustainable livelihoods.

The UK offices is responsible for raising funds from institutional donors and governments across Europe, and work with partner organisations around the world to identify, apply for and manage these grants. This role has been created to support the Programmes Finance Manager in bridging the gap between finance and programmes. You will be part of a small, close-knit team, joining the organisation at an interesting time when they have recently restructured and moved to a new location.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supporting the Programmes Finance Manager in designing and strengthening financial systems, procedures and controls on grant management and compliance, regularly reviewing and updating these; and training staff as required
  • Monitoring programmatic activity and spend, and maintaining the grants management tracker tool.
  • Preparing financial information for internal reporting, and assisting in the preparation of the programmes finance elements on statutory financial statements
  • Overseeing the financial administration of programmes grants. This includes reviewing concept notes and proposals, preparing donor and other grant agreements, setting up grant codes, and preparing donor reports.
  • Supporting on budget proposal development and refinement for new grant proposals; and ensuring that donor and the foundation rules on accounting, procurement and project implementation are adhered to.
  • Supporting in reviewing and approving due diligence assessments on potential partners, and carrying out monitoring visits and audits of projects.

Person Specification

  • Accountant with experience in programmes financial accounting & reporting.
  • At least 1-2 years of experience of institutional grant budget proposal development, compliance, monitoring and reporting; this includes experience in managing DfID, EU, ECHO, German government, Swedish government, and USAID funding.
  • Excellent command of the English language, both in a written and oral capacity.
  • Strong business partnering skills, including experience of working with field staff in an INGO setting.
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritise and meet deadlines.

Deadline for applications is 6 February, 2019.

Finance & Admin Manager [249]

NGO Empowering Smallholder Farmers
c. $3,500 - $4,000 per month
Africa

6 months

Our partner is passionate about improving the livelihoods of rural, smallholder farmers in East and West Africa. Their interventions help farmers improve their agricultural skills, improve their position in the value chain, access and fairly compete in markets. They also offer farmers tailor-made loans and savings initiatives. They are seeking a Finance & Admin Manager to oversee the delivery of a complex, multi-country programme funded by one of their largest donors.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assess, develop & strengthen the current accounting systems, ensuring that appropriate controls are in place to appropriate track & account for their grant funds.
  • Develop the financial management system, including creating tools for budgeting (individual country & consolidated budgets), variance analysis & cashflow forecasting.
  • Donor compliance, including preparing the quarterly grant reports
  • Train and staff development in regional offices.
  • Administrative support, including overseeing HR issues, internal processes, managing shared Google Drive file structure, planning for management team and project-wide activities.

Person Specification

  • Experienced accountant with a strong technical background, and experience in reviewing and strengthening controls.
  • Excellent knowledge of IT systems, and comfortable working in an environment where systems changes are being implemented.
  • Strategic thinker experienced in change management, supporting senior management in streamlining processes, planning, and in embedding digital changes within an organisation.
  • Excellent business partnering and influencing skills – able to train/mentor junior staff and work with a variety of senior internal and external stakeholders with tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to take initiative, demonstrate openness, sharp business acumen and sound judgement.
  • Good knowledge of grant management and reporting requirements
  • A working knowledge of French is highly desirable.
  • Experience of living & working in Africa is essential, and managing teams remotely.
  • Willingness to travel in Africa.

The partner will offer the cost of a return flight, a monthly accommodation & living allowance, and a salary c. $3,500 - $4,000 per month, depending on experience.

Finance Business Partner at Humanitarian Org. [#250]

£40,000 - £45,000
Scotland with overseas travel, UK

Our partner is a recognised organisation working to offer greater safety to people in conflict- affected communities, and the opportunity to rebuild their lives, livelihoods and futures in the aftermath of war. They are seeking a Finance Business Partner to oversee the accounting & financial management and reporting of a portfolio of overseas programmes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee the creation of country budgets & cashflow forecasts, and developing tool & processes for better budget management and reporting, and preparing budget vs,. actual analysis and commentaries.
  • Support the overseas programmes in meeting their grant reporting requirements, month-end closure of accounts, and preparing for donor and organisational audits.
  • Undertaking analysis on value for money on programmes, on leasing of assets to grants.
  • Assisting in reviewing and improving accounting & financial management controls of the overseas programmes, and ensuring that these are tax & regulatory compliant.
  • Training/mentoring overseas staff as required

Requirements

  • Qualified or part-qualified accountant with strong technical & MsExcel skills. Ability to lead on budget creation & monitoring and developing tools.
  • Analytical & financial modelling skills, able to critically review complex financial data
  • Excellent communication skills, demonstrable experience of working effectively with finance and non-finance staff.
  • Flexible and open to travelling to the overseas programmes, some of which may be in or close to fragile states.

Previous experience in international development is not essential. The role is based in Scotland with around 6-8 weeks travel overseas. This is an excellent first role for someone looking to transition to the international development sector, and open to where they are based.

Programmes Analyst [231]

INGO working with smallholder farmers
£40,000 depending on experience
London with 10% travel overseas UK

Our partner is a recognised INGO working with smallholder farmers. They are seeking a Programmes Accountant to work with the programmes and finance teams, focussing on budget development, project cost analysis, grant compliance and reporting.

Key Deliverables

  • Prepare budgets for inclusion on grant and investment bids, ensuring these are developed on a full cost recovery basis.
  • Develop and refine budgeting tools and templates.
  • Work alongside the UK and country programmes team to translate work plans into costings, verify budget information, and complete and refine grant budgets.
  • Work alongside Finance Manager and country programmes team to review monthly reports and discuss variances.
  • Produce and review financial reports for submissions to donors.
  • Review contractual documents and ensure that the organisation is grant compliant
  • Undertake analysis of project costs as required.
  • Capacity building – mentoring staff in the country offices as required.

Person Specification

  • Part-qualified or qualified accountant, with strong budget development, compliance and analytical skills.
  • Experience in budget proposal development (full cost recovery), and grant compliance and management of institutional funds within an INGO context is essential.
  • Strong business partnering skills, and experience working successfully to bridge the gap between programmes and finance.
  • Culturally sensitive.

This is a permanent role based in London with travel to country offices, largely in Africa.

Management Accountant at Charitable Foundation [#257]

£45,000 - £48,000
London, UK

5 months (maternity cover)

Our partner is a global charitable foundation, investing in technology, building and strengthening local institutions, and advocating and influencing local policy. Their programmes span across different areas including education, health & nutrition, empowering agricultural communities and establishing sustainable livelihoods. They are seeking a management accountant to oversee the controls, accounting & financial management of the extensive UK property portfolio of the Foundation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee the financial management of all aspects of the foundation’s UK property portfolio.
  • Establish and strengthen financial systems, procedures and controls, and regularly review and update these.
  • Develop a monthly cashflow projection and analysis process.
  • Ensure that budgets and financial reports meet the requirements.
  • Prepare monthly management analysis and reports.
  • Assist in the preparation of statutory financial statements.
  • Assist in the audit preparation, including preparing audit schedules and attending audit meetings, and manage follow up of external audits.

Person Specification

  • Qualified accountant with experience in financial accounting, management accounting and reporting.
  • Experience of designing financial systems and developing controls and procedures.
  • Advanced MsExcel user.
  • Excellent command of the English language, both in a written and oral capacity.
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritise and meet deadlines.
  • Diplomatic and able to deal with external and internal stakeholders with tact.
  • Knowledge of charity accounting, VAT & company legislation is desirable.

Head of Finance & Administration [#258]

Human Rights Organization
£50,000 – 55,000
London, UK

Our partner is an ambitious organisation, working to secure the rights and safety of vulnerable individuals around the world. They are seeking an experienced hands-on Head of Finance to oversee and strengthen their controls, and accounting & financial management systems, and support the SMT in analysing and developing different income streams. As part of a small, complex organisation, the successful candidate will have excellent technical skills & the ability to be hands on as required, as well an understanding and interest in the operational elements of the organisation.

Key Responsibilities

  • As a member of the SMT, oversee the development and implementation of the financial strategy and plan for the organisation.
  • Oversee and maintain an effective finance function, ensuring a sound control environment and reviewing, improving & streamlining accounting & financial management processes as required.
  • Oversee and ensure the production of monthly management accounts, and monitor and report on variances.
  • Produce the annual organisational budget, and cashflow forecasts and re-forecasts.
  • Oversee and ensure the production of the year-end consolidates accounts and financial statements, and prepare for the annual audit.
  • Financial modelling and analysis of the income generating arm of the organisation, working closely with the CEO to explore alternate income sources.
  • Act as a finance business partner to the programmes and fundraising teams, offering them support in developing budgets for proposals on a full cost recovery basis, and in preparing for donor audits.
  • Oversight of all donor contracts, ensuring that grants are managed on a full cost recovery basis, and all reporting is donor compliant.
  • Oversight of property management, ensuring that any improvements are made in a timely manner, and that all appropriate insurances are in place.
  • Oversight of the IT & HR functions

Person Specification

  • Senior finance professional with excellent financial management and strategic experience and skills.
  • Strong attention to detail, and willing to be hands on in terms of reviewing management accounts, preparation of year-end accounts and financial statements, and ensuring that the control environment is strong and being adhered to.
  • Experience of working with a small, complex INGO, and knowledge of donor grant management & fund accounting, on a full cost recovery basis.
  • Strong finance business partner, able to build effective working relationships with the board, SMT & junior members of the team. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience of operations, including property management, IT & HR.

They are seeking someone able to make a 4 day/week commitment; they will consider a full working for the right candidate.

Finance Manager, Child Rights & Protection [#254]

INGO
c £40,000
Sierra Leone

Our partner works to protect and support children affected by conflict and violence, finding them safe houses and the opportunity to receive an education. Having undergone a period of rapid expansion and with the confirmation of funding from institutional funders, they are looking to strengthen the capacity of their partners across Africa and have a preference for a full-time candidate, starting with a 6 month term in Sierra Leone and moving on to other country offices as required. Alternately, they would be open to recruiting for this role just as a 6 month consultancy.

In Sierra Leone, the successful candidate will be working with one key partner, supporting the Finance Director in building and strengthening all aspects of financial management, budgeting and reporting. They are seeking a Finance Manage to establish the accounting & financial management structures of their partners, supporting them in establishing and maintaining a sound control environment, and meeting donor & other compliance and reporting requirements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Establish a sound control environment, ensuring that proper financial systems are in place in the Freetown and field offices & monitoring these to minimise risks.
  • Establish and ensure the appropriate cash management processes are in place, training/mentoring staff in these and monitoring adherence to these.
  • Oversee Quickbooks implementation
  • Oversee and ensure accurate and timely grant compliance and donor reporting. This includes:
    • Overseeing proper documentation of spending
    • Preparing monthly management accounts for individual grants, and the organisation as a whole.
    • Implementing proper cost allocation of donor grants.
  • Update the Finance Manual with any changes to any procedures and systems.

Person Specification

  • Qualified, experienced accountant (at least 5 years post-qualification) with familiarity of budget preparation and monitoring, and grant compliance, management and reporting.
  • Knowledge of developing internal controls and financial management systems, and risk management experience.
  • Strong systems skills, experience of implementing an accounting system is desirable.
  • Experience of institutional grant management and donor compliance within an INGO setting.
  • Strong business partnering skills, including experience of working with field staff in an INGO setting.
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritise and meet deadlines.
  • Diplomatic and able to deal with external and internal stakeholders with tact.

Salary c. £40,000. Additionally, the partner will cover the cost of one return flight, accommodation & in-country travel.

Programmes Finance Analyst [#256]

c. £37,500 - £40,000
London with travel overseas, UK

Our partner is a well-known and respected humanitarian INGO, offering immediate support during conflict in terms of emergency food assistance and protecting those affected from harm and abuse; and in the aftermath prioritising education for children and youth, establishing sustainable livelihoods programmes, and leading advocacy and change through the communities they support. They are seeking a Finance Business Partner to work with the programmes and finance teams, focussing on the accounting, financial management, grant management and reporting of a portfolio of countries.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee accounting & financial management of all aspects of programmes grants in country offices. This includes ensuring proper systems, procedures & controls are in place; overseeing grant allocation; monitoring spending on grants; and reporting any variances and advising on any risks in a timely manner.
  • Review monthly financial reporting, supporting documentation accompanying cash requests, and transactions are coded and recorded appropriately.
  • Support the country team in developing the annual country budget, analyse and consolidate finances every month, undertake budget vs actuals analysis, and cashflow projections.
  • Support country and UK programmes team in budget proposal development, ensuring that this is done on a full-cost recovery basis.
  • Support in the induction of new team members.
  • Reviewing and strengthening financial systems, procedures and controls, regularly reviewing and updating these; reporting any serious breaches; and training staff as required.
  • Some travel to country offices.

Person Specification

  • Experienced accountant, with experience or understanding of programmes finance in a humanitarian context.
  • At least 1-2 years of experience of institutional grant budget proposal development, compliance, monitoring and reporting; this includes experience in managing, for example, DfID, EU, ECHO, German government, Swedish government, UN agencies and USAID funding.
  • Strong technical and systems skills; advanced knowledge of MSExcel
  • Strong business partnering skills, including experience of working with field staff in an INGO setting.
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritise and meet deadlines.
  • Willingness to travel to conflict or fragile states.
  • Knowledge of French is desirable.

This role is London-based with some travel to country offices and it's only open to candidates with the right to live and work in the UK.

Grants Accountant, Poverty Alleviation INGO [#255]

£35,000 - £37,000
London based with 4 weeks of travel UK

Permanent Contract

Our partner is a well-known humanitarian and development INGO, working around the world on poverty alleviation and empowerment projects. They are seeking an experienced accountant to support a portfolio of countries and partners in every aspect of grant finance, compliance and reporting. This role will offer a good balance of technical skills, understanding of complex grants and systems, and extensive business partnering, largely with internal stakeholders in the UK and overseas.

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare budgets for inclusion on grant and investment bids, ensuring these are developed on a full cost recovery basis.
  • Work alongside the UK and country programmes team to translate work plans into costings, verify budget information, and complete and refine grant budgets.
  • Review month-end processes ensuring these meet donor requirements, and produce and review monthly reports for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develop and refine budgeting tools and templates, and monitor budgets.
  • Review contractual documents and ensure that country offices and partners are grant compliant
  • Undertake analysis of project costs as required.
  • Capacity building – responding and resolving queries, and offering support and mentoring staff in the country offices as required.

 

Person Specification

  • Part-qualified or qualified accountant with experience working in an organisation with complex systems and processes.
  • Experience in budget proposal development (full cost recovery), and grant compliance, management and monitoring of institutional funds (EU, ECHO, DfID and USAID) within an INGO context is essential.
  • Strong business partnering skills, and experience working successfully to bridge the gap between programmes and finance.
  • Good systems and IT skills
  • Culturally sensitive.

Closing date for applications: 8 January

Accountant [#253]

INGO
c.€36,000 - €40,000
Brussels, Europe

Our partner is a well-respected advocacy INGO that is holding civil organisations and governments accountable for their actions/decisions, ensuring that their powers are used for the benefit of their citizens and beneficiaries. They are seeking an accountant to take on broad financial & management accounting and reporting responsibilities, supporting a small, close-knit team in their Brussels office.

Key Deliverables

  • Responsible for day-to-day accounting, ensuring that financial transactions are inputted in a timely manner.
  • Maintain, develop and strengthen accounting and financial management procedures
  • Project accounting, including budget creation, monitoring and donor reporting
  • Producing management accounts and reports
  • Producing year-end accounts, assisting with planning for the audit, and with the annual budgeting and planning process
  • Overseeing the office administration and HR

Person Specification

  • Accountant, qualified or QBE, with at least 2 years of experience in accounting, an understanding of accounting & finance principles and management accounting and reporting.
  • Experience of project accounting, grant compliance and management is desirable.
  • Strong organisational and interpersonal skills, including ability to communicate financial matters to non-finance staff.
  • Motivated, willing to undertake a variety of tasks, and take initiative.
  • Flexible, able to prioritise a varied workload and meet tight deadlines.
  • Fluent in English, with excellent spoken and reporting writing skills. Working knowledge of French is also essential.

This is an excellent opportunity for an accountant looking to get all-round experience of accounting & financial management within an international not for profit. The organisation is open to considering candidates of a variety of experience, and to support those in the early stages of their career.

Some relocation costs will be covered. Closing date for applications is: Friday, 11 January.

Senior Programmes Accountant [252]

Environment INGO
c. £34,000 - £36,000
London, UK

Permanent

Our partner is working to protect the natural environment using an innovative approach that is embedded within a strong legal framework. They have worked and positively impacted a broad range of issues ranging from climate change and pollution; protecting the oceans and the livelihoods of those who sustain themselves from it; forestry management; and wildlife conservation. They are seeking a Senior Programmes Accountant; the successful candidate will work in a business partnering capacity supporting a portfolio of programmes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with programmes heads to support them in identifying overall funding requirements and developing programmes budgets on a full cost recovery basis.
  • Prepare budgets for inclusion on grant bids, ensuring these are developed on a full cost recovery basis
  • Oversee the financial management of all aspects of programmes grants. This includes ensuring proper systems, procedures & controls are in place; overseeing grant allocation; monitoring spending on grants; and reporting any variances in a timely manner.
  • Oversee financial processing, maintain the integrity of financial information, and ensure that programmes and partners are aware of and adhere to the appropriate financial and grant framework.
  • Review accounting processes; make and implement process improvements; monitor these and mentor staff as appropriate.
  • Undertake due diligence process and assessments of any new partners, and work with partners to ensure that they are grant compliant.
  • Prepare financial reports for grants, and be the first point of contact with grant audits.

Person Specification

  • Qualified or part-qualified accountant, with hands on experience in financial accounting, budget creation and monitoring, grant budget proposal development & reporting within an international not for profit organisation.
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of grant finance management and compliance, DfID and EU experience is desirable.
  • Excellent IT & systems skills
  • Excellent command of the English language, both in a written and oral capacity, French is desirable.
  • Strong business partnering skills, working respectfully with staff and colleagues from different cultures

Finance Manager, Charitable Foundation [#232]

£45,000 – 48,000
UK

Permanent contract

Our partner is a global charitable foundation, investing in technology, building and strengthening local institutions, and advocating and influencing local policy. Their programmes span across different areas including education, health & nutrition, empowering agricultural communities and establishing sustainable livelihoods.

The UK offices is responsible for raising funds from institutional donors and governments across Europe, and work with partner organisations around the world to identify, apply for and manage these grants. This role has been created to offer additional resource and support to bridge the gap between finance and programmes; the successful candidate will be driving the establishment of policies, controls and procedures for these grants, as well as overseeing the management of them. You will be part of a small, close-knit team, joining the organisation at an interesting time when they have recently restructured and moved to a new location.

Key Responsibilities

  • Overseeing the financial management of all aspects of programmes grants. This includes ensuring proper systems, procedures & controls are in place; overseeing grant allocation; monitoring spending on grants; and reporting any variances in a timely manner.
  • Ensuring that grant applications are made on a full cost recovery basis, and monitoring cost recoveries from grants against budgets.
  • Business partnering, working alongside the programmes teams on budget proposal development and refinement for new grant proposals; and ensuring that donor and the foundation rules on accounting, procurement and project implementation are adhered to.
  • Designing and strengthening financial systems, procedures and controls on grant management and compliance, regularly reviewing and updating these; and training staff as required.
  • Reviewing and approving due diligence assessments on potential partners, and carrying out monitoring visits and audits of projects.
  • Assisting in the preparation of the programmes finance elements on statutory financial statements; and managing the follow up of external audit recommendations.

Person Specification

  • Qualified accountant with experience in programmes financial accounting & reporting.
  • At least 1-2 years of experience of institutional grant budget proposal development, compliance, monitoring and reporting; this includes experience in managing DfID, EU, ECHO, German government, Swedish government, and USAID funding.
  • Experience of designing financial systems and developing controls and procedures.
  • Excellent command of the English language, both in a written and oral capacity.
  • Strong business partnering skills, including experience of working with field staff in an INGO setting.
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritise and meet deadlines.
  • Diplomatic and able to deal with external and internal stakeholders with tact.

London with 10-15% travel overseas.

Deadline for applications is 13 September, 2018

Programmes Finance Advisor [#251]

Healthcare INGO
£34,000
Brighton & Hove, UK

9 months

Our partner is a well-reputed organisation, working to empower local organisations addressing emerging healthcare threats and issues around the world. This role has been created to offer additional resource and support to bridge the gap between finance and programmes, and ensure that donor and internal requirements are being met appropriately and in a timely manner.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee programmes budgets, working alongside partners to ensure that they are appropriately preparing and monitoring budgets, managing cashflow, and recording expenditure accurately.
  • Work with partners to ensure that they are grant compliant.
  • Oversee the preparation of financial reports, working alongside the UK-based programmes team and partners overseas.
  • Coordinate and support in donor due diligence and grant audits.
  • Provide financial oversight of partners, undertaking financial monitoring and capacity building visits as required, and supporting with the due diligence process of assessing any new partners.

Person Specification

  • Qualified or part-qualified accountant, with hands on experience in financial accounting, financial management & reporting within an international organisation.
  • Demonstrated experience of assessing and building the capacity of partners/programmes overseas.
  • Excellent IT & systems skills, knowledge of Quickbooks and PS Financials
  • Excellent command of the English language, both in a written and oral capacity, French or Spanish are desirable.
  • Strong business partnering skills, working respectfully with staff and colleagues from different cultures

Deadline for applications: 14 November. Immediate start preferred