Grants Advisor at ActionAid

Grants Advisor at ActionAid

Closing date

A graduate in Business Studies, Economics, Finance or similar you have an excellent working knowledge of institutional donor rules, regulations, financial control procedures and risk management. Now you are a looking for a role that will make the most of your skills and where you can make a difference. This global Grants and Compliance Advisor role with ActionAid international is the opportunity you are looking for.

At ActionAid International we help people to use their own power to fight poverty and injustice. Because that’s how real change happens – for women, for communities, for whole societies. We want you to provide support and advice to ActionAid members in effective grants compliance and risk management of institutional donor contracts. This will be primarily for the NORAD grant portfolio, Malawi Global Fund project and Zambia Sida project.

We will look to you to maintain oversight of key high risk grants across the Federation with accurate and updated information and support colleagues with grant management tools and compliance systems and processes. You will also give technical advice and training to members to build their capacity to maintain adherence to grant specific rules, regulations and procurement standards. Important will be the ability to monitor grant management performance as well as quality checking donor reports and flagging any risks for appropriate management action. You will develop standard operating procedures, internal controls and set up systems to monitor key accountabilities in order to strengthen grant and financial management too. Working within the institutional funding team (IFT) you will also provide technical input to key IFT projects such as cost recovery.

You must have a relevant diploma or degree complemented by excellent knowledge of institutional donor rules (EU/DFID/ECHO/USAID), regulations, financial control procedures and risk management. You will be comfortable providing clear guidance on donor procedures, reports and audits to other staff and will have been involved in setting up and managing donor compliance monitoring systems. Strong communication, negotiation and organisational skills are also essential in this role. Knowledge of Sida, NORAD and Global Fund grant contract rules and regulations would be an advantage.

To be considered for this role, you must be able to provide proof of right to work in London, Nairobi or Joburg. You are also requested to highlight in the motivation letter how specifically you meet the criteria for this role.** If you do not meet all the essential criteria, please don’t apply as we only invite candidates for an interview if they meet all of the essential criteria listed on the job description. In addition, your application will be stronger if you meet at least some of the desirable criteria.

Due to high volumes of applications received, should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.

ActionAid is committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community, in particular women who are currently underrepresented in senior positions. We regret that agency candidates will not be considered.

How to Apply

If you have the skills, motivation and technical knowledge to drive effective grant management at ActionAid please send your CV and motivation cover letter by 29 th March 2019 to[email protected]**. Interviews will be held w/c 15th April 2019.