Grants and Compliance Lead

Location: ActionAid Hub Office or Country Office 

Duration: Fixed Term Contract – until February 2018

AAI Grade: Grade E / Local terms and conditions of employment will apply

At ActionAid International (AAI) we help people use their own power to fight poverty and injustice. Because that’s how real change happens – for families, for communities, for whole societies. We are now recruiting a Grants & Compliance Lead to join our Institutional Funding Team and support effective institutional contract management.

Work as an integral part of the Institutional Funding team, collaborating with other functions and ActionAid members to support effective institutional funding and donor contract management. This includes developing and embedding best practice to comply with donor financial rules and regulations, monitoring and providing management information on key risks, contributing to the implementation of improved financial and risk management processes to facilitate better donor reporting and compliance, and capacity building of GS and country staff with grants and compliance related roles.

As Grants & Compliance Lead you will be will be involved in developing and embedding best practice to comply with donor rules and regulations as well as contributing to the implementation of improved financial and risk management processes to facilitate better donor reporting and compliance. Key projects include leading the cost recovery policy and tool development project for the federation and being the subject matter expert for developing a new donor contract management system. Important will be the ability to drive forward the federation’s knowledge and tools to deliver ways to comply with donor rules and regulations.

You must have a degree and/or professional qualification in Accounting, Finance, Business Studies, Auditing, Economics or related field. This will be complemented by extensive experience in senior grant management roles where you will have been involved in working on proposals and managing contracts from institutional donors such as EU, DFID, NORAD and the UN. You will have been involved complex planning and budgeting processes involving multiple consortium partners and used to translating complex donor rules and regulations into clear guidance on donor policies and procedures for ActionAid members. A comprehensive understanding of grant management, financial reporting, review and analysis will be backed by strong communication, negotiation and organisational skills.

If you have the experience to take a lead in ensuring operate more effectively please apply online via the link.

Please check your application and make sure you meet all the essential criteria listed in the person specification. In addition your application will be stronger if you meet at least some of the desirable criteria. If you do not meet at least all the essential criteria, please don’t apply as we only invite candidates for an interview if they meet the essential criteria listed on the job description. 

ActionAid welcomes applications from all sections of the community and we promote diversity. Recruitment consultancies/agencies should not approach ActionAid with regards to open vacancies. We regret that agency candidates will not be considered. 

Application Procedures: 

You should send your CV and motivation letter to: no later than 25th August 2017 interviews are likely to be held w/c 28th August. To be considered for this role, you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the ActionAid country office. Please clearly indicate which position you are applying for. 

Due to high volumes of applications received, we can only correspond with short listed applicants. 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

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