London, Greater London
£36,000 - £40,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Supporting International Finance Manager with effective programme programme financial management and programme financial reporting. Providing support to the full life cycle of grants: from donor proposals to final reports. Maintaining close working relationship with internal finance and programme teams and teams from Development agencies and external donors.

Programme financial planning, management and reporting

  • Support the design and implementation of effective quality controls to ensure compliance with donor requirements and to maintain appropriate donor stewardship, including through manuals, checklists, templates, and other tools
  • Monitor spending and activity implementation and ensure regular scheduling of grants management meetings, alerting the Programme Finance Manager and Programmes/Partnerships team about significant under or overspend on a timely basis

Grants management and compliance

  • Maintain the grants management tracker so that grants are properly recorded and monitored, ensuring that input from the Programmes/Partnerships team and the Programme Finance Manager are incorporated on a timely basis
  • Undertake administrative tasks related to grants, including setting up of grant codes (pipeline and secured), collecting and forwarding information to different units and executing follow up tasks as required
  • Review budgets for concepts/proposals, ensuring the inclusion of donor costs, make recommendations for improvements and liaise with the programme/partnerships team and field units to ensure these are complete, accurate, consistent with the narrative, compliant with donor requirements, and correctly formatted for presentation to donors

Audit, internal controls and risk

  • Contribute on programme finance to all audits and statutory compliance in line with UK and internal  regulations and compliance requirements
  • In collaboration with field units, prepare due diligence assessments for potential new partners or donors and ensure these are refreshed periodically
  • Troubleshoot financial, donor compliance and procurement-related queries identified through monitoring grants or as raised by management or field units


  • CCAB qualified accountant (desirable).


  • 3 years relevant experience in financial accounting and financial reporting
  • Experience of designing and managing effective administrative systems and procedures
  • Experience of budgeting, forecasting and cash-flow management
  • Experience working in international organisations or donor agencies including field-level implementation highly desirable
  • Experience working with EC, ECHO, DFID or equivalent and familiarity with the various compliance rules and regulations highly desirable


  • Good interpersonal, customer care and liaison skills with a wide range of stakeholders
  • First rate oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and to manage competing priorities and deliver to tight deadlines
  • Ability to problem solve, working with both internal and external stakeholders to deliver results


For full job description and candidate profile please apply &/or email AfID with a copy of your CV

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Refreshed on: 15 October 2020
Closed date: 14 November 2020
Job ref: #344
Tags: Finance, Governance