Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, South East
£30,161 pa + good range of benefits
Permanent
Job description

World Vision is the world's largest international children's charity. Every day we bring real hope to millions of children in the world's hardest places.  At World Vision, our aim is simple - to keep every child free from fear. We are also proud to be voted one of the Top 100 'Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For 2015'.

Poverty, conflict and disaster leave millions of children living in fear. Fear of hunger, disease, violence and exploitation. Fear that robs them of a childhood. So it's the people that World Vision employs, and the skills that they possess, that can truly make a difference to the lives of the world's most vulnerable children.

Operating as a Grant Compliance Officer within our Policy & Programmes Group, you will take a lead role in all aspects of grant contract management and compliance. This means ensuring that standards are understood and adhered to by colleagues within World Vision UK as well as those in National Offices (particularly in respect of fragile states).

Translating your expertise in financial processes and reporting, procurement/grant applications, donor and complex contractual requirements, audits, financial and risk management will be a crucial deliverable for the Grant Compliance Officer, along with building strategic and supportive relationships with key stakeholders to achieve the optimum standards of financial management and accountability.

 Role essentials: 

• Strong project management skills and the ability to manage complex grants in multiple locations from a broad range of donors.

• Analytical expertise in conveying complex donor regulations to stakeholders will be vital.

• Strong communication and relational skills to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of resources are maximised.

• You will be expected to promote a culture of excellence to ensure WVUK’s core values and principles are widely communicated.

• Willingness to travel internationally is an essential part of the role; includes visiting fragile states about 3 to 4 times per year.

In addition to the salary offered, you’ll enjoy benefits including pension, subsidised gym membership, generous holiday entitlement and free parking.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a graduate (or equivalent), with experience of working in financial risk management, audit or compliance related work. We’re looking for a leader who can build relationships, communicate effectively and who strives to achieve quality results.

If you have the qualities required to succeed in this great position, please apply on our website in order to view the Job Description, complete our short online application form and upload your CV.

Closing date for applications: 7th December 2015

Please note that if response for this role is higher than anticipated, we reserve the right to commence interviews and appoint before the published closing date. 

All applicants must be willing to work within a Christian framework and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.

As a child focused organisation, World Vision UK is committed to the safeguarding of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

World Vision UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

No agencies please

Posted on: 10 November 2015
Closed date: 07 December 2015
Tags: Finance, Intl Development