Grants and Compliance Advisor Vacancy at Action Aid


Grants and Compliance Advisor Vacancy at Action Aid

ActionAid is a leading international charity. We support women and children in extreme poverty. We fight for their rights and for lasting change

Grants and Compliance Advisor Vacancy

Role Overview: 

  • ActionAid is a global federation working for a world free from poverty and injustice. As part of the Federation, we work with women and girls, our partners, and dedicated staff in 43 countries towards a just, fair and sustainable world, in which everybody enjoys the right to a life of dignity, and freedom from poverty and oppression.
  • Are you a dynamic, strategic thinker, able to deliver effective support to teams around the world implementing projects to strengthen women’s and girls’ rights?
  • Do you have extensive experience of successfully managing large and highly complex institutional donor grants in the International Development sector?
  • Are you an effective problem solver? Passionate about identifying risk, and designing accessible tools for teams to address it?

Then we’d love to hear from you.

  • We are recruiting a Grants and Compliance Advisor to provide timely support and advice to ActionAid federation members in effective grants compliance and risk management of institutional donor grants and contracts. Your role will primarily provide support to multi-country projects funded by Norad and SDC, support on USAID compliance, tools development, and other new areas of focus.
  • You will work closely with the Grants & Compliance Team and wider Institutional Funding Team (IFT), helping to ensure ActionAid members by providing timely support and advice on effective grants compliance and risk management of institutional donor grants and contracts.
  • A key part of your role will be capacity building, developing technical guidance, monitoring risk both internally and with external partners. Therefore, you must have strong communication, risk management and grant management skills. Having audit experience would be an advantage.

To thrive in this role, you will have the following experience:

  • Degree or diploma in Business Studies, Economics, Finance or a related field or equivalent experience.
  • Excellent working knowledge of institutional donor rules (such as EU/FCDO/ECHO/USAID/AFD), regulations, financial control procedures and risk
  • Solid experience of setting up systems to monitor donor compliance and developing and implementing relevant
  • Excellent skills and knowledge in financial reporting and audit
  • Demonstrable financial management experience – encompassing income and expenditure monitoring, financial reporting, and
  • Good experience and proven ability to translate technical financial data into informative reports to a wide audience.
  • Proven experience in grant closure; particularly supporting efficient and timely administrative and financial closure of grants.
  • Understanding of the grant life cycle and good knowledge of grant management best practice.
  • Demonstrated experience working in multi-country/ multi-entity projects.
  • Proven knowledge and experience of using contract management systems or bespoke databases as well as MS

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Action Aid on to apply

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