|Type of role||Communications and fundraising|
|Contract type||Fixed Term|
|Full Time||35 hours per week|
|Application Closing Date|
VSO is the world’s leading international development charity that works through volunteers to create a fair world for everyone. At VSO we pride ourselves on doing development differently. We fight poverty not by sending aid, but by working through volunteers and partners to create long-lasting change in some of the world’s poorest regions. We bring key stakeholders together to co-ordinate collective action, from local organisations to national governments. Our programmes in Africa and Asia focus on health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience, peace building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change that will improve the lives of generations to come.
Manage grant finance of AYSRHR project grant, including project and donor financial reporting. Produce related financial reconciliations, budget variance analysis, financial analysis, forecasting, income accounting and donor compliance and reporting. Work with programme implementation team to produce timely and updated forecasts and budgets aligned to planned programme activity and manage financial aspects of grants to make sound decisions in alignment to VSO volunteering for development (VfD), ensuring compliance to VSO policies, quality assurance standards, donor requirements, and local legislations, contributing to the achievement of project objectives, VSO’s vision and mission.
Skills, qualifications and experience
• Fully Qualified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Chartered Accountant (ACCA) license.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
• At least 7 years of professional experience in grant finance with good knowledge and skills in technical accounting and financial management of restricted donor funding, reporting, procurement procedure, grant management, grant equipment and donor rules and regulations for non-profit organisations.
• Managing large size of restricted funds (at least GBP 6M grant size) and donor requirements preferably UN agencies and or other donors FCDO, USAID, EU.
• Skills in building and managing relationships with stakeholder centred approach, intent on understanding grants in order to support the achievement of aims and objectives of project effectively including donor relationship,
• Partner financial management and partner capacity building skills and experience.
• Understanding of volunteering for development approach with commitment and demonstrable ability to apply people-first principles, social inclusion and gender, resilience and accountability, effective partnership, duty of care and global volunteer standards in practices, practical experience of volunteering for development and or working with volunteering sector will be an advantage.
• Good leadership, people management, engagement and collaboration with ability to work in multi-cultural project team in a network way of working in a global organisation.
• Good IT literacy (Microsoft, Zoom, project management, people management software). including accounting and reporting packages and especially Excel, Finance System, SUN systems, Q&A XL skills and experience
• Good verbal and written communications in English and local languages with Ability to communicate effectively to a wide range of audiences, particularly internal and non-technical audiences and in particular an ability to present and explain financial information clearly to staff at all levels, including non-financial staff, both internally and externally.
Desired selection criteria
• Knowledge and certification in project management (PMD Pro)
• travel including work away from the home base for upto 40% of time, including remote areas within the country and occasionally internationally
Commitment to VSO’s vision, mission, values, code of conduct, and VfD approach.
Competencies and Behaviour
At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:
• Ability to be open minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge
VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.
VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.
If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.
Please note that this advert is for a role we are expecting to become available in the near future once we have secured funding for the project. If you are interested in this, or similar positions, please express your interest by clicking on the ‘make an application’ button below.
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