Project Grants & Finance Officer

Danish Refugee Council, Zimbabwe

Skill Required:, Finance and AccountsProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
31st December, 2020

Job Description

The position will be based in HQ and report to the Head of Programme Division, and lead on all finance and grant management in relation to key OFDA funded projects, in line with OFDA policies and protocols. Daily collaboration with be with the project teams in the respective units, HQ finance and other support functions. The contract is full time (part-time may be considered based on qualifications), for 24 months (Start Aug/Sept 2020 TBC - subject to funding confirmation).

Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

  • Ensuring that contractual obligations are met in terms of finance and administrative requirements
  • Ensuring that OFDA rules and procedures are understood and respected
  • Ensuring financial monitoring and budget follow-up, and supporting project teams in budget planning
  • Supporting project managers to ensure implementation of projects according to work and budget plans.
  • Supporting project managers in donor and internal reporting requirements; prepare financial reports and align with narrative; review narrative in line with agreement and proposal
  • Liaising with USAID/OFDA (e.g. reports, grants management and administrative issues)
  • Leading on all sub-contracts/agreements with partners, and ensure they align with donor regulations
  • Processing partner payments, and all other related payments related to the projects
  • Supporting project team on Dynamics transactions (such as personal expense reports etc.)
  • Leading on all procurement processes in line with DRC and Donor rules
  • Supporting M&E on projects when required
  • Ensuring all grant documentation is up to date and uploaded to Dynamics (ERP)
  • Supporting any other finance and administrative tasks for the units as and when required

About you

To be successful in this role we expect you to previously have excelled in a similar role with responsibility for the financial and grant management of all stages of a project, and preferably with US funding. Moreover, we also expect the following:

  • Minimum 3 years of work experience from a humanitarian/development organisation and/or from donor administration in similar position
  • Relevant educational background (university degree or equivalent) and proven finance qualification
  • Experience with USAID grant management including donor relations and preferably good general knowledge about donor guidelines and procedures.
  • Experience working in an ERP system.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is mandatory.
  • Experience with administrative and procurement procedures.
  • Proactive, flexible and detail-oriented approach to tasks and a service minded approach
  • Good collaboration and communication skills and ability to build good working relations with people from different cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced working environment.


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