Posted on :
28 Sep, 2018
28 Sep, 2018
Christian Aid is working with others to end poverty in Africa. At the heart of this vision is a transformation of the lives of people who live in poverty, empowering them to have a brighter future. Christian Aid is seeking staff to manage a major donor-funded accountability programme in Ghana.
Job Title: Grants Officer – External Officer
About the role
Grant Officer role is finance bias and geared towards external support to strengthening financial management capacity building and internal controls of Grant Partner Organisation. Specifically, among the duties of this position will include: Providing support to partners in building robust internal control systems and processes and to conduct regular field monitoring and support visits to Partner organisations. As the need arises, the Grant Officer will support Partners acquire the requisite skills to manage grant through on and off-site trainings. The role also ensures timely Partner financial reporting and the review of Partner reports. He/she will support with the finance and budget related processes in awarding grant to Partners through to the close out of Partner projects. While supporting Partner project audit process, the position holder will support Partners in implementing audit recommendations. He/she will collaborate closely with STAR-Ghana Programme and Grant teams in matters relating Grant management.
This role is line managed by the Head of Finance (STAR-Ghana) and based in Accra. You need to have considerable experience in a related programme environment and will need to have understanding of the working of NGOs and experience in dealing with institutional donors. You need to have exposure to monitoring and evaluation and experience in working with and supporting local partners, NGOs CBOs and CSOs in grant and financial management. You need to be proactive and able to work with minimal supervision to deliver timely, quality and excellence in your role’s expectations.
This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.
We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.
As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:
Tell us about a time when you were proactive in taking on new and additional work to achieve a team or organisational goal; What was the situation? What was the new/additional work? What was your task? Why did you need to be pro-active? What did you do? Why? How?What was the outcome? What was the impact of what you did?
Tell us about a time when you handled a difficult issue with someone else with openness, honesty and respect; What was the context? What did you have to do? What did you say and how? What was the result? If you were successful, how did you know?
Please give us an example of a time when you had to say no to another colleague or team because of other priorities while acknowledging their needs; What was the situation? What were the competing priorities? What was your task? What action(s) did you take? What was the effect of you saying no? What was the outcome(s)? What did you learn from the experience?