Posted on :
22 Jun, 2018
22 Jun, 2018
Established in 1951, World Education, Inc. is a US-based non-profit organization aimed at improving the lives of marginalized people through education (formal and non-formal) and training, institutional development, and targeted technical assistance.
Job Title: Grants and Finance Officer – Job Number: 63008
Application Deadline: June 29, 2018
Position Type: Full-time
Locations: Tamale, Ghana
Salary: Commensurate with experience
World Education, Inc. seeks a local candidate for a Grants and Finance Officer based in Tamale, Ghana pending award from DFID/Girls’ Education Challenge/Leave No Girl Behind.
The programme aims to improve the literacy and numeracy skills of highly marginalized out-of-school girls and transition them into formal school or employment. This programme seeks to decrease key barriers to access quality education, opportunities for employment and improving safety of highly marginalized girls in schools and their communities, while increasing girls’ knowledge and adoption of positive behaviours, empowering them to become leaders and role models within their communities.
The Grants and Finance Officer reports to the Grants Manager and is responsible for distributing, managing, monitoring and reporting on sub-awardee grants as well as managing and reporting the WEI Tamale Office finances. The Grants and Finance Officer will serve as the regional contact for Northern Sector sub-awardees on all financial issues. She/he will work closely with NGO Downstream Partners to provide support and capacity building for financial structures within NGO Downstream Partners.
Grant Management Responsibilities
Support financial management of sub-grantees and maintain local sub-grant partner files;
Maintain grants management database;
Facilitate funds transfer to sub-grant partners;
Conduct assessments of partners to determine qualifications and readiness to carry out work;
Review sub-grantee expenditure reports and process disbursements to sub-grantees;
Collaborate closely with national Finance and Operations Manager and Grants Officer;
Track budget disbursements and advances reconciliations by sub-grant partners.
Other responsibilities as assigned.
Financial Management Responsibilities
Handling day to day accounting transactions
Reconcile all staff advance accounts and bank accounts;
Maintain orderly, hard-copy financial records including back-up documentation, bank statements, Cost Point Reports, etc.;
Ensuring statements of expenditure for activities are correct and captured in the accounting system;
Assist in preparation and tracking of budgets;
Compile regional office cash forecasts to prepare cash forecasts for the project;
Assume other financial responsibilities as assigned.
Required Skills or Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or other relevant academic background;
Minimum of 5 years of work post-degree experience in the development field;
Experience in grants management and financial reviews for major development agencies;
Ability to present complex financial information in a succinct and compelling manner;
Solid experience in management of budgets;
Solid experience in financial reporting to various donors;
Working knowledge of QuickBooks;
Strong computer skills with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
Experience working with DFID funding preferred.
Experience planning and facilitating meetings
Demonstrated training experience
Demonstrated experience building partnerships and networks between multiple programmatic partners
Strong analytical and reporting skills
Strong English written and spoken communication skills
If you are an individual with a disability, or a disabled veteran and unable to apply online for an available position, you may submit your request for reasonable accommodation by calling Human Resources at +1 617-482-9485.
WEI is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer committed to workplace diversity.
We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual preference, genetic information, political affiliation, or military status (special disabled veterans or veteran status) in any employment decisions. M/F/V/D
How to Apply
To apply submit a covering letter and curriculum vitae to [email protected]
Please include the job number in the email subject line
Closing Date : June 22, 2018