Senior Finance & Grants Officer - Consultant

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This Finance and Grants Officer consultancy role is preferably based in Turkey or the Middle East in the first instance and also open to candidates in the UK and Globally. This consultancy is a remote working contract with regular visits to partners' offices and meeting when required. 

The daily rate for this role is  $250 USD, based on the Consultant working 18 days per month. 

About us

Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We are a global movement of people, churches and local organisations who passionately champion dignity, equality and justice worldwide. We are the changemakers, the peacemakers, the mighty of heart.

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About the role

The consultant (Senior finance and Grants Officer) is expected to support the Middle East team to deliver programmes relating to resilience and human rights in line with the regional programme strategy.  With support from the Middle East Finance Manager and Finance and Compliance Officer as well as the Turkey and Syria Earthquake (TSEQ) Response team, the incumbent will lead on financial management, reporting and compliance for Christian Aid’s (CA’s) work in Syria, including the TSEQ response. The role will involve acting as the focal point for ensuring strategic grants are utilised to benefit communities in the Middle East,  lead on financial & budget planning in the programme cycle and will ensure that partners are supported with financial management in the project cycle.  This consultancy will also ensure compliance with CA and donor regulations by providing guidance on and oversight of financial transactions and ensuring that financial systems and processes are adhered to in line with policies, within timelines agreed.   

About you

You will have significant experience in similar positions working in INGOs, NGOs or non-profit sector in the fields of humanitarian and development. Strong knowledge and demonstrable experience of financial standards for institutional donors (for example UN agencies, ECHO, FCDO, USAID, DEC or ACT Alliance) with strong experience in managing and dealing with large scale budgets. You will also have excellent English language skills and proven ability to communicate well and ability to maintain excellent relationships with partner staff and colleagues.

Further information

At Christian Aid we strive to be an inclusive and diverse employer and recognise the value that this brings in helping to build strong, creative and high performing teams.

We are actively encouraging racialised minorities, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people with caring responsibilities, people from low socioeconomic backgrounds, women, and older workers to apply. This is because these groups are under-represented within our teams, especially at senior level, and we recognise and value the contributions members of these groups make to strong, creative and high performing teams. To discuss this role in greater detail, please contact  Alaa Assani - AAssani@christian-aid.org.

We have a strong Christian ethos and we encourage applications from all faiths and none (with the exception of Director positions where there is a genuine occupational requirement to be a practicing Christian - Exempted under the Equality Act 2010).

All successful candidates will require a DBS/police check appropriate to the role and location and a Counter Terrorism Sanction check as part of your clearance for commencing your role with us. We also participate in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information as part of the referencing process from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

This role requires applicants to have the right to live and work in the country where this position is based and undertake the role that you have been offered. If you are successful and we make you an offer for the role, we will be required to conduct a right to work check on your immigration status in the UK. We will contact you regarding the documentation you will need to provide to evidence this.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.


Quick check

  • Type of contract:
    Fixed Term
  • Contracted hours:
  • Contract length:
    12 months
  • Location:
    Various (UK)
  • Closing date:
    23 April 2024
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