EU Grants and Compliance Coordinator

Location: London

Closing Date: 28 July 2017

ActionAid is looking for an EU Grants and Compliance Coordinator to foster a more compliant and cohesive environment for managing institutional grants and to ensure accountability to our institutional donors. If you have extensive experience of managing institutional grants and setting up grant management systems and processes as well as good understanding of EU (DEVCO) contractual rules and regulations you could be part of the team at ActionAid International helping people to achieve long-term and sustainable change.

ActionAid is looking for an EU Grants and Compliance Coordinator to foster a more compliant and cohesive environment for managing institutional grants and to ensure accountability to our institutional donors. If you have extensive experience of managing institutional grants and setting up grant management systems and processes as well as good understanding of EU (DEVCO) contractual rules and regulations you could be part of the team at ActionAid International helping people to achieve long-term and sustainable change.

As EU Grants and Compliance Coordinator you will be part of our EU Funding Team and tasked with working with ActionAid members to support effective grant management of a portfolio of EU (DEVCO) contracts across ActionAid. This will involve setting up compliance monitoring systems, quality checking donor reports, providing guidance on the EU (DEVCO) contractual rules and implementing internal controls in order to strengthen financial management and tracking donor income. You will also produce expenditure and compliance information as well as provide compliance and risk management reports. The successful applicant will have the ability to provide advice and guidance on contract negotiations and external financial audits. In this role as EU Grants and Compliance Coordinator, you will focus mainly on the EU Development Cooperation (DEVCO) from EuropeAid, EU Delegations, EDF or NEAR.

You must have a relevant diploma, degree and/or professional qualification in Economics, Finance, Business Studies or related field and hold (or be studying for) an accounting or audit qualification. This must be complemented by an excellent working knowledge of EU rules, regulations, financial control procedures and risk management. You will be comfortable providing clear guidance on donor policies and procedures to other staff and will have been involved in setting up and managing donor compliance monitoring systems. You will be expert at financial reporting and audit preparation too. Strong communication, negotiation and organisational skills are also essential in this role.

In order to be considered for this position, you must be eligible and be able to provide proof to work in the UK.

If you are interested and meet the criteria, send your CV and motivation cover letter to hrworkspace@actionaid.org

You are requested to highlight in the motivation letter how specifically you meet the criteria for this role. 

Please clearly indicate which position you are applying for.

Interviews and written tests will take place  w/c 14 August 2017

Recruitment consultancies/agencies should not approach ActionAid with regards to open vacancies. We regret that agency candidates will not be considered. ActionAid International welcomes applications from all sections of the community and promotes diversity.

Due to high volumes of applications received, we can only correspond with short listed applicants. Should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful