Women for Women International (WfWI) works in some of the most dangerous places to be a woman. We serve women survivors of war in conflict and post-conflict areas around the world in 8 countries including Afghanistan, Iraq, Eastern Congo, and Northern Nigeria. Our core belief is that stronger women build stronger nations; and with access to knowledge, resources, and a support network, a woman rebuilds her life and improves her community.
Our model works and we have the data to prove it. In our 26-year history, Women for Women International has reached over half a million women. The women we work with across 3 continents earn just $0.81 a day when we enroll them. At graduation, it’s $2.11, nearly tripled.
Our impact goes beyond income. The number of women who say at least one household member went to sleep hungry in the last four weeks has gone from 18% to 5%. And more women say they speak out against women's abuse: 26% report having publicly spoken in the last 6 months against physically abusing women.
When women have the right tools, they realize the power within themselves to transform their lives, their families, their communities, and finally their entire nations.
Women for Women International (WfWI) has an immediate opportunity for an Officer, Grants Financial Management. This position will report to the Director, Global Finance and Compliance and is a member of the Finance Department.
The Officer, Grants Financial Management will be responsible for monthly financial grants monitoring and assisting in internal and donor reporting to ensure timely and accurate reporting. Using strong interpersonal and analytical skills, the officer will develop and maintain positive relationships with colleagues with focus to efficient grants financial management. The officer will work closely with the Associate Director, finance and the finance officer.
The location for this position is flexible outside of the United States with a preference for candidates from a region where WfWI currently works (Nigeria, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Afghanistan, South Sudan)
Duties & Responsibilities
Grant Budgeting and Budget Management
- Assist in coordinating with Business Development Unit and Country Offices to align WfWI proposal budget template to donor template during proposal budget development
- Assist in assembling and maintaining grants financial information for new, existing and ending contracts
- Assist in review of grant proposal budget analytics
Financial Reporting & Monitoring
- Analyzes monthly grants financial data and flagging significant budget variations while initiating adjustments as needed.
- Analyze and monitor the financial status of assigned grants, contracts and other agreements in comparison to donor budgets/reporting requirements and identify and report any need for re-alignment or any financial risks associated with grants, contracts, and related cost share obligations for review with GPU.
- Update assigned monthly grant financial reports and follow up on cost allocations
- Review and monitor required financial donor reports/budget amendments and ensure all financial data and cost share requirements are met and reported accurately and timely and in compliance with donor financial requirements.
- Monitor life of grant financial reporting requirements and maintain a database where deadlines are tracked, and reports status are monitored
- Assist in Creating and-or analyzing assigned and-or specific financial issues during the year, including ad-hoc analysis, modeling, and forecasting.
- Assist in monthly grants financial reporting and various Ad hoc reports
- Perform special projects as assigned.
Skills and Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree in finance/accounting or related field preferred
- 3-4 years minimum relevant experience, ideally in the nonprofit sector
- Advanced excel skills required
- Experience with U.S. government funding (e.g., USAID, NIH) and other donors’ budget and regulatory compliance.
- Previous international development experience preferred, experience working effectively in multicultural settings required.
- Effective communication skills to guide program staff in the budget monitoring process. Demonstrated ability to work closely with colleagues in the development of budgets and financial reports for various types of funding sources.
- Ability to handle a heavy workload with competing priorities while working independently as well as part of a team.
- Excellent quantitative and analytical skills; accuracy and attention to detail; and highly organized, strong writing skills.
- Flexibility working across different global time zones
- Knowledge of Adaptive Insights reporting tool and Sage Intacct.
Our global core values define how we are to behave as we pursue our mission, our vision, and our strategic objectives:
- We believe every woman is unique and powerful in her own right. Our people are our greatest strength and we will support them to achieve our aims by providing them with the information, rewards and power they need to take the initiative and make decisions to solve problems and improve our delivery and performance. As a learning organization - we encourage our people to take risks and make mistakes, we learn and grow and get better, stronger and smarter.
- We will never communicate in any way that exploits or demeans the women we exist to serve, we will deliver a program of training that maximizes the impact for the women we serve to bring them the biggest benefits and facilitate the greatest long term positive change in their lives. we do what we say we are going to do, when we say we're going to do it. We act as good stewards of the organization’s resources.
- We believe every woman has the right to be treated with fairness and dignity. we trust each other implicitly, confident in the knowledge that we are all working towards the same goals. Equally, we hold each other responsible and accountable at all levels of the organization for the outcomes of our actions. We will be bold, clear and kind in our communication with our colleagues across the organization and not allow disrespectful behavior to go unchallenged.
- We see every day the strength of women survivors of war and their ability to never lose hope despite having faced the greatest atrocities and horrors of conflict. They inspire us to stay strong, hopeful, focused and committed to our global purpose. We support each other to do the same.
This position will be based in a country where WfWI operates and local nationals are encouraged to apply. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, so please apply at your earliest convenience through our career page here: https://www.womenforwomen.org/about-us/careers.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.