Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR)
The Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR) was established in 2007 as a voluntary network of civil society organisations who are committed to working together, and engaging with partners and other stakeholders, to increase community resilience and reduce disaster risk around the world. The network is growing and currently has approximately 850 member organisations in over 140 countries across virtually every geographical region of the world.
A vibrant, active, collaborative civil society supporting people and their communities, particularly poor and vulnerable groups, to prepare for, mitigate, respond to and recover from disasters and adapt to extreme hazards and a changing climate.
GNDR's Strategic Objectives
GNDR has three mutually reinforcing objectives:
- Increase the impact of civil society in influencing policies and practices at local, national, and international levels
- Enhance the collaboration capabilities of civil society and cooperation with other stakeholders
- Strengthen the creation, analysis and sharing of knowledge, information and practices
Purpose of the Secretariat
The GNDR Secretariat serves as a “support entity” to the membership operating through a global hub in London and regional hubs in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The GNDR Secretariat is legally constituted as UK charity with the main responsibilities of facilitating the development, coordination and implementation of strategy, work plans and budgets, including supporting the mobilisation of adequate resources.
Main purpose of the role
GNDR is dependent upon institutional funding for the financial sustainability of both the projects it undertakes, and its Secretariat. The Grant Finance Officer will be responsible for supporting the Finance Manager and the wider Secretariat in complying with the specific financial requirements of its funding partners, and all aspects of grant financial management, through all stages of the grant/project cycle.
Position in Organisation
- Responsible to the Finance Manager.
- Part of the Secretariat team and active participant in cross-team working.
- Works in close collaboration with GNDR Secretariat staff, the GNDR Global Board and project partners.
Key duties and responsibilities
The remit of this post will cover the following core responsibilities:
1. Grant Finance
- Work with project staff to prepare budgets for funding proposals submitted by GNDR
- Support the Finance Manager in preparatory work for due diligence assessment of partners and follow up.
- Ensure all financial transactions are correctly recorded in accordance with the relevant grant contract,
- Prepare monthly project accounts for all projects
- Regularly review project accounts with the relevant project managers, to ensure any variances are highlighted and corrective action taken where necessary to ensure projects are completed within the timeframe specified to the donor and on budget.
- Support project management in communicating any relevant financial matters to donors, including exchange rate variations where relevant.
- Prepare timely and accurate financial reports in accordance with donor requirements.
- Ensure electronic and hard copies of supporting documentation are complete and compliant with donor requirements.
- Where relevant ensure timesheets are consistent with salary costs charged to donors
- Carry out other tasks relating to matters of grant finance as required.
2. Audit and Compliance
- Ensure familiarity with terms and conditions of all donors, advising programme management and the Finance Manager as required.
- Under the supervision of the Finance Manager co-ordinate all donor audits.
- Coordinate the preparation of the management response to the donor audit observations for the SMT to take a decision on
- Follow up compliance to the audit observations and keep the SMT updated through the Finance Manager
Please download a complete person specification, including attributes and skills considered essential and/or desirable, with regard to qualifications, experience, skills, abilities and personal qualitie, and the terms of employment.
Only candidates who are currently eligible to reside and work within the UK should apply.
Closing date: 14 June 2019.