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Grants and Finance Management Training Officer

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Full Time
  • Posted:
    2 years ago
  • Category:
    Accounting & Finance
  • Deadline:
    December 24, 2021

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future. Mercy Corps has been working in Liberia since 2002.

Mercy Corps invites applicationsfrom all interested and potential Liberian candidates for the following position(s):

  • Grants and Finance Management Training Officer01 position, based in Monrovia, Montserrado County. Please find below the full position description for this position.

Fostering a diverse and open workplace is an important part of Mercy Corps’ vision, and we encourage people from all backgrounds, especially women and members of disadvantaged groups to apply. Mercy Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer”.

Howto apply?

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit their detailed CV with a cover letter along with other relevant certificates to the email address lr-jobs@mercycorps.org. You are requested to mention the title of the position on the subject line of the e-mail while applying.

Hard copies of the CV with cover letter along with all relevant certificates can be dropped at Mercy Corps’ Office located at “Tubman Boulevard Sophie Junction Opposite SOS Clinic, Monrovia”. Label the left corner of the envelop with the title of the position for which you are applying.

Last date for the submission of CV’s is December 24, 2021, by 04:00 pm. Mercy Corps reserves the right to accept or reject any or all CV(s) without assigning any reason. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Telephone enquiries will not be entertained.

“The recruitment processes will be ongoing while receiving applications”.

FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY!

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GRANTS & FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT TRAINING OFFICER

Location Monrovia

Position Status Full-time, Regular

Salary Level 4 (A-F)

About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is powered by the belief that a better world is possible. To do this, we know our teams do their best work when they are diverse, and every team member feels that they belong. We welcome diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be stronger and have long term impact.

Mercy Corps Liberia began operations in 2002 in response to the humanitarian crisis brought about by the two Liberian civil wars which took place from 1989-1997 and 1999–2003. Since then, Mercy Corps’ interventions have evolved based on the context and needs of the Liberian people. With funding from the Swedish Embassy, European Commission, French Development Agency, Irish Aid, and US Department of Agriculture, among others, Mercy Corps Liberia has implemented a range of programs focused on renewable energy, food security, agricultural livelihoods, financial inclusion, nutrition, water and sanitation, infrastructure, and youth economic empowerment. Mercy Corps Liberia works closely with the Government of Liberia (especially the Ministries of Youth and Sports, Health, Labor and Education), the private sector, civil society, international and local NGOs to implement its programs from three offices/sub -offices (Monrovia, Buchanan, and Rivercess). Mercy Corps is one of the foremost development actors in Liberia implementing strategic and systems driven programming in youth employment and entrepreneurship, market systems development and good governance

The Program / Department

The Mercy Corps Finance Department is responsible for all financial functions in Liberia, including accounting, payments and banking, payroll, budgeting, financial reporting, and grant financial management and compliance. The Mercy Corps Finance Department ensures compliance with donor regulations as well as Mercy Corps’ internal policies and procedures. In its role as a support to the Program Department, the Finance Department provides timely reports and assistance to the Country Director and the Program team to ensure that financial resources are used efficiently and effectively.

The Position Summary

Working in the Finance Department under the direction of the Finance Manager, the Grants and Financial Management Training Officer is responsible for monitoring subgrants and subgrantees to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of the subgrant agreement. This position is also responsible for tracking subgrants and subgrantee requirements and for maintaining, all subgrant financial files and provide the training support to the entire project Sub grantees.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  1. Conduct subgrantee pre-award assessments and recommend modifications to the subgrant agreement and/or monitoring plan to lessen financial and compliance risks.
  2. Assist in the preparation and review of subgrant agreements.
  3. Provide on-going training, support to subgrantees in Mercy Corps subgrant financial procedures, and assist in conducting formal subgrantee training workshops.
  4. Review subgrantee financial reports for correctness and completeness and ensure that reports are submitted on time.
  5. Assist in subgrantee site audits and prepare site visit reports.
  6. Follow up on all subgrant compliance issues, audits, and document resolutions. 7. Maintain subgrant tracking as well as financial files in accordance with the Subaward Financial Management Manual.
  7. Process subgrantee payments and reconcile subgrant financial tracking to general ledger reports. 9. Assist in subgrant close-outs ensuring that all requirements of the subgrant agreement have been met and that subgrant funds have been properly settled.

Supervisory Responsibility

None

Accountability

Reports Directly To: Country Finance Manager

Works Directly With: Finance Department (with authority for technical financial matters); Operations Department, Program Manager SEAL, SEAL Project staff, implementing partners

Accountability to Participants and Stakeholders

Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our program participants, community partners, other stakeholders, and to international standards guiding international relief and development work. We are committed to actively engaging communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Minimum Qualifications and Transferable Skills

  • Three or more years of finance experience, including budgeting and grant management or auditing A university degree in finance, accounting or a related business field is required. Two years’ experience in the Finance Department of an non-governmental organization Good understanding of major international donor rules and non-profit accounting Prior experience with computerized general ledger software
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel and Access. Strong analytical skills coupled with a solid understanding of financial and procurement systems; Prior auditing experience is considered a plus
  • Excellent oral and written English skills

Ongoing Learning

In support of our belief that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities we serve, we empower all team members to dedicate 5% of their time to learning activities that further their personal and/or professional growth and development

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of t hinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.

We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact.

We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.

Safeguarding & Ethics

Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we encounter through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual e xploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct eLearning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.

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