New Roles – Due Diligence Assessors – Consultancy Roles – UK Wide

Company overview

Our mission is to work for a healthy, equitable, inclusive, safe and sustainable world. We serve this mission through the provision of international consultancy in health, social justice and social development, focusing on fragile and conflict-affected states, to ensure that our work reaches the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. We aim to practice business as a force for social and environmental good and expect all our employees, partners and suppliers to abide by our Code of Business Ethics.

With companies in the UK, Kenya and Nigeria, we have a portfolio of international development programmes as well as fund management responsibilities. We are Fund Manager for UK Aid Direct and UK Aid Match – The Department for International Development’s (DFID) central funding mechanisms for awarding grants to small and medium sized UK and international civil society organisations working to reduce poverty overseas and achieve the Global Development Goals. We also manage the AmplifyChange fund; a multi-donor fund supporting advocacy in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) across Africa and South Asia.

Job Context

As part of our ongoing fund management requirements we are expanding our resource pool for the delivery of due diligence assessments prior to grants being contracted.  As such we are seeking to recruit a number of consultants on an ongoing drawdown basis to deliver periodic assessments.

The primary function of this role is to complete due diligence assessments on NGOs who have applied for funding from MD managed funds.  The work will largely take place in the UK and will be a combination of assessments based on site visits to grant holder offices and remote assessments.  Successful applicants would be responsible for completing a due diligence report within a standardised template based on a combination of interviews with staff, assessment of documentation, and written responses.

Assessments cover the areas of Governance and Internal Control, Financial Stability, Ability to Deliver, and Downstream Delivery.

Principal accountabilities

  1. Coordinate the provision of information and supporting documentation with the NGO to be assessed.
  2. Complete site visits to the head offices of the target NGOs. These will be mostly UK-based.
  3. Provide a high quality narrative due diligence report that can be submitted to both the applicant NGO and the donor. This assessment must include recommendations for future organisational strengthening and realistic timelines.

Essential Criteria

  • Applicants are expected to have a high degree of familiarity with the governance requirements of charities or NGOs
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience preferably in a finance related field
  • Experience of the international development sector an advantage
  • Experience of internal audit or due diligence an advantage.
  • Good familiarity with Microsoft Office and online management systems
  • Ability to use own initiative, with a proactive and problem-solving attitude
  • Fluency in French or other appropriate language skills an advantage

Reporting and organisation

These are UK based consultancy roles reporting to the Head of Fiduciary Risk for MannionDaniels. Roles will be contracted for 12 months and drawdown as required. Occasional travel may be required.

Day rate to be agreed

To apply

Please send a CV and covering letter to, with the job title in the subject line and including your expected rate of pay

All applicants will be asked to provide proof of identity, right to work documentation and professional references as part of the recruitment process.

MannionDaniels is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults. All our employees are expected to share this commitment and abide by our Business Code of Ethics at all times.




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