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

Friday, June 21st, 2019

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 careers@manniondaniels.com, 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.

 

 

 

New Vacancy – Projects Operations Manager

Friday, June 21st, 2019

Project Operations Manager

Based in Bath, South West England or London

£27,000 – £33,500 + Benefits

Do you have excellent project management knowledge and experience of implementing business development, compliance or quality processes? Do you have a strong interest in working in international development and want to work on interesting projects which support global poverty reduction and environmental sustainability? This role will give you the opportunity to develop your project management skills in a supportive team working to ensure operational contract compliance, continuous improvement and transparency.

This position requires someone with good attention to detail and commercial acumen to support rolling out new operational processes and procedures, ensuring consistency of reporting, coherent monitoring and providing advice and training to team members. The role supports contract compliance across our whole portfolio of funds and projects, as well as proposal development for new opportunities.

You will need to have:

  • Demonstrable experience of project coordination, ideally within an operations, logistics, business development or procurement setting
  • Experience of contract compliance and quality systems and processes
  • Excellent attention to detail and able to work proactively and independently
  • Ideally already have worked in an international development or NGO setting

To apply

Please review the full job description here.

Please send CV and covering letter to careers@manniondaniels.com by Sunday 7th July 2019, using the job title in the subject line and including details of your current notice period and salary expectations. Previous applicants need not apply.

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