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New Vacancy – Financial Risk Officer

Financial Risk Officer – International Development

Full time – based Central Bath

Starting salary: £27,000 – £33,500 + benefits + potential study package

Our fiduciary risk team seeks to ensure that the international aid funds we manage are used for the intended purposes, achieve value for money and are properly accounted for. Due to growth and successes, we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Financial Risk Officer to join our team.

So, what will you be doing? As an FRO you will work closely with the Fiduciary Risk Manager and the grant management teams of the UK Aid Direct fund to complete audit and due diligence on prospective grantees, analysis of the financial reporting and forecasts of grant holders, and work to prevent and investigate fraud across the portfolio. Ideally Part Qualified or QBE, you will utilise your risk management and audit skills to ensure that the financial management of grants is in keeping with acceptable standards.

You will need to have:
• Strong experience in risk management, due diligence, audit or financial management ideally from a Practice or risk environment
• Educated to degree level or possess Part/Fully Qualified status with ACCA/ACA/CIMA or CiPFA
• Excellent commercial acumen, strong communication skills and experienced in proposal writing
• A team player who can thrive in a fast-moving and growing organisation with the ability to work to deadlines and across different cultures
• An interest in international development and be respectful of civil society groups who work on challenging subjects

This is a rare opportunity for someone with well-honed financial skills to take a step in to international development within a financial role. The role requires direct engagement with grant holders, as well as the opportunity for international travel.

If you have the required skillset and are passionate about international development then we want to hear from you. For the right candidate we provide a rewarding environment with the opportuny to make a real difference and have your own career nurtured with on the job training and support with financial qualifications.

To apply
Please review the full job description here.

Please send CV and covering letter to by Sunday 24th February 2019, using the job title in the subject line and including details of your current notice period and salary expectations.
Early applications are strongly encouraged.

All applicants will be asked to provide proof of identity and right to work documentation 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. As an Employee you are expected to share this commitment and abide by our Business Code of Ethics at all times.

The Department for International Development has confirmed the latest £20 million round of UK Aid Match will open on 22 October 2018.

The UK Aid Match funding round will encourage wildlife and conservation charities to apply for funds for projects that tackle wildlife crime and deforestation – and so reduce poverty in the world’s poorest communities. It also invites applications from charities working to achieve sustained poverty reduction and to achieve the Global Goals.

Making the announcement on Thursday, 11 October International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said:

“UK Aid Match gives the British public a chance to see the money they donate to their most passionate development causes matched pound-for-pound by the government.

“We owe it to future generations for UK aid to work alongside some of our most innovative and hard-working charities to tackle the scourge of the Illegal Wildlife Trade and protect our natural environment. I want to encourage our partners to look to UK Aid Match as a way of furthering their efforts to do this and connecting with the British public.

“To do so is a win for the public; a win for the world’s poorest people; and a win for wildlife.”

UK Aid Match will match fund up to £2m in donations made by the public to appeals developed to reduce poverty in some of the world’s poorest and most fragile countries. It brings charities, the public and the UK government together to change the lives of people living in poverty and gives British people an opportunity to have their say about how the UK’s aid is spent.

To date UK Aid Match has supported 42 charities, working on 84 projects in 27 countries, to help more than 25 million people.

Applications open on 22 October 2018, but there’s guidance available on the UK Aid Match website now 

UK Aid Match is a government project run by the Department for International Development. The Fund Manager for UK Aid Match is MannionDaniels, working in consortium with Oxford Policy Management (OPM), Education Development Trust (EDT), Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), and the Social Change Agency (SCA).

We have updated our privacy policy

In line with new EU regulations, we have updated our privacy policy and you can view it here.

If you have any questions regarding the policy, you can write, email or call:

The Data Protection Officer
MannionDaniels Limited
Universal House
1-2 Queen’s Parade Place
Bath, BA1 2NN

Tel: +44(0)1225 421153

MannionDaniels has developed an organisational capacity assessment tool (OCAT) that is used to identify the extent of a health management team’s organisational capacity to support health systems.

This diagnostic is accompanied by the development of a targeted capacity development plan to address identified capacity gaps. The assessment is conducted on an annual basis.

The baseline for the Maternal Newborn and Child Health Programme (MNCH2) was gathered in 2015 and the accompanying poster reveals the progress achieved in 2016.

Click here to download the Kano State OCA poster.

Kano State OCA poster 13.03.18


To support applicants of the new Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) from the Department for International Development (DFID), the UK Aid Direct team is hosting a webinar.

This will take place on Thursday 20 July 2017 at 10.00 AM GMT and will last approximately 1.5 hours.
During the webinar the UK Aid Direct team will share a presentation on the application process and a question and answer session will then follow.

All interested organisations are welcome to join the webinar but please check if your organisation is eligible (opens in a new window) to apply for the fund.

To register for the webinar please click on this link (opens in a new window).

We may have to schedule another webinar if this proves to be very popular, so we recommend registering as soon as possible.

Guidance documents are also available for the Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) and they are located on the UK Aid Direct website here. These include guidance on eligibility, finances, and project design support, together with further printable guidance on topics including:

  • value for money
  • beneficiary feedback
  • gender
  • definition of marginalised
  • top tips for applicants
  • what having a DFID grant entails
  • reporting on disability

We accept applications at any time for this fund and all applications will be reviewed on a 6-monthly basis.

All applicants which have submitted applications by 30 September 2017 for a Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) will be informed of the outcome in December 2017.