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New Vacancy at MannionDaniels – Grants Officer

GRANTS OFFICER – UK Aid Direct

JOB SUMMARY

UK Aid Direct is a £150 million programme managed by a consortium of partners led by MannionDaniels, that is changing the lives of over 11 million of the world’s poorest people with UK aid from the UK Government. The role of Grants Officer holds responsibility for all the operational and administrative support to the fund management team, ensuring grants move efficiently and timely through the grant management cycle as well as providing contract administration, budget support and logistics. Role holders also support the technical team on aspects of managing project documentation and duty of care.

This is a 1-year fixed term maternity cover role based in London.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The role has responsibility for ensuring all project and contract documentation relating to grantee contracting is up to date, complete and accurate, and contractual requirements are being met by grant holders within the agreed timeframe.
  • You will be working closely with the wider team to ensure operational compliance through effective monitoring and risk management, maintaining information in our online database, and regularly reviewing standard operating procedures, project templates, procurement systems, asset monitoring, value for money frameworks, performance management and quality assurance
  • When there are new grant calls you will provide support by reporting on applications, responding to queries and providing data for due diligence.

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

  • You will ideally be educated to degree level in a relevant subject and be able to demonstrate your passion for international development.
  • Applicants should have at least 2 years experience of setting up, administering and coordinating projects, claims or logistical processes with a good knowledge of standard operating procedures, using online systems and database management
  • You should also be able to demonstrate excellent communications skills.

REPORTING AND ORGANISATION

This is a UK based position reporting to the Programme Manager UK Aid Direct and is based in London. Occasional national travel may be required to our Bath office. This is a full-time one-year fixed term contract, and requests for flexible working arrangements will be considered.

Salary and package

  • Basic salary range: £23,000 – £30,000 (band 6)
  • Holiday: 25 days per annum
  • Pension: 6% employer contribution
  • Life insurance: Company life insurance scheme
  • Benefits: Access to a flexible benefits and discounts scheme

The full job description can be found here.

Please send your CV and cover letter to HR@manniondaniels.com by Monday 20th November. Please note, applicants will be asked to prove their eligibility to work in the UK. MannionDaniels is an equal opportunities employer.


New Vacancy at MannionDaniels – Grants Manager

GRANTS MANAGER – UK Aid Direct

JOB SUMMARY

UK Aid Direct is a £150 million programme managed by a consortium of partners led by MannionDaniels, that is changing the lives of over 11 million of the world’s poorest people with UK aid from the UK Government. This new role will have responsibility for the day-to-day management of the UK Aid Direct grant cycle, ensuring that grant calls are planned and implemented effectively and to workplan timelines. The Grant Manager has day to day oversight of the team of Grants Officers who provide operational support to the fund across a portfolio of grants.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The role provides oversight of the full portfolio of grants through a grant implementation process from grant set up through to grant closure, ensuring compliance with internal procedures, including managing own portfolio, and regularly reviewing the status of all grants against the agreed workplan
  • This will involve coordinating the day to day inputs of the Grants Officers, and inputs from multiple teams across the organisation and externally, to ensure a smooth implementation of grant processing stages from grant set-up to monitoring and close-out procedures.
  • You will be responsible for resolving complex issues when escalated by Grants Officers throughout the grant cycle on contractual, operational and reporting matters, drawing on and coordinating expertise from the Performance and Risk Managers and Fiduciary Risk Team

PERSON SPECIFICATION

  • You are likely to already have a good degree in International Development, International Relations or related field, and at least 3 years’ experience of project or operational management.
  • You will be able to demonstrate excellent knowledge of business administration and/or project management e.g. claims processing, contract management, procurement management, with solid experience of process management and making efficiency changes when required, and have the ability to lead teams and set priorities and workplans
  • Experience of working on grant making funds and good understanding of the project/grant management cycle including set up, contracting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation would be highly desirable

REPORTING AND ORGANISATION

This is a UK based position reporting to the Programme Manager, UK Aid Direct and is based in London. Occasional international and national travel will be required.  This is a full-time permanent position and requests for flexible working arrangements will be considered.

Salary and package

  • Basic salary range: £29,000 – £40,000 (band 5)
  • Holiday: 25 days per annum
  • Pension: 6% employer contribution
  • Life insurance: Company life insurance scheme
  • Benefits: Access to a flexible benefits and discounts scheme

The full job description can be found here.

Please send your CV and cover letter to HR@manniondaniels.com by Monday 20th November. Please note, applicants will be asked to prove their eligibility to work in the UK. MannionDaniels is an equal opportunities employer.


PERFORMANCE AND RISK MANAGER – UK Aid Direct

JOB SUMMARY

UK Aid Direct is a £150 million programme managed by a consortium of partners led by MannionDaniels, that is changing the lives of over 11 million of the world’s poorest people with UK aid from the UK Government. Performance and Risk Managers provide a focal point to coordinate the technical, financial and operational performance for each grant holder, taking responsibility for the performance and risk oversight of the grant management process. PRMs work closely with the Grants team to ensure grants move efficiently through the grant management cycle and to coordinate technical assistance for grantees.

This role may be based in Bath or London, and is an 18-month fixed term contract.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • You will be responsible for managing a portfolio of grants from grant set up through to grant closure, ensuring compliance with internal procedures and using best practice performance management methodologies to achieve positive results.
  • You will need to develop a clear understanding of the portfolio of grants so that you can prepare reports, evaluate performance and monitor technical and financial compliance. You will need to identify technical issues preventing effective delivery to grantees, and collaborate with the technical team to resolve issues, coordinating inputs on technical assistance.
  • The role also involved overseeing the review process, coordinating input from partners, quality assurance and working with the technical team and partners to develop an action plan where necessary. This involves some development and review of fund management tools in consultation with other relevant programme staff that will draw from existing best practice in grant management

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

  • Ideal applicants will have at least 5 years experience working within a grant performance or project management role in an international development setting, and qualified to at least degree level in International Development, International Relations or related field.
  • Good knowledge of international development, international aid, public health, human rights or social policy will need to be demonstrated, as well as excellent client and relationship management skills
  • Some experience of working with DFID and knowledge of processes and procedures would be advantageous.

 REPORTING AND ORGANISATION

This is a UK based position reporting to the Deputy Fund Director UK Aid Direct and is based in our London or Bath office. Occasional international and national travel may be required.  This is an 18 month fixed term full time position and requests for flexible working arrangements will be considered.

Salary and package

  • Basic salary range: £29,000 – £40,000 (band 5)
  • Holiday: 25 days per annum
  • Pension: 6% employer contribution
  • Life insurance: Company life insurance scheme
  • Benefits: Access to a flexible benefits and discounts scheme

The full job description can be found here.

Please send your CV and cover letter to HR@manniondaniels.com by Monday 20th November. Please note, applicants will be asked to prove their eligibility to work in the UK. MannionDaniels is an equal opportunities employer.


FIDUCIARY RISK MANAGER

JOB SUMMARY:

Our fiduciary risk team seeks to ensure that the international aid funds that we manage are used for the intended purposes, achieve value for money and are properly accounted for.

We are looking to strengthen our Fiduciary Risk team by recruiting a new Fiduciary Risk Manager to work across all our funds and programmes. The FRM will provide leadership and oversight across the grant portfolios and projects, ensuring the fiduciary risk and public financial management (PFM) strategy is implemented, that fiduciary risk and due diligence work streams are proactively managed and that the financial management of grants is in keeping with acceptable standards.  The FRM will be supported by a Fiduciary Risk Officer and will work alongside another Fiduciary Risk Manager.

Future opportunities to bid to manage other funds and to partake in in consultancy projects will require a core team of PFM and fiduciary risk management specialists and the FRM will perform an important role in managing this expertise alongside other key staff. To this end the FRM will have the opportunity to undertake some business development work and international consultancy.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • You will be responsible for leading on resourcing and planning of fiduciary risk requirements of new grant applications and due diligence assessment and providing expertise and oversight of the design and implementation of processes aligned to the fund management fiduciary risk strategy.
  • The role provides a senior point of escalation of technical financial queries arising from Financial Management Assessments and/or Integrity Due Diligence work and also in support of new business development in the areas of fund management and international PFM consultancy.
  • You will use your financial acumen to carry out regular financial management checks on grant holders including verification of claims made by grant holders against budgeted workplans, assessment of annual financial reports and regular reporting on status of ongoing activity to the donor and to the fund managers, as well as providing technical guidance to the grant holders directly.

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

  • You may already be a qualified accountant and have at least 5 years experience of  working in a financial/fiduciary role with proven experience in some aspect of risk management, due diligence, or financial reporting.
  • You should be a good communicator to enable you to work with the wider team, consultants and grant holders, as well as having excellent written English to write proposals.
  • You should be able to show considerable experience of planning, procuring and managing resources in a professional services environment.

For more details please download the job description here.

To apply, please send your CV to HR@manniondaniels.com by 10th November 2017. Please note you will be asked to prove your eligibility to work in the UK as part of the application process.


TECHNICAL SPECIALIST

JOB CONTEXT:

This new role will work closely with the Deputy Director of UKAid Direct on broad areas of technical relevance, ensuring grant performance and risk are proactively managed, evaluated and improved, and contributing to the overall success of the fund. The role is full-time, permanent and may be based in London or Bath.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Providing oversight and quality assurance of the annual review and project completion reports and process, the role holder will also work closely with other team members to develop technical guidance to grant holders on areas for improvement and change within existing interventions, and develop resources to support learning, monitoring and evaluating the progress of individual grant holders as per their commitments.
  • You will be providing quality solutions to technical issues, and contributing to technical partners inputs to support the improved technical delivery of grant holder interventions.
  • With your broad technical knowledge and good sector strategic overview you will be able to identify common learning both within and external to the fund, promote use of best practice to grant holders and draw out fund specific learning to feed into wider sector policy dialogue.
  • The role will also be key to developing our company learning products, working with the Deputy Director and communications team to identify and contribute to lessons learning and knowledge sharing among grant holders and across the sector.

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

  • Ideally you will already have a Master’s degree in International Development, Policy and Planning, M&E or a related field. Equally important is at least 3 years’ experience of working within grant management including providing technical support to grant holders as part of multi grant holder programmes or funds and working with donors or multi-laterals.
  • You should have experience and good understanding of the UK government’s overseas development strategies, and of civil society and working in sub-Saharan Africa and/or South Asia.
  • You will be able to show proven ability to manage and build excellent relations and collaboration with technical partners and donors.

To view the job description as a PDF document please click here.

To apply please send your CV and cover letter to recruitment@manniondaniels.com by 10th November 2017. Please note you will need to prove your eligibility to work in the UK as part of the application process