Grants Finance Officer at World Vision

Job Vacancy: Grants Finance Officer

Employer: World Vision

World Vision August, 2023

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 33,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Key Responsibilities:

Budget Management and Monitoring.

Monthly analysis and Monitoring of projects budgets to ensure proper charging of projects expenses and spending as per approved Project budget.
Provide lead in budgetary control to ensure that activities are implemented within the approved budget
Lead in the preparation and revision of budgets and implement budgetary management strategies.
Perform Monthly financial analysis and share with project management for decision-making.

End Results

All project expenses are allowable, reasonable, and allocable
No disallowed costs
No overspending or underspending
Budget revisions have been done timely
Timely and accurate decision-making by project management based on the financial report

Partner Management

Conduct periodic project/partner visits for financial review and capacity building in finance management.
Reviewing partner’s reports and posting them into the system on time.
Build Partner’s Capacity in Financial and fixed asset Management to ensure Grants Compliance.


The capacity of the partners is built and they implement and comply with the grants compliance which leads to a consistent, effective, and efficient financial management system.

Financial Management:

Examine financial data for accuracy and compliance with policies and procedures and ensure financial integrity and build financial and resource management capacity.
Provision of technical assistance and awareness to project staff on all financial-related issues.
Maintain the project assets and have an updated asset register as per the donor and WV regulations.


Compliance with Donor and WV Guidelines

Establish internal controls using policy and guidelines and generally accepted accounting standards for the prevention of waste and fraud

Required Professional Experience

  • Minimum of five years of progressive working experience in a donor-funded environment with adequate exposure to project accounting, and financial management including budgeting, grants, contracts, and partner management.
  • A minimum of three years of experience from an international NGO experience is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills with budget preparation and analysis, financial, reporting preparation and presentation, and the proven ability to translate technical, and financial data into informative reports
  • Reporting preparation and presentation and the proven ability to translate technical
  • Financial data into informative reports.
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel
  • Prior staff supervisory experience and strong organizational skills are desired
  • Excellent oral and written English skills.

Required Education, training, license, registration, and certification

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/ Finance/Equivalent.
  • Professional qualification in accountancy such as ACCA or CPA

Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability in supervision
  • Experience in managing donor funds
  • Working knowledge of international donor-funded projects/Other grants operations, finance services, and practices
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Tact and diplomacy in dealing with staff-related to work environment needs
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff and public
  • Experience working with an international organization will be an added advantage
  • Excellent computer skills in Excel & Sun-systems accounting software

Travel and/or Work Environment Requirement

Travel to the field to support the project team and Partners as required.