Grants & Finance Manager – Malaria

  • Full Time
  • Kathmandu
  • Applications have closed

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Grants & Finance Manager – Malaria

The Opportunity

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential. We work together, with our partners from civil societies and government, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We reached approximately two million populations and invests over 40 million US dollars annually to reach more children than ever before, through programs in Health, Nutrition, Education, Protection and Child Rights and Governance, Livelihood, HIV and AIDS, and Humanitarian crises.

Grants and Finance Manager will be responsible for ensuring that fiduciary risks are always at a minimum. The position holder will be responsible for the overall financial management oversight of the Malaria program and will ensure timely completion of financial reporting obligations as stated in the grant agreement. The position holder will also oversee administrative matters relating the Malaria Programme


  • Prepare the donor budget and SRs budget including modification/re-programming with the consultation of GoN Planning team and SCI team.
  • Provide the support to EDCD for their annual budget preparation.
  • Prepare the donor reports (PUDR, AFR, Cash Reporting and Tax reporting, etc.) with the consultation of Sr. Grants and Finance Manager and Sr. Project Manager as per the donor reporting guidelines and submit to Dy. CoP-Operations for finalization.
  • Oversee all aspects of the financial management requirements and arrangements for the PR and the Service Delivery Points including data collection, accurate recording, and reporting of all financial transactions, review and analysis of reports, development of budgets, tracking of budgets, and reporting.
  • Timely budget development and revisions in close coordination with the Sr. Project Manager, Director and Deputy CoP, Operations and Senior Grants and Finance Manager, CO ensuring all compliances there on.
  • Review and verify all financial reports submitted by the Service Delivery Points, making sure that these are in accordance with the Global Fund and Government of Nepal financial management and reporting procedures and internationally accepted best practices. Consolidate these reports into the Progress Update and Disbursement Request/Enhanced Financial Reporting for submission to the Global Fund via the Local Fund Agent.
  • Monitor funds absorption rate based on the analysis of trimester financial reports, review the monthly Budget vs. Actual (BvA) variance and advice to Project Team to address gap in burn rate if any during the reporting period.
  • Oversee the maintenance of complete and accurate financial and accounting documentation and records for review by the Global Fund, the Local Fund Agent, internal auditors, and external auditors from the Office of the Auditor General.
  • Provide capacity building for the staff both at EDCD and at Service Delivery Points on financial planning, and budgeting. The capacity building should also cover training on the preparation of accurate financial reports in line with the Global Fund requirements.
  • Revise and update financial management guidelines when necessary. Disseminate these updated guidelines to all Grant Management Unit staff and to the Service Delivery Points and provide subsequent training.
  • Conduct financial on-site visits to ensure funds are spent in accordance with the approved work plans and budgets and that there is adequate supporting documentation maintained by the Service Delivery Points.
  • Provide the primary point of communication on financial matters regarding the Global Fund grant. Draft correspondence and communications to Service Delivery Points regarding financial matters and responses to enquiries on reports, procedures, budget, and other financial matters.
  • Provide support to the internal and external audit of the grant as well as the internal control processes within EDCD.
  • Review the recommendations of the internal and external auditors, take remedial steps to address the issues, document the actions taken and report these to the Project Manager and Director.
  • Oversight to the development, implementation and regular monitoring of an internal control programme to monitor performance of financial processes according to standards and to highlight any deviation from the approved policies and procedures.
  • Provide guidelines on asset management, including maintaining an asset registry, tagging and safeguarding of assets, insurance of assets among others.
  • Prepare and submit the financial reports as prescribed in Triradiate agreement and MoU.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in management with specialization in accounting and/or Finance preferred.
  • A professional Accounts qualification such as CA / ACCA, or its equivalent is preferable.
  • Minimum of 7 years (3 years for GSI group) professional experience in Accounting/Finance and /or project financial management preferably in Global Fund project management.
  • Excellent analytical, financial management and evaluation skills.
  • Strong problem solving, analytical, and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge and skill of computerized accounting systems and Agresso is must.
  • Good interpersonal communication and negotiation skills.
  • A team leader and player with excellent planning and organization skills.
  • Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Ability to work on short deadlines and multi-task.

Required No.(s): 1(Nepali Citizens only)
Contract length: Fixed Term
Location: Based in Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD), Teku, Kathmandu

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.
Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Location: Kathmandu
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Closing Date: Nov 6, 2021

Source: Kantipur Dainik, 29 October, 2021