Finance & Grants Officer – UK

Salary: £29,189 - 30,666
Duration: Permanent, full time (1.0 FTE)
Based: London, UK

International Alert is looking for an exceptional candidate to join our Africa programme - with a strong track record in NGO finance and experience of working with a range of donors, you will support a diverse team implementing peacebuilding projects across Africa.

You will be responsible for ensuring that the team’s financial and administrative systems and procedures are compliant with requirements of International Alert’s donors and of relevant laws. We work with a diverse range of projects in highly challenging contexts, and you will be working particularly closely with our five country offices to enable Alert staff to deliver high quality work on the ground. In return, you will have the opportunity to work for an innovative global charity with a highly motivated team.

Essential qualifications include at least 2 years’ experience in managing and forecasting budgets that are donor compliant, and grants management. We also require a demonstrated understanding of budgetary and operational best practice in relation to INGOs. Fluency in French, and an accountancy qualification or similar will be a big advantage for anyone applying.

Kindly note the above outlines some of the requirements for the job - for the full job requirements, please see the job description.

To apply, please click the button below and submit a copy of your CV, and an expression of interest outlining how you believe your skills, experience and knowledge meet the person specification.


Closing date: Wednesday 15 July 2020 at 5:00pm (UK time)

We reserve the right to close this advert early, as we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis. Apply early so you don't miss this opportunity. Please note: Due to Covid-19, all interviews for this position will be carried out via Zoom unless otherwise advised.

International Alert is an equal opportunities employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

While International Alert will endeavour to contact all candidates within a reasonable time, this may not always be possible due to limited resources. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, you can assume your application has, on this occasion, unfortunately been unsuccessful.