Manager – Grant Management & Reporting

Posted By: WaterAid India


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Program Development & Management

Public Health/WASH

Job Description

  Grant Management:

  • Financial management & planning in terms of forecasting for availability of funds on the basis of signed agreements and proposals in pipeline,
  • Timely requisition of funds from the donor to ensure that no project is on hold for want of funding
  • Design standard budgeting protocols for projects and define standard cost structures
  • Bring efficiency in grants management through reporting protocols for usage by the team members, quality in the reporting, and timely submission of reports
  • Feed into the budgeting guidelines and protocols
  • Drive automation of grants and financial process
  • Manager donor side relations by reviewing grant agreements by inputting into terms & conditions and ensuring compliance to legal regulations
  • Review of critical donor financial reports before these are sent out
  • Ensure that all the necessary reconciliations for grants and partner payments happen in a timely manner
  • Send timely alerts and reminders for coordination in the Region Offices
  • Contribute towards developing of certain Standard Operating Procedures around grants and financial management
  •  Define processes around cost allocations to grants
  • Ensuring documentation of all grants are available in the SharePoint folder to ensure institutional memory

b.)              Management MIS & Reporting:

  • Provide a dashboard to the management tracking critical ratios and grants/project performance.
  • Ensuring that all reports as required by the WA Federation are submitted accurately and in time
  • Provide MIS support to all the regions and departments by way of timely reporting of budget vs actuals
  • Regular reporting on deployment and utilisation of funds available to JSCF to the senior management team

c.)              Efficient financial risk management

  • Organisation financial risk management by supporting all Finance function activities in the organisation by
  • ensuring judicious utilisation of funds
  • minimisation of financial risk
  • adherence to budget
  • cost saving
  • compliance with regulatory norms
  • Partner financial risk management by providing support on partner agreement/addendum and partner budgeting

d.)              Compliance & audit

  • Assist in completion of statutory audits for grant management and reporting areas.
  • Facilitate closure of critical donor mandated audits

4. Eligibilities and Qualifications:


a.)              Qualification/Experience:

  • M. Com /MBA (Finance) from reputed university/ institute
  • Experience of 12-15 years of work experience with at least 7-8 years of work experience in the development sector

b.)              Skills, Aptitude and Attitude:

  • IT literate and have good knowledge of Excel, word & Power point (MS Office in general)
  • Hands on operational knowledge of working on/customising accounting software/packages with knowledge of SUN Accounting System being an added advantage
  • Experience of developing and using monitoring and reporting systems
  • Analytical skill to review the reports, interpret, provide narrative analysis, and following up with appropriate action
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment
  • Highly numerate, strong accounting knowledge, and analytical/problem solving skills
  • Ability to coach both finance and non-finance people on financial topics including budgeting & internal controls
  • Fluency in spoken and written English language and one vernacular language
  • Self-motivated person; ability to work without close supervision
  • Excellent planning and prioritisation skills

WAI, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

Women and the differently abled are encouraged to apply.

Desired Candidate Profile


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Organization Details

  • Organization Name:WaterAid India
  • About Organization:WaterAid India is part of the global WaterAid network which seeks to improve access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene for everyone, everywhere.