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Programme Finance Associate, US

Washington DC, US
Closing date: 
Until filled

IWPR is seeking a Program Finance Associate to support financial compliance of the projects grant and to prepare all expenditures for payment, request funds, help develop new budgets, monitor and analyze budgets. 

In this role you will:


  1. Ensure financial compliance of the Programs grants
    • Track projects financial policies and processes to ensure operational efficiency
    • Process invoices, review expense reports and other project financial transactions, ensure all expenses are within assigned project budget. Identify and resolve invoicing issues, accounting discrepancies and other financial related issues
    • Ensure data integrity in all financial reporting and update financial records with recent transactions and changes
    • Provide regular analysis of financial performance of the key projects’ areas
    • Coordinate with project officers and monitor project implementation to ensure that budget and programmatic targets are met. Work with projects’ staff to identify areas where financial support will further the desired results
    • Prepare quarterly pipeline reports
    • Draft cost notes and other components of the cost volume as required
    • Provide cash-flow analysis as needed
  2. Assist with the budget
    • Support budget modifications/scenarios for existing programs
    • Provide support with the budget approvals process
    • Review budget versus actual to identify coding errors, spending discrepancies against budget, and other anomalies
  3. Provide direct administrative and executive support for the Country Director/s.  Coordinate and manage relationships with the key vendors and consultants. Assess conference meetings and undertake other duties as needed
  4. Prepare, review and support cost proposals for submission to donors and other clients in coordination with program and project staff.


Ensure a work environment that is non-discriminatory and promotes open dialogue on gender-related and culturally sensitive issues.

Undertake other duties and assignments as may be assigned from time to time.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in finance or in a related field
  • Minimum of two years’ related work experience in an INGO
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Solid abilities in basic accounting, budgets and cost proposals in the INGO arena, including thorough knowledge of USG donors
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Impeccable organizational skills. Ability to allocate appropriate amount of time and resources to complete work
  • Ability to communicate and write clearly and effectively
  • Ability to work as a member of a diverse team and to work independently in an atmosphere of competing deadlines
  • Proficiency in Excel, Google Documents, Word, Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop, Mac OS


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Principals only. No calls please. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. Only those who have been selected for interviews will be contacted. IWPR will never ask for payment for recruitment.

This position description is not an exhaustive list of all functions that the incumbent is expected to perform, but is instead a summary of the primary responsibilities and requirements of the job. The incumbent may be asked to perform duties not included in this position description. IWPR reserves the right to revise position descriptions at any time based on changes to the required job responsibilities. Staff will be informed of any changes to their job responsibilities. 

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