Save The Children

Advisor (Award Compliance Operations)

Save The Children

Job Description

Staff whose work requires or potentially could require any in-person interaction with Save the Children colleagues, partners, or beneficiaries must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 unless otherwise required by law. Save the Children complies with federal, state, and local laws with regard to accommodations related to this policy.


The Advisor, Award Compliance Operations is responsible for ensuring that award financial data is complete and accurate, awards are implemented in compliance with donor and agency requirements, and that award compliance risks are identified and monitored at an organizational level. You will ensure Save the Children US (SCUS) staff, Save the Children International (SCI) staff, and partners implementing awards have the support and training needed to mitigate financial, operational, and compliance risks. You will play a critical role, establishing and maintaining monitoring plans for the agency’s highest risk awards in partnership with colleagues from International Programs and other divisions, and will be responsible for ensuring consistent application of agency policies.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

Management of Award Records (40%)

  • Maintain records for active awards in AMS, including complete and accurate completion of required fields and proper document storage
  • Facilitate review and approval of award agreements and amendments in line with agency policies
  • Review and approve award records in Agresso, including confirmation of proper budget set up
  • Maintain subaward records in Agresso
  • Contribute to regular award data reviews and ensure resolution of issues
  • Contribute to tools, guidance, and policies related to award data

Award Monitoring (30%)

  • Manage monitoring of assigned geographic portfolio of awards to ensure compliance with donor and agency requirements
  • Develop and maintain relationships with regional and country office finance and compliance staff, including regular portfolio level monitoring meetings to address systemic challenges
  • Establish and maintain monitoring plans for the agency’s highest risk awards in partnership with colleagues from International Programs and other divisions, such as Finance, Legal, and Safety & Security

Internal Finance & Compliance Reporting (10%)

  • Work closely with the Associate Director, Award Monitoring and Systems to provide colleagues in International Programs with accurate, up to date finance and compliance information about awards in their programmatic portfolios; Identify trends
  • Provide support and training as required

Subaward Support (10%)

  • Ensure subawards to SC Members within assigned geographic portfolio include the proper flow down of requirements
  • Initiate advances and reimbursements to Members and reconcile to ensure accurate financial records
  • Monitor adherence to donor audit requirements, support closeout as required

Team Supervision (10%)

  • Train, develop, coach, lead, and supervise staff, clearly communicating organization, division and department priorities, and how their work contributes to our mission, ensuring that the working environment continually fosters diversity, inclusion, and belonging – supporting Save the Children values

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience, plus at least 5 years of relevant experience
  • Proven experience in financial and compliance monitoring of sub-recipients
  • Demonstrated knowledge of compliance requirements for key SCUS donors (USAID, Global Fund, UN, Gates Foundation, USDA, BPRM, etc.)
  • Demonstrated success managing multiple, and at times, competing priorities
  • Proven analytical skills and ability to synthesize complex information
  • Professional proficiency in MS Office suite
  • Professional proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with individuals and teams at all levels, both internally and externally
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and maintaining and environment of diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in accounting or management of financial transactions
  • Experience in Data Quality and/or Analysis
  • Knowledge of Save the Children policies and systems


Save the Children is offering the following salary ranges for this position, dependent on candidate location:

  • Geo 1 - NY Metro, DC, and other locations with labor costs significantly above national average: Target Salary for this position is $84,150 – $94,050 base salary
  • Geo 2 - Locations around the US National Labor Cost Average: Target Salary for this position is $76,500 – $85,500 base salary
  • Geo 3 - Locations significantly below the US National Labor Cost Average: Target Salary for this position is $68,850 – $76,950 base salary

Actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, base salary of internal peers, business sector, and geographic location. Employee may be eligible for an incentive program. Save the Children also offers paid vacation, accrued at least 12 days a year, depending on paygrade and length of service, paid safety and wellness leave of at least 1 day per month worked for a full time employee which is pro rata reduced for employees working less than a full time schedule, and at least 10 paid holidays a year. Employees may be eligible for additional bonus compensation. Save the Children US also offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, a retirement savings plan with employer contribution, family leave, paid parental/adoption leave of 60 days, commuter benefits, paid caregiver leave days, 1 paid volunteer day a year, paid critical child illness leave days, dress for your day, and much more.

Why you should join the Save the Children Team…

Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more.

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About Save the Children

No matter your role when you join Save the Children, each and every day you will challenge yourself to devote your skills, talent and expertise to changing the world for kids. It’s an ambitious goal, and a meaningful one no matter how you see yourself professionally: an Accountant, a writer, a data Analyst, a teacher, a driver, a Designer, or any one of the hundreds of dozens of roles we’re looking to fill every day.

You see, Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

Our work for children and their families requires that we commit—at every opportunity—to work together to identify and dismantle persistent systemic and structural racism, inequality, and any other forms of discrimination in this country and beyond. As an anti-racist organization, Save the Children will not tolerate discrimination in any form—in our employment practices, amongst our staff, in our leadership or toward the people we serve. We stand in solidarity with all people to fight for equal rights, justice, inclusion, and belonging.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom we are in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of Child Abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation.

Save the Children is committed to minimizing safety and security risks for our valued employees, ensuring all are given training, support and information to reduce their risk exposure while maximizing the impact of our programs for children and families. Our shared duty, both agency and individual, is to seek and maintain safe working conditions for all.

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