Women for Women (WFW)

Associate Director (Grant Analysis and Reporting)

Women for Women (WFW)

Job Description

  Women for Women International works in some of the most dangerous places to be a woman. We serve women survivors of war in conflict and post-conflict areas around the world in 8 countries including Afghanistan, Iraq, Eastern Congo, and Northern Nigeria. Our core belief is that stronger women build stronger nations; and with access to knowledge, resources, and a support network, a woman rebuilds her life and improves her community.

Our model works and we have the data to prove it. In our 26-year history, Women for Women International has reached over half a million women. The women we work with across 3 continents earn just $0.81 a day when we enroll them. At graduation, it’s $2.11, nearly tripled.

Our impact goes beyond income. The number of women who say at least one household member went to sleep hungry in the last four weeks has gone from 18% to 5%. And more women say they speak out against women's abuse: 26% report having publicly spoken in the last 6 months against physically abusing women.

When women have the right tools, they realize the power within themselves to transform their lives, their families, their communities, and finally their entire nation.


The Associate Director, Grant Analysis and Reporting (AD) is responsible for ensuring that timely and accurate Financial Reporting is submitted to all donors. S/he works with internal budget holders and Finance Managers to confirm that donor funds have been expended in accordance with requirements and that reporting is timely and accurate. The AD is the senior member of the Finance team who is primarily responsible for grant Financial Management and reporting. The position requires the ability to research donor regulations, coordinate dissemination of external and internal updates, expertise in accounting and budgeting technology, and the ability to review a high volume of transactions in detail.


• Supervise Officer, Grants Analysis, and Reporting and work closely with internal budget holders and Finance Managers.

• Focal point of Finance Team, responsible for collecting and disseminating to all team members accurate and current information.


Grant Proposal Budgeting • Review proposal budgets to align resources to meet donor and WfWI financial requirements.

• Align donor budget formats to internal budgets and system capabilities, to automate reporting.

Financial Reporting & Monitoring • Ensure clear, accurate, and timely financial reports are submitted to donors and internal budget holders.

• Review required financial donor reports/budget amendments and ensure all financial data and cost-share requirements are met, reported accurately, and timely in accordance with donor financial requirements.

• Ensure timely, accurate Internal reports in donor format are available for country offices and program staff to monitor budget and expenditures.

• Align accounting, budgeting, and reporting systems to meet the evolving requirements of donors and budget holders.

• On a monthly basis, as part of the accounting close, analyze assigned grants, contracts, and other agreements, making sure transactions have been recorded correctly and are in line with planned spending.

• Identify when there is a need for budget re-alignment or other financial risks associated with grants, contracts, and related cost share obligations.

• Maintain an understanding of donor allowable expenses and confirm all grant expenditures are in accordance with applicable donor regulations such as the USG, United Nations, European Union, UK FCDO, and others.

Sub-grant Management • Provide key support to program staff and country office oversight of sub-grants financial management.

• Identify when there is a need for budget re-alignment or other financial risks associated with grants, contracts, and related cost share obligations.

• In collaboration with country office Finance Manager and Program Officer, monitor partner budgets.

Other: • Adhere to WfWI’s Code of Conduct, organizational values Empowerment, Integrity, Respect, Resilience.

• The duties, responsibilities, and activities of this job description may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Skills and Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, or related field with at least 9 years of relevant experience required.

• Expertise with Sage Intaact and Workday Adaptive Planning preferred.

• Strong experience with government funding (US, UK, and DE) and compliance.

• Excellent computer skills, including advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

• Ability to communicate effectively with finance and non-finance program staff.

• Ability to handle competing priorities while working independently as well as part of a team.

• Ability to travel to country offices as necessary including DRC, Nigeria, South Sudan, and others Security permitting.

• Ability to have flexible work schedule which may include early mornings, evenings, and weekends. May be required to occasionally work beyond normally scheduled hours.

• Experience and ability in mentoring, coaching, and managing staff members within a diverse and global organization • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to manage a large, complex, diverse team of people through an inclusive and empowering management style • Commitment to and respect for Women for Women International’s mission and values.

Physical Demands:

• May require bending, lifting, standing, sitting, computer work, etc.

* This job description may be modified from time to time in the discretion of WfWI Organizational Values:

Our global core values define how we are to behave as we pursue our mission, our vision, and our strategic objectives: • Empowerment. We believe every woman is unique and powerful in her own right. Our people are our greatest strength and we will support them to achieve our aims by providing them with the information, rewards, and power they need to take the initiative and make decisions to solve problems and improve our delivery and performance. As a learning organization - we encourage our people to take risks and make mistakes, we learn and grow and get better, stronger, and smarter.

Integrity. We will never communicate in any way that exploits or demeans the women we exist to serve, we will deliver a program of training that maximizes the impact for the women we serve to bring them the biggest benefits and facilitate the greatest long-term positive change in their lives. we do what we say we are going to do when we say we're going to do it. We act as good stewards of the organization’s resources.

Respect. We believe every woman has the right to be treated with fairness and dignity. we trust each other implicitly, confident in the knowledge that we are all working towards the same goals. Equally, we hold each other responsible and accountable at all levels of the organization for the outcomes of our actions. We will be bold, clear, and kind in our communication with our colleagues across the organization and not allow disrespectful behavior to go unchallenged.

Resilience. We see every day the strength of women survivors of war and their ability to never lose hope despite having faced the greatest atrocities and horrors of conflict. They inspire us to stay strong, hopeful, focused, and committed to our global purpose. We support each other to do the same.

The location for this position is flexible outside of the United States with a preference for candidates from a region where WfWI currently works (Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Afghanistan, South Sudan).

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