Save the Children South Africa: Grants Officer

Save the Children South Africa
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 13 January, 2017
Opportunity type: 
Job Title: Grants Officer
Fixed Term:  2 years
Reports to:     Institutional Partnership Manager
Base:       Pretoria
Child Protection Level:  
Travel Requirements: Regular travels to the Provinces
Budget Responsibilities:                              None
Asset Responsibilities: Own Assets and those used by other
External Representation: Regular

Job Purpose
As part of the Programme team:

  • To support the programme team in developing proposal budgets and programming budgets.
  • To support the Program Division in monitoring, analysing, reporting and checking financial compliance with the donor’s guidelines of international projects funded by institutional donors;
  • To support the Program Division in the financial check and reconciliation between our internal accountancy and the official report of institutional donors
  • To participate and support all the activities managed by the Programmes

Grant Management

  • To support the Programme Division in each institutional donor’s project proposal writing, focusing on the financial requirements and compliance with the (EU) donor’s guidelines.
  • To monitor expenditures and financial procedures on institutional grants (EU) both AT HQ and Project Offices.
  • To support the Project Offices capacities in monitoring and reporting on institutional donors grants (EU).
  • To support the Project Office capacities with monitoring visit and training related to the donors’ rules, where required.
  • To be responsible for preparing financial reports according to the requirements of institutional donors (EU).
  • To closely work with and support project Office in preparing all the documentation to be provided to donors and related to reporting.
  • To be responsible in checking reports’ and all project documentation accuracy.
  • To be responsible for all donors’ requirements and compliance.
  • To manage in collaboration with the Programme Division and Finance division in the preparation budget amendments/variations to be submitted to donors’ approval.
  • SCSA focal point for EU donor (Financial & Compliance rules) under the supervision of the Institutional Partnership Manager
  • To manage, in collaboration with Finance Division, in preparing Financial Audit Report and to check the respect of all donors’ (EU) requirements.


  • To be very collaborative with all other members of the team and to be very focused on the objectives of the Finance area.
  • To manage, together with Programmes and Finance, all procedures and systems to support grant management with attention to all the optimizations which may be undertaken to increase effectiveness and accountability;
  • To be available for field trips to Provinces
  • To support “Institutional Partnership Manager in all eventual activities connected with the Finance Area.


  • University degree in finance or related subject.
  • Computer literate and confident with Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint, Excel and the Internet; and an interest in appropriate use of current information and communications technologies.
  • A good command of spoken and written English.
  • Ability to speak other languages such as IsiZulu, SiSwati, Sepedi and Sotho


  • 2 years’ minimum experience working on grant management, budgeting and reporting.
  • Good knowledge of reporting requirements of major institutional donors (e.g.EU, USAID, SIDA,).
  • Working experience in South Africa is mandatory.
  • Very good communication skills in order to communicating with a range of organisations/individuals partner NGOs, institutional donors, and a wide range of staff across the organisation, notably the Programme Officers and Project Managers.


  • Demonstrable commitment to the vision, mission, values, principles, aims of Save the Children.
  • Sensitivity/appreciation of diversity and ability to derive added-value from it.
  • Proven ability of team working.
  • Self-motivated, flexible and proactive.
  • Good analytical skills with the ability to identify key points from complex material or information.
  • Honesty, Integrity and Accountability
  • Sound Work Ethics
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Team player
  • Creative

Closing date: 13th January 2017

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