SFH: Financial Compliance Manager

Society for Family Health (SFH)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 16 November, 2018
Opportunity type: 


Title:                                             Financial Compliance Manager
Department:                                 Department of Admin and Finance
Reports to:                                   Director of Admin and Finance
Employment Status:                    Fixed Term Contract                 
Society for Family Health (SFH) is a South African affiliate of Population Services International (PSI), an international NGO network operational in over 70 countries. SFH in South Africa concentrates on issues of HIV/ AIDS. As part of their HIV/AIDS control efforts, SFH is using social marketing to motivate behaviour change with respect to consistent condom use, HIV testing and other safer behaviours.
Duties and Responsibilities:

Grants and Contracts Management

  • Coordinate with the Directors, Program Manager, Finance Manager, and technical staff to prepare and update the grants and subcontracts tracking in line with expected project results and outcomes, specifically to inform budget forecasts
  • Provide advice to Directors and Programme Manager on appropriate grants and subcontracts mechanisms for funding specific programme activities
  • Analyse grant applications, proposals, and awards to ensure adherence to project grant management policies and procedures and PERPFAR, UN-AGENCIES and UNITAID guidelines, rules and regulations
  • Participate in pre-award audits and following up or post-award audits with grantees or institutions who are awarded with grants with conditions and ensure that the conditions are met within the stipulated time frames and as per agreement
  • Review and analyse grant and subcontract budgets for adherence, allocation, and consistency
  • Coordinate with the finance team the assessment of cost proposals
  • Provide quarterly reports on the grants and contracts status (i.e. a tracking system which shows deliverables and status for each grant and contract)
  • Ensure timely preparation of complete grant documentation following procedures established in the Grants Manual for internal grants approval followed by approval from donor
  • Monitor sub-grantees to ensure compliance with PERPFAR and UNITAID grants administrative requirements, including conducting site visits for internal audits.
  • Work closely with program staff to monitor sub-recipient performance to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of the award
  • Provide training and orientation to staff and sub-grantees on PERPFAR and UNITAID rules, administrative requirements and regulations
  • Participate in external audits for the host organisations (where appropriate)
  • Support the program manager in terms of preparation of all external contracts
  • Manage the sub-grantee Start Up phase and the Close Out process
  • Directly supervise Grants and Contracts Officer(s)
  • Ensure all direct staff meet expectations and provide high quality standard of work
  • Manage capacity building and professional growth of staff and sub awardees

Relationship management

  • Internal - Manage departmental synergies 
  • Manage relationships with multiple external stakeholders e.g. primes, sub- awardees and donors


  • Honour’s Degree or higher in Finance and/or Accounting
  • Relevant registration with a professional body
  • Knowledge of an ERP system required
  • Knowledge of institutional donor requirements (i.e., PERPFAR, UNITAID, UN agencies etc.) preferred
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills required
  • Minimum 5 years’ relevant work and management experience e specified donor funding agencies
  • Experience in the life-cycle of NGO financial management, including proposal pricing, budgeting, analysis of expenditures and projection/pipeline reporting, project start up and close out.
  • Proven experience in managing PERPFAR and/or UNITAID funded grants / sub-agreements administration and management strongly preferred.
  • Advance ERP and budgeting experience required
  • Advanced experience using various reporting tools will be considered
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Ability to manage complexity and balance priorities in a fast-paced work environment.
  • 3 Years’ experience in a management position
  • Experience working with donors and government
  • Experience in managing budgets and writing proposals
  • Experience managing and working with people in large programs

The successful candidate will be:

  • A creative, innovative and strategic thinker
  • Have excellent communication, analytical, organizational, interpersonal and cross-cultural skills
  • A strong interest in private sector approaches to development
  • Proven ability to produce results and meet objectives under difficult circumstances


Please send your full application to recruitment@sfh.co.za


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