The International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) was formed in 2003 by a group of 125 HIV treatment activists from 65 countries at a meeting in Cape Town, South Africa. Our mission from the start was to enable people in need, to access optimal HIV-related treatment.
ITPC is centered on the belief that the fight for HIV treatment remains one of the most significant global health issues of our time, and that activism about HIV has and will continue to provide inspiration, experience, and commitment to achieving health care and human rights for all.
ITPC also expanded its work beyond HIV, responding to the health priorities of coalition members and recognizing the opportunity to apply ITPC’s experience and network to advocacy for access to treatments and health services for TB, viral hepatitis, and other life-threatening conditions.
Job Title: Grants and Compliance Officer
Job Location: Johannesburg
Remuneration: ITPC provides a competitive salary package based on candidate’s experience and skills.
Purpose of the position is to offer grant and financial support to partner organizations so that they can carry out their advocacy campaigns and interventions to remove IP barriers and improve access to treatment. The Grants and Compliance Officer will work closely with the partners and report directly to the Grants and Compliance Manager. The Grants and Compliance Officer will work on a daily basis with the Grants and Compliance Manager to ensure that project financials comply with established accounting standards, donor rules and financial guidelines. The position shall ensure that control policies and procedures are in place and operational in the project to address risks affecting the attainment of project objectives by conducting regular internal control and compliance reviews. The position will support the design and facilitation of institutional capacity strengthening plans for project staff and partners and will also support timely response to donor requests related to sub-award agreements, budgets and spending.
- Monitor sub-recipient compliance with donor regulations and financial guidelines through site visits, desk reviews, and other mechanisms applicable to subrecipient monitoring. Recommend actions necessary to resolve issues/concerns
- Review of partners’ policies and procedures to ensure that the comply with donor requirements and ITPC policies
- Review partners’ financial reports via a grant tracking tool on a monthly basis and ensure that only eligible expenses are charged to the grant
- Prepare liquidation entries and or journals for uploading to the accounting package
- Review and ensure proper expense coding and documentation
- Prepare accurate and timely partner disbursements requests
- Reconcile partners’ advance accounts
- Work with Project staff in preparing activity budgets and support the coordination and implementation of all assigned project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan
- Preparation of estimate budgets for the trainings and various meetings for the grant;
- Conducting small grants formal selection process and preparation of finance documentation necessary to conclude subgrant agreement with selected partners.
- Assist in the preparations for external monitoring visits, reviews, and cross-site evaluations and participate as appropriate
- Monitor and report any challenges and/or gaps identified to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules.
- Collaborate with the Grants & Compliance Manager on strengthening ITPC Global and partners internal control systems, processes and procedures for the project.
- Identify risk issues and challenges and recommend solutions to address them.
- Support the planning and performance of the project’s internal audits, control reviews and compliance assessments. Help analyze results and provide recommendations.
- Support the project’s internal and external audits and the coordination of action plans to close out any audit findings.
- Assist Grants and Compliance Manager with UNITAID grant financial reporting
- Actively participate in generation and interpretation of monthly financial reports and communicate key indicators to the stakeholders.
- Close out UNITIAD grant in accounting system, reporting system, and grant tracking tool
- Perform all other relevant duties that may be needed to ensure the overall efficient implementation of the UNITIAD-project activities.
- Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance or related field.
- At least 3 years work experience with a Not for Profit Organisation with inclination to grant financial reporting and compliance or internal audit
- Experience in major donor regulations such as UN funding streams, UNITAID, USAID, or Global Fund .
- Ability to work independently and in teams.
- Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
- Practical knowledge of financial systems, internal financial controls & procedures.
- Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and accounting systems.
- Greater knowledge of Excel, including pivot tables, VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, etc.
- Personal Skills:
- Good analytical, organizational, and systems thinking skills
- Ability to make sound judgment
- Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics
- Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented
- Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with partners
- Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
- Ability to work under pressure, balancing competing demands to achieve agreed-upon results.
- Required/ English, Desired Languages Spanish and French.
- Travel Required (30% to field locations outside South Africa)
Submit CV, qualifications and contactable references or queries with salary expectations to [email protected] with the subject line “Grants and Compliance Officer – Application: LAST NAME, First Name”.
Application Deadline: Thursday, 4 July, 2019