Senior Income & Resources Accountant

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London, United Kingdom or Nigeria, Abuja
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The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a Senior Income & Resources Accountant to be responsible for ensuring the effective financial management of the fundraising processes by supporting the Development Office and Country Office. This role is based in either our London or Nigeria GAIN office and is offered on a permanent basis.

About GAIN

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is a Swiss-based foundation launched at the UN in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. Working with both governments and businesses, we aim to transform food systems so that they deliver more nutritious food for all people. In particular, we aim to make healthier food choices more desirable, more available, and more affordable. GAIN’s mission is to advance nutrition outcomes by improving consumption of nutritious and safe food for all people, especially the most vulnerable to malnutrition.

About the role

Reporting to the International Finance Manager and based in the International Finance team, you will be responsible for ensuring the effective financial management of the fundraising processes by responding to donor tenders through supporting with the submission of numerous tenders, bids and proposals.  

Working with both finance and non-finance staff who are based overseas in developing countries, you will also work in partnership with Directors, providing strategic and technical oversight of all financial aspects of resource management.

Specific responsibilities include;

  • ActIing as a Business Partner for the Development Office, creating an active partnership with fundraising staff to track the funding pipeline and provide financial forecasts
  • Leading on the preparation of budgets and bidding activity responding to requests for new proposal submissions to donors from the Development Office and Country Offices
  • Assisting in identifying resource gaps within the organisation and establish linkages to the funding pipeline
  • Providing guidance and training to finance colleagues on GAIN’s proposal development processes
  • Assisting in the preparation of Development Office board papers and funding analyses
  • Actively engaging with and contributing to the development and implementation of new procedures and systems
  • Ad-hoc tasks as directed by the International Finance Manager or the Chief Financial Officer

About you

The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant (or current studier), with relevant international NGO and major donor (EU / DFID / USAID / Dutch MFA/ BMZ) experience. You will have strategic financial management experience supporting with the preparation of tenders, budgets, multi-currency reporting and forecasts with a track record of engagement with fundraising and working on donor funded projects.

You will have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to present complex financial matters in a clear and straightforward way to all levels of finance and non-finance staff. You will be comfortable working to tight deadlines and dealing with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders within an international and multi-cultural matrix environment.

Applicants must have the existing right to live and work in their region of application to be considered for this position. This advert closes 7th March. Early applications are encouraged. GAIN reserves the right to close this advert early should we receive suitable candidates ahead of the closing date.

About our offer

The salary for this position is as follows (depending on experience):

London - £37,833 – 40,541 per annum
Nigeria – ₦7,012,999 - 8,004,527 per annum

In addition to competitive salary, GAIN offers an attractive pension scheme, 25 days holiday (plus public holiday), flexible working arrangements. We will support you to grow in your career through formal and informal professional development opportunities and we offer this within a supportive and collaborative environment.

For more detailed information please see the attached job description. To apply, follow the "Apply Now" link.

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is committed to equality of opportunity and creating an inclusive environment where diversity is valued.  We are keen to reflect the diversity of our society at every level within our organisation and therefore welcome applications from talented and committed people from all backgrounds, representing the diverse societies we operate in.

Closing Date
7 March 2021