FULL-TIME JOB VACANCY
FINANCIAL PLANNING AND ANALYSIS GRANTS ANALYST
Multiple Office Locations Considered
Application Deadline: August 15, 2022
The Finance Division of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking a
Grants Analyst to provide support to the Financial Planning &
Analysis (“FP&A”) team. The Finance Division is led by the
Director of Finance and is responsible for providing fiscal
management, implementing financial strategy, and maintaining the
fiscal integrity of HRW. The FP&A Grants Analyst reports
to the FP&A Manager, who is based in New York. The FP&A
Grants Analyst will preferably be based in a time zone that has
significant overlap with New York or Nairobi, where relevant team
members are located.
Due to COVID-19, many of our global offices are operating in
reduced capacities. The successful candidate may be required to
work remotely as local mandates necessitate. We recognize that this
moment, during the pandemic, is a uniquely difficult time for most
people, particularly those with caregiving responsibilities, and we
aim to be as flexible and supportive as possible in both the
recruitment for and onboarding of this position.
1. Coordinate projects funded by designated grants by updating
the appropriate allocation of funds and providing guidance,
instruction and training to staff affected by the projects;
2. Prepare and maintain grant budgets and related expense
reports, including internal and external reports, and review all
expenditures and contracts for accuracy and availability of funds;
liaise with Development staff to ensure grants are being used and
reported appropriately and within designated time frame;
3. Support the awards management process (AMP) by working with
Development staff on strategically allocating funds according to
donor and organizational needs, responding to donor inquiries,
performing reallocations, and monitoring projects’ progress against
milestones and deadlines;
4. Support the team on implementation of a collaborative,
automated grant project tracking system with Development and
Program staff, including documentation of all grant-related
procedures and guidelines;
5. Implement new tools and processes to allow for more efficient
and accurate grant reporting;
6. Reconcile revenue data between FP&A, accounting and
7. Produce specialized financial reports for donors and HRW
charities and entities, as well as revenue-specific reports and
schedules for auditors as needed;
8. Analyze expense report results and provide additional reports
and details as needed or requested;
9. Perform additional tasks as required by the FP&A
Education: A bachelor’s degree in
finance, business administration or a related field, or an
equivalent combination of work experience and qualifications, is
Experience: A minimum of two years of
direct finance and/or grants experience is required. Prior
experience working in nonprofit/NGO finance is highly
Related Skills and Knowledge:
1. Previous experience in and/or demonstrated knowledge of
nonprofit finance and fund accounting is required.
2. Strong computer knowledge, including advanced ability with
Microsoft Excel and a highly developed understanding of spreadsheet
and database systems is required.
3. Excellent time-management skills and ability to prioritize
tasks while maintaining a strong attention to detail are
4. Self-motivation and the ability to take initiative,
prioritize with minimal supervision, and work independently as well
as function as a member of a team are required.
5. Excellent communication, creative problem-solving, and strong
organizational skills are required.
6. Strong oral and written communications skills in English are
7. Ability to work well under pressure while juggling multiple
tasks simultaneously is necessary.
8. Ability to make sound decisions consistent with functions is
9. Experience with Salesforce and NetSuite financial accounting
system is preferred, but not required.
10. Strong interest in human rights is desirable.
Other: Applicants for this position must
possess valid work authorization for one of the office locations in
which the position may be based.
Salary and Benefits: The salary range for
this position, if it is based in the United States, begins at
$55,710. Our salaries vary by location; if the position were to be
based outside of the US, the salary would not be a direct
conversion of the US salary but would rather be situated within the
relevant local salary grade based on the experience of the
apply immediately or by August 15,
2022 by visiting our online job portal
attaching a cover letter and resume, preferably as PDF files. No
calls or email inquiries, please. Only complete applications will
be reviewed, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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