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Financial Planning and Analysis Grants Analyst (Coordinator)

Human Rights Watch
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Aug 20, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Accounting and Finance
Employment Type
Full Time

Finance Division
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 Development databases;

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 Manager.


Education:  A bachelor’s degree in finance, business administration or a related field, or an equivalent combination of work experience and qualifications, is required.

Experience:  A minimum of two years of direct finance and/or grants experience is required.  Prior experience working in nonprofit/NGO finance is highly desirable.

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 required.

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 required.

7. Ability to work well under pressure while juggling multiple tasks simultaneously is necessary.

8. Ability to make sound decisions consistent with functions is required.

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 successful candidate.

How to Apply: Please apply immediately or by August 15, 2022 by visiting our online job portal at 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.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application submission or if you require accommodations during the application process, please email Due to the large response, application submissions via email will not be accepted and inquiries regarding the status of applications will go unanswered.

Human Rights Watch is strong because it is diverse. We actively seek a diverse applicant pool and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. Human Rights Watch does not discriminate on the basis of disability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or criminal record. We welcome all kinds of diversity. Our employees include people who are parents and nonparents, the self-taught and university educated, and from a wide span of socio-economic backgrounds and perspectives on the world. Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer.

Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high- profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions.


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