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Manager, Finance and Grants

  • Job
    Senior Level
  • Banking & Finance
  • Washington, DC

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  • You must have a Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred), 5-6 years of related work experience, strong budgeting skills, ability to analyze projects, manage grants, excellent communication skills, work well under pressure, and proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • You will manage finances, grants, and contracts, track budgets, develop funding proposals, ensure compliance, and coordinate with internal departments to support the Global Health team at the United Nations Foundation.


  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred.
  • 5-6 years of related work experience.
  • Excellent operations, project management, organizational, budgeting, and logistical abilities.
  • Experience managing complex budgets and completing detailed financial reporting to donors.
  • Ability to provide high-level strategic analysis of projects and best practice recommendations to drive the Global Health Team’s strategic goals and ensure financial sustainability.
  • Experience developing various agreement types (contracts, grants, contributions, MOUs).
  • Experience working in a grants coordination or administrative capacity is an asset.
  • Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, work well under pressure, and prioritize multiple, competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well as part of a team and with other colleagues across teams in an efficient, coordinated and flexible manner.
  • Ability to drive projects from inception to completion and work independently.
  • Continuous learning skills and the ability to synthesize information.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, and mastery of Excel.
  • Budget assessment is part of the interview process.
  • Knowledge of the United Nations system and interest in International Development, International Affairs, and/or the non-profit sector is a plus.
  • Ability to meet regular attendance/tardiness policy


  • Financial Management:
  • Manage Global Health team budget, tracking revenues and expenses across the organization and workstreams.
  • Query UN Foundation financial databases (Salesforce, as well as legacy software Financial Edge, GIFTS, and Raiser’s Edge), then manipulate data in Excel, to maintain a live budget model.
  • Ensure correct allocations of revenues and expenses across donor budgets.
  • Develop projections of cash flow and budget variance.
  • Maintain financial dashboard to track actual and projected cash flow, as well as variances from budget. Maintain individual workstream budgets and conduct periodic reviews with workstream leads.
  • Track consultants’ deliverables and manage accounts payable (invoicing/payment), including processing invoices.
  • Develop high-level funding briefs and other project briefing documents for senior leadership, as directed.
  • Model different budget scenarios, ad-hoc, to inform decision making of Global Health team leadership.
  • Reconcile monthly corporate credit card statements and approve Concur reports.
  • Donor Proposals and Reporting;
  • Manage donor proposal and reporting timelines and processes.
  • Develop and maintain a reporting calendar and matrix for the team.
  • Guide a collaborative process across the team to tracking progress against indicators and results frameworks as part of annual reporting.
  • Prepare budget reports in donors’ templates.
  • Participate in meetings and calls with donor program officers to present budget reports and interpret the results.
  • Research new funding opportunities and help develop proposals, including liaising with the UN Foundation's Business Services and Budgets Reporting, Strategic Planning & Implementation, and Finance departments to provide appropriate Global Health programmatic and financial information for proposals.
  • Investigate and resolve issues associated with program and grant implementation.
  • Complete other special projects and duties as assigned.
  • Grants, Contracts & Compliance:
  • Manage all contracting and grants for
  • Liaise with UNF’s central contracts team to draft contractual agreements and contract amendments for Global Health, adhering to UNF templates and policies. This includes but is not limited to consultant, hotel, and vendor contracts; letters of invitation; and sub-grant agreements.
  • Mediate contract review/negotiations with third parties and also guide agreements through internal approval processes.
  • Ensure adherence with and compliance to all UN Foundation policies and donor rules and regulations.
  • Liaise with donors, vendors, consultants, and grantees to process agreements and reports in a timely manner.
  • Maintain appropriate file documentation for all work products, for accumulation and retention of institutional knowledge.
  • Ensure timely and accurate responses to inquiries from within the organization, as well as any external audit requests.
  • Internal Coordination:
  • Develop and implement new tools and strategies to optimize workflows and facilitate team’s collaborative work.
  • Manage quarterly and annual business planning; prepare updates and revisions as needed.
  • Serve as internal liaison with the UN Foundation's Business Services and Budgets Reporting, People & Culture, Finance, Strategic Planning & Implementation, and other departments to ensure compliance with UN Foundation rules and regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Ensure excellent customer service by providing timely and accurate information to Global Health, UN Foundation, and external stakeholders as needed.
  • Maintain working knowledge of the UNF agreement process (for both contracts and grants), and when to utilize the proper templates accordingly. (As applicable to the role)
  • Draft and review agreements and maintain an understanding of all agreement terms and applicable flow-downs, consulting with UNF’s finance/contracts team as needed. (As applicable to the role)
  • Attend training sessions provided by UNF’s contracts team to maintain and keep up to date with UNF’s current policies and procedures. (As applicable to the role)
  • Maintain a strong knowledge of UNF’s Salesforce database to be able to process and track agreements, extract information and prepare reports. (As applicable to the role)


What is the primary responsibility of the Manager, Finance and Grants at the UN Foundation?

The primary responsibility of the Manager, Finance and Grants is to manage the team’s budget, handle financial management, grant reporting, and strategic analysis of projects and operations for the Global Health team.

What qualifications are required for the Manager, Finance and Grants position at the UN Foundation?

The qualifications required for the Manager, Finance and Grants position include a Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred), 5-6 years of related work experience, excellent operations and budgeting abilities, experience in managing complex budgets and financial reporting, and strong communication and interpersonal skills.

What are the key responsibilities related to financial management for the Manager, Finance and Grants?

Key responsibilities related to financial management for the Manager, Finance and Grants include tracking the team's budget, managing revenues and expenses, maintaining a live budget model, developing cash flow projections, managing accounts payable, and conducting budget variance analysis.

How does the Manager, Finance and Grants support donor proposals and reporting for the Global Health team?

The Manager, Finance and Grants supports donor proposals by managing proposal timelines and processes, developing budget reports in donors' templates, tracking progress against indicators, participating in meetings with donors, and researching new funding opportunities to help develop proposals.

What benefits and compensation are offered to full-time, U.S. benefit eligible employees at the UN Foundation?

Full-time, U.S. benefit eligible employees at the UN Foundation are offered a range of benefits, including health insurance, dental and vision insurance, retirement savings plan with matching contribution, life insurance, disability coverage, health club discounts, commuter subsidy, back-up care, employee assistance program, paid holidays, vacation days, sick days, personal days, and family leave care.

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