Job Announcement        Grants and Compliance Officer-Yangon                        Date: 15th May 2019 Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in 18 countries to relieve …


Job Announcement

       Grants and Compliance Officer-Yangon

                       Date: 15th May 2019

Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in 18 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.

Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.

Relief International includes the four corporate members of the RI Alliance: RI-US, RI-UK, MRCA/RI-France and RI-Europe. Under our alliance agreement, we operate as a single, shared management structure. In addition, RI has country offices registered as affiliates of one of the alliance members in an additional 18 countries.

Job Title:

Grants and Compliance Officer

 Number of Position:


Based Location:

Yangon, Myanmar

Report To:

Deputy Country Director

Start Date:



Position Summary

Relief International has expanded its portfolio to include a number of new grants and contracts from institutional donors. The Grants and Compliance Officer is responsible for the administration and management of these grants, working with the relevant staff in different departments in ensuring that related accounting and financial reporting is compliant with donor contracts and that robust systems and processes are in place.  The post holder will also contribute to proposal development, through the development of budgets in consultation with finance and programme colleagues, drafting grant modifications as applicable. S/he will oversee all sub-granting to project partners, ensuring donor compliance and providing capacity support where possible. 


Position Responsibilities and Duties


The duties include, but are not limited to the following:



Grant Management

  • Support the Finance and Program Development heads in the administration and management of all financial aspects of grant / donor funded projects
  • Review and process post-award contracting and grant amendments coordinating with in-country, regional and HQ colleagues
  • Ensure regular updating of grants management tracker and relevant grant tracking documents (in country and GSO)
  • Ensure all grant filing on Box, shared drive and hard copy is up to date, including key donor correspondence and approvals
  • Support the Head of Finance and Project Managers in financial and administrative aspects of grant/donor submissions including the preparation, validation, and submission of budgets, proposals and reports to the donor


Donor Compliance

  • Ensure donor compliance of the grants is met, with follow up on outstanding paperwork as necessary
  • For any audits, help support the preparation of documentation and responses to the audit, working with the Finance Department and GSO as required
  • Support the development and updating of grants compliance guideline documents and stay up to date with all institutional donor guidelines, rules and regulations, and reporting templates
  • Facilitate grants opening and closing meetings, sharing donor compliance requirements with project teams and heads of departments; and follow-up on agreed action points
  • Facilitate and ensure regular and effective BVA meetings/grant review meetings and follow-up on key grant management and compliance actions
  • Make field visits to verify that documentation and operational performances carried out are in agreement


Support to partners

  • Support the Head of Finance and Project Managers in sub-awards to implementing partners, including due diligence checks on partners, pre-award capacity assessments where required, and monitoring visits with partner organizations.
  • Verify sub grantee and partner documentation is compliant with all donor and RI policies, guidelines, rules and regulations.


Qualifications and Requirements

This new position requires a proactive individual, with an excellent knowledge of finance and understanding of institutional donor procedures, with proven ability to think and act creatively in challenging environments.


We are looking for candidates with:


  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, deadlines, and tasks efficiently
  • Minimum five years professional experience in accounting and administration in INGO/NGO
  • Experience in financial assessment and management of grants
  • Knowledge/understanding of different donor priorities and compliance issues an advantage
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel and other Microsoft Office programs, computer software
  • Ability to work independently, within and across teams
  • Ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills in English and Myanmar


To Apply,

Interested candidates should send their  cover  letter, CV  and names of three referees  to Relief

International at  or  deliver  to  Relief  International  at  No.  202, U Wisara Road, West  Shwegonedine, Bahan Township, Yangon quoting “Grants and Compliance Officer-Yangon” in the subject line. The position will be advertised no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 28, 2019


Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


Relief International is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation or disability. In an effort to improve the gender balance within the organization, qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Accountability, Equity and Inclusion

Relief International values accountability, equity and inclusion in all aspects of program and project activities, and fully respects “Do No Harm” principles. Its staff is committed to ensuring the nondiscrimination of marginalized groups in the management and allocation of resources, and fostering local participation, accountability, integration of services and strategic partnerships.


RI values:

We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value: Inclusiveness, Transparency and Accountability, Agility and Innovation, Collaboration, Sustainability.

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