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Audit Manager - Global Grants

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Our partner is an international development agency. They are seeking an experienced grants auditor to manage grant audits covering the overseas HQ as well as country offices globally; the full cycle will include supporting in the development of audit requests, to the implementation of recommendations. This is a newly created position within the organisation.


  • Develop and review proposals for grant audit requests, develop and manage implementation of audit workplans, and work with country and field offices to respond to audit queries in a timely manner.
  • Manage the schedule for the organisational Single Audit, responding to audit queries, auditor concerns and findings in a timely manner.
  • Lead in implementing the Single Audit and any grant audit recommendations, ensuring that senior leadership are aware of outcomes and corrective actions being taken.
  • Develop tools and training materials to support staff in preparing for audits, and support the broader team in rolling out training on policies and procedures relation to grants management and compliance.
  • Support in undertaking any special investigations as required


  • Qualified or QBE auditor, with at least 5 years of experience in managing donor grant audits within the international development sector. This includes planning and organising audits, and working with a range of stakeholders to achieve successful audit completion.
  • At least four years of demonstrable knowledge of the compliance and requirements of institutional donors – ideally including US government, European government and FCDO grants.
  • Strong communication skills, both written (report writing) and oral, in English. Working knowledge of an additional language, such as French or Spanish is desirable, but not essential.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, experienced in working with a range of internal and stakeholders effectively and able to be tactful and have sensitive/challenging conversations.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Strong financial, analytical, investigative, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Able to travel domestically and internationally.


AfID offers every type of accountant, from anywhere in the world the opportunity to use their skills to support a broad range of non-profit organisations globally. Volunteer assignments of between 2 weeks and 12 months, &/or longer permanent placements, form part of our ongoing strategy to build the financial management capacity of charities in over 50 countries. 

AfID have now arranged assignments for over 1000 accountants from 45 countries, providing over 250,000 hours of one to one support to more than 500 non-profit partners.

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United Kingdom

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