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Overseas Aid Grant Auditor (Flexible contract)

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These unique and rewarding freelance audit opportunities would suit experienced experienced audit professionals that are flexible, love diverse travel experiences, supporting worthwhile causes and inspiring people. AfID is recruiting on behalf of a leading specialist in international NGO grant audit services for development donors such as the UN and the World Bank. Assignments would suit experienced qualified audit professionals with grant audit / management experience, ideally in a not-for-profit/ international development context

Role overview.

Complete international grant expenditure audits for a diverse range of projects (grant recipients) funded by international donor institutions ranging from emergency aid, to long term development in areas such as agriculture, health or infrastructure or technical research. Assignments are 1-3 weeks in length and based across the European mainland and the developing world. These are offered on an assignment by assignment basis, one to two months in advance.

Contractors can be based outside the UK 


  • Qualified ACA / ACCA or equivalent – 5+ years post qualified experience
  • Grant management and audit and reporting experience with international institutions. Preference given to individuals that have worked on UN or EC grant assurance assignments
  • Diplomacy and cultural sensitivity while working with a hugely diverse range of clients and beneficiaries
  • A real interest in international development and associated funding structures
  • Ideally but not essential fluency in a second language such as Spanish, German, French, Arabic & Portuguese
  • Excellent communication, report writing and presentation skills in English.
  • Resilience and adaptability

​ Personal attributes:

  • At least 5-10+ years of relevant audit experience
  • Ability to work under pressure; Strong planning, organisational and time management skills
  • Sound technical and analytical skills, report writing and presentation skills

Passionate about international travel and development and willing to work in international locations. Individual must be prepared to travel to challenging locations when it is deemed safe to do so. Individuals must also be able to demonstrate effective past working practices when working remotely with a range of clients. 


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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