CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation (HQ)

Finance and Compliance Coordinator

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Last update: Jun 9, 2023 Last update: Jun 9, 2023


Deadline: Jun 29, 2023 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Africa Africa
Job type:Contract, 12 months +
Work experience: Min 5 years
Salary: 48122 USD / year
Date posted:Jun 9, 2023
Expected starting date:Jul 1, 2023


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CIVICUS exists to defend people power. As a growing global alliance of over 15,000 members in 188 countries, we work together to monitor violations of basic civic freedoms, call out the perpetrators of violations and strengthen the power of people to organise by supporting a more accountable, effective and innovative civil society. We strive to promote excluded voices, especially from the Global South.

About the Role

The Finance and Compliance Coordinator will support responsible financial and grant management to ensure the implementation of the Digital Democracy Initiative, and the Local Leaderships Lab Initiative and potentially other major donor-funded initiatives. The coordinator is expected to advise and support project accounting, budgeting, sub-grants and financial reporting, and support communications and engagement with the donor in relation to grant compliance. Additionally, the Finance and Compliance Coordinator supports the capacity development of partners to ensure effective financial management and grant compliance while also supporting the work of the CIVICUS finance team more broadly.

Key Requirements                                                                                 

  • Relevant degree and/or professional qualification in Business Studies, Finance, or related field
  • Demonstrable experience in financial management and grants compliance in the development sector is essential, including knowledge of major official donors.
  • Ability to provide clear guidance on donor policies and procedures to other staff and partners.
  • Experience in sub-granting to small groups and/or to countries with critical civic space conditions
  • Excellent knowledge of civil society financial capacity in different regions, particularly realities of smaller and less formal civil society groups in the Global South
  • Experience in facilitating accessible subgrants and simplifying requirements and reporting.

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How to Apply

The closing deadline for applications is Close of Business on the 29 June 2023. Interested candidates should email their application to

Interested candidates should complete the application form by clicking the following link: Finance & Compliance Coordinator Form (it will only take less than 10 min to complete the form) and email their application documents to

Your application should comprise of

  • A full CV, including educational and professional qualifications, a full employment history showing the more significant positions, responsibilities held, and relevant achievements
  • A covering note of not more than 1 page outlining your motivation for applying for the role.

Short listed candidates will be contacted 2 weeks after closing date to schedule interviews.

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