Finance & Grants Officer

Equity & Empowerment Organisation

Department: Operations

Contract Type: Full -Time

Report to: Operations Manager

About Equity & Empowerment:

EE is a non-governmental, non-profit civil society organization operating primarily in Syria and in neighboring countries. We are a group of women and men who believe in gender equity in the social, economic and political arenas. Thus, we work to achieve the gender equality and equal participation of women in all life sides, and stand against any form of discrimination.

Job Purpose

The Finance & Grants Officer plays a central role in ensuring that all financial activities related to EE’s grants comply with donor requirements and the organization’s internal policies. Stationed in Gaziantep and with responsibilities extending to operations within Turkey and Syria, this position aids in the precise, transparent, and consistent handling of grant-related finances, safeguarding EE’s financial integrity while ensuring optimal use of resources for its humanitarian mission.

Key Responsibilities:

Key Responsibility 1: Grants Financial Management

  1. Assist in the review and monitoring of grant budgets, ensuring they align with donor agreements and EE’s financial guidelines.
  2. Track grant expenditures against budgets, flagging any discrepancies or concerns for further investigation.
  3. Help prepare and update grant financial forecasts, considering changes in programmatic needs and external factors.

Key Responsibility 2: Compliance Assurance

  1. Support the review and implementation of financial transactions (e.g., expenses, transfers, etc.), ensuring they adhere to donor-specific guidelines and EE’s internal policies.
  2. Contribute to the maintenance and updates of EE’s grant compliance documentation, ensuring staff access to up-to-date information on financial compliance requirements.
  3. Assist in the regular review and assessment of grant compliance risks and provide suggestions for risk mitigation.

Key Responsibility 3: Reporting Support

  1. Assist in drafting financial reports for donors, ensuring accuracy and timely submission.
  2. Contribute to the compilation and organization of financial evidence and documentation required for donor audits and reviews.
  3. Coordinate with program teams to align financial and narrative reports, ensuring cohesion and accuracy.

Key Responsibility 4: Capacity Building Assistance

  1. Participate in internal training sessions on grant compliance and financial management, offering insights and clarifications as needed.
  2. Contribute to the creation of user-friendly resources and tools to simplify and standardize grant financial processes across EE.
  3. Stay informed on evolving donor requirements and share relevant updates with the finance and program teams.

Key Responsibility 5: Inter-departmental Collaboration

  1. Collaborate with the program teams during grant proposal development, offering guidance on budget formulation and cost-effectiveness.
  2. Offer support during donor meetings and workshops, ensuring financial data is presented clearly and accurately.
  3. Facilitate communication between the finance department and other EE units on matters related to grant finances.

Note: the above-mentioned key responsibilities/accountabilities are illustrative ones. Other future responsibilities/accountabilities may be assigned to the job depending on the department’s organizational chart.

Qualification (Education/Work Experience/Languages)


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or any related field.
  • Two years at least of the same work experience
  • Good Command of the English Language (4 skills: Listening – Speaking – Reading – Writing).
  • Good Command of the Arabic Language (4 skills: Listening – Speaking – Reading – Writing).


  • Master’s degree in finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or any related field.
  • Four years at least of work experience.
  • Good Command of the Turkish Language (4 skills: Listening – Speaking – Reading – Writing).
  • Turkish Nationals


Core Competencies:

  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Accountability
  • Creativity, Flexibility
  • Stakeholder Orientation
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning
  • Technological Awareness

Managerial Competencies:

  • Leadership
  • Building Trust
  • Vision
  • Managing Performance
  • Empowering Others
  • Judgment/Decision-making.

Technical Competencies:

  • Remote Management
  • Good understanding of complex emergency interventions and crisis contexts.
  • Proficiency in M.S Office

How to apply

EE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EE considers all applicants based on merit without regard to race, sex, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

EE has a Zero-Tolerance commitment against any violations that are related to PSEAH, SG, Fraud, Money Laundering, Terrorism, Humanitarian Principles, and other sensitive issues.

If you are interested, please fill out the employment form at this link

Kindly be informed that only short-listed candidates will be contacted, and the position may be closed before, in the case of finding a qualified candidate, due to the urgency of the position.

Deadline: 29 Feb 2024

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