Grant Finance Associate

  • Partners in Health
  • Boston or Remote
  • Apr 02, 2024
Full time Financial

Job Description

The Grant Finance Associate will play a lead role in the financial management and oversight of a portfolio of restricted grants. The person will be a detail-oriented, results-driven with superb interpersonal and organizational skills They will work with staff across project teams to ensure strong financial management for projects to deliver on time, on scope, on budget and with quality standards. 


Position Title: Grant Finance Associate 

Reports to: Grant Finance Manager 

Location: Employees in this role can work from our Boston, MA office, remotely within the U.S. or hybrid of these two options. Infrequent international travel.
Employment Type: Full time 


Candidates must have authorization to work in the U.S. Please note that we are not able to sponsor U.S. work authorization for this role.

Spanish fluency required


Position Overview: 

The Grant Finance Associate will play a lead role in the financial management and oversight of a portfolio of PIH restricted grants. The Grant Finance Associate will be a detail-oriented, results-driven person with superb interpersonal and organizational skills 


The Grant Financial Associate will guide effective financial management of a diverse award portfolio implemented in one or more PIH sites: Haiti, Peru, Rwanda, Mexico, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Malawi, Lesotho, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Navajo Nation. The Grant Finance Associate will work with staff across project teams to ensure strong financial management for projects to deliver on time, on scope, on budget and with quality standards. 


Primary Responsibilities: 

Proposal Development and Budgeting (20%) 

  • Support budget development process for new proposals within portfolio and as assigned, working closely with the programmatic team to understand project activities and implementation plan.
  • Ensure grants within portfolio are accurately projected within PIH budget.
  • Lead budget forecasting, revisions and reallocation requests.

Fund Management and Financial Analysis (80%) 

  • Prepare internal financial reports for all grants; work with project teams to review and analyze spend against budgets, identify variances and determine action needed.
  • Monitor spend across grants to ensure appropriate expense allocation, timely use of funds, and compliance with donor’s operational and contractual requirements; document and monitor overall performance, analyze trends, highlight issues, identify gaps
  • Prepare timely and accurate external financial reports that comply with all donor regulations.
  • Coordinate drawdowns, invoices, fund transfers and other regular grant related processes.
  • Work with site-based accounting and grant teams to complete financial deliverables tied to grant close.
  • Participate in the end of fiscal year organizational fund close and reporting.

International travel, as required 


  • Minimum of Bachelor’s-level degree in public administration, business, finance, economics, accounting, or a related field, Master’s preferred.
  • Minimum of five years of professional experience in financial management of international development projects.
  • Experience working on federal grants administration desirable.
  • Experience with information systems or proven ability to learn new systems quickly; strong computer skills in word processing and spreadsheet programs (Microsoft Excel required).
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate effectively with culturally diverse staff across departments and countries under shifting and demanding timelines.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and problem solving abilities.
  • Ability to present and explain financial information clearly to colleagues at all levels, including non-financial staff.
  • Comfortable with inheriting already established processes and tools, while also assessing areas for improvement.
  • Interest in social justice strongly desirable
  • Proficiency in Spanish strongly preferred


A Cover Letter and Resume or CV are required to be eligible for application review. 


Organizational Profile: 

Partners In Health (PIH) is a non-profit, global health organization that fights social injustice by bringing the benefits of modern medical science first and foremost to the most vulnerable communities around the world. PIH focuses on those who would not otherwise have access to quality health care. PIH partners with the world’s leading academic institutions to create rigorous evidence that shapes more sound and all-inclusive global health policies. PIH also supports local governments’ efforts to build capacity and strengthen national health systems. 


As of today, PIH runs programs in 11 countries (Haiti, Peru, Rwanda, Mexico, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Malawi, Lesotho, Russia, Kazakhstan, Navajo Nation), where it provides direct care to millions of patients, through public facilities and community engagement. 


Partners In Health (PIH) is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of PIH not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. PIH works in and with a number of governments in and outside the U.S., and to the extent applicable, this statement is intended to incorporate the prohibition of any unlawful discrimination covered by applicable laws in such countries, states and municipalities. 


Partners In Health participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9. 

The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $60,000 and $75,000/year.. The starting salary offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market for the position, job-related knowledge, skills and experience.  

Subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable plans then in effect, eligible employees may enroll in a 401(k) plan with employer match, as well as participate in organization-sponsored medical, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability insurance and basic life insurance plans for the employee and the employee’s eligible dependents. Full time employees will also receive 15 days of vacation, 12 sick days, 3 personal days and 3 volunteer days in addition to paid time off during the week between Christmas and New Years, the week of July 4th and 11 additional holidays annually. 


60,000 - 75,000/year

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