Finance and Donor Compliance Manager

Organization: Action Against Hunger Canada / Action contre la Faim Canada

Report To: Chief Financial Officer

Location: Toronto, ON (Hybrid)

Job Type: Part-Time, 1-year contract with a possibility of extension.

Start Date: May 2023

Work Hours: 20 hours per week. *(Flexibility is required to work outside regular office hours if needed.)

Wage: CAD 42/hr


Founded in 1979, Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organization that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger. Our mission is to save the lives of severely malnourished children while helping communities become self-sufficient. Recognized as a world leader in the fight against malnutrition, Action Against Hunger has pursued its vision of a world without hunger for almost four decades, combating hunger in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity. With more than 8,000 staff in nearly 50 countries, our programs in nutrition, food security, livelihoods, water, sanitation, and hygiene, reach more than 20 million people each year.


With an annual Budget of $35million and staff strength of nearly 40 people, Action Against Hunger Canada (est. in 2006) works tirelessly in the fight against hunger globally through our specialized nutrition technical programs that build the knowledge and skills of nutrition and public health professionals worldwide for the detection, treatment and prevention of malnutrition. We are a leading recipient of funding from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and advocate for changes to policy and practice in support of better nutrition and increased food security. Our collaborative programmatic model brings together communities, civil society, government, and the international assistance community to work jointly on fundamental public health issues that contribute to hunger in this world.

Our leading-edge programs have been built on the foundations of technical excellence, rigor and innovative practice over many years. We are experts in nutrition information systems, emergency nutrition and gender equality. Action Against Hunger Canada plays a hosting role to two significant global programs (SMART and the Global Nutrition Cluster Technical Alliance’s Support Team) that provide guidance, tools and training in the areas of nutrition data collection and analysis and best practices for emergency nutrition service delivery for hundreds of Governments, civil society organizations and international organizations worldwide. Our programs support the capacity of public health professionals who deliver lifesaving and long-term initiatives in communities globally. We also work towards sustainable transformative health system strengthening in all our efforts to ensure a long- lasting impact together with our partners, including members of the Humanitarian Coalition. As a member of the Action Against Hunger International Network, we also provide a range of technical support for the mainstreaming of gender equality across our programs and operations world-wide. Our commitments towards a gender transformative approach are integrated in our core health programming and our technical support to our International Network.

To learn more about Action Against Hunger, visit our website at


The Finance and Donor Compliance Manager will serve as the point person for institutional donor compliance within the organization and will play a critical role in coordinating institutional donor-related contracts and agreements, providing tools and support to the organization to enable accurate project budget management, tracking, reporting and auditing through the entire project life cycle.

The incumbent will be responsible for providing key financial guidance and support to ensure that projects run smoothly and accurately from a financial and compliance perspective and that all necessary ongoing improvements and developments are taken care of to successfully obtain and manage new institutional funding in the future.


Donor Compliance and Contracting

  • Act as the point person for all donor compliance-related matters as well as provide advice and guidance according to the best practices and regulations of Global Affairs Canada.
  • Compile and centralize information and guidance on donor compliance rules and expectations within Action Against Hunger Canada.
  • Collaborate, cooperate, and liaise with financial counterparts across the Action Against Hunger network.
  • Provide guidance to project and financial teams for the successful navigation of Global Affairs Canada budgetary and compliance requirements.
  • Review all donor contracts to highlight risks and considerations and proactively work across departments and with all team members to ensure they are understood and addressed.
  • Support program staff with preparation and review of contracts and sub-contracts.
  • Provide guidance on the eligibility of costs based on individual donor contracts.

Project Financial Management

  • Develop tools, systems, and processes (including standardized templates) to enable tracking of project costs and forecasts.
  • Lead budgeting, forecasting processes and financial planning with Project Managers for existing projects, amendments, and new project proposals.
  • Organize and lead budget follow-up meetings with Project Managers and highlight concerns and constraints in the financial management of projects.
  • Ensure salary and other fixed costs allocations are optimized as part of the budgeting process.
  • Provide overall quality control on all project budgets and financial reports.
  • Prepare, review and/or validate accurate and timely institutional donor reports in accordance with contract agreements.
  • Develop and ensure the implementation of a project financial records management system to be used by all Action Against Hunger Canada project teams.
  • Analyze key trends and identify points of attention regarding financial management and donor compliance within Action Against Hunger Canada teams, to determine needs for additional capacity building and support.
  • Assist with preparing monthly actual vs budget reports for all departments as needed.


  • Actively participate in project audits and year-end external audits as required.
  • Drive the follow-up process at the conclusion of an audit to ensure that all commitments are met.
  • Facilitate continuous improvement for all tools and processes based on audit learnings.



  • A university degree in a related field.
  • Seven years of experience in the financial management of project grants.
  • CGA, CMA or CA designation or equivalent in studies or experience (would be considered a strong asset).
  • Previous experience with an international NGO (direct experience in the field would be considered a strong asset).
  • Demonstrated project cycle management experience with the financial management of project grants.
  • Demonstrated experience working with donors’ compliance (GAC, USAID, SIDA).


  • Bilingual – French and English.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate and follow up on recommendations for improvements that result in financial efficiency and improved performance.
  • Solid knowledge of Electronic Financial Systems and MS Office Applications, with extensive understanding of Excel
  • Ability to multi-task, establish and manage priorities of tasks and time management and strong organizational skills.
  • Collaborative and consultative approach toward problem-solving.
  • Ability to navigate complexity and convene team members across departments.
  • Natural ability to teach and share knowledge with others to grow their skills and expertise.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including demonstration of cultural awareness, diplomacy, and tact.


  • Office setting or work from home.
  • Required to be seated whilst completing computer and desk-based tasks for long periods.
  • May be required to work irregular business hours, particularly in times of crises and emergencies.

Action Against Hunger Canada is committed to the creation of a diverse and inclusive workplace. Therefore, we actively encourage applications from BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+ community, persons with disabilities and other equity-deserving groups. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify our human resources representative of any accommodation or special measures that you may require.

Action Against Hunger Canada is committed to promoting the well-being of people around the world and focuses its efforts on saving lives through the elimination of hunger. To that end, we uphold the principles of Independence, Neutrality, Non-discrimination, Free and Direct Access to assistance, Professionalism, and Transparency in all our operations. We have ZERO TOLERANCE towards any behavior violating our Code of Conduct, including workplace violence, harassment, sexual harassment, any form of exploitation or abuse, corruption, fraud, and any behavior lacking integrity.

Action Against Hunger Canada is committed to safeguarding children and adults in the communities where we work. Our safeguarding commitment is to ensure that children and adults are protected from both deliberate and unintentional harm or abuse caused by Action Against Hunger staff, including the Prevention from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA).In an effort to safeguard children and adults in communities that we work with, our offers of employment and volunteering are conditional on successfully clearing background checks that may include, but are not limited to, criminal record, vulnerable sector, and employment reference checks.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Comment postuler:

If you are interested in this position, please apply online by April 28, 2023, using the following link:

We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


avril 20, 2023

Date d’échéance:

avril 28, 2023


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