Grants Manager & Financial Analyst

Physicians for Human Rights

About the organization

For more than 30 years, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has used science and medicine to document and call attention to mass atrocities and severe human rights violations. We investigate and document abuses, give voice to survivors and witnesses, and plant seeds of reconciliation by ensuring that perpetrators can be held accountable for their crimes. PHR uses our core disciplines – science, medicine, forensics, and public health – to inform our research and investigations and to strengthen the skills of frontline human rights defenders. We work closely with hundreds of partners around the world, using facts to wage effective advocacy and campaigning and providing critical scientific evidence so that survivors can seek justice.

PHR, which shared in the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize for our work to end the scourge of landmines, is poised for even greater growth and impact. As part of that strategy, we are seeking committed activists with a passion for human rights.


The grants manager & financial analyst will be a key resource to senior staff, responsible for monitoring programmatic and financial grant/funder commitments, and related reporting; aid in general financial forecasting and modeling; and institute best practices in these areas.

The grants manager & financial analyst (manager) is responsible for monitoring all budgets, grants planning and allocations, and grant budget to actual reconciliations. The manager can take complex information and financial data and synthesize it for both finance and non-finance audiences. In addition, the manager works accurately on details while considering and appreciating the bigger picture. The manager will review and cross-check work to ensure accuracy while managing multiple tasks and meeting firm deadlines. The ideal candidate enjoys building complex financial solutions to meet data tracking and monitoring needs and aiding senior management in informed decision-making.
Reports to: Director of Finance
• Assist with PHR’s annual organizational budget development process and track the budget in the accounting system.
• Forecast the organizational budget based on actual expenses and up-to-date projected costs.
• In partnership with development and program staff, develop financial budgets for grant proposals for a variety of funders including private foundations, government, and corporate grants, for final approval by the Director of Finance.


• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field, or satisfactory equivalent of education and/or experience.
• Minimum five years progressive experience in grants and/or budget management and financial analysis in a non-profit setting.
• Knowledge of financial reporting software, and experience with MIP Abila, Sage Intacct, and Concur preferred.
• Experienced computer user familiar with Microsoft Office applications; advanced Excel skills mandatory.
• Experience with US State Department grants and foreign government grants highly desired.
• Self-starter who shows initiative and is skilled in anticipating needs and potential issues.
• Outstanding financial management and analytical skills.
• Creative with the ability to develop systems to manage multi-year grants across multiple funders and programs.
• Mature, adaptable, resourceful, and detail-oriented with the ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
• A good sense of humor is a plus.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with staff at all levels, and represent the organization tactfully and diplomatically.
• Able to plan efficiently, organize, and manage complex multiple projects simultaneously with limited supervision or direction, while meeting deadlines.
• Commitment to administrative financial protocols, policies, and confidentiality.
• A commitment to human rights is essential.



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please combine your cover letter and resume as one pdf or a word document and send it to [email protected] Indicate your “Last Name/First Name, Grants Manager & Financial Analyst” in the email subject line.

A complete application consists of:
a) A thoughtful cover letter explaining why you are qualified for/interested in the Grants Manager & Financial Analyst position with PHR.
b) Resume/curriculum vitae.

Only complete applications in the format requested sent to [email protected] will be considered.
Physicians for Human Rights is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in its work and staff. We recruit and hire without discrimination based on race, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, prior conviction, arrest history, disability, marital status, veteran status, age, or any other protection afforded by law.

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