Project Accountant (Part Time)

The Young Lives group has an exciting opportunity for a Project Accountant (0.5FTE, 18.75h per week). This post will be responsible for the day-to-day financial management and administration of the Young Lives study, in accordance with University financial controls and donor compliance. Based at the Oxford Department of International Development, this is a part time fixed term post until 31st August 2022, with the potential to extend depending on further funding. Young Lives is a unique, innovative, longitudinal mixed-methods study following the lives of 12,000 children in Ethiopia, India , Peru and Vietnam over 15 years, and is recognised internationally as one of the only studies taking a holistic approach to children living in poverty. The study was commissioned by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and set up in 2001 to provide high-quality empirical evidence to better understand the drivers and impacts of child poverty, and inform policy and programme design aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals’ targets for children, adolescents and youth. We are looking for an experienced individual who has achieved or is working towards an accounting qualification. You will be gathering, manipulating and presenting data on Young Lives budgets and forecasting including those for funding applications, re-budgeting exercises and partner organisations, working closely with the Young Lives Programme Manager, Programme Officer/s and Collaborating Partners. Managing a significant and complex range of projects under Young Lives with the strategic direction of the Programme Manager and maintaining oversight of multiple streams of funding across the portfolio, maximising cost recovery on projects will be part of your duties. ORACLE Financials and an understanding of FCDO financial compliancy are a desirable, but not essential. Whilst the role is a grade 7 position, we would consider candidates with potential, but less experience, who are seeking a development opportunity, for which an initial appointment would be at grade 6 (£29,176 - £34,804) with the responsibilities adjusted accordingly. This would be discussed with applicants at interview / appointment where appropriate. Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Applications are particularly welcome from black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in administrative posts in Oxford. Only applications received before 12 noon on 5 May 2021 can be considered.