Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Women for Women International Finance Managers Jobs Vacancies in Rumbek, South Sudan and Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo

Women for Women International is a non governmental organization (NGO) based in Washington DC with country offices in eight countries around the world.

Our mission is to provide women victims of war and other conflicts with tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty into stability and self sufficiency, thus promoting a viable civil society.

Women for Women International seeks to fill two vacancies for Finance Manager in our country offices in South Sudan (to be based in Rumbek) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (to be based in Bukavu).

The Finance Manager position is a member of the country office Senior Management Team and reports directly to the Country Director. Candidates must be citizens of South Sudan and DRC, respectively, or third country nationals with valid work permit.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
• Ensure that country office budget analysis and forecasts are carried out in a timely fashion and that all documents are accurately maintained for audit and office purposes.
• Prepare daily transactions and monthly financial reports in the required WfWI format and submit by required due dates.
• Assist Country Director and SMT with budget preparation; produce timely and accurate Budget vs. Actual analysis reports, including explanations for large variances; make recommendations to the Country Director for budget trade-offs & revisions.
• Manage cash flow, including timely fund requests to HQ, and country office bank accounts, including monthly reconciliation.
• Provide Senior Management Team with timely and accurate Budget vs. Actual analysis reports, including explanations for large variances.
• Ensure that Annual Audit is carried out in a timely manner as required by the organization.
• Ensure strict compliance with internal control procedures and donors regulations.
• Ensure the monthly payroll allocation entries are properly calculated, coded, and entered appropriately into accounting system.
• Performances manage direct reports in line with Women for Women International’s performance management framework.
• Oversee the Logistics Unit and ensure the effective management of all country office Procurement, Transport, Asset & Stores Management, Communications, IT and Security.
• Work closely with the HR & Admin Officer to ensure that Country Office payroll is done in compliance with national tax and labor regulations.
• Participate in policy-setting discussions with the Senior Management Team and HQ and communicate policies to local staff.
• Participate in strategy development and annual operational planning of the country office.
• Supervise direct reports in line with WfWI performance management framework.

Skills and Minimum Qualifications
• Master’s Degree or other Post-graduate qualification in finance, accounting or business management; CPA, ACCA or equivalent designation is preferred.
• At least seven (7) years work experience in Finance position with full accounting and budgeting responsibilities preferably within the INGO environment, including at least three (3) years in a management role.
• Excellent computer skills including spreadsheet, database, word processing, presentation, and email; familiarity with Quick Books Pro accounting software is desirable.
• Highly organized and detail-oriented with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• High level of fluency in written and spoken English required; French and/or Kiswahili also required for DRC.
• Must be citizen of South Sudan or DRC, respectively, or third country national with valid work permit.

Application Instructions: All interested candidates must submit: updated CV, cover letter and 3 professional references before or by November 15th, 2011.

Application should be sent to either: sudanjobs@womenforwomen.org (for South Sudan) or drcjobs@womenforwomen.org (for DRC).

Please designate the position applied for on the subject line.

Due to urgency of the recruitments, applications will be short-listed on a regular basis and we may offer the positions before the closing date.

Only short listed applicants will be invited to interview. No telephone inquiries please.

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