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Portfolio Officer-Investing in Women-South Sudan nationals encouraged to apply

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Jul 082021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund
Closing date: 17 Jul 2021

The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) is a leading development finance organisation that supports businesses to innovate, create jobs and leverage investments in order to create resilience and sustainable incomes in rural and marginalized communities in Africa. Launched in 2008, AECF has invested in 343 businesses across more than 40 value chains and 26 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

We focus specifically on agribusiness, renewable energy and climate technologies, while also addressing the crosscutting themes of gender, youth and fragile contexts. In just over a decade, we have impacted more than 27.7 million lives, created close to 24,000 jobs, and leveraged over US $740 million in matching funds.

AECF is headquartered in Kenya, with offices in Côte d’Ivoire and Tanzania.

South Sudan-Investing in Women Project

The Investing in Women in South Sudan programme is a five-year initiative with a goal to enhance economic empowerment of women in the agricultural sector in South Sudan through support to SMEs and women producer groups. The programme has three main objectives, namely,

• Reducing gender specific barriers of women’s participation in agricultural value chains.

• Increasing adoption of gender sensitive climate smart agricultural practices.

• Improving employment/livelihoods of women in agriculture and food systems.’

Job summary

The Portfolio Officer will be responsible for three main tasks, namely:

i. Monitoring performance of investees including reporting.

ii. Managing the relationships between AECF and the investees.

iii. Contribute to selection of potential investees for funding.

Key Responsibilities

Monitoring investee performance and managing relationships.

  • Conduct and coordinate review of investees’ progress reports and feedback process.
  • Conduct project site visits on a periodic basis to ensure that: project implementation is on track; performance targets are being met; progress reporting is timely and accurate; and project funds are utilized in an appropriate and transparent manner.
  • Follow – up with investees to ensure that project to project linkages is established and reported, opensource initiatives are supported and information on outcomes/ progress markers collected, reported, and shared within agreed networks.
  • Provide mentoring and coaching to support investees implement their M&E and reporting systems.
  • Ensure timely disbursement of approved funds to investees.
  • Prepare and share investees risk one pagers with relevant teams.
  • Contribute to identification of investees who require technical assistance and arrange to deliver services based on the AECF Technical Assistance and Learning service delivery framework.
  • Work with the Programme Manager to recover outstanding repayable funds as due from investees.

Contributing to selection of potential investees for funding

  • Work with the Investing in women in South Sudan competition management team to design the marketing strategy and market new funding competitions/challenges.
  • Ensure that incoming proposals are properly recorded in the portfolio management system and their subsequent review and approval/declinations is properly recorded and tracked.
  • Review and assess project applications, concept notes, and business plans as well as conducting basic pre – funding due diligence.
  • Coordinate monitoring visits of potential investees and directly engage applicants to discuss their project ideas and ensure their project plans are high quality and technically sound.
  • Guide applicants and portfolio companies on business planning and ongoing implementation of the AECF-funded projects including providing limited technical and management assistance.
  • Conduct pre-grant capacity assessments of potential grant recipients and providing capacity building assistance where required.
  • Review grant recipients’ work plans and budgets and facilitating the grant contracting process.

Required qualifications, experience, and attributes.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Economics, Development Studies, Agricultural Economics, or other relevant field of study.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or hold an equivalent professional accounting qualification e.g., ACCA (desirable).
  • A minimum of four(4) years of experience in one or more of the following areas: finance, agriculture, agribusiness, SME finance, rural financial services, renewable energy and adaptation to climate change.
  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience in the microfinance/banking sector, financial and grants management, with the ability to review, analyse and interpret budgets, financial management systems; financial statements (including income and expenditure statements and cash reconciliation statements) and audit reports.

· Must possess excellent organizational and project management skills.

· Previous experience working and living in a non-family/hardship posting is required.

  • Must possess excellent organizational and project management skills.
  • A good understanding of gender and rural and/or financial services markets in South Sudan.
  • An understanding of the operations of donors and international development organizations.
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills with the ability to prepare reports to a high level of proficiency.**
  • South Sudanese nationals are encouraged to apply.**

The AECF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The AECF considers all applicants based on merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

How to apply:

If you believe, you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for the role Register & Apply on https://recruitment.aecfafrica.org

To be considered, your application must be received by 17th July 2021.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For more information, please visit www.aecfafrica.org

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Portfolio Officer-Investing in Women-South Sudan nationals encouraged to apply

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Jul 062021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund
Closing date: 17 Jul 2021

The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) is a leading development finance organisation that supports businesses to innovate, create jobs and leverage investments in order to create resilience and sustainable incomes in rural and marginalized communities in Africa. Launched in 2008, AECF has invested in 343 businesses across more than 40 value chains and 26 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

We focus specifically on agribusiness, renewable energy and climate technologies, while also addressing the crosscutting themes of gender, youth and fragile contexts. In just over a decade, we have impacted more than 27.7 million lives, created close to 24,000 jobs, and leveraged over US $740 million in matching funds.

AECF is headquartered in Kenya, with offices in Côte d’Ivoire and Tanzania.

South Sudan-Investing in Women Project

The Investing in Women in South Sudan programme is a five-year initiative with a goal to enhance economic empowerment of women in the agricultural sector in South Sudan through support to SMEs and women producer groups. The programme has three main objectives, namely,

• Reducing gender specific barriers of women’s participation in agricultural value chains.

• Increasing adoption of gender sensitive climate smart agricultural practices.

• Improving employment/livelihoods of women in agriculture and food systems.’

Job summary

The Portfolio Officer will be responsible for three main tasks, namely:

i. Monitoring performance of investees including reporting.

ii. Managing the relationships between AECF and the investees.

iii. Contribute to selection of potential investees for funding.

Key Responsibilities

Monitoring investee performance and managing relationships.

  • Conduct and coordinate review of investees’ progress reports and feedback process.
  • Conduct project site visits on a periodic basis to ensure that: project implementation is on track; performance targets are being met; progress reporting is timely and accurate; and project funds are utilized in an appropriate and transparent manner.
  • Follow – up with investees to ensure that project to project linkages is established and reported, opensource initiatives are supported and information on outcomes/ progress markers collected, reported, and shared within agreed networks.
  • Provide mentoring and coaching to support investees implement their M&E and reporting systems.
  • Ensure timely disbursement of approved funds to investees.
  • Prepare and share investees risk one pagers with relevant teams.
  • Contribute to identification of investees who require technical assistance and arrange to deliver services based on the AECF Technical Assistance and Learning service delivery framework.
  • Work with the Programme Manager to recover outstanding repayable funds as due from investees.

Contributing to selection of potential investees for funding

  • Work with the Investing in women in South Sudan competition management team to design the marketing strategy and market new funding competitions/challenges.
  • Ensure that incoming proposals are properly recorded in the portfolio management system and their subsequent review and approval/declinations is properly recorded and tracked.
  • Review and assess project applications, concept notes, and business plans as well as conducting basic pre – funding due diligence.
  • Coordinate monitoring visits of potential investees and directly engage applicants to discuss their project ideas and ensure their project plans are high quality and technically sound.
  • Guide applicants and portfolio companies on business planning and ongoing implementation of the AECF-funded projects including providing limited technical and management assistance.
  • Conduct pre-grant capacity assessments of potential grant recipients and providing capacity building assistance where required.
  • Review grant recipients’ work plans and budgets and facilitating the grant contracting process.

Required qualifications, experience, and attributes.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Economics, Development Studies, Agricultural Economics, or other relevant field of study.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or hold an equivalent professional accounting qualification e.g., ACCA (desirable).
  • A minimum of four(4) years of experience in one or more of the following areas: finance, agriculture, agribusiness, SME finance, rural financial services, renewable energy and adaptation to climate change.
  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience in the microfinance/banking sector, financial and grants management, with the ability to review, analyse and interpret budgets, financial management systems; financial statements (including income and expenditure statements and cash reconciliation statements) and audit reports.

· Must possess excellent organizational and project management skills.

· Previous experience working and living in a non-family/hardship posting is required.

  • Must possess excellent organizational and project management skills.
  • A good understanding of gender and rural and/or financial services markets in South Sudan.
  • An understanding of the operations of donors and international development organizations.
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills with the ability to prepare reports to a high level of proficiency.**
  • South Sudanese nationals are encouraged to apply.**

The AECF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The AECF considers all applicants based on merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

How to apply:

If you believe, you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for the role Register & Apply on https://recruitment.aecfafrica.org

To be considered, your application must be received by 17th July 2021.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For more information, please visit www.aecfafrica.org

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Finance Manager – South Sudan

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Jun 122021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Closing date: 24 Jun 2021

About the context

Years of conflict and insecurity in South Sudan have resulted in one of the world’s worst and most protracted humanitarian contexts. NRC’s programme has grown in recent years to combine both emergency response and recovery programming, with a budget of $22 million and a team of 350 staff (including 20 International) operating from three large area offices and managed from the country office in Juba.

About the Role

The Finance Manager (FM) is responsible for managing the CO Finance Department. As a member of the CMG (country managemet’s leadership team), s/he is responsible for ensuring the robustness of the CO’s financial management systems and processes. S/he is in charge of financial management and compliance, communication, capacity building of finance staff as well as capacity strengthening of subrecipients and consortium members in the area of financial management. The Finance Manager designs, improves and maintains effective financial systems and processes. In line with NRC’ strategic priority to reinforce an organizational culture of high performance and accountability, s/he works with CO management to ensure that the country program maintains a high level of resource stewardship and strict financial accountability.

NRC South Sudan has 2 senior managers in Finance who both report to the Head of Support. They are (i) Finance Manager (this current role) and (ii) Budgets and Reporting Manager. Both managers provide managerial and technical coverage at the time of leaves.

Role Responsibilities

  • Provide an enabling environment for the implementation of cash-based interventions, through working across program and support teams and the development of relevant guidance and Standard Operation Procedures
  • Contribute to the identification of opportunities to implement cash-based interventions and market based programs by participating in assessments and response analysis discussions
  • Regularly conduct finance analysis of CO operations in SS and advice CMG accordingly;
  • Ensure the robustness of the CO’s financial management systems and processes;
  • Strengthen capacity of sub-recipients and consortium members in the area of financial management;
  • Design, improve and maintain an effective financial systems and processes;
  • Reinforce an organizational culture of high performance and accountability.

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • University degree in accounting, business administration, finance or related fields with professional qualification (ACCA, CPA, CIMA…etc). Master degree will be an advantage.
  • A minimum 3 years of experience from working as a senior Financial Manager in a complex humanitarian/recovery context
  • Experience from working in a larger scale, complex and volatile contexts
  • Solid knowledge of computer software and modern accounting systems, preferably proficiency in an ERP system
  • Familiarity with rules and regulations of major donors such as EU, ECHO, USAID…etc
  • Experience in designing or managing a consortium program in a lead organization
  • Knowledge and skills in cash-based interventions and financial service provider assessments
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Please find the full JD of this role on this link.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility: At NRC we think outside the box. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take initiative.

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Finance Coordinator

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Jun 012021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Polish Humanitarian Action – Polska Akcja Humanitarna
Closing date: 14 Jun 2021

Responsibilities and Accountability

  1. Lead and oversee financial processes across the mission

  2. Monitoring project budget realization using available tools (Navision, BMT, et,) including forecast.

  3. Preparing Budget Monitoring (BMT) and other necessary tools for new projects.

  4. Verifying costs booked in Navision in terms of nature of expenditure, description, legibility etc.

  5. Participating in the allocation procedure: updating projects basket, verifying and accepting allocation files.

  6. Cooperating with Project Coordinator/Manager in preparing monthly cash flow data.

  7. Running financial reports according to PAH and donor requirements.

  8. Participating in preparation of new budget/budget revision in collaboration with Project Coordinator/Manager

  9. Facilitating all audit processes in the mission and coordinate all audit issues are followed up and resolved to a final conclusion.

  10. Following up on donors/partners/vendors/coordinators/staff issues and ensuring they are addressed in a timely manner, in collaboration with Project Coordinator/Manager, Operational Department on the Mission and Financial Desk in HQ

  11. Attend procurement committee meetings (setting up selection criteria and tender opening and evaluation)

  12. Verifying and approving payments related Mission bank account payment

  13. Approving costs (financial approval) under projects.

  14. Performing any other duties as directed and instructed by the Direct supervisor.

Qualifications and skills:

Minimum Required qualification

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and/or Finance Management.

  2. Experience with similar scope of responsibilities- finance coordinator position (min. 3 years)

  3. Previous work with INGO at a similar position (min. 3 years)

  4. Working Knowledge of institutional donors like ECHO, USAID, SSHF, RRF UNICEF etc.

  5. Must be proficient and knowledgeable of word processing, advanced excel with knowledge of advanced formulas such as lookup functions and the use of pivot tables.

  6. Excellent analytical skills and ability to resolve complex problems with multiple variables.

  7. Strong organizational skills

  8. Ability to work independently

Desirable:

  1. Experience in using Navision accounting system

  2. Partial professional qualification in Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and/or Certified Public Accountant certification (CPA).at least level 11.

  3. Strong understanding of accounting principles

How to apply:

Application Submission Criteria:

Please send a covering letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the Person Specification along with your CV to Human Resources at recruitment.ssud@pah.org.pl or submit your application to PAH Compound South Sudan Mission near Nile Fortune Hotel; Tomping, Juba – South Sudan.

· Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line i.e. *“Application for the position of “Finance Coordinator**”***

· Note: Due to urgent need to fill this position, short listing may take place before the advertisement deadline.

· We appreciate your application however, only short listed candidates will be contacted. If you have not been contacted within the closing date, we regret that your application has been unsuccessful.

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Investigator

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Mar 122021
 

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Countries: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Niger, South Sudan
Organization: International Rescue Committee
Closing date: 11 Jun 2021

This role can be based in South Sudan, Central African Republic, Chad, Cot d’lvoire, Cameroon, Niger, Burkina Faso and Burundi.

The Investigator for the East Africa, West Africa and Great Lakes regions will assist the IRC Ethics and Compliance Unit (ECU) conduct investigations of allegations involving fraud, waste, abuse, corruption, beneficiary exploitation and abuse, and other misconduct. In this role, you will support IRC programs to ensure continued vigilance with regard to the risks associated with violations of IRC’s Code of Professional Conduct and Policies the law/regulations and the further development of complaints mechanisms and investigation capacity. You will additionally collaborate with other IRC functional areas and programs to support our partners, sub-grantees and other agencies in encouraging a work environment that minimizes the potential for misconduct.

Two commitments lie at the foundation of the IRC’s work: 1) our unceasing quest to serve the needs of our beneficiaries; and 2) our determination to meet the requirements of our donors as trusted stewards of their resources. This position will play a key role in meeting these challenges by furthering a critical mission of the ECU – to safeguard our employees, beneficiaries, staff and resources from misconduct and abuse in complex and high-risk operating environments through investigating allegations of fraud, collusion and corruption in the use of the grant funds. Given the nature of our work, the position requires extensive travel on field missions to conduct investigations at IRC locations.

Major Responsibilities:

• Undertake investigations of alleged fraud, corruption, waste, safeguarding and any other type of misconduct, with objectivity, impartiality and fairness throughout the investigative process and in accordance with generally recognized international investigative standards and IRC guidelines;

• Formulate investigation plans, review and analyze all information to determine its relevance and reliability, conduct interviews of staff and other parties, record interviews, acquire and analyze potential documentary and electronic evidence, conduct investigative research, prepare draft investigation reports, and present investigative results in a clear written form;

• Prepare reports and ad hoc briefs pertaining to investigations in coordination with the Senior Investigator, Ethics and Compliance Unit management, and others as appropriate;

• Prepare recommendations for corrective actions and improved controls and effectiveness or efficiency of IRC operations;

• Aid in the prioritization of investigative work in consultation with Ethics and Compliance Unit management;

• Participate in developing and revising compliance-related best practices and lessons learned from investigative work;

• Engage regularly with Country Directors and Regional Vice Presidents on investigations;

• Work with Compliance Coordinators or other local staff assigned to support investigations;

• Deliver investigation training, remotely and in person, to Country Program staff supporting investigations.

Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree required in business, accounting, law, international relations, criminal justice or related field.

Certificates, licenses or advanced degrees in law, accounting or computer forensics an advantage: (CFE/CFF/CPA/CA/CCEP)

Work Experience:

• 6+ years of international investigations experience;

• Experience in the nonprofit, NGO sectors or grant-supported organizations, regional and international organizations, or the inspector general function within a large government organization a plus;

• Experience conducting fraud, collusion, corruption, vendor and supplier collusion, safeguarding and other types of investigations in challenging environments, and preferably in locations where the IRC operates;

• Experience working with investigation teams in remote locations and insecure environments;

• Experience examining forensic, financial and electronic evidence;

• Extensive experience conducting interviews of witnesses and subjects in multicultural environments;

• Travel to insecure environments required.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

• Fluency in French is a significant plus;

• Fraud Investigation Principles and Techniques, including Procurement Fraud, Bribery, Collusion and Corruption;

• Sexual Exploitation and Abuse investigation and interviewing experience preferred;

• Excellent judgment and Honesty and Integrity in the highest degree;

• Interviewing skills and the ability to interview both witnesses and subjects;

• Experience with computer and accounting forensic specialists (having such expertise a plus);

• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, including the preparation of clear and concise reports;

• Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work successfully with internal functional units and operations;

• Data Analysis;

• MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and VISIO;

• Demonstrated experience and a successful track record working with minimal direct supervision.

Working Environment:

• Positions will either be remote working from home or in an IRC office environment in any country where IRC is registered and the applicant resides.

• Travel 50% or more to developing countries including insecure environments (post Covid-19 travel restrictions)

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way -Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Equality, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

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COUNTRY FINANCE MANAGER

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Feb 062021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Oxfam GB
Closing date: 17 Feb 2021

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like saving lives, governance and peace building, education, land rights and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

We are an international confederation of 19 organizations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

All our work is led by three core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness. To read more about our values please click here

The Role

Oxfam has been working in South Sudan since 1983. Our Programmatic Strategy concentrates on saving lives, Resilient Livelihoods, Advancing Gender Justice and Good Governance and Active Citizenship through a full spectrum platform that includes humanitarian response, recovery and resilience, long term development and policy and advocacy. Oxfam currently operates via seven area field offices in South Sudan. (It also works in partnership with several national organisations and community groups.

Position: Country Finance Manager

Location: Juba

Grade & Level: C1 Global

Contract Type: Fixed Term **

Number of post: 1

Duration of Contract: 01 Year (with possibility of Extension) **

KEY Essential

Expectations for the position:

Planning & learning

· Work closely with the Country Director and Managers to review and complete the annual country budget planning and implementation plan for the South Sudan Programme.

· Work closely with the Country Director and with the funding team to ensure that the global budget is in place and is mapped to the donor budgets.

· Work with the Country Director, and managers / coordinators to identify finance needs, financial management issues and develop strategies to meet them.

· Compile the projects financial information and budgets in a comprehensive country finance budget/plan for SDX management team.

· Prepare country – level finance summary and analysis reports.

· Undertake short periods of research or project work to document experience and build up institutional learning on financial aspects of Oxfam’s work.

· Assist and facilitate in any new programme set-up by providing support to the relevant field base.

Budget Management and Donor compliance

· Provide support to country level and field programmes in the budgeting process.

· Working with the Country Director and the respective managers, support the formulation of Global budgets for each programme area and proactively manage the funding gap. Maintain and proactively manage the annual unrestricted funding gap

· Ensure that donor requirements, policies and procedures are met across the programme.

· Compile budget monitoring reports monthly to the Country Director for presentation to SMT;

· Ensure field finance officers give accurate monthly budget monitoring information to Programme Managers

· Close monitoring of the donor reporting schedule and the SDX business cycle to ensure timely and accurate financial donor reports are prepared and are linked to the narrative reports.

· Maintain the country funding report, ensuring no unfunded spend; ensure contract balances are reconciled periodically as per Oxfam guidelines and by Year End.

· Ensure the programme has no unauthorized suspense account, unauthorized expenditure and control expenditure in line to donor requirement

· In close collaboration with the logistics department, assist in the monitoring of programme expenditure, the transparency of systems and procedures in place and the compliance with order processing requirements of donor contracts.

· Support programme managers in their budget responsibility. Liaise with them on variance explanations and solutions of covering gaps

Compliance & Risk Management

· Maintain a risk register for the country programme, proactively review existing risks, identify new/potential risks and mitigate against these. Bring significant risks, real & potential to the attention of management & ensure timely action

· Advise Oxfam of any changes/development in government policies, statutory requirements with regard to the finance function and registration of the programme that can affect the implementation of Oxfam’s programmes in the in South Sudan.

· Support the Country Director to ensure that the programme adhered to all relevant statutory / legal requirements in South Sudan.

· Ensure that the overall programme meets system requirements for the programme in people soft – GL, OPAL and CRIMSON. Provide support in systems compliance to finance teams in remote locations as necessary.

· Take responsibility for the achievement of minimum finance standards in the programme. This will include ensuring appropriate practice in cash, bank management and asset management, partner management, financial accounting, internal controls/checks, authorization limits

· Internal /external audit – take a lead in preparing for audits. Support programme staff in preparing for external and internal audits, identifying external auditors, and in the audit process itself. To ensure that audit recommendations are implemented and maintained.

· Flag any foreseeable exposures related to the Programme in terms of budgets shortfall to the Country SMT and ensure it is communicated to the RFSM.

Capacity building

· To continuously assess and recommend training and skills upgrades for all finance staff in all locations. This will also be achieved through mentoring and supervision and also through other appropriate learning forums and methods designated by the finance manager. This will include the process/ training of Sudanese finance assistants taking up greater responsibilities in the finance function.

Management, leadership and representation

· Representation of Oxfam to external actors, as tasked by the Country Director

· Manage the Juba-based finance team according to Oxfam standards.

· Supervise all filing and document management within the finance department and ensure it is done in a systematic, coherent and transparent way so as to meet Oxfam’s needs and obligations and donor requirements.

· Provide sufficient and adequate financial management information and effectively manage the SDX and HECA business cycle in regards to financial issues (timely submission of annual budgets, monthly financial returns and reports).

· Input/support the recruitment of finance staff as well as recruit, instruct and supervise those under direct management.

· Visit the teams and programmes regularly in order to monitor the systems, procedures and assess performance of finance personnel (and make recommendations and plan of action with regard to this).

· Be involved in the performance management of all finance personnel and, to give advice to the Programme Managers concerning the job performance of finance staff.

· Generate all financial reporting for donors and Oxfam GB internal requirements, including Quarterly Management Reports

· Oversee the Year End process within set Oxfam guidelines and timelines

· Work closely with logistics manager on logistics issues, procurement and relations with suppliers.

· Oversee the payment of staff benefits and salaries and ensure these are done as per Oxfam policies and systems.

· Ensure that the Bank mandates and authorisation matrices are continuously updated and observed.

· Ensure new staff receive appropriate inductions on finance issues, procedures and compliance.

· Establish and maintain good contacts with suppliers, banks, government offices, UN agencies and other NGOs with regards to financial matters.

· Establish and maintain good contacts with the Regional Centre finance team, and the funding unit.

· Ensure the implementation of actions in support of Oxfam values and policy, including gender and diversity mainstreaming**.**

· Any other duties in the nature and scope of the position.**

Skills, Experience & Knowledge

Essential

· Relevant University Degree or equivalent accountancy professional Qualifications ACCA, or CPA (K)

· 5 years’ experience in finance and donor contract management (financial management and accounting, setting up internal control systems / carrying out audits/reviews, and well exposed to the relevant statutory /legal issues that affect Oxfam as a programme and the region as a whole). Proven experience in finance management and/or coordination in an international organisation.

· Well-developed interpersonal and team skills and proven ability to be flexible in demanding situations.

· 5 years of managerial /supervisory responsibilities, including good training and coaching skills and a willingness to support development of others.

· Previous experience with non-governmental organisations.

· Proven computer literacy and analytical skills

· Good negotiation and diplomacy skills

· Good written and spoken English is essential.

· Commitment to the aims and objectives of Oxfam.

· Commitment to humanitarian principles and action.

· Commitment to Oxfam’s equal opportunity and gender policies. Demonstrated experience of integrating gender and diversity issues into finance

How to apply:

Deadline for submission of applications is 17 February 2021. Interested Applicants should send soft copies of their CVs and Cover letters to Hrsouthsudan@oxfam.org.uk.

NB: Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Previous candidate are encouraged not to re-apply.

Oxfam is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those that are suitable to work within our values are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of screening checks.
Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

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Finance Officer (Part Time)

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Jan 292021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: CTG
Closing date: 8 Feb 2021

Overview of CTG:

  • CTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America – we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.

Overview of the position:

  • The Finance Officer will oversee the financial activities on an international donor funded social & behavior change project in South Sudan. S / he will be responsible for contributing to the financial organization of the field office activities including project budgeting, general accounting, assist in cash flow management & assist in preparation of financial reporting. The individual will be expected to work closely with the Baltimore Office, as well as an in country or regional financial firm. The responsibility extends to ensuring that all finances are properly administered & monitored in accordance with financial regulations & controls of our client & their donors & relevant stakeholders.

Key responsibilities & tasks:

  • Prepare monthly financial reports on accruals & expenditure.
  • Assemble financial vouchers in an organized way that facilitates quick review & approval that meet audit standards & are signature ready with the first submission.
  • Immediately inform, guide & request revision to supporting documents that do not meet donor, university or audit requirement (e.g. incomplete or inaccurate forms, missing support, illegible photocopies, missing printed names, signatures, dates, etc.).
  • Enter financial vouchers into QuickBooks daily ensuring the accuracy & completeness of each entry.
  • Make timely & appropriate escalated follow ups with travelers to ensure they reconcile advances.
  • Assist in reviewing travel & program accountabilities to ensure accuracy & proper cost allocations.
  • Ensure timely & appropriate transfers of cash between the SSP & the USD bank accounts.
  • Maintain photocopies of financial transactions & file per CCP imprest filing procedures.
  • When necessary, write checks for disbursement & receipts for cash received.
  • Support completion of end of month tasks in a timely manner, with minimal or no errors.
  • Conduct routine & ad hoc independent verifications of transactions submitted to finance.
  • Ensure the completeness, accuracy, timeliness, adequacy & appropriateness of all financial transactions & related support i.e. ensure all financial transactions meet audit standards.
  • Review invoices to ensure all applicable withholdings & taxes are correct per accounting & revenue authority guidelines.
  • Prepare, process & keep records of VAT exemption & reimbursement documentation & remit based on prevailing host country & sponsor guidelines for CCP & USAID funded award project subrecipients.
  • Ensure documentation supporting VAT transactions is adequate, appropriate, complete & correct for CCP & USAID funded award project subrecipients.
  • Engage, submit & follow up on VAT submissions with USAID.
  • Follow appropriate protocol for reporting suspected internal controls violations.
  • Act at all times in accordance with the country law & standards of accounting practices.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Project reporting:

  • This role reports to the Senior SBC Advisor.

Team management:

  • This role has no team management responsibility.

Geographical experience:

  • Minimum of 3 year of experience in Africa (essential).

Languages:

  • Fluency in English is essential.

Key competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce Finance, Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field, Master’s Degree in related field is an added advantage.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), part qualified or equivalent will also be considered, either is an added advantage.
  • Experience managing USAID cooperative agreements including a working knowledge of the 2 CFR 200 / 700 a significant added advantage.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in the financial management of donor funded programs of similar size.
  • Knowledge of U.S. govt. cost principles, rules & regulations.
  • Strong organizational skills & the ability to work in a team oriented environment.
  • At least an intermediate skill level using MS Excel, Word & QuickBooks.
  • Ability to apply mathematical concepts that include but are not limited to algebra, probability, statistics & numerical analysis.
  • Ability to communicate adequately & effectively in English, both verbally & in writing.

Other relevant information:

  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.

How to apply:

Candidates interested in applying for this role need to register on CTG website & apply for this role using the below link:
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COUNTRY ADMINISTRATOR – SOUTH SUDAN

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Jan 272021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Comitato Collaborazione Medica
Closing date: 5 Feb 2021

Ong: Comitato Collaborazione Medica

Location: Juba with regular monitoring mission in the country – South Sudan

Contract duration: 12 months, renewable

Start date of contract: April 2021

Closing date for applications: 05st February 2021

CCM (Comitato Collaborazione Medica) is an Italian NGO operating in Ethiopia, Kenya, and South Sudan, specialized in health-related projects’ implementation, either in humanitarian and development contexts.

CCM is going to merge with Amref Health Africa in Italy, the largest non-profit healthcare organization operating in Sub-Saharan Africa since 1957. Since its inception, Amref has operated in the most remote and vulnerable areas of Africa, with the aim of guaranteeing access to health for all the African communities.

CCM has been working in South Sudan since 1983, implementing health projects (primary and secondary health care) in 5 counties of Warrap and Lakes States.

The country office is based in Juba and the field offices are located in Twic, Tonj East, Tonj South and Tonj North of Warrap State.

Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda, specialized in health-related projects’ implementation, either in humanitarian and development contexts.

For further information on the organization, please visit the website at www.ccm-italia.org.

Aims and general characteristics

The Country Administrator shall plan, coordinate and be responsible for all administrative and financial aspects of CCM programs in South Sudan, providing expertise and guidance to its staff.

(S) he supports the Country Representative and Project Managers to ensure a proper financial management of the country mission and the projects.

The Country Administrator reports to the Country Representative and functionally to the HQs Administration in Turin. (S)he will be based in Juba office.

Ideally the successful applicant will have considerable experience in accounting or financial field, administrative and legal aspect, have excellent i interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently.

Here below the details of main tasks assigned to the Country Administrator:

• Supervise the financial and administrative staff and field offices in the Country

• Supervise and coordinate CCM state administrators, accountants, and other support staff

• Supervise the tasks assigned to the Deputy Country Administrator providing guidance on core activities to all administrative staff

• Supervise and update accounting entries ensuring correctness and rigorous management of cash and bankbooks and reconciliations

Job profile

• Ensure compliance with local regulations in respect of financial, administrative and other matters (eg registration, taxation, visa and labor laws). Ensure the respect of the local law and that taxes are timely remitted to relevant authorities

• Support the preparation of budget proposals and amendments

• Monitor the level of expenditures against projects budget lines

• Formulate, in collaboration with the Country Representative (CR), annual country budget (to the tune of 3.5/4M USD) and monthly fund request to CCM HQ

• Supervise and prepare all financial reports in line with CCM and donor reporting requirements ensuring the proper allocation of expenses to projects’ budgets

• Prepare and supervise general audit for the Office and specific projects according to CCM, Local Authorities and donors’ requirements and regulations

• Manage contracts of local and international staff based on information received from the HQ, CR and Technical Staff

• Ensure that internal control systems are in place and participate in the review of existing policies in consultation with CR

• To revise, update general finance and administrative procedures. Update financial and administrative manuals of the office in accordance with HQ and donors rules and regulations

• Conduct regular visits to field offices to ensure proper financial management, accounting, archiving of documentation and supervision of all financial/administrative activities undertaken at field level

• Support the procurement department. Supervise appropriateness, completeness and updating of all project and procurement documentation. Support in the preparation of legal contracts, contracts with suppliers and any other contract issued by the program and ensure that contractual commitments are accurately tracked

Requirements

  • Relevant academic background: Master in Finance/Accounting or Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or similar. CPA/ACCA qualification is desirable.
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience, with a minimum of 3 years in financial management positions
  • In depth knowledge of financial systems, financial/administrative management and reporting
  • Strong budgeting and financial management skills
  • Experience in financial reporting for major international donors. Previous working experience in HPF funded projects is a strong asset.
  • Experience in implementing financial control systems at field level
  • Experience in field financial management
  • Experience in leading a small working group
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated attention to details, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work cooperatively
  • Self-motivated, able to take initiatives, resilient and able to work independently
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrated capacity to work in remote areas and challenging conditions
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English is mandatory
  • Knowledge of Italian would be an asset
  • Past experience in an INGO will be a strong asset
  • Willingness to work under pressure and long hours, if required

How to apply:

How to apply

Please, email your resume with references ‘details (max 4 pages) and your motivation letter (max 1 page) to recruitmentpvs@ccm-italia.org

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Commodity Accounting Manager

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Jan 222021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 3 Feb 2021

Commodity Accounting Manager

The incumbent will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

Essential

  • University Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management or its equivalent of ACCA/CPA and or CIPS.
  • Experience in successful commodity management and clear knowledge of donor rules and regulations related to food commodity management.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Ability to pay attention to details and following up issues to their logical conclusion
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in.
  • Solid programmatic, organizational, planning, technical and IT skills, with proven ability to work under pressure and solve problems in a fast paced environment;
  • Dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment.
  • At least five (05) years international experience in working in post conflict environment in similar role is critical requirement
  • Commitment to Save the Children Child Safeguarding policy
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children aims, values and principles.

Desirable

  • Previous experience in Sub- Sahara region.
  • Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours in the event of need, including travelling at short notice and for extended periods.
  • Knowledge of donor financial policies and guidelines
  • Patience, perseverance and a sense of humour

Contract duration: 1 Year with possibility of extension

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at careers

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Disclaimer:

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

Commodity Accounting Manager

The incumbent will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

Essential

  • University Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management or its equivalent of ACCA/CPA and or CIPS.
  • Experience in successful commodity management and clear knowledge of donor rules and regulations related to food commodity management.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Ability to pay attention to details and following up issues to their logical conclusion
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in.
  • Solid programmatic, organizational, planning, technical and IT skills, with proven ability to work under pressure and solve problems in a fast paced environment;
  • Dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment.
  • At least five (05) years international experience in working in post conflict environment in similar role is critical requirement
  • Commitment to Save the Children Child Safeguarding policy
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children aims, values and principles.

Desirable

  • Previous experience in Sub- Sahara region.
  • Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours in the event of need, including travelling at short notice and for extended periods.
  • Knowledge of donor financial policies and guidelines
  • Patience, perseverance and a sense of humour

Contract duration: 1 Year with possibility of extension

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at careers

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Disclaimer:

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

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Please follow this link to apply: Apply Here

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Finance and Operations Manager, South Sudan

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Jan 122021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Closing date: 6 Feb 2021

CRS/South Sudan is seeking a Finance and Operations Manager to ensure successful management of the anticipated four-year USAID funded Increasing Community Resilience through Agriculture in South Sudan. The contract will seek to increase the productivity of the agriculture sector, increase farmer organization and social cohesion, strengthen savings led financing, diversify livelihoods, and improve the demand and supply (variety and quality) of nutritious food in local markets throughout the country. Hiring is contingent upon successful receipt of the contract and donor approval of the candidate.

The Finance and Operations Manager will be responsible for overall budget monitoring and compliance oversight of the Increasing Community Resilience through Agriculture contract and all related subcontracts. The candidate will ensure a high level of resource stewardship, strict financial accountability, and financial risk (including partners’ financial management systems, processes, and practices). S/he will oversee the design and implementation of strong internal controls and appropriate financial reporting procedures and policies for CRS and partners to manage risks associated with contract management, safeguard USAID resources, and achieve consistent compliance with USAID and CRS contract agreement, approved workplan/budget, policies, guidelines, and procedures. S/he will coordinate partner assessments and the identification of support needs and their implementation. S/he will oversee the following operational functions: finance, human resources, supply chain (logistics, procurement, and fleet), security, administration, and information and communication technology. S/he will anticipate and manage financial and operational needs and delivery challenges, and identify and implement improvement solutions, as needed, to minimize the projects exposure to financial and operational risk. S/he will lead teams spread across multiple locations and oversee partner implementation of activities. S/he will actively coordinate with all other CRS programs and teams undertaking similar interventions and working in the same target areas. Together with the program’s technical team, s/he will be based in Bor town, Jonglei state and conduct regular and extended field visits to remote and insecure field locations.

Basic Qualifications
* Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or Business Administration with courses in accounting, qualification in accounting (CPA/ACCA or equivalent), or a related field with a focus on accounting required. Additional education may substitute for some experience.
* Minimum of five years’ experience in a similar position covering finance, human resources, supply chain (logistics, procurement, and fleet), security, administration, and information and communication technology.
* Experience with USAID contract financial management.
* Experience with various donor regulations, especially USAID. Understanding of the Federal Acquisitions Regulations (FAR) and Generally Accepted Commodity Accountability Principles (GACAP).

Required Languages: English

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
* Significant experience in establishing and strengthening financial and operation systems including planning, internal controls, recruitment, training, and partnership management in conflict and resource poor settings.
* Strong analytical, planning, monitoring, organizational, and problem-solving skills, with the ability to make sound judgments and decisions and offer innovative and contextualized solutions.
* Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics.
* Self-motivated, problem solving individual with high levels of initiative. Proactive, resourceful, and solutions-/results-oriented. Ability to work collaboratively and independently.
* Experience and skill in implementing matrix management and remote management supervision for field teams and partners. Staff management abilities that are conducive to a learning environment.
* Demonstrated capacity to build, mentor, and lead diverse teams in challenging field conditions responding rapidly to evolving challenges, devising appropriate solutions, and achieving results.
* Demonstrated capacity to live and work in remote and insecure field locations with basic amenities and few or no other international staff and adhere a strict curfew and movement restrictions.
* Cultural awareness, capacity to learn rapidly, and adapt management approaches to varying cultural and security contexts. Strong relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with culturally diverse groups.
* Good presentation and facilitation skills for diverse groups.

Preferred Qualifications
* A professional certification in Accounting (CPA/ACCA or equivalent) or a related field highly preferred.
* Knowledge of USAID policies, regulations, and guidelines highly preferred.
* Management experience a plus. Experience with an INGO strongly preferred.
* Experience with consortium arrangement, particularly across multiple geographical areas.
* Experience in coordinating and sharing program staff, facilities, and resources with multiple projects and teams working in the same location.
* Substantial budgeting, budget management, budget/expense analysis, and accounting experience.
* Knowledge of local law in taxation and local regulatory reporting procedures a plus.
* Knowledge of Oracle/ERP or similar financial reporting software highly preferred. Proficiency in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and Web Conferencing Applications.
* Professional capacity in Arabic and local South Sudanese languages a plus.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

* Integrity
* Continuous Improvement & Innovation
* Builds Relationships
* Develops Talent
* Strategic Mindset
* Accountability & Stewardship

By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

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Regional Finance Director – EAST AFRICA

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Dec 162020
 

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Countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Organization: International Rescue Committee
Closing date: 8 Feb 2021

As a member of both the Global Finance Team and the Regional Leadership Team, the Regional Finance Director provides the leadership and management necessary to ensure that the organization has the appropriate financial infrastructure and systems in place at the country programs to support the strategic vision and mission of the organization. S/he will contribute to the development of the country programs strategic and operational plans and be accountable for ensuring and monitoring delivery against the financial plans through targeted and comprehensive financial analytical review. The Director is responsible for overseeing the financial and accounting management of the country programs and regional office within an assigned region. Emphasis will be placed on maintaining financial management practices and systems that are compliant with US and local laws as well as donor requirements but are also conducive to effective implementation of country programs.

As Regional Finance Director, s/he will have responsibility for all aspects of strategic and operational finance across the region, acting as the principal finance business partner to the Regional VP , as well as conforming to IRCs financial control environment and CFO standards and objectives.

Based in Nairobi, Kenya or a mutually agreeable location in East Africa, the Regional Finance Director will have dual reporting to the Director of International Finance and the respective Regional VP. S/he will work closely with the field-based Deputy Directors, Finance Country Directors, as well as regional counterparts in AMU, GSC, HR, IT and other functional departments.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Strategic Planning & Analysis

• Provide financial information which supports the Regional VP in making business decisions in line with IRC, Regional & Country Program strategies;

• Provide strategic analysis on the overall financial health of the country programs to the RVPs and HQ Finance and collaborate across the regional teams and with country programs on corrective actions and support plans;

• Contribute and provide feedback to the development of Country Programs Strategic Annual Plans and annual operating budgets;

Financial Management Oversight

• Provide high quality financial and accounting support to IRC to ensure:

• Country Programs provide accurate and timely recording of accounting transactions

• Country Programs financial controls are in place and adhered to

• Country Programs comply with IRCs financial standards

• Regional team has visibility on financial health of country programs

• Prepare and review internal financial reports and ensure that management at headquarters and the regional and country office level are kept abreast of financial related issues of the country programs;

• Provide technical guidance and support as requested by the country offices;

• Ensure timely dissemination of new initiatives and polices to the field and monitoring of implementation;

• Develop an expertise and maintain current on the rules and regulations of all donors, and provide guidance in the area of donor compliance.

Financial Systems & Business Process Improvement

• Contribute to discussions on financial policy issues including the maintenance and development of the International Finance Manual;

• Serve as Integra Super user and support the roll-out of the new system which will include training and technical support.

Regional Finance Support and Rick Mitigation

• Conduct periodic support visits to the country programs following an approved scope of work;

• Review non-USG final financial reports, and European donor financial reports prior to submission to either the donor, IRC Germany or IRC-UK;

• Respond to ad hoc requests made by the Director of International Finance, the regional VPs or the country programs.

• Monthly Reviews of the financial health and risk identification shared with the Regional VP for action.

• Proactively identify potential risks and develop mitigation strategies in conjunction with the Regional VP.

• Internal/External Audit closure and corrective action plan development and tracking

• Attend all audit opening and exit meetings for audits conducted in region

• Perform the final financial review of the proposal document prior to approval and submission to the donor.

• Participate in regional SMT with strategic thinking, risk analysis and other engagement as needed

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance – Master’s Degree, CPA or or equivalent experience a plus.

• Minimum five years progressive finance/accounting experience in the non-profit sector;

• Previous work experience in a multi-cultural international environment abroad is highly desirable.

• Demonstrated familiarity with GAAP and proven general knowledge of Fund Accounting;

• Previous work experience with a major general ledger software package – experience with MS D365 preferred;

• Proven knowledge of US Government and European Union regulations highly desirable;

• Excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively in a multi-cultural environment and diplomatically manage collegial relationships;

• Solid organizational skills: the ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced team environment;

• Flexible work attitude: the ability to work productively in a team environment & independently and ability to meet unexpected demands;

• Strong Computer skills: facility with MS Word, Excel, various accounting software, and email/internet software;

• Demonstrated ability to thrive in a matrix management environment;

• Ability to present complex financial information in a succinct and compelling manner;

• Experience of solving complex issues through analyses, definition of clear way forward and ensuring by in;

• The ability and willingness to travel to country programs.

• English fluency required. Swahili and/or Arabic preferred.

Reports to: Director of International Finance and Regional VPs.

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Investigator

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Nov 262020
 

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Countries: Belgium, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Switzerland, Uganda, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania, United States of America, Zimbabwe
Organization: International Rescue Committee
Closing date: 26 Jan 2021

The Investigator for the East Africa, West Africa and Great Lakes regions will assist the IRC Ethics and Compliance Unit (ECU) conduct investigations of allegations involving fraud, waste, abuse, corruption, beneficiary exploitation and abuse, and other misconduct. In this role, you will support IRC programs to ensure continued vigilance with regard to the risks associated with violations of IRC’s Code of Professional Conduct and Policies the law/regulations and the further development of complaints mechanisms and investigation capacity. You will additionally collaborate with other IRC functional areas and programs to support our partners, sub-grantees and other agencies in encouraging a work environment that minimizes the potential for misconduct.

Two commitments lie at the foundation of the IRC’s work: 1) our unceasing quest to serve the needs of our beneficiaries; and 2) our determination to meet the requirements of our donors as trusted stewards of their resources. This position will play a key role in meeting these challenges by furthering a critical mission of the ECU – to safeguard our employees, beneficiaries, staff and resources from misconduct and abuse in complex and high-risk operating environments through investigating allegations of fraud, collusion and corruption in the use of the grant funds. Given the nature of our work, the position requires extensive travel on field missions to conduct investigations at IRC locations.

The position may be filled by candidates willing to work remotely or from an IRC office (when appropriate) in the following countries: Belgium, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Cote D’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, New York – USA, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Switzerland, Uganda, the United Kingdom, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic.

Major Responsibilities:

• Undertake investigations of alleged fraud, corruption, waste, safeguarding and any other type of misconduct, with objectivity, impartiality and fairness throughout the investigative process and in accordance with generally recognized international investigative standards and IRC guidelines;

• Formulate investigation plans, review and analyze all information to determine its relevance and reliability, conduct interviews of staff and other parties, record interviews, acquire and analyze potential documentary and electronic evidence, conduct investigative research, prepare draft investigation reports, and present investigative results in a clear written form;

• Prepare reports and ad hoc briefs pertaining to investigations in coordination with the Senior Investigator, Ethics and Compliance Unit management, and others as appropriate;

• Prepare recommendations for corrective actions and improved controls and effectiveness or efficiency of IRC operations;

• Aid in the prioritization of investigative work in consultation with Ethics and Compliance Unit management;

• Participate in developing and revising compliance-related best practices and lessons learned from investigative work;

• Engage regularly with Country Directors and Regional Vice Presidents on investigations;

• Work with Compliance Coordinators or other local staff assigned to support investigations;

• Deliver investigation training, remotely and in person, to Country Program staff supporting investigations.

Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Senior Investigator

Position directly supervises: None

Other Internal and/or external contacts

Internal: Headquarters departments, international and U.S. program operations

External: International representatives, partners, vendors, service providers and external auditors as needed

Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree required in business, accounting, law, international relations, criminal justice or related field.

Certificates, licenses or advanced degrees in law, accounting or computer forensics an advantage: (CFE/CFF/CPA/CA/CCEP)

Work Experience:

• 6+ years of international investigations experience;

• Experience in the nonprofit, NGO sectors or grant-supported organizations, regional and international organizations, or the inspector general function within a large government organization a plus;

• Experience conducting fraud, collusion, corruption, vendor and supplier collusion, safeguarding and other types of investigations in challenging environments, and preferably in locations where the IRC operates;

• Experience working with investigation teams in remote locations and insecure environments;

• Experience examining forensic, financial and electronic evidence;

• Extensive experience conducting interviews of witnesses and subjects in multicultural environments;

• Travel to insecure environments required.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

• Fluency in French is a significant plus;

• Fraud Investigation Principles and Techniques, including Procurement Fraud, Bribery, Collusion and Corruption;

• Sexual Exploitation and Abuse investigation and interviewing experience preferred;

• Excellent judgment and Honesty and Integrity in the highest degree;

• Interviewing skills and the ability to interview both witnesses and subjects;

• Experience with computer and accounting forensic specialists (having such expertise a plus);

• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, including the preparation of clear and concise reports;

• Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work successfully with internal functional units and operations;

• Data Analysis;

• MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and VISIO;

• Demonstrated experience and a successful track record working with minimal direct supervision.

Working Environment:

• Positions will either be remote working from home or in an IRC office environment in any country where IRC is registered and the applicant resides.

• Travel 50% or more to developing countries including insecure environments (post Covid-19 travel restrictions)

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way -Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Equality, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

IRC et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l’Intégrité, L’égalité, le Service, et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre l’exploitation et les abus, la protection de l’enfant, le harcèlement sur les lieux de travail, l’intégrité financière, et les représaille.

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