INTERNAL/EXTERNAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Date: October 28, 2016
Vacancy No: 124/16
CARE Ethiopia’s mission is to work with poor women and men, boys and girls, communities and institutions, to have a significant impact on the underlying causes of poverty in Ethiopia.
Do you want to be part of this team?
Would you like to be responsible for ensuring the staffs that are implementing this vision are qualified, motivated and committed to this vision? Please apply and join us!
Position: Finance Director (Re-advertised)
Place of Work: Addis Ababa
Closing Date: 10 days from this announcement
Number of vacant posts: 1 (One)
Term of employment: Regular
Duty starting date: Immediately
The primary function of the Country Office (CO) Finance Director is to develop, manage and administer the CO plans for proper recording, documentation, control, monitoring and reporting of financial operations in compliance with CARE and donor rules & regulations. S/He provides oversight of the day-to-day financial operations at the CO level and is accountable for organizing and providing high level quality financial services to CO programs, projects and units staff. S/He works closely with the Shared Services Center (SSC) and Regional Management Unit (RMU) and CO senior management to ensure appropriate financial support and resources are available.
The CO Finance Director profile includes: very strong accounting and financial management knowledge, analytical skills, attention to details, ability to work effectively under time pressure, very strong business partnering skills with ability to influence CO senior staff, team player, proactive individual with ability to offer structured guidance, ability to ensure that the right priorities are set for the CO finance team, proven experience in training finance and non-finance staff, proficiency in English.
The CO Finance Director position has direct reporting line to the Country Director with dotted lines to SSC (i.e. Finance and Accounting Director or designee) and RMU (i.e. Deputy Regional Director for Program Support). S/He is an integral member of the CO senior management team.
Responsibilities and Tasks
Financial System Operations Management and CO Data Processing - the CO Finance Director plays a crucial coordination and management role in financial system operations to ensure the system is functioning properly and is being effectively used by CO staff. S/He provides day-to-day oversight of CO financial operations and ensures efficient process flows and controls over finance and accounting functions are adequate. Specific roles and responsibilities include:
Staff Management and Development, Talent Management and Capacity Building - the CO Finance Director is responsible for finance staff and talent management and development as well capacity building in financial management for finance and non-finance staff in the country office. Major roles and responsibilities include:
Quality review and analysis of financial reports to support management decision making in the CO –
Compliance and Control functions:
General CO oversight and other duties - assists the CD and other senior staff in the development of project proposals and CO staff development plans and the review of contracts and other financial commitments; performs other duties as assigned.
· Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Management or equivalent
· Master's degree in Business Administration or Accounting.
· Web-based financial system experience
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