Finance and Administration officer, Northern Africa
DanChurchAid (DCA) is currently looking for a Finance and Administration Officer (FAO) for a Humanitarian Mine Action project in North Africa. DCA is offering a job that will make a difference and improve the lives of people living at risk from Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) and assist in the reconstruction of societies after conflict.
The FAO will refer to an International Programme Manager, and have the following overall responsibilities:
Ensure that the programme expenditures are in line with the project budgets
Establish/follow procedures for monitoring and reporting of these expenditures to the donors, the PM, and the Head Quarter (HQ).
Ensure timely submission of financial reports to the donors
Implement financial policies and procedures, as per donor and DCA requirements
Manage and monitor cash flow
Ensure transparent day-to-day and cumulative budget monitoring
Ensure daily recording of expenditures in accordance with international standards
Ensure that the finance unit effectively meets the needs of operational staff to deliver high quality assistance to beneficiaries
Management and development of the administrative support systems for the programme
Oversee administrative personnel procedures and maintain personnel files
Ensure that staff disciplinary actions in the programme are executed in accordance with DCA Staff Policies and the Labour Law.
Assist and support recruitment and contracting of national staff as provided for in the project budgets
Monitor that DCA policies, guidelines and Code of Conduct are implemented, and that DCA operates in compliance with local labour laws
Provide briefings and updates on administrative matters to the PM and the HQ
Supervise national financial, administrative and support staff
Promote team building and good working environment
Capacity and competence building of national finance and administration staff
Applicants are expected to have the following qualifications:
Previous experience in a financial/administrative management capacity preferable with an international non-governmental organisation (INGO)
Profound knowledge of accounting
Proven human resource management skills
Previous experience of working in developing countries, specifically in Africa, would be considered an advantage
Experience from working with financial software systems
Good understanding of and familiarity with the principles of the international financial standards
Proven ability to understand and adapt to local customs and cultural settings
Diplomatic, patient and persistent
Fluency in written and spoken English
Knowledge of Arabic is an advantage
Working knowledge of Word, Excel and IT in general
6 months contract starting as soon as possible pending funding confirmation.
A competitive salary package
Insurance as per industry standards
An interesting and challenging experience addressing humanitarian needs
All interested irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic affiliation are encouraged to apply for the vacancy. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Initial Skype interviews expected to take place in week 26.