Contract: Fixed term
Duration 12 months
Starting date: ASAP
Background on ACTED
Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential.
ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential.
We go the last kilometer: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. ACTED develops and implements programs that target the most vulnerable amongst populations that have suffered from conflict, natural disaster, or socio-economic hardship. ACTED’s approach looks beyond the immediate emergency towards opportunities for longer term livelihoods reconstruction and sustainable development.
With a budget of 190 million EUR in 2015, ACTED is active in 35 countries and implements more than 495 projects a year reaching over11 million beneficiaries with 400 international staff and 4,300 national staff.
In response to the emergency situation in Nigeria, ACTED recruits.
Under the authority of the Country Director and Finance Director in HQ, the Country Finance Manager (CFM) will be responsible for ACTED accounting and financial management in-country. The CFM ensures that national legislation is adhered to, and that the country specific standards are applied in ensuring efficient use of resources.
1. Accounting and treasury Management
1.2 Treasury management – ensure a controlled and smooth cash management
2. Commitment of expenditures, budget control, & Financial Management
b. Before commitment / payment of any expenditure, check authorization levels, budget availability, budget line on which the expense is to be allocated to, ensuring full compliance with ACTED and donors procedures:
2.2 Project budget follow-up, mission’s cost control, internal & external audits – anticipate and mitigate financial risks ensuring operations are run in a compliant and cost-efficient manner
a. Lead Budget Follow-Up (A7.01) and Allocation Tables (A5) consolidation process;
b. Analyse/report gaps between planned budgets and actual expenses; comply to the flexibility rule;
c. Anticipate financial risks, present budget updates and mitigation plans during FLAT meetings;
d. Analyse and report monthly running costs, fleet and communication of each area (A6.01-04)
e. Prevent and report any financial and operational loss (A6.01 ACT follow-up);
f. Submit to HQ all the annexes of the internal financial follow-up reporting tool (TITANIC) by the 15th of each month;
g. Follow-up Exit Forms for international staff and make sure they are sent to HQ once validated;
h. Take the lead on external audit preparation in support to the country compliance teams if any; Contribute to opening/closeout meetings, responses to audit reports, recommendations’ implementation plans.
3. Project financial cycle management
a. Gather information from the relevant departments to consolidate budgets for project proposals according to project/mission needs and donor constraints; Propose sufficient programme and support budgets including mission’s investment plans in close link with country coordination;
b. Review and negotiate terms of grant contracts before signature (payment & financial reporting schedule, use of HQ cash-pooling system, etc.);
c. Plan, consolidate, draft & crosscheck with Project Development Department (PDD) financial reports when required (ad’hoc, interim and final), respecting contractual deadlines and rules such as flexibility, eligibility and liquidation period, etc.;
d. Follow-up payments from donors and financial project close-out (contract liquidation).
4. Team leadership & other tasks
b. Oversee the team, plan & conduct finance staff recruitments, undertake appraisals, follow career management, identify staff with potential and contribute to ACTED internal mobility policy; Ensure training and capacity building for finance team members of ACTED and Partners in order to increase the level of technical ability and skills;
c. Actively promote strong & structured articulations with all teams (Logistics & PDD in particular); Represent ACTED with relevant finance & admin networks at country level;
d. Improve information flows within the department and with other departments;
e. Plan field monitoring missions;
f. Perform any other related activities as assigned by immediate supervisor.
|Expériences / Formation du candidat|
Master degree minimum in Finance or related area
3+ years of solid experience in financial management and monitoring systems, preferably of large development programs, possibly complemented by academic expertise
Excellent financial and analytical skills
Excellent communication and drafting skills for effective reporting on programme financial performance
Ability to manage a financial/monitoring team and demonstrate leadership
Ability to monitor and evaluate financial and monitoring skills of communities through capacity-building efforts
Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility
Familiarity with the aid system, and understanding of donor and governmental requirements;
Prior knowledge of the region an asset
Fluency in English required – ability to communicate in local languages an asset
Ability to operate Microsoft Word, Excel and Project Management software
Local language is an asset
|Fonctions||Animation, Formation, Assistance, Secrétariat, Traduction, Autre, Communication, Coordination, Gestion de projet, Encadrement, Direction, Etudes, Recherche, Organisation, Administration, Ressources Humaines, Technicien spécialiste|
|Activités||Agriculture, Environnement, Animation, Formation, Education, Appui institutionnel, Décentralisation, Autre, Droit, Economie, Finance, Administration, Génie civil, Hydraulique, Informatique, Communication, Logistique, Mécanique, Ressources Humaines, Santé, Social|
|Durée du contrat|
|Salaire / Indemnité|
Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and performance are considered for pay bonus
Additional monthly living allowance
Free food and lodging provided at the organisation’s guesthouse
Transportation costs covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance
Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance
|Documents à envoyer|
Please send your application including cover letter, CV and references to firstname.lastname@example.org under Ref: CFM/NIA
|Email de la personne email@example.com|
|Date de fin de validité||14/04/2018|