Finance Delegate for East Africa NGO Careers – German Red Cross

 

Job Title:  Finance Delegate
for East Africa

Organisation: German Red Cross

Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda 

 

About US:

The German Red Cross
(GRC) is part of a worldwide community assisting victims of conflicts and
disasters and people affected by social or health related crises. The Red Cross
/ Red Crescent Movement provides vulnerable people with assistance without
discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political
opinions and adheres to the seven Fundamental Principles of the Movement:
Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity and
Universality. The German Red Cross assists in disaster response, rehabilitation
and capacity building projects internationally on appeals of their sister
organisations within the Movement.

 

Job Summary: The
Finance Delegate will be responsible for the financial management of projects
in Uganda, Ethiopia and Somalia. The Finance Delegate is working in close
cooperation with the Head of Office for Uganda and Somalia and the Country
Representative in Ethiopia. The overall responsibility is securing the
financial management and effective mechanisms to prevent fraud and corruption
of the projects in the respective area, especially of donor funded projects
(German Federal Foreign office, BMZ and EU). Furthermore, the delegate will
support administrative & logistic tasks. The candidate will ensure that GRC
financial, administrative and standard operation procedures are applied and maintained
and where necessary strengthened and improved.

 

Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  

·       
General
financial management and reporting

·       
Safeguarding
of financial procedures and regulations (GRC and donor standards)

·       
Further
development and adaptation of financial systems for the GRC delegations in line
with GRC requirements (Uganda, Somalia), Set-up of financial systems in
Ethiopia as new country of cooperation

·       
Strengthen
the capacity of local finance staff through skill development, including
financial management and monitoring to assume increased ownership and
responsibility of the financial management of the GRC projects

·       
Training
of delegation staff, local counterparts, and if applicable other delegates and
volunteers in donor regulations and financial software administration

·       
Apply
risk management in financial matters, implement anti-fraud and anti-corruption
procedures in close cooperation with the HoO and the Head of International
Financial and Administration Department

·       
Support
logistics and procurement procedures

·       
Coordinate
with finance unit in GRC NHQ

·       
Represent
GRC and liaise with partners and donors with regards to financial planning and
reporting on financial matters if required

·       
Network
with IFRC, ICRC and PNSs on financial matters whenever required and appropriate

·       
Regular
monitoring trips to Ethiopia and Somalia

 




Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate should have academic training in economics and financial
management

·       
Proven
experience in bookkeeping and accounting of international humanitarian /
development organizations (minimum of 3 years work experience)

·       
Proven
experience in financial reporting and administration (minimum of 5 years work
experience)

·       
Experience
in logistics and procurement

·       
Working
knowledge of donor requirements (Federal Foreign Office, BMZ, European Union
ECHO)

·       
Excellent
skills in MS office and common accounting software

·       
Work
experience within the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement is a strong asset

·       
Ability
and agreement to adhere to the Red Cross Red Crescent Fundamental Principles

·       
Readiness
to work in remote areas and frequent travels

·       
Ability
to work independently and as a team member

·       
Oral and
written fluency in English; German would be an asset

·       
Ability
to work effectively in multi-cultural environments

·       
Ability
to complete a thorough medical screening process ‘working abroad under specific
climate and health conditions’

·       
Valid
driving licence.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below.

 

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Here

 

Deadline: 11th
October 2020

 

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