AAH Head of Finance Department Jobs in South Sudan

AAH Head of Finance Department Jobs in South Sudan

About the Country Program

Action Against Hunger has been operational in what is now South Sudan since 1985 responding to both chronic and acute needs through a multi-sector strategy where nutrition, Food Security and Livelihoods and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene activities are integrated to have a meaningful impact on people’s resilience.

Main objective of the country program is to continue building on Action Against Hunger’s reputation for nutritional expertise to deliver integrated Nutrition, WASH and FSL assistance in the high caseload states, while responding to emergency nutrition needs throughout the country.

With central office in Juba, Action Against Hunger runs static program (nutrition, WASH, FSL) in Northern Bahr el Gazal (Aweil East), Warrap (Gogrial East and West) and Fangak (in Jonglei), as well as an emergency roving team that can intervene throughout the country.

We have a country team of around 330 staff (20 international) and a budget for 2019 projected at 10 M US$.

Our main donors and partners in South Sudan include USAID/OFDA, WFP, UNICEF, SIDA, ECHO, GFFO, BPRM, bilateral donors and private foundations.


  • Providing strategic and operational financial leadership to the program.
  • You will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks from day to day financial management such as strategic financial analysis, budget forecasting, Mission financial planning, cash flow and risk management and providing leadership to the finance department, ensuring that all financial systems and reporting, internal controls and budgeting are conducted and delivered in an accurate and timely manner.

    Key activities in your role will include:

  • Ensuring that financial and budgetary needs and constraints are taken into account in the preparation of projects
  • Prepare financial reports and submit as per schedule
  • Take Lead in annual review of the long-term Finance strategy
  • Provide solutions to budget challenges and strategically utilize financial expertise to ensure availability of sufficient funds.
  • Take lead in preparation of internal audits.
  • Supervise the office disbursements, all financial activities and fiscal reporting to ensure proper allocation of funding sources and compliance with donor requirements and AAH internal controls.
  • Supervise Finance team and provide capacity building.
  • Representing the mission to outside bodies on issues of finance and budget and developing a network for the exchange of information and good practice
  • Ensuring that financial and budgetary needs and constraints are taken into account in the preparation of projects.
  • Provide budgetary inputs for donor proposals and reports including budget narratives.

  • Mandatory: You have worked with Action Against Hunger for at least one year during the last 5 years.
  • You are available to deploy immediately, within one week of conclusion of recruitment.
  • You are seasoned humanitarian with experience in managing a large and diverse team with multiple grants.
  • You have a minimum 6 years' experience managing the finance functions of a non-profit organization at Senior Management level.
  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Commerce or Finance.
  • A Master’s degree in Accounting or Management will be an added advantage.
  • You have extensive experience working with computerized accounting systems, standard spreadsheet and database programs.
  • Strong preference to be knowledgeable with SAGA and HOMERE.
  • You are passionate about leading ambitious programming that has impact
  • You are result oriented, with ability to meet deadlines and produce high-quality products.
  • You are able to work independently with minimal technical support.
  • You play a good role of facilitator and team player in solving problems.
  • You are able to work in complex environment.
  • You possess good analytical skills with ability to positively influence cross-departmental and cross sector working.
  • You have a strong cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • You are fluent in English (business level), both verbal and written.

    Our core values
  • In this position, you are expected to demonstrate Action Against Hunger-USA’s five core values.
  • Respect- we work with compassion and dedication, treating everyone the same way we expect them to treat us.
  • Integrity- we believe that being honest and fair is integral to every aspect of our work; conducting our work with a spirit of sincerity, truthfulness and transparency is imperative.
  • Creativity-we encourage new ideas, embrace innovative solutions, and create opportunities for meaningful and exciting ways to do our jobs and provide solutions to address the needs of the populations we serve.
  • Excellence- we strive to provide services that meet, and even exceed, the expectations of our stakeholders (populations in need, staff, communities and donors).
  • Empowerment- we are committed to fostering an environment in which our staff, partners and communities where we work have the space to grow, develop and feel confident about participating.
  • We are committed to fostering an environment in which our staff, partners and communities where we work have the space to grow, develop and feel confident about participating.

  • Action Against Hunger-USA values its employees and offers a comprehensive remuneration and benefits package.
  • These include but are not limited to: -
  • Health Insurance
  • R&R Breaks
  • Paid annual leave (vacation)
  • Context allowance
  • Training opportunities
  • For an all-inclusive list of benefits check the Action Against Hunger-USA Website

    How to Apply
  • Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button.
  • All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated resume and both must be in the same language as this vacancy note.
  • Closing date for applications: 23rd July 2019, 5 PM EAT.
  • We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran.
  • Action Against Hunger-USA complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.
  • For further information about Action Against Hunger-USA, please visit our website www.actionagainsthunger.org
  • For more information and job application details, see; AAH Head of Finance Department Jobs in South Sudan

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