Catholic Relief Services Finance Director Jobs in Ethiopia

Catholic Relief Services Finance Director Jobs in Ethiopia

[Job Id: 212649

Category: Accounting and Finance
Location: Addis Ababa
Career Level: Managerial Level (Manager, Supervisor, Director)
Employment Type: Full time

Job Description

Internal/External Job Announcement

About CRS: “Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations.

We welcome as a part of our staff and as partner’s people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.”

In Ethiopia, CRS has a long and rich history of providing emergency relief and development assistance to the people of Ethiopia since 1958.

At present, CRS/Ethiopia implements multiple projects through different partner organizations. CRS/Ethiopia has a highly diverse portfolio ranging from very large food-supported emergency response to cutting edge development programs.

The current CRS/Ethiopia budget stands at $100 million with funding from the U.S. Government, UN agencies, private foundations, individual donors, and CRS private funds.

CRS strictly adheres to its Policy on Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults among its staff, consultants, volunteers, and affiliates. CRS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer: women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

As part of CRS family, you will join the more than 5000 strong and vibrant individuals working globally to accomplish the mission of CRS. CRS/Ethiopia invites you, the qualified candidate, to apply for the following positions;

Position Title:

Finance Director

Duty Station:

Ethiopia/Addis Ababa

Employment Term:


Reports to:

Deputy Head of operations

Required no:


Application Deadline:


Job Summary:

You provide consistent leadership for a team of finance staff, to ensure a high level of resource stewardship, strict financial accountability and financial risk management while ensuring the effectiveness and robustness of the Country Program (CP) and relevant partners’ financial management systems, processes, and practices in support of high-quality programs serving the poor and vulnerable.

You anticipate and manage financial management services needs and delivery challenges, and identify and implement improvement solutions, as needed, to minimize CP and partners’ exposure to financial risk.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage financial processes in accordance with policies and provide proactive service delivery, advice, and support to managers, staff, and subrecipients in relation to managing the whole project cycle (Design, Start-up, Implementation, Close-out), ensuring efficiency and compliance with CRS’ policies and procedures, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), donors’ rules and regulations, and legal requirements.
  • Provide direction and coordination of effective budget development and management (Annual Program Plans and project budgets), ensuring accuracy and consistency of financial data and safeguarding of resources.
  • Ensure integrity of accounting information by reviewing account issues for compliance and establishing quality control over accounting transactions and financial reporting.
  • Oversee maintenance of supporting documentation for a reliable and easy to follow audit trail.
  • Lead the preparation of accurate financial data, analysis and projections
    and support the Senior Management Team and Program/Project Managers in interpreting data for decision-making and effectively managing financial risks.
  • Effectively manage talent and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being.
  • Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, and complete performance management for direct reports.
  • Oversee the performance of accurate reporting procedures and timely submission of reports to relevant stakeholders (CP managers, Regional Office, HQ/Finance, donors, local government entities).
  • Lead assessment of staff and subrecipients’ financial management capacity, ensure capacity strengthening on finance policies and regulations, as needed, and monitor and measure impact
  • Lead efforts to close audit financial management findings in a timely and sustainable way.

    Job Requirements

    Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

  • B.A. degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration with courses in accounting, or a qualification in accounting (CPA/ACCA or equivalent).
  • MBA or Master’s degree in related field with a focus on Accounting preferred. A professional certification in Accounting or a related field highly preferred.

  • Minimum of five years’ experience in a similar position, preferably with an International NGO.

  • Additional education may substitute for some experience.

  • Knowledge of the relevant public donors’ regulations highly preferred.

  • Substantial budgeting, budget/expense analysis, and accounting experience.

  • Knowledge of local law in taxation and local regulatory reporting procedures.

  • Staff management experience.

  • Strong experience in presenting and facilitating on financial management topics.

  • Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing Applications. Knowledge of Sun Systems financial accounting package or similar financial reporting software highly preferred

    Personal Skills

  • Excellent analytical skills with ability to make sound judgment and decisions

  • Excellent management, leadership, and staff development skills, and a focus on partner capacity strengthening

  • Very good planning, monitoring and organizational skills

  • Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics

  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions oriented and results-oriented

  • Ability to work collaboratively

    Required/Desired Foreign Language -English

    Travel required-10 to 15%

    Key Working Relationships:

    Supervisory: Directly supervise three Deputy Finance Managers, oversee a team of 15+ finance staff

    Internal: Senior management, budget managers/project leads, regional finance officer

    External: Partners, donors, auditors

    Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

    These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Trusting Relationships

  • Professional Growth

  • Partnership

  • Accountability

    How to Apply

    Please enter via to fill a form and attach your up-to-date CV before the application deadline July 15,2019.

    You will be contacted only if selected for interview. Phone solicitations will not be accepted. These job opportunities are open to Ethiopian nationals only.

  • Qualified women are highly encouraged to apply**

    CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

    Note: CRS is equal opportunity employer and hence candidate from all background: religion, ethnic group, qualified women and people living with disabilities, etc are all encouraged to apply.

    Catholic Relief Services Finance Director Jobs in Ethiopia

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