Link Community Development Finance and Administration Manager Jobs in Ethiopia
Link Community Development Finance and Administration Manager Jobs in EthiopiaAbout Link Community Development
Link Community Development is a family of not for profit organisations working together to transform education for children and communities across impoverished areas of Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Rwanda and Uganda.
Since our foundation in 1995 we have worked in 3,000 schools and improved the lives of over two million children through unique and effective school improvement models.
We guide governments and educators to adopt low-cost solutions to improve learning and support for children, with a focus on literacy, numeracy and inclusion for the most marginalised children.
Through a partnership delivery model which embeds piloting and learning within local systems, we influence changes to policy, practice and accountability on a national scale, and our interventions are regularly adapted and replicated by governments and NGOs in new countries and contexts.
Link Community Development International (LCDI), based in Edinburgh, Scotland supports all project, M&E, fundraising, finance and governance activities in our five sub-Saharan partner countries.
The Finance and Administration Manager (FAM) will support the delivery of Link’s Girls’ Education Challenge ‘STAGES’ project in Ethiopia.
Reporting to the Operations Manager of Link Community Development Ethiopia, the post-holder will provide high level finance support to LCDE to ensure all project activities are delivered on time, on budget and to the highest standard. Some travel within Ethiopia may be required.
About the Project
Supporting Transition of Adolescent Girls through Enhanced Systems (STAGES) is an ambitious eight-year project which aims to improve girls’ learning and transition in 128 rural elementary schools and up to 17 secondary schools - 13 existing schools and 4 new ‘deep rural’ schools.
Over the remaining seven years, working in all schools in four marginalised, densely populated districts of Wolaita, STAGES will:Reach 44,978 disadvantaged girls and support their transition to general secondary
Support older girls’ transition from general secondary to preparatory school, (Technical Vocational Education Training TVET), College of Teachers’ Education CTE) or work
Support activities to embed support for girls’ education at regional level and develop sustainable models owned by the education system which can be maintained and replicated by zonal authorities in 12 additional districts and other regional authorities
Improve girls’ literacy and numeracy outcomes
Engage multiple stakeholders and build on best practice to tackle the complex and intersecting causes that prevent girls performing and completing school
Critically intervene in several key areas: lack of accurate data about girls’ performance; capacities to plan for and monitor girls’ education at all levels; access to safe, local secondary schools;
quality of teaching and tutorial/ extracurricular support; socio-cultural beliefs and attitudes of community members, teachers and school managers;
school construction and sanitation facilities; self-esteem and financial barriers to secondary education; community mobilisation in school improvement; and inclusive education practices
Support the changing of entrenched attitudes and behaviour over this eight-year period STAGES will build on Link’s successful and innovative DFID-funded Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC) interventions, working with existing GEC girls, streamlining interventions with the greatest impact and introducing new and adapted inclusive interventions targeting secondary school learners, as well as boys and men as ‘agents of change’.
Indicative Areas of Key Responsibilities
Manage the finance team to ensure high quality and administrative procedures and controls are in place
Provide support and advice on financial administration matters to ensure compliance with government and donor requirements
Supervise and manage payroll processing and tax filing activities
Supervise and review the monthly preparation and reporting of bank and petty cash reconciliations
Supervise the preparation and maintenance of all financial records, ensuring balance sheet reconciliations completed on a monthly basis
Prepare, for review by the Programme Director, budget vs actual reports every month including variance analysis
Develop and maintain chart of accounts and financial management mechanisms and templates that facilitate accurate financial planning and reporting
Support Programme staff and Programme Director in budget development (operational and project budgets)
Prepare cash flow forecasts, manage cash floats and manage funds requests
Ensure accurate and up-to-date transaction list, ledger and trial balance, fixed asset register, account reconciliations and year-end adjustments are completed and availed to auditors for examination
Ensure reconciled monthly stock balance report as part of stock inventory management
Ensure payments are made on time and with necessary approvals
Ensure that an accurate and up-to-date fixed asset register is maintained
Identify and resolve financial and administrative issues
Other ad hoc finance and administrative tasks as required
Experience and Qualifications
An undergraduate degree in Commerce/Accounts, Economics or Business Administration.
At least 5 years’ experience working in a Finance related role preferably in an international organisation
Qualified or part-qualified (ACCA, CIMA or equivalent) or working towards qualification
Experience of providing high- level finance support to a busy multi-functional team
Proven financial analysis and forecasting ability
Experience of managing a team, including remote management of staff and office locations
Experience of working in an international NGO
Skills and Attributes
Advanced skills in MS PowerPoint, Excel and Word
Excellent skills in commonly used accounting packages (e.g. Quick Books)
Financial data analysis skills
Initiative and enthusiasm
Excellent written and spoken English
Strong interpersonal and management skills
High level of professional and ethical conduct
How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter, Application Form and Equal Opportunities monitoring form to Link at Link@lcd.org.uk with the subject line “Finance and Administration Manager, STAGES Application”
Your cover letter should detail how you meet the required criteria
It should also include your available start date and salary expectations
The Equal Opportunities form is available here: http://www.lcdinternational.org/jobs-volunteering
The Application form is available here: http://www.lcdinternational.org/current-vacancies
For more information and job application details, see; http://www.lcdinternational.org/current-vacancies
The closing date for applications is 12th November 2018
We will acknowledge receipt of your application. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview by 19th November 2018. Unsuccessful applicants well not be notified.
Interviews will be conducted in Addis Ababa in the week of the 26th of November.