UN Country Finance Officer Jobs in South Sudan

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 mile: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas.

With a team of 4,600 national staff 400 international staff, ACTED is active in 37 countries and implements more than 500 projects a year reaching over 11 million beneficiaries.

Responsibilities

Project financial cycle management

Develop project budgets and reports – ensure the financial feasibility of projects, respecting ACTED and donors’ rules and deadlines :

  • 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;
  • Review and negotiate terms of grant contracts before signature (payment & financial reporting schedule, use of HQ cash-pooling system, etc.);
    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.;
  • Follow-up payments from donors and financial project close-out (contract liquidation).

    Team leadership & other tasks

  • Update the organization chart and ToRs of the finance and administration departments (if applicable) according
    to the mission development;
  • 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;
  • Actively promote strong & structured articulations with all teams (Logistics & PDD in particular); Represent ACTED with relevant finance & admin networks at country level;
  • Improve information flows within the department and with other departments;
  • Plan field monitoring missions;
  • Perform any other related activities as assigned by immediate supervisor.

    Expected skills and qualifications

  • Master’s degree minimum in Finance or related area;
  • 1+ year 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

    Conditions

  • Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid depending on education level, expertise, security level and experience

    How to apply

  • Join our team today! Send your application by email at [email protected] under Ref: CFO/SSUD
    By 2nd September, 2018




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