Country Finance Manager

at ACTED
Published August 26, 2022
Location Amman, Jordan
Category Finance  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

 

ACTED

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 5,900 national staff and 400 international staff, ACTED is active in 38 countries and implements more than 500 projects a year, reaching over 20 million beneficiaries.

 

ACTED Jordan

Through its coordination office in Amman, ACTED is working in Jordan to meet the needs of the refugee populations in the country, with a shift from lifesaving activities to long-term livelihoods programming. ACTED also provides support to Jordanian host populations and local actors, also affected by the challenges faced by the country, ensuring all can access basic services. In Za’atari camp, Azraq camp and Mafraq, ACTED teams play a key role in the management and coordination of refugee camps, support to informal tented settlement populations and provide emergency assistance to ensure people’s access to food, water and hygiene and sanitation facilities. More broadly, ACTED works with municipalities and community organizations to build capacity and promote sustainable solutions.

 

You will be in charge of

The Country Finance Manager (CFM) is a key member of the Management Team at country level. He/she will be responsible for ACTED financial management in-country under the authority of the Country Director and Finance & Administrative Director in HQ. The CFM ensures that national legislation is adhered to, and that ACTED’s financial standards are applied in terms of accounting, financial control systems, internal / external reporting processes, in order to ensure an efficient use of resources. He/She leads, provides technical support and capacity building to the country finance and administrative staff. The CFM shall alert the Country Director and Finance Director in case some major problems arise with a potential financial impact on the mission.

 

Main duties

 

Accounting and treasury Management

 

Accounting management – supervise the accounting cycle for the mission

Treasury management – ensure a controlled and smooth cash management

Commitment of expenditures, budget control, & Financial Management

 

Commitment of expenditure – guaranty budget availability and compliance to ACTED and donor’s procedures before releasing payments

Project budget follow-up, mission’s cost control, internal & external audits – anticipate and mitigate financial risks ensuring operations are run in a compliant and cost-efficient manner

Project financial cycle management

 

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

Team leadership & other tasks

 

Manage the team: definition of ToRs, recruitment, appraisal, training, internal mobility

Promote strong & structured articulations with all ACTED teams

Plan field missions

Perform any other related activities as assigned by immediate supervisor.

Expected skills and qualifications

Msc in Finance, Audit, Business Management, Economics or equivalent;

3+ years of solid experience in financial & budget management;

Excellent financial and analytical skills;

Excellent communication and drafting skills for effective reporting on programme financial performance;

Ability to manage a financial team and demonstrate leadership;

Ability to monitor and evaluate financial skills of teams through capacity-building efforts;

Ability to undertake serious responsibilities and to manage stress efficiently;

Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility;

Prior knowledge of the region an asset.

Conditions

Salary between 2900 and 3100€ monthly (before income tax), depending on the level of education, security level, etc as well as a monthly living allowance of $300

Contribution to a housing allowance of up to 75% of ACTED benchmark or accommodation and food provided in ACTED guesthouse

Pension, health insurance, life insurance and repatriation assistance (& unemployment insurance for EU citizens)

Flight tickets every 6 months & visa fees covered

Contribution to the luggage transportation: up to 100 kgs, depending on the length of the contract

Annual leave of 25 to 43 days per year

One week pre-departure training in ACTED HQ, including a 3-days in situ security training

Tax advice (free 30-minute call with a tax consultant)

Psychological assistance

 

How to apply

 

Please send your application (CV and letter of motivation) by email, including the reference: CFM/JOR

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