Finance & Administrative Coordinator

at MENTOR Initiative
Published August 18, 2022
Location London, United Kingdom
Category Finance  
Job Type Full Time  


The MENTOR Initiative is looking for a highly motivated, dynamic and skilled person as its Finance and Administrative Coordinator for its various country programs.


Experienced in all aspects of finance management, the Finance and Administrative Coordinator will be able to effectively manage the overall finance/administrative and human Resources aspects and comply with donor requirements.


Tasks and responsibilities:


Financial Coordination


  • Ensure that good quality finance and administration systems as per the standard


MENTOR Initiative guidelines are functioning and maintained in the programme


  • Ensure correct account management for all grants in accordance with the grant agreement(s)


  • Supervise and provide training on finance and administration procedures to the concerned staff members in the MENTOR Initiative


  • Supervise the use and understanding of the MENTOR accountancy software by the concerned staff (local and international) in each field base.


  • Ensure that all members of the MENTOR team are trained in and respect the


MENTOR Finance and Administration procedures.


  • Prepare monthly electronic and paper reports on expenditure against project budget(s)


  • Prepare monthly budget control overviews


  • Support the Country Director with ensuring compliance to all Grant agreements for financial reporting and procurement. This includes field level compliance to all legal aspects of the grant agreement


  • On the basis of cash available in-country, planned expenditure and budget available, ensure that regular Requests for Cash Advances are sent to the HQ in a timely manner.


  • Overall responsible for salary / fee payments to all local team members including daily workers as required.


  • Overall responsible for distributing ICLA (In country Living Allowances) and security cash (when required) to international team members as well as reimbursement of approved expenses.


  • Maintain a MENTOR bank account in the programme country




  • Follow up on all rental agreements for the MENTOR Initiative guesthouse(s), office(s), and vehicles, etc. and renew rental agreements when necessary


  • Follow up on government demands and decrees that have direct impact on the


mission’s work.


  • When necessary, follow-up on the MENTOR Initiative’s registration in country with


the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other local actors


  • Assists in external meetings (administration and Human Resource cluster, NGO


forum etc) to represent The MENTOR Initiative when necessary. Minutes of meetings are to be set up and shared afterwards.


  • Assist the CD with any other administrative tasks as required


Human Resources


  • Directly responsible for all administrative aspects of local staff recruitment. This includes set up of non-technical job descriptions and assisting with the editing of technical job descriptions, posting adverts, organizing interviews, etc.


  • Ensure that standard salary scale and per diem polices are in place and updated


regularly upon validation from MENTOR Grants Management Team.


  • Ensure compliance with all local government taxation and labour regulations concerning employment contracts.


  • In collaboration with the CD, oversee that national staff adheres to The MENTOR


Initiative code of conduct, PSEA/Safeguarding policies and internal rules.


  • In collaboration with the CD and other line managers, ensure that international team members respect internal rules and policies in relation to the management of national staff under their responsibility.


  • Responsible for all expat administration including the role as focal point for


international flights, holiday planning and visas process.


  • Focal point, in cooperation with the CD, for the national labour inspection (including for all legal complaints issued by national staff)


Programme Support


  • Assist the CD with writing of Memorandums of Understanding


  • When required, represent the MENTOR Initiative in external coordination meetings


(including donor related meetings)


  • At the request of the CD, provide finance/admin and/or human resources support during field or assessment missions.


Reporting / Proposal writing


  • Advise and assist the CD in the creation of viable new proposals and budgets


  • As required, assist the CD and the HQ grants manager with budget reporting to donors so that these are prepared and submitted in a timely manner, as per the grant agreements.


  • Participate in the elaboration of regular internal situation reports (‘sitreps’) for subjects directly related to the responsibilities of the Finance and Administration Coordinator


Job requirements:


- At least 2 years of experiences as FinCo


- Fluency in French and English is required


- Familiar with NGO working environments and standard procedures


- Solid prior experience working in complicated security contexts


- Organized and good coordination / project management skills


- Excellent communication skills


- Experienced with donor procedures


How to apply

The Mentor Initiative applies a zero-tolerance approach to sexual exploitation, abuse, mistreatment or harassment, and other types of unethical behaviour including fraud. The Mentor Initiative will contact previous employers of applicants to determine if they have any history of violating international standards and codes of conduct relating to such matters.


To apply, please send your CV, letter of motivation and details of three referees (including your most recent employer) by email.

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