Fixed term | 12 Months | ASAP

ACTED

Created in 1993, ACTED is an international non-governmental organization pursuing a dual mandate of emergency response and development interventions in 40 of some of the world’s most vulnerable countries affected by conflicts, disasters or socio-economic hardship. With a team of 7,000 national staff and 400 international staff, ACTED implements 500 projects a year to support more than 20 million beneficiaries, notably in hard-to-reach areas.

ACTED goes to the last mile through programs and approaches that look beyond the immediate emergency towards opportunities for longer term livelihood reconstruction and sustainable development. Guided by the motto “Think Local, Act Global” and its 3Zero –Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, and Zero Poverty – strategy, ACTED puts local territories at the centre and provides a tailored support to local needs.

ACTED Yemen

ACTED has been present in Yemen since 2012 with a coordination office in Sanaa, and 4 area offices  in Ibb, Sa’ada, Aden and Al Hudaydah. The INGO intervenes in ten governorates of the country (Al Dhale’e, Al Hudaydah, Al Jawf, Ibb, Raymah, Sa’ada, Taizz, Hajja, Dhamar, Lahj), riddled by conflict since 2015. The charity provides emergency response, as well as deliver rehabilitation and development projects with WASH, shelter, food security and agriculture programming, camp coordination and camp management, economic recovery and market systems, cash and voucher programming.

After the start of the conflict, ACTED shifted strongly towards emergency programming, while remaining committed to longer-term livelihood and development strategies. The teams pursue programming in response to emergencies while building disaster resilience, co-constructing effective governance, and promoting inclusive and sustainable growth. Using a multi-sector approach, ACTED aims to comprehensively meet the needs of the most vulnerable displaced and host communities.

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.

Terms of reference

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Conditions

  • Salary between 3700 and 3900€ monthly (before income tax), depending on the level of education, security level etc. as well as a monthly living allowance of $300
  • 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
  • Rest & Recuperation (R&R) every 2 months, flight tickets covered up to $500 and allowance of $200
  • 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

Join us

Please send your application (CV and letter of motivation) by email (jobs@acted.org) or below, including the reference: CFM/YEM

Please note that ACTED will never charge a fee for the recruitment process.
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