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Finance Manager
Saferworld

Saferworld is an independent international organisation working to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives. We work with people affected by conflict to improve their safety and sense of security, and conduct wider research and analysis. We use this evidence and learning to improve local, national and international policies and practices that can help build lasting peace. Our priority is people – we believe in a world where everyone can lead peaceful, fulfilling lives, free from fear and insecurity. We work in 12 countries across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

 


 Key Relationships:: Programme teams; UK Finance, HR and Operations Teams, Head of East Africa
 Management responsibility: Finance Officer, Finance and Admin Assistant
 Supervisor: Sudan Country Director and HQ Finance
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Duration: Fixed-term, 12 months (with possible extension)
 Closing Date: 20 Oct 2020

 
 Background:

Saferworld is an independent international organisation working to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives. We work with people affected by conflict to improve their safety and sense of security, and conduct wider research and analysis. We use this evidence and learning to improve local, national and international policies and practices that can help build lasting peace. Our priority is people – we believe in a world where everyone can lead peaceful, fulfilling lives, free from fear and insecurity. We are a notfor-profit organisation operational in 12 countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

 

This position is an exciting opportunity to be an integral part of Saferworld’s Sudan team. Reporting to the Country Director, you will take the lead in all financial matters. The post holder will support the Country Director with all internal financial and procurement processes. The Finance Manager will represent Saferworld as necessary in interactions with relevant authorities and stakeholders. The postholder will contribute to Saferworld’s strategy in Sudan and will be a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT).

 

Job purpose:

The Finance Manager will be responsible for:

  • The efficient and transparent management of finances and financial procedures
  • Developing capacity support and collaborative relationships with Saferworld staff and partners to ensure effective financial management across the board
  • Implementation and management of relevant legal procedures
  • The effective management of finance staff.


 
 Duties and responsibilities:

Lead the efficient and transparent management of finances

  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of robust financial controls (bank reconciliations and other control accounts, performance management data, etc.) in line with agreed procedures (SUN system and Quick books).
  • Responsible for the maintenance of all financial records and posting in SUN;
  • Prepare country management reports and donor reports and ensure compliance with all statutory and donor rules.
  • Responsible for accurate data entry into ledger accounting system, lead improvement and system enhancement work, ensuring good housekeeping;
  • Develop the country annual budget and make appropriate revisions as per instructions from the Finance Director.
  • Support the development of budgets for donor proposals and ensure staff and office costs are appropriately covered by donor proposals;
  • Lead in effective monitoring of country and project budgets;
  • Lead reporting to Saferworld colleagues, donors and London head office. Focus on continuous improvement and ensure that reports are user-friendly;
  • Effectively organise and manage internal and external audits;
  • Produce statutory (legal) accounts and other legal returns as required by the laws of Sudan;
  • Monitor partners’ financial management as far as it relates to Saferworld-funded projects, ensuring compliance with Saferworld and donor rules and regulations, building knowledge and understanding, promoting improvements to financial management and reporting;
  • Build financial capacity of Saferworld staff and partners.

 

Lead in developing capacity support and collaborative relationships with Saferworld staff and partners to ensure effective financial management across the board

  • Develop strong relationships with all Saferworld colleagues and partners to enhance their understanding of finance and build their knowledge on day-to-day financial reporting and accounting
  • Develop strong relationships with, and provide training and ongoing support to partner organisations so that they effectively and transparently manage their funds
  • Provide support with performance management and capacity building of staff and partners

 

The effective management of the Finance teams in Saferworld’s Sudan office

  • Allocate key roles and responsibilities within Saferworld Sudan’s Finance teams;
  • Build capacity of and line-manage relevant finance staff.
  • Undertake performance review and management of Sudan’s Finance team members

 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Knowledge

  • A first degree in Business or Accounting or related field is essential
  • Financial qualification (CPA or ACCA) and sound knowledge of accounting procedures, principles and systems;
  • Understanding of Sudan employment and financial legislation;
  • Understanding of NGO Operation procedures and requirements

 

Experience

  • 5 years senior experience of working in a finance role, in NGOs in Sudan;
  • Experience with accounting software especially Quick books and SUN system
  • Experience in supporting partners in capacity building;

 

Skills

  • Knowledge of SUN accounting system
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Arabic.
  • A willingness to promote the work of Saferworld and develop collaborative work with others;
  • Good interpersonal and team-working skills;
  • Demonstrated commitment to principles of transparency, accountability, and honesty;
  • Good IT skills, including in MS word and excel;

 

Personal qualities

  • Commitment to and compliance with Saferworld’s safeguarding principles
  • A positive problem-solving approach;
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment, sensitive to differences of ethnicity, religion and gender
  • A commitment to working in a non-partisan manner
  • A commitment to learn and be open to new ideas and approaches

 

Other requirements

  • Ability to regularly travel in country as required to provide training and support to SW Staff and partners

Application process

  • To apply: Download and complete an application form at http://www.saferworld.org.uk/jobs/jobs and send to HR at jobs@saferworld.org.uk or to HAC Khartoum (Please clearly indicate Ref: Sudan Finance Manager).
  • Deadline for applications: 20 October 2020
  • We only accept completed application forms. Please do not send your CV in place of an application form.








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