Saferworld Somalia Accountability Programme Finance Director Job in Nairobi, Kenya June 2014.
Saferworld is an independent non-governmental organisation that works to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives.
We work with civil society, governments and international organisations to encourage and support effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy development, and through supporting the actions of others.
Key areas of responsibility:
- During inception phase, develop financial model for the project;
- With CEO, agree results-based payment framework linking cash flows to project results and outputs;
- Establish financial and non-financial KPIs to monitor project progress;
- Demonstrate Value for Money in accordance with the donor’s requirements
- Build monitoring framework for partner reporting.
- Lead the monitoring and evaluation of risks in SW project team and partners;
- Develop appropriate financial and ethical control frameworks, effective in the Somalia context;
- Ensure compliance in SW project team and partners can be demonstrated for all donor requirements on due diligence and due of care (e.g. fraud and corruption), ensuring funds reach their intended beneficiaries
- Manage Nairobi-based team responsible for keeping financial records, performing control procedures and safeguarding assets. Liaise with SW colleagues to ensure all project finance teams are coordinated effectively;
- Oversea effective and timely financial reporting from partners and project staff to Saferworld colleagues and the donor;
- Draw on best practice and knowledge of the Somalia context to develop achievable standards on Value for Money assessment
- Review and enhance procedures and practices where appropriate to enhance control and ensure continuous improvements
- Develop project finance team
- Develop strong relationships with all consortium partners in IAAAP
- Oversee all procurement activity in coordination with the Procurement manager
- Bachelor’s degree in a related subject (Economics / Accounting / Finance or Business Administration) or compensating relevant work experience.
- A recognised accounting qualification (CIMA, ACCA, etc)
- At least 5-8 years’ experience in financial management ideally within an international non-governmental organisation (INGO). Knowledge of Somalia would be an advantage
- Expertise with regards to DFID’s concepts of Value for Money
- High level of financial management and compliance expertise
- Experience of developing and improving financial systems
- Project experience, including financial modelling and managing partners. Previous experience in managing consortia-run programmes with multiple partners would be an advantage.
- Experience of management reporting to colleagues, and ideally overseas offices
Deadline for applications: 4th July 2014