Finance Manager- Syria
Position : Finance Manager (FM)
Line Manager : Director
Country Office : INSO Syria
Work Location : Amman, Jordan
Founded in 2011, the International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) is an international charity that supports humanitarian aid workers by establishing safety coordination platforms in insecure contexts. INSO provides registered NGOs with a range of free services, including real-time incident tracking, analytical reports, safety-related data and mapping, crisis management support, staff orientations and training.
INSO services help NGOs with their day-to-day risk management responsibilities and improve their overall situational awareness to support evidence-based humanitarian access decisions. The organisation has grown from innovative start-up to become a globally recognised charity and a valuable component of the humanitarian safety coordination system. Today, INSO provides daily support to more than 850 NGOs in twelve of the world’s most insecure countries and has earned a strong reputation for its performance, principles and professionalism.
We are now seeking an experienced and qualified individual to join our INSO Syria team as a Finance Manager. The Finance Manager works closely with the Director and has the responsibility to protect the financial health and integrity of the project with enforcing appropriate accounting and financial procedures and policies; providing timely an accurate financial data to enable project orientation, planning and decision; meeting the external reporting and audits requirements; orienting staff in financial management, audits and procedures compliance.
-Oversight of the financial record keeping; controls and reconciles the documentation, uploads the financial information in SUN;
-Setup a secure filing system of the financial documentation;
-Give a clear picture of the financial position of the project with reports on donors’ budget adherence or budget variances;
-Maintain an adequate project cash flow, prepares cash requests and follows donors’ disbursements,
-Cross-border financial management of 3 sub-offices in the region;
-Meet external reporting deadlines; prepares budgets and reports with exactness and compliance; liaise with donors and HQ when necessary;
-Maintain healthy financial practices across the project; enforces finance working documents and trainings as needed to ensure staff adherence;
-Act as a focal point during audits, timely enforces internal and external audit recommendations;
-Review and authorize transactions within his/her threshold;
-Manage the finance department, partakes in recruitment, orientation and training of staff with financial functions,
-At least 5 years of experience in similar position in the NGO sector
-Masters degree in finance, accounting, business administration, management or economics
-Proficient in SUNSYSTEM, Q&A reporting tool and excel
-Fluent English (written and spoken)
-Donor/contract management experience and donor policy knowledge (preferably DFID and -ECHO);
-Understanding of humanitarian principles and practices
-Ability to manipulate large amount of data
-High attention to details and accuracy
-Ability to direct and supervise
-Willingness to work in insecure countries
Key Personal Competencies
-Well organised and capable to deliver work on tight deadlines
-People management skills
-Excellent interpersonal skills
-A good listener
-An effective communicator
-Capacity to work in a multicultural environment
-Calm demeanor in stressful or crisis situations
Terms & Conditions: 12-month contract with expected start date on or before 1st July 2019, €5,000 per month salary, 4 days annual leave per month and 3 calendar days of R&R every 3 months, global medical coverage, AD&D coverage. For more information please visit www.ngosafety.org.
Interested persons are requested to send the following to [email protected] no later than 28 May 2019 and ensure to reference ‘INSO FINANCE MANAGER SYRIA” in the subject line of your email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted after the closing date.
· Cover letter specifying how you meet the mandatory requirements, your motivation in applying and what you hope to bring to INSO (1-page maximum).
· Up to date CV (4-page maximum).
Please do not send any additional information (certificates, other writing samples, etc.) and keep the total size of your application under 2MB if possible.