Deputy Finance Coordinator – Jordanie
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MISSION CONTEXT :
The Syrian crisis is the greatest humanitarian crisis of the last 20 years. According to the latest UN figures, about 13.5 million people are currently affected by the crisis in Syria, including about 6.5 million IDPs, while over 6 million Syrians have sought refuge in neighbouring countries or in Europe. Seven years after the beginning of the crisis, the number of injured persons in Syria keeps rising, with a severe lack of health and psychosocial support care and psychosocial support. In hard-to-reach areas and/or areas of new displacement, local populations and IDPs are in need of emergency assistance in terms of food, household essential items, and other basic needs. The inclusion of the most vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, in the humanitarian response remains a major concern.
HI is managing a large humanitarian program from three different hubs along four main pillars:
- Support to health partners (hospitals, care houses, psychosocial support centers, local NGOs) for the provision of comprehensive psychosocial support services ( psychosocial support, psychosocial support and/or prosthetics and orthotics) through training, technical supervisions and donations of assistive devices and/or equipment;
- Emergency response to the basic needs of vulnerable people affected by sudden crisis, through one-shot distributions of food baskets, household essential items and hygiene kits, and through the management of an adapted humanitarian coordination mechanism for emergency responses.
- Education to the risks and effects caused by conventional weapons (including mines, explosive remnants of war and small arms light weapons) and urgent marking of hazardous areas;
- Training and technical support to other humanitarian actors on the inclusion of persons with disabilities and other vulnerable persons in the humanitarian response (with a special focus on inclusive health and inclusive livelihoods).
The actual intervention is based on a mix of remote management of national teams, remote partnerships with local structures and organizations, and direct implementation programs.
Under the line management of the Finance Coordinator (SSC), the Deputy Finance Coordinator will be part of the coordination team based in Amman and will have to provide support to 4 hubs (Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq). The Deputy Finance Coordinator will have to be extremely proactive, mobile and flexible, to set-up efficient relationships with each hub, ensure good coordination and develop adequate framework.
He/she will responsible to support the Finance Coordinator for the management and consolidation of Syria mission’s financial data, and to ensure an adequate implementation of HI procedures.
He/she will act as a technical referent for any questions related to the accounting software Navision, finance tools, and procedures. As such he/she will have to provide constant and adequate support to each hub, including support missions on the field.
The Deputy Finance Coordinator will also be one of the main interlocutors for Headquarters (HQ based in Lyon – France) for all questions related to Accoutancy, Cash-flow, budget follow-up, and will support the Finance Coordinator and SSC for proposal and donors reports.
According to the position, the Deputy Finance Coordinator must keep all the data confidential, and share it only with the relevant persons.
Main responsabilities include:
- Accountancy & cash-flow management
- Partners Budget Monitoring & Compliance
- Budget follow-up
- Financial Management
- Coordination, Reporting, Management & Capacity-Building
- Support the Finance Coordinator on all tasks and activities
This is a highly mobile position. Employee should expect to spend at least 30% of their working time outside of Jordan, with trips to Beirut and Erbil.
- Diploma or University degree in Administration/ Finance management
- At least 3 years of experience as Administrator and/or Finance Manager / Coordinator in a Professional organization (private, public and/or non-for-profit sector)
- At least 2 years of experience in the humanitarian sector overseas
- Previous experience in coordination at country level is an asset
- Proven training and local capacity building experience
- Experience of operational partneship management and/or remote management is an asset
- Knowledge of donors and experience in grant management would be appreciated
- Previous experience with HI would be an asset
- English mandatory (oral and written)
- Strong utilization of Excel
- Knowledge of the software Navision would be an asset
- Arabic and/or French are a strong asset
- Strong organizational skills
- Autonomous, reactive and able to deal with priorities
- Extremely rigorous and precise, attention to détails
- Diplomat, able to work collaboratively in a team
- Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
- Practical and problem solving capacities
- Ability to deal with complexity at different levels
- Ready to travel in the Middle East
- Facility to resume, share and consolidate information
• Starting date: February 2019
• Length of the contract: 6 months
• Salary from 2757 € (gross) / month regarding the experience of the candidate
• Per-diem: 624€/month net
• Insurances: medical health coverage, retirement planning, repatriation
• Paid holiday: 25 days per year
• R&R: 1 day per month
• Family or couple situation possible
• Accommodation: collective or individual housing according to status fully covered by HI