Description

Fixed-term contract | 12 MONTHS | ASAP

Acted

For thirty years, the international NGO Acted has been working on the last mile of humanitarian action to save lives. Acted currently supports 20 million people in 43 countries to meet their needs in hard-to-reach areas, and pursues a triple humanitarian, environmental and development mandate. Acted relies on in-depth knowledge of territories and local contexts to develop and implement long-term actions, with a wide range of local and international partners, in order to build together a “3ZERO” world: Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, Zero Poverty

Acted Niger

Acted responds to the humanitarian needs of particularly vulnerable displaced populations present in the regions of Diffa and Tillabéry. This situation, linked to the conflict in northern Mali or the Lake Chad crisis, weighs on pre-existing basic services and the natural resources of the host populations. Acted teams have been mobilizing since 2012 with water and sanitation programs, and with projects supporting economic and agricultural resilience.

Main role and responsibilities

The country finance manager is a key member of the country management team. He/she will be responsible for Acted’s financial management in the country under the authority of the country director and the administration and finance director at headquarters. The CFM ensures that national legislation is taken into account, and that Acted’s financial standards are applied in terms of accounting, financial control systems, internal/external reporting processes in order to ensure efficient use of resources. The senior country finance manager provides technical support and skills development to the country administration and finance staff. The senior country finance manager will alert the Country Director and the HQ Finance Director in the event of the occurrence of major problems that could have a potential financial impact on the mission.

Main Responsibilities

1. Accounting and cash management

  • Accounting Management – supervise the accounting cycle for the mission
  • Cash management – ​​ensure control and smooth management of cash flow

2. Expenditure initiation, budget control, & financial management

  • Commitment of expenses
  • Project budget monitoring, mission cost control, internal and external audits

3. Project financial cycle management

  • Develop project budgets and reports

4. Team management and other tasks

Qualifications and skills required

  • Master’s degree in Finance, Audit, Business Management or equivalent;
  • At least 3 years of experience in financial and budget management;
  • Excellent financial and analytical skills;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills to effectively report the financial performance of programs;
  • Ability to manage teams and demonstrate leadership;
  • Ability to assess the financial skills of teams and train them;
  • Ability to take responsibility and manage stress;
  • Ability to work in an intercultural environment and demonstrate flexibility;
  • Knowledge of the assignment area is a plus;

Conditions

  • Salary defined by the Acted salary scale according to the level of studies, expertise, level of security and level of experience: between €3,700 and €3,900 net monthly (before income taxes)
  • Monthly living expenses allowance $300
  • Guesthouse accommodation and food covered by Acted
  • Social security, mutual (MSH) and repatriation assistance (SOS International) supported by Acted
  • Transport to the mission and return ticket fully covered every 6 months (to the address specified on the employment contract)
  • Visa fees covered by Acted
  • R&R every 3 months (plane ticket covered up to $500 + additional compensation of $200)
  • One week of preparation for departure including 4 days of immersion safety training
  • Possibility of having a 30-minute call with a tax consultant
  • Psychological support (meeting with a professional)

How to apply

Send your application (CV and cover letter) by email ([email protected]), under reference:  CFM/NER

Please note that Acted does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

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