Yemen: Country Finance Manager - YEM
|Closing Date : 2017-01-20|
Duty Station : Aden, Yemen
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Organization: Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development
Closing date: 20 Jan 2017
Country Finance Manager - YEM
Type of contract
6 months renewable
Security Risk Level
Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people s potential.
ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential.
We go the last kilometer: ACTED s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. ACTED develops and implements programs that target the most vulnerable amongst populations that have suffered from conflict, natural disaster, or socio-economic hardship. ACTED s approach looks beyond the immediate emergency towards opportunities for longer term livelihoods reconstruction and sustainable development.
With a budget of 190 million EUR in 2015, ACTED is active in 35 countries and implements more than 495 projects a year reaching over11 million beneficiaries with 400 international staff and 4,300 national staff.
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Position context and key challenges
ACTED has been present in Yemen since early 2012, and implements activities in the central-western and central-southern regions. The presence of ACTED in Yemen has been anchored to the governorates of North of Yemen, North of Yemen, Raymah and Ad-Dhalee where, in the last three areas especially, the organisation has been virtually the only international actor directly implementing activities.
ACTED now aims at further expanding its humanitarian assistance by reaching out to additional regions: the north in Saadah and Al-Jawf governorates, and the south around Taiz and Aden. These could notably serve as a base for future assessments and programming focused on malnutrition- and conflict-affected populations in Yemen.
Through its comprehensive programming ACTED has been covering the full continuum of emergency, rehabilitation and development in Yemen. Emergency activities have focused in the sectors of Agriculture & Food Security (e.g. distribution of crop seeds, and livestock), Economic Recovery and Market Systems (e.g. income-generating activities such as cash for work), and WASH (e.g. rehabilitation of water supply facilities, hygiene promotion). ACTED s food security activities include distribution of food vouchers, which are a key component of ACTED s interventions in the country. With regard to rehabilitation and development, ACTED recently initiated work on the coffee value chain in Raymah governorate as a way to enhance the food security of local small producers.
Through its active involvement in coordination mechanisms, ACTED has been a lead agency in the provision of humanitarian assistance in the three governorates in which it operates. The organisation is for instance the WASH Cluster focal point for North of Yemen and Raymah governorates, and a key partner of the WASH, Food Security and Agriculture, Nutrition and Early Recovery clusters. In addition, the organisation has been an elected member of the Humanitarian Country Team in early 2013.
ACTED s donors in Yemen are presently USAID/OFDA, ECHO, the European Commission, WFP, OCHA and UNICEF.
Key roles and responsibilities
Under the authority of the Country Director and Finance Director in HQ, the Country Finance Manager (CFM) will be responsible for ACTED accounting and financial management in-country. The CFM ensures that national legislation is adhered to, and that the country specific standards are applied in ensuring efficient use of resources.*1. Accounting and Financial Management*
Commitment of expenditure
2. Budget Management
Ensure budget follow-up
Develop project budgets
3. Department Follow-up
Internal Procedures and Information Flows
Required qualifications and technical competencies
Master degree minimum in Finance or related area
3+ years of solid experience in financial management and monitoring systems, preferably of large development programs, possibly complemented by academic expertise
Excellent financial and analytical skills
Excellent communication and drafting skills for effective reporting on programme financial performance
Ability to manage a financial/monitoring team and demonstrate leadership
Ability to monitor and evaluate financial and monitoring skills of communities through capacity-building efforts
Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility
Familiarity with the aid system, and understanding of donor and governmental requirements;
Prior knowledge of the region an asset
Fluency in English required - ability to communicate in local languages an asset
Ability to operate Microsoft Word, Excel and Project Management software
Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and performance are considered for pay bonus
Additional monthly living allowance
Free food and lodging provided at the organisation s guesthouse
Transportation costs covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance
Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance + retirement package
How to apply:
Please send your application including cover letter, CV and references to firstname.lastname@example.org Ref: CFM/YEM