Closing Date : 2020-02-27
Duty Station : Rome, Italy
Application : Apply for the job

Organization: INTERSOS
Country: Italy
Closing date: 27 Feb 2020

INTERSOS is an independent humanitarian organization that assists the victims of natural disasters, armed conflicts and exclusion. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable people.

Terms of reference

Job Title:Regional Finance Controller Western Africa


Duty station:HQ Rome (50%) with field missions (50%)

Starting date:02/03/2020

Contract duration:12 months

Reporting to:Regional Finance Coordinator - Western Africa

Supervision of:Country Finance Coordinators of the assigned Region


General context of the project

In recent years INTERSOS, the largest Italian humanitarian organization, has faced significant changes in terms of risen challenges, adopted structure, contexts to work. In this framework the Finance Department must redefine itself to effectively respond to the new demanding issues and assure the control over specific strategic processes, in order to guarantee the overall organization and its sustainability.

General purpose of the position

In the framework of the Strategic Plan (2018-2020), the Finance Department has identified a new role, the Regional Finance Controller, that will be assigned one for each Region, and in support of the Regional Finance Coordinator s/he will be responsible for the quality of the accounting data. S/he will liaise with the Country Finance Coordinators aimed at verifying and validating their output. Among his/her main tasks, the verification of regional accounting data, the consistency and correctness of donor reporting and other relevant operational tasks.

Main responsibilities and tasks


Review and check Journal workbook of each Mission of the Region;

Ensure accuracy of Regional accounting;

Review country office receivables balances to ensure appropriate and timely follow-up;

Ensure that senior management is aware of financial, accounting and administrative issues that may impact country offices' performance;

Upload on cloud Drive of the Mission the monthly verified accounting.

Donor Reporting

Review financial reports prior to submission to the donors;

Review financial part of the amendments/budget revisions;

Review and finalize closeouts for grants.

Operational tasks

Move to the Country office for technical induction of new deployed Country Finance Coordinators;

Temporary replace (max 30 days) the vacant position of Country Finance Coordinators of the assigned Region in case of unavailability of Roving Finance officers.

Required profile and experience


Economics, Finance or other related degrees

Professional Experience

Relevant experience on finance project management with INGOs and/or International organizations

Professional Requirements

Sound accounting knowledge

Experience on the use of accounting software is appreciated

Good command of excel


French and English languages necessary

Italian language is appreciated but not necessary

Personal Requirements

Coordination skills

Respect for deadlines

Attitude to capacity building

How to apply:


Interested candidates are invited to applyfollowing the linkbelow:

Please note that our application process is made of 3 quick steps: register(including your name, email, password, citizenship and Skype address), sign-upand applyattaching your CVand motivation letterin PDF format. Through the platform, candidates will be able to track their applications history with INTERSOS.

In case you encounter severedifficulties applying through the platform, you can send an email attaching your CV and motivation letter (both in PDF version) via email to, with subject line: **Platform issue** SR-00-1129 - Regional Finance Controller Western Africa - HQ / Field.

Please also mention the name, position and contact details of at least two references, including the line manager during your last job. Family members are to be excluded.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.

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