Location: Singapore
Closing date: 22 May 2008
Job Description

Reporting to the Area Finance Manager, the Regional Finance Manager is responsible for strategic direction, project coordination and consultative oversight to of assigned HFH programs in Asia-Pacific as sustainable social business ventures; manages staff providing financial support with National Programs including financial analysis and monitoring


* Analyze national organization and consolidated regional financial reports on a regular basis, track key indicators and provide analysis to Habitat managers
* Participate in quarterly program planning and monitoring meetings
* Monitor external and internal audit reports
* Notify Area Management Team of non-compliant Programs and Projects
* Provide quarterly feedback to National Programs
* Review and grant proposals submitted to HFHI; report findings and recommend changes; advise on financial components to be included in grant proposals
* Work with the Grant Manager to review and approve funding requests based upon a national organization's ability to financially and programmatically comply with Habitat's minimum standards
Grant Management:

* Assist RD staff in the development of grant proposals.
* Oversee the financial management and compliance of grants from institutions and governments.

Sustainability / New Business Models:

* Provide advice, direction and training to national program management on the development of appropriate business models for the various stages of national organization development and specific pilot projects
* Coordinate institutional definitions and models of best practice for issues related to finance (ie. sustainability, interest, subsidy)
* Facilitate development of capacity building materials to promote financial sustainability

Business Systems:

* Provide oversight, direction and training on the development, implementation and maintenance of appropriate financial systems
* Develop and manage the consolidation of financial and statistical information systems.

Global Work Groups:

* Participates in and/or leads global work groups focused on developing business models
* Participate in and/or leads global workgroups focused on finance policies and procedures

Experience needed:

* 6-10 years experience in NGO / nonprofit financial management
* Prefered five years experience in micro-finance
* Two years experience (developing/managing projects) with (international) financial institutions (i.e. World Bank, development banks)
* Three years experience with HFH affiliates/national organizations (preferred)

Vacancies Contact
E-mail: AP_HR@habitat.org