Location: Cameroon
Closing date: 31 May 2008
Job Description

Supervisor: Country Director/ Vice President of Finance

The Finance Director will oversee all financial and administrative activities in the country office and all sites in the country, at the direction of the Country Director and the Vice President of Finance.

1. Serve as a member of the senior management staff and participate in the overall leadership and management of the IMC programs
2. The Finance Director is responsible for administrative and financial management to ensure compliance with IMC and donor regulations and procedures; establishing finance and supporting function policies, systems and procedures, and directing or performing their development, documentation, and implementation
3. The Finance(/Administration) Director is responsible for supervising and ensuring that the day-to-day accounting operations and financial management functions in field offices are performed in accordance with IMC policy and procedures;
a. Review and account for procurement transactions to ensure adequate supporting documentation, accuracy of amounts and control over payments;
b. Oversee training of finance staff and provide technical support to country program and logistics;
c. Supervise and or prepare budgets; Present & facilitate review of actual to budget expenditures with Country Director and Site Managers; Provide recommendations for budget realignments as required;
d. Make frequent visits to field offices provide training to finance staff on IMC procedures and requirements
4. Finance Director is responsible for supervising the day-to-day administrative and human resource functions in field offices to ensure their smooth and effective running. Oversight of staff contracts, leave records and associated HR requirement

1. Minimum of a college or university degree in accounting or Business Administration; preferably a Master’s degree.
2. Minimum 3 years managerial experience in a non-profit organization or equivalent experience, training and education.
3. Extensive experience in the administrative and financial management of overseas programs at the management level. Three years of experience required, of which 1 year should be of developing country experience or resource deprived environment.
4. Extensive experience in working with computerized accounting systems, preferably ACCPAC
5. Can function effectively in a loosely structured and remote as well as complex work environment and to set appropriate priorities and deal effectively with numerous simultaneous requirements
6. Must be able to carry out responsibilities independently with minimal technical support from within the organization
7. Knowledge of PRM, UNHCR, DfID, and USAID financial regulations;
8. Ability to adapt to conflicting deadlines and priorities established by finance demand
9. Ability to communicate financial information to supervisors, department managers, and upper management, and employees from other departments.
10. Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations.
11. Good at role of facilitator and team player in solving problems
12. Committed to staff training and development
Language Skills:
1. Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical and non-technical English and French language documents and manuals.
2. Fluency in French strongly preferred
3. Ability to write reports and manuals.
4. Ability to effectively present information and respond appropriately to questions from senior managers in the field and HQ, counterparts, senior government and rebel leaders and other related regional players

Work Environment:
1. While performing duties of the job, the employee frequently works in precarious and remote places. The employee is usually employed in areas of civil strife, which often result in an unstable security environment. Regularly work in outdoor extreme weather conditions
Vacancies Contact
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