Finance Manager Job at Chance for childhood - Career Opportunity in Rwanda
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Finance Manager

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Chance for childhood

Deadline of this Job:
6th August 2018; at 4:00 PM

Duty Station:
Kigali, Rwanda

Job Title: Finance Manager
Reporting to: Finance Manager, UK
Based at: Kigali, Rwanda
Remuneration: 20,000,000 RWF per annum (plus 50,000 RWF monthly transportation allowance and health insurance)
About Chance for Childhood:
Founded in 1992, Chance for Childhood is an award-winning international charity supporting some of the most vulnerable children, often invisible from society and forgotten by all.
Working alongside local partners, we help street children, disabled children, children affected by conflict and kids behind bars. We help meet their basic needs, provide education, improve their future prospects and promote respect for their dignity and rights.
We believe that every child deserves a positive future.
In 2017 CfC successfully registered as an INGO in Kigali, Rwanda, setting up a regional office to strengthen our programmes management, advocacy activities and regional fundraising.
Purpose of the job:
Chance for Childhood is seeking an enthusiastic, hardworking and self-motivated individual to manage the financial and administrative tasks in our Rwandan office.
Following the registration of CfC in Rwanda, there is a need to ensure the smooth financial upkeep of the regional office whilst meeting the national governance requirement for INGOs in Rwanda.
The Finance Manager will manage the finances of the office programme finances, and carry out procurement and administrative tasks as required.
Main Responsibilities:
Programme Finances

  • Review and check in detail monthly UNICEF project financial reports from project partners
  • Review and check reimbursement requests from other NGOs working on UNICEF and other donor projects
  • Prepare monthly summaries of all expenditure on UNICEF projects and ensure project funds are requested from donors on a timely basis
  • Review and respond to Rwanda project partner quarterly financial reports in a timely manner
  • Work with UK based Programmes Accountant to provide input to organization level budgets and forecasts
  • Support the timely financial reporting to donors as required, ensuring expenditures are in line with budgets
  • Carry out due diligence checks with new and existing project partners
  • Support Rwanda Programme Manager in developing new project budgets
  • Provide sound budgeting advice to ensure cost-effectiveness and good value for money
  • Help build the financial capacity of project partners based on capacity gaps identified (requiring travel to partners’ offices outside Kigali and in other countries in the region)
    Office Financial Oversight
  • Maintain monthly accounts of CfC Rwanda office finances using SAGE, complying with Rwandan accounting law and regulations for INGOs
  • Reconcile monthly bank and petty cash accounts
  • Ensure that financial systems are effective and secure and that deadlines are met
  • Process monthly payroll
  • Prepare and file PAYE, RSSB and WH taxes
  • Prepare monthly financial reports to CfC UK
  • Prepare bi-annual financial reports to Rwandan Governance Board to meet INGO reporting requirements
  • Produce timely projections and analysis to ensure budgetary oversight and strategic decision-making, liaising closely with Financial team in the UK
  • Support the Rwanda Country budgeting process, and help monitor and revise as appropriate (including budgets as required by the Rwandan Governance Board)
  • Undertake appropriate research and update financial handbooks
    Organisational Administration
  • Ensure that annual audit is carried out effectively and timely, and follow Rwandan guidelines for submission of annual report if appropriate
  • Maintain meticulous and secure filing system
  • Conduct procurement activities for office (visibility) materials and occasionally programmes, advocacy and/or fundraising related needs whilst following procurement procedure
  • Assist in making travel and accommodation arrangements for CfC Rwanda staff in and outside of Rwanda and occasionally CfC UK visitors in Rwanda
  • Manage lease of premises, including utility requirements
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of IT and office systems
    Person specification:
  • Extensive experience in a Finance and Administration position
  • Professional accounting qualification (ACCA, CPA or any other equivalent)
  • Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Excellent competency in using SAGE for accounting and reporting
  • Ability to summarise and communicate detailed financial reports for donors and/or stakeholders in a clear and unwerstandable way
  • Experience in managing programme budgets and expenditure
  • Experience in managing payroll within an INGO in Rwanda
  • Excellent competency in using Microsoft Office software (i.e. Excel, Word)
  • Possession of a strong understanding of the accounting and HR duties and tax regulations under which INGOs operate in Rwanda
  • Excellent written and spoken competency in both English and Kinyarwanda
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Flexibility and ability to work with a diverse team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of Quickbooks
  • Experience working in a children’s INGO in Rwanda
  • Interest in children’s rights and protection; international development; social protection
  • Fluency in French
    Rwandan nationals are encouraged to apply. We are only accepting applications from candidates who are legally permitted to work in Rwanda.

Job application procedure
Please send in a one-page Letter of Motivation and a two-page CV in English to
Deadline for application is Monday, 6 August 2018; at 4:00 PM
Shortlisted candidates are requested to review Chance for Childhood’s Child Protection Policy. Please download the policy via link:
The successful candidate must review and agree to comply to Chance for Childhood’s Child Protection Policy prior to starting the position, including having a clean local Police Clearance check.
Chance for Childhood is an equal opportunities employer.
We appreciate the interest of all candidates, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Rwanda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 6th August 2018; at 4:00 PM
Duty Station: Kigali, Rwanda
Posted: 30-07-2018
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 30-07-2018
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 30-07-2065
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