Finance and Support Services Director job at World Vision International Rwanda

Vacancy title:
Finance and Support Services Director

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

Jobs at:

World Vision International Rwanda

Deadline of this Job:
Wednesday, September 13 2023 

Duty Station:
Within Rwanda , Kigali, East Africa

Date Posted: Friday, August 25 2023, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Purpose of the position:
• Provide overall leadership, oversight, and management support for all aspects of financial management in the National Office. This position is seen as a strategic partner; member of the Senior Management/Leadership Team of the NO, with a focus on ensuring accountability, stewardship, coordinating planning and budgeting processes, providing accurate financial data, analysis, and advice; as well as developing financial strategy that best serves the NO strategic and programme objectives. Responsible for the finance staff capacity strengthening, the development and implementation of good internal controls, risk management, and utilization and safe guarding of assets according to WV approved policies and procedures.
• Provide leadership to the Supply Chain team ensuring that the procurement of organizational resources is executed effectively, efficiently, and economically. Ensure the national office is optimally staffed to timely procure & deliver project supplies per grants donor guidelines and WV policies.
• Provide overall leadership to the ICT team and ensure that the office has reliable, sufficient connectivity and the organisation’s information systems and resources are adequately protected.
• Provide overall leadership to the Administration function ensuring that the national office is effectively supported and staff have a clean, secure, and hospitable place to work.

Major Responsibilities
% Time Major Activities
25 Leadership, Capacity Development, and Strategic Partnering
1. Provide strong and positive leadership to the finance department ensuring competent and motivated staff are hired and retained, providing efficient delivery of services.
2. Coordinate professional and personal development of finance staff through adequate orientation, on-the-job coaching, identification of learning, training needs and opportunities (e.g. in accounting, SunSystems, grant management, risk management, leadership, etc.); and succession planning.
3. Model Christ-centered servant leadership and support spiritual development of his/her team.
4. Actively participate in the NO Senior Management/ Leadership team meetings.
5. Attend and actively participate in strategic regional meetings.
6. Facilitate ND, Operations, Board and other non-finance staff in understanding and interpretation of financial statements.
7. Ensure partnership finance policies and procedures are understood by Senior Management, Operations/Technical staff, Communities, Local Partners and Board, as appropriate.
8. Develop strong networks internally (other NOs, SOs and partnership entities) and externally (other NGOs, banking entities, communities, etc.) through effective communication, relationships and twin citizenship.
9. Promote shared resource networks within the region, and the partnership.
10. Adhere to WVI key policy documents – mission, core values, and covenant of partnership.
15 Stewardship
• Ensure adequate cost efficiency and effectiveness measures are in place and are being followed through:
1. Providing cost analysis, promoting benchmarks and making recommendations for determining effective resource utilization at all levels.
2. Contributing to the development of appropriate policies and procedures for procurement of goods and services, in collaboration with the Supply Chain team
15 Financial Planning and Budgeting
1. In collaboration with other NO Directors, advise the ND on strategic resource acquisition and allocation in line with RWG/VIR (Regional Working Group /Virtual Investment Review) recommendations approved by the Regional Leader.
2. Coordinate the planning and budgeting process and provide technical support, to ensure global and regional guidelines are met, as well as to chart and execute a strategy in the midst of changing constraints and circumstances.
3. Review alignment of budgets between National Office, projects, grants, MyPBAS, and Support Offices and ensure effective and efficient cost recovery practices are followed.
4. Control of NO budget, cash flow and project funding, by providing timely and relevant information to budget managers, in collaboration with the Operations Leader.
5. Contribute to the development of WV NO strategic direction and priorities.
10 Fiscal Accounting, Compliance, Monitoring, and Reporting
1. Design and manage systems, policies and procedures that provide appropriate levels of security and control of WV assets, resources and operations.
2. Coordinate the submission of timely, accurate and complete relevant reporting to the Partnership and to internal users.
3. Define and implement efficient and effective internal control systems.
4. Adhere to partnership policies, procedures and guidelines as stipulated in the WVI Financial Manual and other documents, including – but not limited to: grant compliance, planning & budgeting, year-end closing, carryforward, accounting and reporting.
5. Coordinate the timely and accurate submission of financial reports in Notes FFR (Field Financial Reporting) database.
6. Review the reconciliation of MyPBAS to FFR monthly with action plan for addressing outstanding items.
7. Provide regular analysis of ADP/Grant financial reports and timely feedback to ADP/Grant managers for decision making
8. Ensure NO Finance staff visit Programs/Projects to monitor accountability issues, follow up on implementation of audit findings and provide support as needed.
10 Financial Risk Management and Controls
1. Manage appropriate financial systems and controls and ensure they are in place to avoid significant finance audit risk ratings, both at the NO and project levels.
2. Coordinate management responses to finance audits performed to the NO and projects; ensure they are sent on time to the Audit Department; and that finance related audit recommendations are implemented timely at all levels.
3. Coordinate adequate preparation for GC and external audits.
4. Manage Financial Risk.
5. Implement anti-corruption and fraud strategies
10 Improve IT Infrastructure and Provide Quality Service
1. Ensure improved office/programs connectivity
2. Facilitate and ensure preparation of and adherence to computer usage policies
IT Security and Integrity
Ensure office disaster preparedness and policies are updated to include new technologies, trends, and threats.
5 Ensure that WV staff and assets are secured, safe, and well maintained; oversee logistics coordination
Ensure that WV provides quality hospitality services to staff and visitors
Responsible for vehicle procurement, management, and maintenance.
10 Manage financial risk and fiscal integrity
Manage complex funding arrangements across multiple funding streams
Establish financial operations*
Ensure a safe workplace

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration, or a related field
• Minimum 5 years of experience in finance managerial and/or senior leadership position, preferably in similar size or larger NGO/government agency
• Solid knowledge of accounting principles, financial systems, budget/cash flow monitoring and internal accounting controls.
• Experience with planning and forecasting
• Highly flexible and agile in style with the ability to produce creative and pragmatic solutions to complex problems
• Demonstrates systems thinking
• Champions and Manages Innovation
• Must be able to lead and manage a team.
• Good working knowledge of computerized accounting systems, preferably Sun Systems & ProVision.
• Must be computer literate in Microsoft Office programs.
• HEAT training is mandatory
• Able to work in a cross-cultural environment with a multi-national staff.
• Ability to travel within country, regional and internationally

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
• MBA in Finance, MSC in Finance/Accounting/Auditing preferred
• ACCA, CIMA, CPA or equivalent preferred
• Knowledge of government grant regulations and financial reporting requirements preferred
• Knowledge of local accounting system preferred
• Experience of treasury activities, establishment and monitoring of budgets and an understanding of data processing concepts and systems is preferred.
• Experience with humanitarian aid in-country is a plus.
• Experience working in a challenging environment (either in a fragile context or a relief environment is preferred).

Language Requirements: Proficiency in written and spoken English
Work Environment/Travel: The position requires the ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time.
The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
N.B: Women are highly encouraged to apply.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

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• As a child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.
• Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Rwanda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Wednesday, September 13 2023
Duty Station: Kigali
Posted: 24-08-2023
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 24-08-2023
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 24-08-2066
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