Posted on :
26 Mar, 2018
26 Mar, 2018
Christian Aid has a vision: a world free from poverty. To do that we are committed to exposing the scandal of poverty, helping in practical ways to root it out from the world, and to challenging and changing the systems that favour the rich and powerful over the poor and marginalized. Christian Aid is seeking staff to manage a major donor funded accountability programme in Ghana.
Job Title: Programme Finance Officer
About the role
Programme Finance Officer will be responsible for working with partner organisations to assist them in programme financial management: specifically among others, support partners to build robust internal control systems, ensure timely partner financial reporting and review of partner reports. He/she will support the finance and budget related processes in awarding grant through to the close out of Partner projects. The role will support Partner project audit process as well as implementing audit recommendations. He/she will be responsible for conducting field monitoring and support visits to Partner organisation and collaborate closely with STAR-Ghana Programme and Grant team in matters relating Grant management. He/she will support partner organisations in financial capacity building through training and face to face support. Be available to take up any role as assigned by Head of Finance.
You must have in-depth knowledge in Finance and Accounting, and preferably have experience with International NGOs or with financial institutions. You should be confident to work in a large organisation with multiple partners. You must have knowledge and experience in using accounting and management based software. You must have a knowledge and mastery of Microsoft Office suit.
This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.
We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.
As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:
Tell us about a time when you had to build relationships with different individuals or other organisations to further your own organisation’s goals; What was the context? What were your responsibilities? What actions did you take? Why? What were the results of your actions? How did you know you had furthered your organisation’s goals?
Give us an example of when you demonstrated an understanding of how personal and external factors affect other people’s communication needs and styles and how you managed those differences to ensure that everyone was heard; What was the context? Who were the different people and what different needs and styles did they represent? What was your task? What actions did you take to ensure that everyone was heard and felt heard? How successful were you? How did you know?
Please give us an example of a time when you found ways to achieve more effective outcomes by using existing resources in a new or different way; What was the context? What was your task? What action(s) did you take? How successful were you? What was the impact of your actions?