Mercy Corps announces vacancy for Senior Finance and Compliance Manager/ Team Leader. Interested candidates can apply for the job. Read the full article below for the job details.
Minimum Qualification & Transferable Skills
- BA/S in Accounting, Finance or equivalent field is required. An advanced degree is preferred.
- 6 or more years of progressive financial management, including supervisory experience required.
- 4 years’ experience in grants management as well as an understanding of donor regulations is required. Specifically, a demonstrated knowledge of USAID, UN, and EU.
- International experience is preferred; international NGO/PVO field office experience is preferred.
- Demonstrated experience and skill with budget preparation and analysis, financial reporting preparation and presentation and the proven ability to translate technical financial data into informative reports.
- Strong accounting skills and experience, including management of the general ledger, journal entries, payroll, payables and balance sheet.
- Prior management experience, strong organizational and prioritization skill.
- Microsoft Office applications particularly Excel.
- Excellent negotiation, representation, skills and the ability to work comfortably with an ethnically diverse staff in a very sensitive environment.
- Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
- Ability to work effectively with an ethnically diverse team in a sensitive environment.
STRATEGY AND PLANNING
- Work with the Nepal Senior Management Team and regional teams to lead, develop and support country budgeting including master budget, gap analysis, cost coverage and allocations. Advise the Country Director and SMT on key decisions based on financial analysis.
- Lead and align financial strategy to country strategy from a finance and risk perspective.
- Contribute to overall country strategy.
- Identify financial risks and feed into country risk register and mitigate as necessary.
- Produce management reports and financial scenarios to inform strategic decision making.
- Ensure quality assurance of other finance team members, especially in budgeting and financial management.
- Consistently demonstrate flexibility, resilience and ability to maintain positive relationships and composure, even under difficult circumstances.
- Maintain high ethical standards and treat people with respect and dignity.
- Demonstrate an awareness of his/her own strengths and development needs.
- Interface with the donor representatives to convey information about programs as appropriate.
- Communicate with partners, as well as sub grantees to verify their systems and make sure they understand and follow all appropriate procedures and archiving.
- Participate in sharing best practices with NGOs and governmental agencies.
- Create a sustainable work environment of mutual respect that attracts motivated, skilled and effective team members and enables them individually and collectively to strive to achieve excellence.
- Supervise and lead a diverse team of direct and indirect reports in field offices.
- Contribute to country team-building efforts; build constructive internal relationships; help team members identify problem solving options and ensure integration of all team members into relevant decision-making processes.
OPERATIONS – FINANCIAL
- Ensure effective, transparent use of financial resources in compliance with Mercy Corps and donor policies and procedures.
- Maintain banking relations and plan and monitor country cash flow requirements to ensure the smooth implementation of Mercy Corps programs.
- Maintain appropriate local insurance coverage in coordination with the Admin. Department, to protect Mercy Corps.
- Provide monthly standard accounting submissions to Mercy Corps Headquarters, including general ledger files, account reconciliations, expenditures by cost center/project, required sub grantee reporting, as well as other financial information in a timely and accurate manner.
- Provide monthly management reports to the Country Director and Program Managers, including expenditures by fund code/project, sub grantee reporting and other financial information, in a timely and accurate manner.
- Develop annual fiscal year budgets with the Country Director and develop and implement grant budgeting and forecasting systems with Program Managers.
Works Directly With: All Department heads, regional teams, Regional Finance Manager and International Finance Analyst in the UK and US, sub-award and compliance staff at HQ as necessary. May also work with key partner leadership.
Accountability to Participants and Stakeholders
Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our program participants, community partners, other stakeholders, and to international standards guiding international relief and development work. We are committed to actively engaging communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
About Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps is powered by the belief that a better world is possible. To do this, we know our teams do their best work when they are diverse, and every team member feels that they belong. We welcome diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be stronger and have long term impact.
Mercy Corps began operations in Nepal in 2005, and since then has implemented projects in the sectors of agriculture, food security and nutrition, financial services, youth engagement, emergency response and disaster risk reduction/ climate change adaptation. To date, this programming has reached over 900,000 people in 23 districts.
Currently, there are five key programs in the Nepal portfolio in various stages of implementation. They range from a large $15 million, multi-year USAID program to smaller foundation-funded government support programs, as well as UN partnerships. Mercy Corps also has a leadership role in a variety of technical forums across Nepal and globally, plus a priority for internal program quality, accountability, and operational excellence. Business development will be a key priority with the short-term emphasis will be on complementary, transformative funding opportunities while the long-term goals will be to maintain a similar level of effort, influence and implementation across the country. At any time, the country of Nepal could experience a significant natural disaster, and this position would be expected to have a key leadership role in Mercy Corps Nepal’s emergency response efforts.
Application Deadline: Friday 9th June, 2023