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World Vision

World Vision


Position: Finance Director, USAID Learning in Emergencies Project
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba - Ethiopia
Posted date: 1 month ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience the fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 33,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Employee Contract Type:

Local - Fixed Term Employee (Fixed Term)

Job Description:

Consortium Financial Leadership

  • Provide leadership and direction for Learning in Emergencies Project Consortium on all financial matters.
  • Support Learning in Emergencies Project implementing partner’s systems and build key staff capacity to ensure financial management that effectively supports programming objectives and meets USAID rules and regulations, and individual organizational policies.
  • As a member of the Learning in Emergencies Project Executive Committee, proactively identify and help find timely solutions to issues that arise throughout program implementation and communicate specific learning and best practices among and across all Learning in Emergencies Project implementing partners.

Budgeting, Spending Analysis, and Reporting:

  • Effectively enable routine budgeting, spending analysis, and reporting processes to inform and support critical decision-making at the LEARNING IN EMERGENCIES Consortium and Implementing partners levels.

Financial Management and Communication:

Assess and improve Financial management and communication systems.

Financial and administrative management:

Manage the project’s operational, financial, and administrative priorities; direct the planning and budgeting processes; design and oversee an annual project cycle under USAID’s annual planning cycles to ensure sound financial management, compliance with USAID regulations, and accurate reporting. Guide budgeting, procurement, and contract management.

Sub Awardee Management and Support

In collaboration with the WVUS Senior Finance Officer, support sub awardee cashflow and advance management processes and quarterly sub-awardee financial management review.

Audit support.

Provide support to audit-related services.

Required Professional Experience

  • Excellent leadership skills, with demonstrated ability to understand and successfully navigate the interests of different stakeholders and find practical solutions to challenges during program implementation.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in financial management of large-scale, complex, donor-funded programs.
  • Knowledge of USAID award management, policies, procedures, regulations, and reporting requirements is strongly preferred.
  • Experience applying system thinking to organizational improvement and adaptive management.
  • Excellent analytical, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Experience building the capacity of staff in a broad range of areas related to financial management, including capacity building of sub-awardee organizations and financial audits.

Required Education, training, license, registration, and certification:

  • Master’s or Advanced degree in Finance, Management, Business administration, or related field

Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in accounting, financial management, human resources, procurement, and other management support functions.
  • Advanced knowledge and MS Excel skills, and other business accounting packages.

World Vision is a child-focused organization that is committed to safeguarding all children as well as adult beneficiaries and has zero tolerance for incidents of violence or abuse against children or adults, including sexual exploitation or abuse, committed either by employees or others affiliated with our work. Therefore, World Vision does not hire staff whose background is not suitable for working with children or vulnerable adults, even if their role does not interact directly with them.

Disclaimer: World Vision Ethiopia is a reputable organization that values transparency and fairness in its recruitment process and does not solicit any money for any job application. We encourage all job seekers to be cautious of any job ads that require payment or personal information upfront. If you have any questions or concerns about our job ads or recruitment process, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

Applicant Types Accepted:

  • Local Applicants Only