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Christian Aid

Christian Aid


Position: Finance Manager
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Ethiopia - Ethiopia
Salary: $27,204
Posted date: 4 weeks ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

About the role

The post holder will directly manage the finance function, and lead and set professional financial standards. This role will manage other finance staff in the same country or region. It will be responsible for effective financial management including the preparation of financial plans and production of financial reports, managing the financial aspects of donor-funded programs and appeal funding, and supporting and building the financial capacity of Christian Aid staff in the same country or region, and facilitating external, internal and donor audits. The Finance Manager is a member of the Senior Management Team in the country and has overall responsibility for ensuring the compliance of office and program finance with donor regulations and statutory requirements. The role is line-managed by the Country Director.

About you

You will be an accountant with a strong background knowledge of financial principles and practices; considerable experience in financial management and budgeting; management of audits and familiarity with local government regulations and procedures. You will have considerable experience working for INGO. You will have a demonstrated capacity to manage large institutional-funded grants and possess skills in budget preparation, analysis and training, consolidated financial reporting, and presentation. Experience in capacity-building work of national organizations is desirable.

Competency questions

As part of your application, you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:

Build Partnership

Give us an example of a time when you had to influence other people and persuade them to work in a collaborative way when there were different personal or organizational agendas

  • What was the context? Who had to be influenced or persuaded?
  • What was your task?
  • What action(s) did you take? Why? How?
  • What was the outcome(s)? If you were successful, how did you know?

Communicate Effectively

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?

Deliver Result

Please tell us about a time when you took a decision or made recommendations when the situation was difficult or ambiguous.

  • What was the context? What made the situation either difficult or ambiguous?
  • What was your task or responsibility?
  • What actions did you take to clarify the difficulty/ambiguity? Why did you decide what you decided?
  • What were the results? Was the outcome successful? How did you know?