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WeWorld-GVC recruits 01 MultiCountry Finance Coordinator Sahel

WeWorld-GVC recruits 01 MultiCountry Finance Coordinator Sahel (Mali, Burkina Faso, Benin, Niger)

Position: MultiCountry Finance Coordinator Sahel (Mali, Burkina Faso, Benin, Niger)

Reporting Relationship: Regional Finance Manager (Functional Line Manager) and Country Representative (Organizational Line Manager)

Location: One of the Countries, with possible missions to the country of non-residence

General Description

WeWorld-GVC, recently constituted from the merger of two NGOs, is an Italian secular and independent organization working since 1971 in international cooperation and humanitarian aid. Present in 29 countries with 128 projects, WeWorld-GVC operates in the following areas of assistance: human rights (gender equality, prevention and combating violence against children and women, migration), humanitarian aid (prevention, emergency relief and rehabilitation), food security, access to water, health and hygiene, education, global citizenship education, quality teaching and international volunteering. WeWorld-GVC works mostly with girls, boys, women and youth, actors of change in every community for a fairer and more inclusive world. Supports people overcoming emergencies and guarantees a life with dignity, opportunities and a better future through human and economic development programs, in the framework of the 2030 Agenda. Joining the WeWorld-GVC team means being part of the development of a dynamic organisation where the contribution of each staff member is promoted and valued, working together towards the collective achievement of shared goals and vision. At present, the main donors are Italy (AICS), the EU (DG ECHO), UNICEF, OCHA, and Belgium (DGD).

Working context

WeWorld-GVC has been active in Mali since 2019. The sectors of intervention are food security and support to resilience, protection with special focus on child protection and they target the most vulnerable groups of population, in particular IDPs. Future activities will enlarge the intervention in the fields of education and school feeding, including cash transfer. WeWorld currently works in the regions of Mopti and Gao. Currently have a national representation office in Bamako, a field office in Douentza and an operational presence in Mopti with the help of the partners.

WeWorld-GVC began its activities in Burkina Faso in 1985. Following a break, it resumed its activities in 2012 focusing on the promotion of women empowerment and support to vulnerable groups to provide emergency relief to the most vulnerable, support displaced populations and to strengthen the resilience of local populations. The sectors of intervention spans from food security and nutrition to protection and local development. WeWorld-GVC currently works in the provinces of Passorè, Oudalam and Soum with offices in Ouagadogou, Djibo and Gorom Gorom.

WeWorld-GVC is working in Benin since 2009. The sectors of intervention are education and women rights, in particular the reproductive health and sexual rights. We World support the public education system, improving the access to quality education, preventing drop-out, supporting learning achievement of the student, community participation on education issues and sensitizing people about the importance of education. We World supports the potential of women and young girls in promoting their rights to sexual and reproductive health, strengthening the role of institutional and civil society actors in the protection of those rights, increasing the access for young people, especially girls, to quality sexual and reproductive health services, and promoting an environment conducive to the self-determination of women. We World is actually working in the Department of Plateau and Zou and Collines, with 3 office in Cotonou, Porto Nuovo and Boicon.

WeWorld-GVC was present in Niger from 2017 till 2019. Now We World is resuming its activities to implement a project of food security in the Diffa Region, Department of Goudoumaria. The intervention overcomes a strictly humanitarian approach and emergency interventions, to evolve towards the promotion of the vulnerable families resilience, providing development benefits on the long term, and strengthening malnutrition prevention, according to NEXUS dictates.

Annual Budget 1.200.000 Euro

Purpose of the Role

The MultyCountry Finance Coordinator acts in the Role of Senior Finance Officer in a MultyCountry Role. Is responsible of all the administrative and accounting processes, including financial reporting, budget planning, development and monitoring. Manages field office staff.

Main functions and duties

General Administration

Track and manage deliverables and timelines related to grants, contracts, vendors, and partners
Monitor grant administration to ensure compliance with reporting and expenditure requirements
Supervise compliance of administrative documents and their proper filing
Ensure the smooth flow of administrative information and data to the HQ and Regional Office
Supervise flow of administrative information from project partners and the compliance with MoU

Supervise and approve regular accounting, including monthly reconciliations, monthly and yearly closing of accounts, monthly journal entries
Supervise cash and bank balance checking process when closing the monthly accounts
Financial Reporting

Is responsible for the preparation of financial reports, in coordination with Regional Finance Manager, and administrative team
Ensure the compliance of financial reports with donors and internal rules and procedures
Budget & Planning

Collaborate with the Country Representatives and Programs/Project Managers to develop budgets according to donors regulations
Review administrative/financial terms of grant contracts before signature (payment & financial reporting schedule, etc.)
Collaborate with the Project Managers and Procurement & Logistics Managers to monitor actual and forecasted expenses against budget to avoid under and overspending on the projects; comply to the flexibility rule
Monitor financial flows of the projects
Anticipate financial risks, present budget updates and mitigation plans and report them to the Country Representative
Coordinate the preparation and constantly monitor/update of core budget of WeWorld-GVC for Sahel and provide an analysis to the Country Representatives focusing on gaps and risks
Participate with the Country Management Team in reflecting on the evolution of the missions, and the programming of new projects and/or reorientation
Audit Process

Collaborate to the management of financial audit performed on the projects
Supervise yearly financial audit on general accounting for local authorities
Prepare information and is directly responsible for any assessment/audit performed by donor on WeWorld-GVC administrative procedure

Design and implement administrative routines, procedures, and systems to increase efficiencies, in coordination with Regional Finance Manager
Update the Local Operational Manual for all missions based on WeWorld-GVC procedures to implement organizational policies, including those related to HR management
Ensure, in collaboration with the Country Rep, the monitoring of the mission registration procedures with the authorities concerned and the various State services

Supervise administrative and finance local personnel to complete routine tasks
Capacity building of local staff and partner organizations in areas such as financial management, procurement and logistics, administration, good governance and management of accountability and transparency
Follow-up payments from donors and financial project close-out
Human Resources

Participate in analyzing staffing needs & costs, compensation & benefits, and performance review practices
Supervise compliance with all WeWorld-GVC employment regulations relating to National Staff payroll, health insurance, work insurance, employee benefits
Ensure all National Staff have valid contracts, updated and signed Terms of Reference
Support the Country Representative to monitor and revise salary scale if necessary, as well as supervising staff leaves, holidays, overtime and contractual obligations
Support in recruitment process of National Support Staff
If needed, support the smooth running of National Staff recruitment according to national procedures

Participate in inter-admin meetings with other INGOs and NGOs
Ensure official representation for the administrative management of the Mission to the competent authorities

Expériences / Formation
Job Specifications

Essential Requirements

Qualifications and Knowledge

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Financial/Accounting management
Knowledge of institutional donor procedures (AICS, EU, UN agencies etc.)
Fluent in French both written and verbal
Working knowledge of English
Professional experience

At least 2 year of specific experience in finance/administrative positions in the international cooperation sector
Experience of representation to institutions and participation in coordination meetings
Experience in budget management and monitoring of logistics procedures
Experience in using accounting software
Skills and Abilities

Strong flexibility and capacity to adapt behavior to the needs of the situation
Capacity to work autonomously and in problems prevention/resolution
Proven organizational skills and ability to effectively manage multiple tasks while fostering quality, team spirit and positive working relationships with colleagues
Ability to identify, initiate and maintain good relationships with partner organizations, donors and national authorities including building professional relationships with senior decision-makers and influencers / leaders
Good communication, negotiation skills and sensitivity in dealing with local institutions on critical issues
Cultural, gender, religion, and age sensitivity and adaptability
Strong commitment to the Mission of We World-GVC, genuine interest for international cooperation development topics
Desirable Requirements

Knowledge of Italian would be considered an asset
Knowledge of AICS,EU,ECHO procedures
Type of contract: 12 months (with possibility of extension)

A first 3 (three) month collaboration contract subject to verification of the achievement of specific objectives (these objectives will be agreed together with the Head of Regional Unit upon arrival on assignment); a second collaboration contract of 9 (nine) months renewable, following the positive evaluation of the first three months of contract.

Starting date: Mid October 2021

Gross Salary: to be defined according to the candidate’s profile.

Application deadline: 30/08/2021

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How to apply

Please apply at: https://weworld.intervieweb.it/jobs/multicountry_finance_coordinator_sahel_mali_burkina_faso_benin_niger_159324/en/

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