19 June 2017

Emergency Finance Delegate Job Placement - International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

Job Title:                Emergency Finance Delegate
Organization: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 190 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

Job Summary: The Emergency Finance Delegate will support the Uganda Red Cross Society and IFRC to respond to the influx of South Sudanese refugees by providing support on financial management procedures and processes necessary to the Emergency Appeal.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Work in close collaboration with IFRC Finance (Nairobi), IFRC Operations Manager and Uganda Redcross (URCS) Finance Director, monitor expenditure against budget including specific pledge commitments for expenditure and reporting on the appeal. In addition, provide support on prioritizing expenditure, based on committed funding to the appeal.
  • The incumbent will also support URCS in submitting detailed financial plans forecasts, before funding is released to the URCS in limited tranches.
  • Support the NS with effective and timely releasing of funds from URCS HQ to the URCS branches.
  • Coordinate with Logistics on the purchases/procurements and ensure supporting documents are in compliance with Federation financial procedure. (eg. CoC, CBA, 3 Quotations, Authorisation, etc.)
  • The jobholder will also record and report separately on Emergency Appeal operation financial commitments (external MoUs, pipeline purchase orders, program commitments, etc.) and be fully aware of possible commitments and planned ventures.
  • Work in liaison with URCS finance and IFRC finance (Nairobi) enforce the monthly clearance of working advances (incl. the correct coding of expenses) by the URCS and its submission to IFRC (Nairobi), before forwarding additional funds. Sample checking of supporting documentation. Ensure quality assurance of financial returns.
  • Conduct regular field visit to support financial management, processing of returns and coach branch.
  • Provide training and on the job-support to the National society on IFRC’s financial management and procedures.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Emergency Finance Delegate job opportunity must hold a relevant University degree
  • IMPACT course (or equivalent knowledge)
  • Professional qualification in finance or accounting
  • At least five years’ experience working for a humanitarian aid or local organization on empowerment and community-driven capacity building.
  • Technical background in Finance.
  • Significant exposure and experience working as a finance delegate manager, preferably in a remote or isolated emergency context and/or in a refugee camp setting.
  • Working knowledge of IFRC’s financial rules and procedures and knowledge and experience of Business Objects, CODA & Fed Budget
  • Extensive experience of budget preparations, cash-flow statements & financial plans
  • Previous experience with monitoring expenditure against budget including specific pledge commitments for expenditure and reporting on the appeal, developing forecasts and clearing working advances.
  • Experience building and maintaining strong cooperative and professional relationships with local and international partners
  • Previous experience of developing financial reports
  • Experience of working for the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement
  • Knowledge, skills and languages
  • Knowledge of / experience with IFRC financial systems and procedures
  • Self-supporting in computers (BO, Apple, Windows, spread sheets, word-processing, e-mail)
  • Strong demonstrable skills and expertise in financial capacity building in emergencies
  • Excellent communications skills and ability to sensitively negotiate complex situations
  • Skills in mentoring and developing staff
  • Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources
  • Willingness to spend 6 months in a difficult, remote environment with minimal access to a main town

Person Competencies and Values:
  • Communication;
  • Collaboration and Teamwork;
  • Judgement and Decision Making;
  • National Society and Customer Relations;
  • Creativity and Innovation;
  • Building Trust;

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should apply online by uploading their documents in pdf  at the link below

Deadline: 23rd June 2017

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