SNV Country Finance Manager Job Vacancy

About SNV
SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization. We have built a long-term, local presence in 38 developing nations in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, providing innovative solutions in Agriculture, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, and Renewable Energy. SNV has been working in Rwanda for more than 35 years to improve people’s livelihoods by strengthening the capacities of public and private sector organisations. SNV works in full alignment with Rwanda’s development agenda. It does so by helping to realize the national development goals in three sectors above mentioned.

Are you interested in joining an organization with a long-term commitment to fighting poverty? Would you like to work in a challenging environment and develop the career focused on demonstrating shared core values that achieve results?

 SNV Rwanda is looking for a Country Finance Manager   
Based in Kigali, Rwanda

National Contract
 SNV is an international not-for-profit development organization working in over 38 developing countries for more than 50 years.  Our global team of local and international advisors works with local partners to equip communities, businesses, and organizations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.

 SNV Rwanda is seeking qualified candidate for the position of Finance Manager to further strengthen the support team in managing financial and non-financial data in the country office and project implementation for sectors, within the country and global financial guidelines and directions, partnership / funding requirements, accounting and reporting regulations using data and input from colleagues aimed at a complete and up to date insight on the financial performance of the projects. The position holder will also perform administrative work and maintaining appropriate internal controls and financial records of the organization.

Main responsibilities:
  • Finance strategy for a country: develop and implement Finance strategy for the country, taking into account country interests, relevant regulation, corporate standards and guidelines, and donor regulations.
  • Management of Country Finance function: Organize the Finance function in the country and manage the employees, activities and all aspects within the team, in accordance with the approved plan, budget, and relevant procedures, in order to realize the department's objectives.

Monitor internal and donor requirements and oversee the development and implementation of updated work methods and procedures.
  • Advisory services: Act as the source of expertise and business partner for management and Project Managers on issues concerning Financial Management, performance indicators, and related legal issues.
  • Management and donor reporting: Analyze and interpret financial performance, country/project trends and financial status of projects; present monthly the financial consolidated reports to Country Management.
  • Support and give guidance to project managers and project administrators in providing accurate and timely financial data to SNV donors according to donor requirements.
  • Financial Planning and Control: Lead the development, consolidation, forecasting and periodical review of the country and project budgets and funds.
  • Ensure control, monitoring, and execution of all financial-related activities in the country, including logistics, purchasing and ICT
  • Financial Accounting & Administration: Execute all necessary financial accounting activities and checks, assuring complete and correct allocation of costs and time, ensure adherence to tax-related requirements/compliance and ensure that internal and external financial reporting complies with the relevant financial standards and regulations.
  • Management Information: develop and provide financial Management Information statements and financial reports and analyses of relevant internal and external parties.

Internal Control: Increased reliability of financial systems and effective contribution to risk mitigation

Candidate profile
  • Well-seasoned level of financial professional, with strong experience in Finance and audit and full understanding of the core processes and, can act as a discussion partner on the country level for financial matters.
  • Advanced financial degree and professional accounting qualifications. Masters’ in Business Administration (Accounting or Finance)
  • At least 7 years at senior level in finances responsibilities for an international organization or private institutions;
  • Conceptual working and thinking level with several years of experience in finance and administration;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of donor regulations and compliance issues related to management of donor funds,
  • Experience in Grant accounting/management
  • Proven experience in risk management;
  • Excellent communication and organization skills.

Knowledge, Technical expertise and Abilities:
  • Conceptual working and thinking level with several years of experience in finance
  • OR higher vocational working & thinking level with many years of experience in finance
  • Practical & applied knowledge level
  • Well grounded, well-seasoned financial professional, with the full understanding of the core processes
  • Academic qualification - MBA or MSc. Finance or professional Accounting qualification
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relations in a multi-cultural environment with high sensitivity and respect for cultural diversity.
  • Attention to details, preciseness in the execution of tasks, solution-oriented working approach, and negotiation.

Language requirements: Very Good command of English.

Computer Skills: Proficiency /Knowledge of Microsoft Office and skill in the use of Excel, including complex/compound spreadsheets and other accounting package is essential.

Reporting level:  Reports to Country Director
Expected Start Date: As soon as possible

How to apply
  • If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to directly submit your motivation letter and CV (both in English) to the Country Director by following the link below

NB: Only shortlisted will be contacted

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