Nov 15, 2017

Iraq: Finance Manager for Middle East Country Programmes

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: People in Need
Country: Iraq, Syrian Arab Republic
Closing date: 31 Dec 2017

Country: Middle East

Base: Iraq (Erbil) / Turkey (Gaziantep)

Starting date: February / March 2017

Duration: 12 months

Line Manager: Country Director for Iraqi country programme or Head of Systems and Operations of Syria country programme

About People in Need:

People in Need (PIN) is an international, non-profit organization providing humanitarian and development assistance in over 20 countries worldwide. Formed in 1992 in the Czech Republic, PIN has grown to be the biggest organization of its kind in post-communist Europe, providing relief where it is needed, and empowering civil society at home and abroad.

PIN draws on extensive past experiences and lessons learned across many emergency and post emergency contexts to design, implement and monitor quality programming; and has been active in Syria since 2012, across Food Security and Livelihoods, WASH, Education, and Capacity Building sectors, with a current annual turnover of approximately US$40m in cash and in-kind. Current and past donors include DFID, ECHO, EC, USAID-OFDA, FAO, WFP, SDC, German MFA, and the Czech MFA. PIN employs over 300 local staff and 15 ex-patriate Senior Management staff across Syria and Iraq, and implements programming through 7 offices in Syria.

In response to deteriorating humanitarian situation in Ninewah Governorate and massive displacement of people from the conflict-affected areas, PIN decided to re-establish its presence in Iraqi Kurdistan in January 2015 and opened its main office in Dohuk city from where the organization has been coordinating its activities. Over the past years, PIN has been active mostly in Talafar, Hamdaniya, Telkief and Mosul districts in Education, WASH and Shelter/NFI sectors. PIN is expanding its geographical coverage to South- Central governorates, and sectoral coverage onto Livelihoods. While PIN continues to focus on rapid humanitarian assistance, early recovery and stabilisation-oriented projects are being launched.

For more info see http://ift.tt/2dLHGqd for Iraq Country Programme and http://ift.tt/2jKgPSN for Syria Country Programme

Main responsibilities:

  • Financial planning, cash flow, budget preparation
  • Supervision of the compliance of the processes and documentation with the local legal and administrative measures, with donors’ regulations and PIN internal rules
  • Working closely with Program Managers on budgets’ follow-up and other financial issues
  • Ensuring that PIN accounting practices, financial procedures and processes are in place
  • Ensuring compliance with donors’ requirements and local legal and administrative rules and regulations
  • Responsibility for the financial and project reporting to the donors and HQ
  • Supervising the mission accountancy and cash register
  • Participating on annual and project audits

Main requirements:

  • University degree preferably in Finance or related field
  • Advanced level of English is required
  • Experience with finance management of international donors
  • Experience with team management and supervision
  • Ability to organize and plan effectively
  • Ability to work in difficult conditions and under pressure
  • Responsible and systematic
  • Knowledge of double-entry accounting (at least knowledge from school)
  • Working experience with an accounting and economic software
  • Cultural sensitivity, experience with development projects/international work experience is strongly welcome
  • Great communication skills
  • Strong ability and willingness to transfer knowledge

People in Need offers:

  • Environment of well-established and growing organization
  • Salary according to PIN salary scale, start-up salary 2 400 – 2 600 EUR (before taxation, per diems included)
  • Performance related bonuses paid half yearly based on standard evaluation process
  • 25 days of paid leave annually
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses with travel to the country of residence once per every 6 months of completed work
  • Reimbursement of costs of visas and vaccinations; assistance with visa application procedure
  • Free medical helpdesk and psychological consultation available on line
  • Travel health insurance for war zone
  • Accommodation in PIN guesthouse on PIN expenses

How to apply:

Interested applicants for the position should send their CV and cover letter as soon as possible via green button "**APPLY**" on following link. As a subject please use " Finance Manager for Middle East "

Please note that only the short-listed candidates will be contacted. Thank you.