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Finance Manager

About the Role: 

The position holder will provide overall leadership for the Financial Accounts function within the program, and partly support the budgeting and Reporting function. He/she will be responsible for ensuring best-in-class financial controls and management for the program– including capacity building; implementing efficient & effective processes; improving and ensuring compliance with internal control systems. S/he will ensure that Burundi Financial requirements and procedures comply with the SCI’s policies, donor requirements as well and the Government of Burundi laws and policies.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly. 



  • Advanced level University degree in financial management, accounting, business administration, or a closely related field.
  • Professional accounting qualifications such as CA, CPA, ACCA, or other equivalent qualifications will be a plus.


  • Minimum of 6 years of management experience in a corporate, audit firm or an NGO environment, of which three at a middle management level within a finance department
  • Strategic mindset with the ability to lead, inspire and achieve results in a challenging context
  • Demonstrated managerial, supervisory, and leadership skills.
  • Expert knowledge, skills, and experience in principles and practices of international accounting and financial management.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with a diverse set of stakeholders
  • Strong analytical, decision making and strategic planning skills with the ability to articulate complex information in an easy-to-understand manner
  • Strong ability to analyze financial data including large financial data extracts, summarize results, produce reports, and recommend appropriate actions
  • Excellent knowledge of and skills in the use of integrated IT accounting systems (e.g. Oracle, Agresso, etc.).
  • Ability to plan and organize tasks on an autonomous basis.
  • Sound judgment, integrity, tact, and discretion in dealing with internal stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication in both English and French (written and oral) and interpersonal skills with finance and non-finance staff.
  • Thorough knowledge of financial policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Strong skills in the area of Office packages in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to coach, mentor, delegate appropriately, and provide developmental guidance to supervised staff.
  • Strong team player


  • Extensive years of experience within the NGO / charities sector or Audit firm with financial management responsibility,
  • Experience of working in a development and/or emergency context.
  • Understanding of major donor compliance regulations.

We invite all suitable qualified people, particularly women and people with disabilities to apply.

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21 Nov 2023

8 Dec 2023 - 00:59 EAT





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