Jobs at:Catholic Relief Services
Deadline of this Job:
Tuesday, July 18 2023
Date Posted: Wednesday, July 05 2023, Base Salary: Not Disclosed
As the Finance officer for Sustainable, Targeted, Responsive approach to Optimize Nutrition and Growth (STRONG) for Adolescent Girls and Young Women you will support activities and relationships with partners and other project stakeholders contributing to the achievement of STRONG project objectives and advancing Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work serving the poor and vulnerable. Your project management skills and knowledge of health and nutrition for adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) will ensure the delivery of high-quality programming and advance work towards increasing the impact of this global project. This position reports to the project manager.
Roles and Key Responsibilities:
1. Financial Management:
• Develop and manage financial systems, policies, and procedures to ensure effective and efficient financial operations.
• Prepare and monitor budgets, ensuring adherence to financial guidelines and constraints.
• Manage cash flow, including monitoring income, expenses, and expenditures.
• Conduct financial analysis and provide reports to the senior management, highlighting financial performance, trends, and recommendations.
• Assist in the preparation of financial statements, audits, and tax returns.
2. Budgeting and Forecasting:
• Collaborate with finance team to develop and monitor annual budgets.
• Prepare financial forecasts and projections to assist in decision-making and planning.
• Monitor actual financial performance against budgeted targets and analyze variances.
3. Financial Reporting:
• Prepare regular financial reports, including income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements.
• Ensure accurate and timely submission of financial reports to regulatory authorities, donors, and other stakeholders.
• Provide financial information and reports to support grant applications and funding proposals.
4. Compliance and Risk Management:
• Ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and accounting standards.
• Develop and implement internal controls to mitigate financial risks.
• Monitor and report on compliance issues and recommend corrective actions. Basic Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or a related field. A professional certification (e.g., CPA, CMA) is advantageous.
• Proven experience in financial management, preferably in a nonprofit organization or similar environment.
• Strong knowledge of accounting principles, budgeting, financial analysis, and reporting.
• Proficient in financial software and systems, such as QuickBooks, SAP, or similar tools.
• Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail.
• Strong organizational and time management abilities.
• Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
• Proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
Required Languages – English and Kiswahili will be preferred.
Travel – Must be willing and able to travel up to 30 %.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Analysis and problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment.
• Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners.
• Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented
• Attention to details, accuracy, and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities.
• Experience working with partners, participatory action planning and community engagement.
• Staff supervision experience a plus.
• Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data.
• Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
Work Hours: 8
Experience in Months: 24
Level of Education: Bachelor Degree
Job application procedure
Interested qualified candidates should submit their letter of application together with their CV in PDF or Word format in a single attachment which outlines their experience and sustainability of the position applied to email address TZ_HR@crs.org not later than 18th July 2023.
The applicants should clearly state the Job title applied for in the subject line of the email.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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