Finance & Compliance Coordinator
Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect, and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty. Oxfam Great Britain is a member of the international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development, and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.
Oxfam in Sierra Leone works towards a vision of ‘a just, inclusive and resilient Sierra Leone without poverty in which the people, especially women and youth, demand and acquire equal access to their rights and live a life of dignity. If you share this vision and commitment, then you are exactly who we are looking for to support our programmes.
We can offer you an opportunity to make a difference in Sierra Leone, to act as key contributor to development, to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their various fields. We also offer the opportunity for training and development, fair pay, and competitive benefits package.
The position will be based in Freetown and are on fixed term basis of one year (Legacy Project)
Finance & Compliance Coordinator (Based in Freetown)
The Finance and Compliance Coordinator will lead the implementation of Oxfam’s internal controls, finance policies, systems, and procedures within and across teams. You will develop financial analysis tools to assist budget holders in the management and monitoring of budgets and identifies significant variances in spending. Ensure compliance of government law and regulation in relation to taxation. Review the balance sheet accounts and submit monthly Balance Sheet reconciliation and closing documents for Programme Manager and the regional platform for review and further submission. You will be responsible to review all supporting documents related to the project to ensure that they compile to EU and Oxfam rules prior any commitment to suppliers. Leads in financial management capacity building activities to staff and partners. Ensures the completeness, accuracy, and timeliness of all financial reports for internal and external purposes. Make sure that the originals of the supporting documents of all project transactions, including partners transactions, are files/archives in Oxfam office to allow an easy access during donor audit or Pre audits by Oxfam Headquarters. Preparation of monthly top-up and cash flow forecast to ensure adequate availability of funds. You will provide support to the PMU Manager in the production of the payment request for the projects according to the signed donor and the Executing Affiliate agreement. Providing support to the Finance Officer in cash and bank management including, cash handling and cash flow monitoring. Ensures the conduct of partners’ assessment and review of financial reports from partners to ensure that they are compliance with Oxfam and donor’s standards and guidelines. Participate actively in staff development activities including induction, performance evaluation, meeting, and debriefings. Undertake regular monitoring visits to field offices and partner organisations in coordination with Programme Staff
What we’re looking for
You should have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Economics.
Minimum of 7 years “hands-on” working experience in providing a whole range of financial services within a structured organisation, 3 years of which must be at senior level in an INGO program work, including field experience and/or with institutional donors. Experience of developing EU funded projects budget, monitoring them, preparing the financial reports, leading the donor audits, and training local partners on EU funded projects financial management. Proven ability to interpret financial procedures and standards and put them into practice and influence others in their implementation. Strong analytical skills and experience using a computerised information management system (Ms. Word, Excel, Accounting/Statistical analysis software, Procurement management system etc.). Good communication skills: excellent interpersonal skills, able to work as part of a dispersed, multi-disciplined, multicultural team. Good organisational and personal management skills, with ability to prioritise work issues to meet deadlines and adjust to constantly changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow-through consistently. Strong commitment to equal opportunities and gender equity.
Our values and commitment to safeguarding:
Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our Values are recruited to work for us.
We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.
At Oxfam, we believe that every aspect of our work can lead to a positive outcome so make the most of this considerable challenge by sending your Curriculum Vitae clearly stating the position and area you are applying for as subject of your email and send online at email@example.com , OR submit hard copies to the Reception at Oxfam office at 4A Renner Drive Off Wilkinson Road Freetown, the Oxfam Team at Oxfam Office in Koinadugu and the Programme Office Manager at Oxfam Office in Kono. The closing date for receiving the application will be 24th September 2021.
We particularly welcome applications from qualified women and people of indigenous backgrounds. Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted