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 positions will be based in Freetown and is on a fixed term basis of one year (Legacy Project)
Finance Officer (Based in Freetown)
The Finance Officer, Will Responsible for the financial management of the BAFs Project, ensuring that minimum standards and procedures of accounting, reporting and statutory requirements are complied with donor requirements.
provide timely and accurate financial information to the field office management, ensuring that monthly reporting to country office is on time and accurate. The Finance Officer will also provide Finance support to Partners within the country office.
You will prepare payment vouchers for approval and ensure all operational advances are followed up and retired on time; Maintain the petty cash and cash book of the Office; Prepare monthly petty cash reconciliation and cash count reports (weekly and monthly ); Prepare monthly bank accounts reconciliation; Ensure proper filing of the financial records; Monitor internal control procedure; Communicate with supervisors on financial issues on a regular basis; Participate in Partner Financial Management Assessment; Undertake partner monitoring visit based on the monitoring plan; Review and finalise partner reports; Support partners capacity building in term of financial management. Ensure partner reports are available for audit as and when necessary; Provide monthly budget utilization report to the budget holder; Prepare quarterly reports in line with donor requirements and standards in coordination with budget holder; Maintain financial files and records; Ensures compliance with accounting obligations in country including tax liabilities as well as donor requirements; Capacity build partner organization in accordance with legal requirements Oxfam GB’s Financial Standards and donor requirements; To monitor and review project/programme partners financial accounts and prepare external audits where necessary.
What we’re looking for
You should have a Higher level Diploma and/or recognised accounting qualification; At least 3 years related experience in providing financial support particularly within INGOs Proven experience with finance & office administration incl. accounting preferably for NGOs; Knowledge and understanding of standard financial policies, procedures and practices; Good level of financial and numerical skills ;Experience working with local government finance desirable; Good communication skills; readiness and ability to learn and Proven knowledge and experience of computerised systems, preferably with accounting packages as well as intermediate Excel skills. Ability to manage competing tasks; ability to prioritise and produce high level output consistently. Strong commitment to equal opportunities and gender equity. Must be responsible, proactive, organised, and accurate
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