Finance Officer - Mozambique in Maputo at WaterAid

Date Posted: 11/7/2019

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Job Description

It's hard to believe that today 844 million people do not have clean water and 2.3 billion do not have a decent toilet - around one in three of the world's population. Every two minutes a child under five dies from diarrheal diseases caused by poor water and sanitation.

WaterAid is looking for a Finance Officer to play a vital role in our mission to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere by 2030.

Working within the Mozambique team, the Finance Officer will;

  • Assist project managers with the overall project accounting from the start to the finish of the project.
  • Review monthly partner returns after it is approved by the respective project manager
  • Developing comprehensive plans of action to address any manageable risks noted during the due diligence processes including subsequent risks emerging in the course of partnership implementation
  • Producing and disseminating necessary procedures and guidelines to support the financial planning and monitoring processes for the partner organisations where necessary
  • Identify financial and administrative capacity gaps of partner organizations and propose discuss training opportunities

To be successful, you'll need to have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance, ACCA or any related formal advanced accounting qualification is a plus
  • Proven experience in financial management and partners finance monitoring and capacity building preferably in NGO settings
  • 8 years relevant and proven work experience
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding in accounting, financial control, concepts, practices, systems, and procedures
  • Be fluent in English language and written communication

We started because no NGO like us existed. We'll end when no organisation like us is needed. In the meantime, we're making great progress - since 1981, we have reached 25 million people with clean water and, since 2004, 24 million people with sanitation.

We're looking for people who share a commitment to our vision. We're looking for people with an appreciation and respect for different people and ideas, and the energy and expertise to help tackle the most important challenges.

In return, you can expect to get inspiration from the change you help make happen, a sense of belonging and the feeling of being part of a global community. You will also experience stimulation and fulfilment, the chance to grow, and space to be yourself at your best. This is our pledge to you.

Click on 'Apply' to download the job description.

If you are interested in the position and have the right skills and attributes, send your application before 15 November, consisting of a letter of interest and a CV to using as the subject of your email: Finance Officer.

Please note: to apply for this role you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in Mozambique.

WaterAid is committed to ensuring that wherever we work in the world there is no tolerance for the abuse of power, privilege or trust. WaterAid reinforces a culture of zero tolerance towards any form of inappropriate behaviour, abuse, harassment, or exploitation of any kind. The safeguarding of our beneficiaries, staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf, is our top priority, and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff and volunteers are required to share in this commitment through our Global Code of Conduct. We will conduct the most appropriate preemployment references and checks to ensure high standards are maintained.

WaterAid is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We particularly encourage applications from women who are underrepresented at this level in the organisation.

Only candidates shortlisted for interviewing will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date for applications.


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