Finance and Compliance Manager (m/f)

Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe

Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe is recruiting a Finance and Compliance Manager (m/f), to be based in Maputo, Mozambique.
  • The Finance and Compliance Manager will report to and assist the DKH Head of Mission in Mozambique
  • As Finance and Compliance Manager you are responsible for implementing the financial components of the strategy of the DKH Mission in Mozambique, including ensuring that the DKH Mission in Mozambique and implementing partners of DKH in the Southern Africa Region are compliant to the regulations of DKH and donors
  • The most important duties are:
  • Responsible for monitoring the proper use of organization resources by DKH Mission in Mozambique
  • Ensuring statutory compliance of the DKH Mission in Mozambique
  • Close collaboration, support for DKH partner organizations in Southern Africa
  • Capacity strengthening of DKH implementing partners
  • Monitoring the use of project funds by DKH Implementing Partners
  • Representation of the DKH towards local authorities, other aid stakeholders, civil society, media upon request of the DKH Head of Mission in Mozambique
  • A university degree in Finance and Accounting, Business Administration or other relevant area is required. Masters Level is preferred, in lieu of Masters Level Degree, candidates with 10+ years of relevant experience will be considered
  • Statutory auditor (CPA, ACA, and ACCA) highly recommended
  • Minimum of 5 years of management experience in a corporate or NGO environment, three of which at a management level within a financial department
  • Strategic mindset with the ability to lead, inspire and achieve results in a challenging context
  • Able to work as a team member
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and able to communicate with different groups of stakeholders
  • Strong analytical, decision-making and strategic planning skills with the ability to articulate complex information in an easy to understand manner
  • Solutions focused on the ability to identify weaknesses and drive continuous improvement
  • Ability to prioritize, plan ahead and manage a complex and diverse workload with short deadlines
  • Experience with international third party donors (ECHO/EU, UN/WFP), experience with German donors (AA, BMZ) would be an asset
  • Coordination and organizational skills even under high workload and time pressure
  • Ability to train, guide appropriately and provide development guidance to DKH Implementing Partner teams
  • Proactive who is willing to go the extra mile to do the job
  • Excellent understanding of business and financial planning, including strategic modeling
  • Excellent knowledge of budget and budget management
  • Excellent knowledge of financial systems and procedures
  • Excellent knowledge of computerized account packages, Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • A complete appreciation of the value of cooperation, both internationally and in a team environment
  • Understanding of DKHs vision and mission and a commitment to its goals and values
  • Written and verbal fluency in English and Portuguese. Knowledge of French is an added advantage
  • All the employees of the Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe must adhere to, respect and undertake to apply within the framework of their functions the standards of the Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe, the code of conduct of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and those humanitarian NGOs
  • We are an equal opportunity employer, we encourage women to apply
  • Applications are considered throughout the publication period. Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe reserves the right to close recruitment before the deadline for the advertisement. Only the selected candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your understanding
Company profile

  • Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH) ( is the humanitarian aid agency for Protestant churches in Germany, headquartered in Berlin. It has regional offices in Asia, Africa and Latin America, as well as national offices in its priority countries, which are responsible for coordinating aid programs. The operational model proposed by Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe is structured around the implementation of projects exclusively through a network of local partner organizations
  • In Mozambique, Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe has been implementing humanitarian projects for more than 20 years with local partner organizations and is in the process of establishing a Mission in Mozambique to support operations in Southern Africa. The projects in Southern Africa are currently implemented in Mozambique, Madagascar, Malawi and Zimbabwe, with projects mostly applying a multisectoral approach, including WASH and epidemic prevention, food security/nutrition, shelter/NFI and protection activities

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  • Published 15.03.2021
  • Expires 28.03.2021
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