Finance Manager

VSO Moçambique

VSO is recruiting a Finance Manager, to be based in Maputo.

  • Lead and be accountable for the financial management of VSOs programmes in Mozambique
  • Lead on the development and implementation of coherent financial rules and procedures towards the strategic country programme plans
  • Lead on raising and advancing the profile, positioning and advocacy of VSO in Mozambique, networking with key stakeholders
  • Provide crucial support to drive forward funding plans for VSO Mozambique to ensure the external funding portfolio is significantly diversified and expanded
  • Effectively manage, coach and train the country team within the performance management framework and ensure the effective matrix management of Mozambique staff, contributing to their performance reviews
  • Build effective communication and influencing mechanisms which ensure that the country team are well briefed on developments about the financial situation at VSO Mozambique
  • As part of the Operational Management Team, identify and facilitate the development of staff in the finance department to assure quality succession plans across the programmes
  • Be accountable for budget, resources and assets, ensuring all financial matters are in control and cost effectiveness is paramount
  • Ensure compliance throughout VSO Mozambique in all of VSO’s policies and processes
  • Ensure staff and volunteers are continuously engaged and aligned with VSO’s global vision, mission, values, strategic directions and business plans
  • Work collegiately with peers across VSO to share knowledge, skills, resources and networks
  • Experience working in an international organisation or major institutional donor
  • 5-7 years proven leadership skills and experience of managing large and complex budgets, particularly remote management
  • Experience with Donors such as DFID, USAID, EC and other relevant donors
  • Strong understanding of socio-economic, financial and political realities in Mozambique
  • Experience of leading and managing change and employee engagement
  • Excellent leadership, negotiation and relationship-building skills
  • Experience of leading strategy development at least at a country level and successful implementation thereof
  • Significant experience of donor reporting and impact and effectiveness measures
  • Strong experience of the financial management of significant budgets (circa £5-10M), including preparing financial projections, general financial management and reporting
  • Proven expertise of leading large funding initiatives, advice on securing new donors, management of large and complex grants
  • Proven experience of donor relationship management and contract management and how they impact on programme management
  • IT literate (Microsoft and finance packages)
  • Experience in security and risk management
  • Experience working in the Southern Africa Region
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to meet deadlines
  • Only short listed applicants will be contacted
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  • Published 29.04.2015
  • Expires 10.05.2015
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