Nov 19, 2018
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT HEAD OF FINANCE Ireland’s engagement in Ethiopia is guided by the Government of Ireland’s general foreign policy which seeks to promote a more secure, just, fair and sustainable world, largely focused through its Irish Aid programme. The Embassy also promotes bilateral relations through trade, cultural and political engagement, and provides consular and visa services. In 2019 the Embassy of Ireland will manage a budget in excess of €30 million. Strong financial management and control is a core component for the effective oversight and management of the program and the allocated funds. The Embassy of Ireland/Irish Aid is recruiting a Head of Finance; Overall Role and Responsibility The Head of Finance supports the Embassy team in providing strong, efficient and effective financial management and control. S/he will report directly to the Ambassador, and be responsible for the day to day management of the Embassy’s Finance Unit including: Managing and implementing the financial management system and system of internal financial control; As a member of the Embassy’s Senior Management Team, contributing to decision making processes, including ensuring the effective and efficient management of resources; Participating in Mission budgeting; risk management, ensuring value for money; and providing technical financial support to the Irish Aid programmes Accurately recording financial transactions for the Embassy; Providing timely financial management information and reports Ensuring the Embassy is in compliance with all relevant standards, procedures and regulations, and ensuring systems are in place to safeguard the Embassy/programme assets; Supervising and developing the staff in the small finance unit Carrying out all routine financial management tasks to a high standard Qualifications, Skills, Experience and Competencies Required BA in Accounting or related fields from recognized university A recognised professional accounting qualification e.g. ACCA or CIMA; Minimum of 5 years post qualification experience in a financial management and control role, with at least 3 years at a senior level; Experience in financial management accounting packages and proficiency in Microsoft Strong analytical skills, high motivation, and the ability to manage staff and deliver results Strong interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills with staff and partners; A very high standard of personal integrity; A high standard in English, both spoken and written; Application Process: Completed applications should be submitted by email only to: firstname.lastname@example.org by cob on 7 December 2018. Please note that CVs will not be considered. Applications are welcome from suitability qualified candidates with permission to work in Ethiopia. The Embassy is an equal opportunities employer and committed to selection on merit. Any personal information submitted to us will only be used for its intended purposes and will be destroyed when no longer needed. Any other processing or disclosure of personal data is not allowed other than in the exceptional circumstances provided for under the Data Protection Acts.
Irish Aid Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time