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The position is to be filled as soon as possible, with an initial contract duration of one year. There are good prospects for an extension. Employment location will be Bujumbura, Burundi, with frequent travel to project locations in the country.

As Head of Finance in our Welthungerhilfe (WHH) Country Office Burundi, you will be responsible for all financial and administrative processes and will implement financial management standards in the programmes and projects efficiently and promptly, thereby making a significant contribution towards the success of the programme work. Projects are implemented by WHH, but also in cooperation with both national and international partners. In general, you will ensure that the Burundi Country Programme, including its various projects, is financially managed in accordance with relevant donor and WHH internal rules and regulations.

Your responsibilities

  • Ensure that all financial management processes are auditable and run efficiently through appropriate organizational measures in the Country Office and with projects/partner organizations, and by carrying out financial administrative controls
  • Support the Country Director in ensuring proper financial management of the programme and all projects in the country, report to the Head Office and plan for liquidity in a timely manner
  • Support the Heads of Projects in budget planning and forecasting, closely monitor budget spent, and troubleshoot any concerns with the Head of Programmes and the Country Director
  • Participate in the development of proposals with regards to budgeting in close cooperation with the Heads of Projects/Head of Programmes
  • Instruct and support project partner organizations (PPOs) in matters relating to financial management (from capacity assessment to project implementation and reporting) so that they fulfil their contractual obligations towards WHH and co-financiers in accordance with the partner contract(s) and in an auditable manner
  • Coordinate internal and external audits and ensure the implementation of recommendations
  • Ensure timely submission of interim and final financial reports to donors as required by WHH and donor regulations
  • Ensure that finance manuals and procedures are available and understood by staff, and that processes are approved/authorized in accordance with the signature policy
  • Follow up on income received from donors locally
  • Establish finance teams in area offices, providing capacity building and on-the-job training

Your profile

  • A university or college degree in a relevant field such as Finance and/or Accounting
  • At least 5 years of professional experience working in the same or an equivalent position
  • Several years of professional experience in the administration of co-financed projects for international (aid) organizations
  • EU, UN, USAID, AA, BMZ, WFP, FAO donor experience would be an asset
  • Excellent coordination and organizational skills, including ability to work under pressure
  • A high level of mental and physical resilience and readiness to travel to areas with volatile local conditions
  • Readiness to receive necessary vaccinations for working in Welthungerhilfe’s programme countries
  • Excellent spoken and written English and French; German language skills would be an asset

Our offer

We offer you the opportunity to work in a responsible and interesting field as part of an extremely dedicated team. Welthungerhilfe attaches great importance to the personal and professional development of its employees and the balance of their work and private life. Remuneration is based on our gender-independent salary scale. In addition, Welthungerhilfe offers numerous other benefits, which are listed under “Our benefits”.

Welthungerhilfe is committed to fighting terrorism in all its activities. Accordingly, any applicant who is offered employment will be screened against lists of known and suspected terrorists.

*Welthungerhilfe values diversity and ensures an inclusive, non-discriminatory working environment. We welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community.

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  • Job City Bujumbura
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Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e. V. – or Welthungerhilfe (German for World Hunger Aid) for short – is a German non-denominational and politically independent, non-profit-making and non-governmental aid agency working in the field of development cooperation and emergency relief aid. Since it was founded in 1962, it has used about 2.84 billion euros to carry out more than 7733 aid projects in 70 countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia.

Welthungerhilfe holds the seal of approval of the Deutsches Zentralinstitut für soziale Fragen (DZI). In 2014, Welthungerhilfe and the aid organization World Vision International were announced the most transparent German organizations. In 2012, Welthungerhilfe celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Welthungerhilfe has set itself the goal of banishing famine and poverty from the world. Following the basic principle of help towards self-help, it works together with local partner organisations to support the efforts of people in developing countries to free themselves from hunger and poverty and to provide for themselves on a sustainable basis.

Welthungerhilfe was founded in 1962, as the German Committee of the Freedom from Hunger Campaign, on the initiative of the then Federal President of Germany, Heinrich Lübke. It formed the German section of the Freedom from Hunger Campaign, which was brought into being in 1961 by Binay Ranjan Sen, the Director-General of the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). In 1967 the organisation's name was changed to Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e. V.

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The position is to be filled as soon as possible, with an initial contract duration of one year. There are good prospects for an extension. Employment location will be Bujumbura, Burundi, with frequent travel to project locations in the country.

As Head of Finance in our Welthungerhilfe (WHH) Country Office Burundi, you will be responsible for all financial and administrative processes and will implement financial management standards in the programmes and projects efficiently and promptly, thereby making a significant contribution towards the success of the programme work. Projects are implemented by WHH, but also in cooperation with both national and international partners. In general, you will ensure that the Burundi Country Programme, including its various projects, is financially managed in accordance with relevant donor and WHH internal rules and regulations.

Your responsibilities

  • Ensure that all financial management processes are auditable and run efficiently through appropriate organizational measures in the Country Office and with projects/partner organizations, and by carrying out financial administrative controls
  • Support the Country Director in ensuring proper financial management of the programme and all projects in the country, report to the Head Office and plan for liquidity in a timely manner
  • Support the Heads of Projects in budget planning and forecasting, closely monitor budget spent, and troubleshoot any concerns with the Head of Programmes and the Country Director
  • Participate in the development of proposals with regards to budgeting in close cooperation with the Heads of Projects/Head of Programmes
  • Instruct and support project partner organizations (PPOs) in matters relating to financial management (from capacity assessment to project implementation and reporting) so that they fulfil their contractual obligations towards WHH and co-financiers in accordance with the partner contract(s) and in an auditable manner
  • Coordinate internal and external audits and ensure the implementation of recommendations
  • Ensure timely submission of interim and final financial reports to donors as required by WHH and donor regulations
  • Ensure that finance manuals and procedures are available and understood by staff, and that processes are approved/authorized in accordance with the signature policy
  • Follow up on income received from donors locally
  • Establish finance teams in area offices, providing capacity building and on-the-job training

Your profile

  • A university or college degree in a relevant field such as Finance and/or Accounting
  • At least 5 years of professional experience working in the same or an equivalent position
  • Several years of professional experience in the administration of co-financed projects for international (aid) organizations
  • EU, UN, USAID, AA, BMZ, WFP, FAO donor experience would be an asset
  • Excellent coordination and organizational skills, including ability to work under pressure
  • A high level of mental and physical resilience and readiness to travel to areas with volatile local conditions
  • Readiness to receive necessary vaccinations for working in Welthungerhilfe's programme countries
  • Excellent spoken and written English and French; German language skills would be an asset

Our offer

We offer you the opportunity to work in a responsible and interesting field as part of an extremely dedicated team. Welthungerhilfe attaches great importance to the personal and professional development of its employees and the balance of their work and private life. Remuneration is based on our gender-independent salary scale. In addition, Welthungerhilfe offers numerous other benefits, which are listed under "Our benefits".

Welthungerhilfe is committed to fighting terrorism in all its activities. Accordingly, any applicant who is offered employment will be screened against lists of known and suspected terrorists.

*Welthungerhilfe values diversity and ensures an inclusive, non-discriminatory working environment. We welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community.

2024-06-03

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