Consortium Finance Officer- Central African Republic

Consortium Finance Officer- Central African Republic 


Position Title: Consortium Finance Officer

Base: Bangui, with some travel to field locations for all Consortium partners across the country

Reporting to: MENTOR Country Director and MENTOR HQ Finance & Compliance Manager

Start date: 1 October 2016

Duration: 12 months

Closing date: until suitable candidate is found

Fee: 3,000 – 3,400 USD / month, depending on experience

Send CV and letter of motivation to recruitment@mentor-initiative.net and nwyver@mentor-initiative.net.

Applications sent without a letter of motivation will not be considered

Background:

The MENTOR Initiative (MENTOR) is a “not for profit”, charitable, non-governmental organization devoted to reducing death and suffering from malaria and other Vector Born Diseases in humanitarian crises. MENTOR is currently providing ongoing emergency support to the most vulnerable communities in Liberia, Angola, Kenya, South Sudan, the Central African Republic (CAR), Syria and Southern Chad. MENTOR has worked in CAR since 2008, instigating an effective and innovative community healthcare approach across the North West of the country. This approach allows for primary healthcare to be delivered in locations in the most remote rural communities

 

Overall Job Purpose:

From October 2016, MENTOR will become the Lead Agency of a DFID funded consortium of NGOs focused on improving healthcare delivery across a select group of regions in CAR. The consortium is being funded for 24 months. The Consortium Finance Officer will work within a Consortium Coordination team managed by a Consortium Coordinator. The Consortium Coordination team further includes the MENTOR Medical Coordinator and a Technical Placement. The Consortium Finance officer will, with support from a MENTOR HQ Consortium Finance & Compliance Manager, be responsible for ensuring the financial integrity of the consortium, that all partners are adhering to rigorous compliance standards and that financial donor and partner reporting is carried out in a timely and high quality manner.

 

The main responsibilities of this post include:

 

Consortium Financial Management:

  • Coordinate all of the in-field financial aspects of the multi-year, multi-million pound project across all partners
  • In collaboration with the Consortium Coordinator, and reporting to the Consortium Finance & Compliance Manager, the Consortium Finance Officer is responsible for the gathering of financial data at reporting dates and the preparing of the consortium’s quarterly financial reports
  • Assist the HQ Consortium Finance & Compliance Manager with ensuring field level compliance to all legal aspects of the grant agreement between MENTOR and DFID and the sub-agreements between MENTOR and other consortium partners
  • Work with the Consortium Coordinator and the logistics departments of the various consortium partners to explore ways of ensuring value for money, for example by purchasing items jointly and sharing transport costs

 

Consortium Financial Integrity:

  • Scrutinise partner financial reports to monitor buy accutane online without a prescription partner burn rates and forecast, as well as working with partners to investigate any irregularities
  • Scrutinise partner paperwork to ensure that all procedures and compliances are being adhered to as far as this is possible in-field
  • Ensure that all suppliers across the consortium have been subject to relevant integrity checks, including but not limited to OFAC check, UN check, SAM check

 

Consortium Administration:

  • Act as the focal point for all in-country financial requests from consortium partners
  • During in-field audit, act as the focal point to help the auditors access the information they require in a timely manner
  • Where necessary, and in collaboration with the Consortium Coordinator, liaise with relevant Government Ministries or other local partners on any financial matters regarding the consortium
  • Assist with any other administrative tasks as required by the Consortium Coordinator or MENTOR Country Director

 

Consortium Support:

  • Take part in any Consortium Coordination meetings and briefings
  • Organise for regular meetings with finance coordinators from the partner organisations.
  • Track lessons learned in terms of finance / compliance and share regularly with partners throughout project implementation
  • As required, travel to partner field sites to ensure the financial integrity of operations in these sites and to ensure that spending is as per reporting and that relevant compliance measures are being enacted
  • Focal point for all fraud suspicions and discoveries and directly responsible for providing detailed reporting on these to the HQ based Consortium Finance & Compliance Manager

 

Job Requirements:

Essential

  • A strong and demonstrable financial or accountancy background, with experience of managing complex budgets of multiple projects with tight timelines
  • Experience of working in a financially-oriented role with an international NGO
  • Experience of working in a conflict or fragile environment
  • Experience of compiling financial reports for international donors, preferably DFID
  • Confident communication skills, highly numerate, willing to adapt and learn, versatile
  • Fluent in both written and spoken French (the main in-country language) and English (the main reporting language for the Consortium) – please do not apply without being fluent in both languages
  • Willing to travel outside of Bangui to relative partner field sites where required

 

Desirable

  • A post-graduate degree in a relevant subject, including but not limited to finance, accounting, economics, business administration, public health economics, development economics
  • Experience of having worked within CAR
  • Experience of working on a DFID funded grant program
  • Experience of working within a consortium

 

As The MENTOR Initiative is working in a constantly changing humanitarian aid environment, reasonable specific work duties may be requested that may not fit into the above job description, but which will help promote over all programs goals and aims. Includes the possibility of transfer to another similar post across MENTOR country programmes within the period of this contract agreement.