Nom de l'entreprise: CONCERN Worldwide

Délai limite de dépôt du dossier: 08-02-2023




About the role: This is a 24 month role based in Bujumbura, Burundi, with frequent travel to our programme areas in Kirundo, Karusi, Cibitoke in Burundi and Huye in Rwanda, (30% of the time). This is a grade 5 role with a salary of €48,648 to €54,053 and benefits.

You will report to the Country Director (CD) and will line manage the Deputy Country Financial Controller (DCFC) as well as retaining oversight of the other finance staff in country such as 2 Finance Managers and 3 Field Accountants and Cashier. You will liaise with other Senior Management Team (SMT) members, budget holders, HR, Logistics, Dublin and Regional Finance staff, local banks, auditors, partners & donor finance staff.

We would like you to start in June 2023.


Your purpose: As a member of Concern Burundi’s SMT, the Country Financial Controller (CFC) is responsible for the effective management of Concern CAR’s finance function. This will include ensuring internal controls are in place, managing the finance team, partner finance oversight, training, treasury management, financial planning/budgeting, and reporting.  The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring proper financial management and reporting on all grants received by Concern Burundi and Rwanda.  Maintaining and managing controls and procedures to safeguard and account for all assets, funds and interests of Concern’s operations is a crucial part of the role. The CFC will undertake staff training and development. As a member of the senior management team, the CFC will participate in all key decisions relating to all programmes in accordance with organizational policies and the Country Strategic Plan.


You will be responsible for:

Financial Systems and Controls

  • Ensure that country financial management systems and records are adequate in order to identify and protect the assets and interests of the organization.
  • Ensure that the systems and procedures in place enhance, as far as possible, the efficiency and effectiveness of the manner in which assets are utilized.
  • Maintaining and monitoring an effective and efficient system of internal controls (i.e. ledger, cashbooks, balance sheet reconciliations, cash and bank management etc.) which comply with Concern Worldwide’s financial guidelines and minimise the risk of fraud or misappropriation.
  • Ensuring financial systems of the country programme are operating in line with standard Concern procedures and they meet the monitoring and reporting requirements of the Country Management Team, Donors and National Authorities
  • Ensure that the country financial operations comply with legal and statutory requirements e.g. audit and financial reporting to all relevant national authorities (Burundi and Rwanda).
  • With the support of the finance team, keep up to date with donor regulations and ensure that all controls are in place to meet donor compliance.
  • Support the Systems Director in ensuring there is a complete record of capital assets and that they are adequately safeguarded
  • Organising and supporting financial assessments, reviews, monitoring and training of local partner organisations;
  • Undertaking regular field visits to assess the financial systems in place and implement improvements wherever needed
  • Closely monitor all financial activities, and keep the CD/Senior Management Team advised of all situations that have the potential for a negative impact on internal controls or financial management performance.
  • Accepting, advancing and pursuing any new objectives or responsibilities that may be assigned by the Country Director including transfer of existing duties and/or re-assignment to other responsibilities should the organisation so require
  • Undertaking financial assessments & evaluation of partners, in line with Concern’s standard financial procedures
  • Participating in the review, monitoring and capacity building of partners
  • Ensure that the global accounting package (Microsoft Great Plains) is maintained in a proper manner and utilised in an appropriate and effective manner.
  • Responsible for maintaining financial documents and back up at field level so that all transactions contain sufficient audit trail. This includes all back up details to the support cost allocation, donor reporting, quarterly and year-end reporting.


Financial Reporting and Donor Reporting

  • Assist the CD and budget-holders in preparing budgets and revisions in line with strategic plans and organisational objectives. This involves supporting, facilitating and consolidating the financial budgets.
  • Ensure proper recording of income and expenditure to comply with Concern and donor regulations.
  • Provide all financial information (Cash / Bank / Journals) on time and work with the programme teams and department managers to understand their expenditure reports (management accounts) and budgets. Also  analyse the major variances  and collate  the comments from budget holder on major variances and present it to SMT.
  • Prepare journals with accurate backing documentation for entry into Microsoft Great Plains.
  • Produce monthly management accounts (budget vs. actual) and work with the programme teams and department managers to understand their expenditure reports (management accounts) and budgets
  • Oversee the accurate preparation of financial reports and ensuring both organisational and donor requirements are met within agreed timeframes.
  • Overseeing the process for new project/programme budgets and reviews.
  • Maintain a donor financial management system in order to optimize funding and to ensure efficient and accurate reporting to donors, including donor compliance.
  • Ensure timely and accurate preparation of financial reports for Concern’s Head Office (Financial Reporting Pack including country commentary) and deal with feedback from Head Office.
  • Ensure all balance sheet items are reconciled on a timely basis, in accordance with Concern Worldwide policies and procedures.
  • Finalise year-end accounts for the external auditors and provide any ad-hoc financial reports for Concern’s Head Office.  (Separate year-end accounts will be prepared for both Burundi and Rwanda).
  • Provide financial analysis where necessary especially on maximizing available funds and advice to CD.


Staff Management and Capacity Building

  • Providing leadership and direction for the in-country Finance Team
  • Develop a second layer of staff who can fill the gap whenever any position is vacant in the finance team
  • Undertake specific training, capacity building and other relevant initiatives to ensure national staff perform their roles and responsibilities with accuracy and professionalism and also create the space for national staff to develop into credible candidates to fill vacant positions in the finance team and to provide strong cover for leave.
  • Provide training and support to finance and non-finance staff regarding Concern’s financial procedures and internal controls
  • Undertake financial training of budget-holders, to assist them in enforcing financial controls and making decisions based on financial reports.
  • Ensure Concern’s values and policy commitments, including accountability and equality, are reflected in the work of the Finance Team/Department.
  • Ensure that Job Descriptions of field finance are up to date.
  • Ensure that Performance Development Reviews (PDRs) are completed for all country finance staff at least annually and that feedback on performance is provided routinely.


Donor Management

  • Ensure that necessary donor reporting deadlines are met
  • Ensure that donor reports tie back to the general ledger from GP and donor original budgets
  • Ensure staff positions are mapped to donor funding, ensuring that gaps are identified and included in future donor proposals, with decisions made on eliminating positions if there isn’t sufficient funding for the role in consultation with CMT
  • Ensure all relevant donor guidelines, policies, proposals, periodic reports and other communications are readily available, categorized by grant, and documented in soft and hard copy filing
  • Prepare and/or review donor budgets


Other Duties

  • Facilitate internal, external and donor audits and associated reviews of field systems
  • Ensure that all statutory deductions and taxes in respect of national staff are complied with and liaise with relevant authorities in this respect.
  • Establish an effective monitoring system for the donations in Kind (DIK) so that all items received from donor as DIK are recorded properly, distributed to beneficiaries, and that a reconciliation guarantees the audit trail.
  • Assist Country Director to update the delegation of authority document in line with fundamental changes (New project/ closed project/ staff structure/emergency response/ etc.)
  • Implement the finance systems related feedback provided by Regional Accountant or internal auditors.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the Country’s Strategic Plan
  • Contribute to the development of the country’s strategic direction and to the overall leadership of the country programme
  • Any other finance-related assignments


Concern Code of Conduct and Associated Policies

  • Ensure adherence to the Concern Code of Conduct and Associated Policies
  • Ensure finance staff understand and adhere to the Concern Code of Conduct and Associated Policies



  • Ensure the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever acquired in the course of duty, relating to the practices and business of Concern Worldwide, to any other person or Organization without authority, except in normal execution of the above duties
  • Ensure strict guardianship and security of financial data and documents at all times, including secure storage, accurate & complete filing and limiting access to the finance office to authorised personnel only



In line with Concern’s commitments under the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS): 

  • actively promote meaningful community participation and consultation at all stages of the project cycle (planning, implementation, M&E); 
  • work with relevant colleagues  to ensure that the Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) is functional and accessible, that feedback and complaints are welcomed and addressed; 
  • work with relevant colleagues  to ensure that information about CRM, safeguarding and expected staff behaviour is disseminated among programme participants and communities;
  • work with relevant colleagues to ensure payments to programme participants are accurate and timely.


Your skills and experience will include:

  • Accountancy Qualification (e.g. CPA, ACA, ACCA)
  • 3 years post qualification experience in Concern or a similar organization preferably as international staff
  • Experience in developing staff capacity both on technical and management aspects
  • Experience managing large and multi donor (especially USAID, ECHO, UKAID, etc.) programme budgets
  • Must be fully fluent in French with a good working knowledge of English


We would also like:

  • Knowledge of development issues and concepts
  • Academic background of or strong practical experience in macro-economic and/or fiscal policy
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines
  • Good team worker
  • Good communication and negotiation skills
  • A good understanding of computer applications i.e. Microsoft word, Excel, communications systems and basic trouble shooting skills
  • Cross cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Empathy with Concern’s goals and a commitment to capacity building, protection and participation
  • Good communication and training / capacity building skills
  • Proven organization, planning and management skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and lead diverse teams
  • Flexible and adaptable to a changing environment


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