The Regional Finance Manager (RFM) provides financial management services across the region, champion’s innovation in business processes and ensures that an effective financial information system is maintained all times. The role engages, inspires, motivates and leads a team of dedicated staff at different levels to provide best in class financial management and support to 12 countries in one of the largest INGOs in the world with a regional budget in Eastern and Southern Africa of more than Euro150 million a year. As the region is increasingly expanding its reach to respond to emergency situations, the RFM works closely with countries in terms of Finance capacity deployments and setting up systems and procedures that facilitate timely programme response. The RFM anchors financial management innovations and processes in the region and links with the head office teams. S/he will also ensure quality in accounting records, timey reporting, sound planning and budgeting, implementation of organizational financial management standards, effective internal controls and financial risk management in addition to people management responsibilities. As the organization is also going through a variety of change processes, the RFM is a key staff member to lead some of the change in his/ her area. The FRM is a member of the Extended Regional Management Team.
Demonstrable expert knowledge in financial management, leadership and analysis, understanding of the development sector is critical. Must hold an advanced level degree in addition to an undergraduate qualification in areas such as Accountancy, Financial management business administration etc and holds a recognised relevant professional qualification. Working experience of ERP based systems and accounting software such as SAP is an asset. Knowledge of diverse key donor and grant requirements, the ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment, must have proven work experience at senior level in a role that covers multiple country and regional remits. In-depth knowledge or work experience in INGO with good understanding of humanitarian principles, codes of conduct and specific sub-sector work: protection, health, shelter, linked to INGO field operations contexts an added advantage.
Location: The post holder will be based in the Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya