Finance Specialist - Programme & Operations

Type of role
Location Zimbabwe
Salary USD28478
Contract type Fixed Term
Full Time 35 hours per week
Application Closing Date
Interview date 15 May 2021
Start date 01 June 2021

VSO is the world’s leading international development charity that works through volunteers to create a fair world for everyone. At VSO we pride ourselves on doing development differently. We fight poverty not by sending aid, but by working through volunteers and partners to create long-lasting change in some of the world’s poorest regions. We bring key stakeholders together to co-ordinate collective action, from local organisations to national governments. Our programmes in Africa and Asia focus on health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience, peace building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change that will improve the lives of generations to come.

Role overview


Accountable for effective grants and finance operations management of the country portfolio of programme grant(s) or contract(s), including programme and donor financial transaction processing. With support of cluster programme and finance operations manager produce related financial reconciliations, budget variance analysis, financial analysis, forecasting, income accounting and donor compliance and reporting. Work with programme implementation team to produce timely and updated forecasts and budgets aligned to planned programme activity and manage financial aspects of grants to make sound decisions. Responsible for coordinating the day-to-day finance operations and related controls. To manage in country finance statutory requirements, including tax and statutory reporting.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Competencies and Behaviour
Degree in Accounting
Professional Accounting certification or Masters Degree will be an added advantage

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

• Ability to be open minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

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