Senior Finance Manager

Type of role
Location Rwanda
Salary As Per VSO Salary Bands
Contract type Fixed Term
Contract length 1.5yrs
Full Time 35 hours per week
Application Closing Date
Interview date TBA
Start date 01/03/2022

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

To support the Chief of Party and the Project Implementation Leads in managing the Country Office finances.

Skills, qualifications and experience

1. Must be a Fully Qualified Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Chartered Accountant (ACCA) license with strong technical accounting skills. Skilled finance manager with knowledge of financial management of restricted donor funding, reporting, procurement procedures, grant management, and donor rules and regulations for non-profit organizations.
2. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: Writing clearly, accurately & concisely Communication and Influencing Skills
3. Financial Business Partnering: Service oriented, customer focused approach. Experience of working in and understanding a global organization, using knowledge to analyze and interpret financial information to support management.
4. Risk Management: Experience of identifying and analyzing financial risks. Decision Making and planning – Capacity for inquiry, research, logical and analytical settings.
5. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel particularly use of SUN accounting software and reporting packages.
6. Experience of managing internal or externally focused customer services.
7. Understanding and experience of organizational development and promoting high level of performance within the organization.
8. A commitment to VSO ’s work and values.
9. Desirable – Kinyarwanda language.

Competencies and Behaviour
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.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

Once you’re ready to apply, click on ‘make an application’ below to complete the online form.

Make an application

VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy (PDF).

Know someone who would be amazing at this role?

If you know the perfect person for this opportunity, tell them about it here.

Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share by email