Christian Aid Vacancy for Programme Finance Officer, Middle East

Programme Finance Officer, Middle East

  • Salary (full time):
    £31,053 – £34,155 Salary (full time)
  • Full time salary:
    £31,053 incl. LA
  • Type of contract:
  • Contracted hours:
  • Location:
    London, England
  • Closing date:
    30 November 2018

About us

Christian Aid has a vision: a world free from poverty. To do that we are committed to exposing the scandal of poverty, helping in practical ways to root it out from the world, and to challenging and changing the systems that favour the rich and powerful over the poor and marginalized. Christian Aid’s Middle East team works with a range of partners in: Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory and Egypt.

About the role

Located in the Middle East team based in London, the role leads the budget planning and financial support for the Middle East team. He/she is responsible for financial reporting, auditing and compliance that relate to partner organisations, including restricted, unrestricted and humanitarian funding. The job holder assists programme staff to support partners in programme financial management. The role works closely with programme teams and provides management information reporting on all donor funding within the region. The post also leads on the implementation of the enhanced due diligence procedures and provides guidance and support to all programmes implementing enhanced due diligence in the Middle East. He/she will help support partner organisations in financial capacity building through training.

About you

You must have in-depth knowledge in Finance and Accounting, and preferably have experience with International NGOs or with financial institutions. You should be confident to work in a large organisation with multiple partners. You must have knowledge and experience in using accounting and management-based software. You must have a knowledge and mastery of Microsoft Office suite.

Further information

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

Competency questions

As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:

Tell us about a time when you actively consulted with others to ensure that you understood their needs or goals before taking action

* What was the situation?  What different expectations were involved?

* What was expected of you?

* What did you do?  How did you take those actions?

* What was the impact?  Were you successful?  How did you know?


Give us an example of a time when you communicated something complex in a way that could be easily understood by others

* What was the situation?

* What did you need to communicate effectively?

* How did you make sure the message was understood by others?

* What was the impact?  How did you know you were successful?

Please tell us about a time when you were able to take action to end or reduce the inefficient use of resources

* What was the context?

* What was expected of you?

* What action(s) did you take?

* What was the impact of your actions?  In what way(s) were you successful?


Interviews will be held week commencing 10th December 2018