Head of Finance and Operations at Christian Aid-Ethiopia

Christian Aid is working with others to end poverty in Africa. At the heart of this vision is transformation of the lives of people who live in poverty, empowering them to have a brighter future. Christian Aid is seeking senior staff to manage a major donor funded markets programme in Ethiopia.

About the role

Christian Aid LogoChristian Aid is bidding to run a large markets programme in Ethiopia, working with refugee and host communities in three regions. The purpose of the role is to establish and manage the finance and operations functions in the implementation of this major contract. The postholder will be responsible for effective financial management including the preparation of financial plans and reports, supporting and building the financial capacity of staff and facilitating external, internal and donor audits. The role will also ensure excellent operational and contract management to enable strong delivery of the programme. This role will also include overseeing partner financial capacity, managing the compliance function, and overseeing the administrative function,.

The appointment will be for 39 months, conditional on Christian Aid securing the donor contract, and on donor approval of the appointee. The role is based in Addis Ababa.

About you

The successful applicant will be a Qualified IFAC/ACCA accountant or equivalent, and will possess significant experience of leading a Finance function and experience of dealing with institutional donor fund accounting.

They should have experience of consolidating budgets and financial reports, using computerised financial reporting tools and managing audits. Excellent interpersonal skills will be required, and  demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations.

They will further demonstrate strong analytical skills and critical thinking, and an adaptive attitude.

Further information

Applications will be reviewed and considered as they are received and the salary may be negotiable for the right candidate.

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in Ethiopia, where this position is based, and initial contracts will be subject to successful contract award and donor approval of the appointee.

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 and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

  • Salary (full time): $51,349 – $55,268 Salary (full time)
  • Full time salary: 55268
  • Type of contract: Fixed Term
  • Contracted hours: 35
  • Contract length: 39 months
  • Location: Ethiopia
  • Closing date: 26 November 2018
  • Interview date: 5 December 2018

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