2 Job Positions at Mennonite Central Committee (MCC): (Deadline 31 December 2021)

2 Job Positions at Mennonite Central Committee (MCC): (Deadline 31 December 2021)

2 Job Positions at Mennonite Central Committee (MCC): (Deadline 31 December 2021)

Finance Administrative Officer at Mennonite Central Committee (MCC): (Deadline 31 December 2021)

 Job title: Finance Administrative Officer

Office: Rwanda/Burundi

Responsible to: MCC Rwanda-Burundi Co-Representatives

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches. MCC is a global, nonprofit organization that strives to share God’s love and compassion for all through relief, development, and peace.  In all our programs we are committed to relationships with our local partners and churches. As an Anabaptist organization, we strive to make peace a part of everything we do.

The Finance Administrative Officer position is a full-time employment opportunity, based in Kigali Rwanda.

Financial Tasks:

  • Enter financial transaction data in FASWin, MCC’s accounting software
  • Generate FASWin monthly financial reports
  • Pay bills at businesses and conduct transactions at the bank
  • Manage incoming and outcoming online bank transfers, including currency exchanges at MCC bank accounts in Rwanda and Burundi
  • Disburse grant tranches to partners and maintain tranche confirmation register
  • Produce monthly fund requests to MCC for Rep submission to headquarters
  • Complete monthly tax submissions to RRA
  • Manage staff pay, tax, and benefit records, including tax IDs and payroll register.
  • Keep track of changes in Rwandan tax law and immediately update Reps of changes
  • Draft quarterly budget comparisons
  • Double check all financial reports from Rwandan project partners
  • Conduct partner financial reviews
  • Compile materials requested for year-end reporting and audits
  • Produce annual financial reports to RRA for Rep submission
  • Document office procedures and update information
  • Manage office cash box and advances to staff

 Administrative Tasks:

  • Maintain office financial records and paper files
  • Support program project data entry (especially partner financial reports) in PlanWin database
  • Provide logistical support for MCC service workers, including for meetings and workshops, travel arrangements, and purchases of office supplies
  • Receive visitors and respond to inquiries
  • Be responsible for office security procedures to protect people and property
  • Communicate in French with partners in Burundi (including occasionally helping check the Reps’ written communications in French.)
  • Provide oral and written Kinyarwanda-French-English translation as needed.
  • Perform other duties as requested.

 Qualifications Expected:

  • Finance raining at a university degree level with at least 2 years of experience in the INGO sector
  • CPA certification a strong plus
  • Familiarity with Rwanda Revenue Authority tax regulations
  • Competent in use of Microsoft Office, particularly advanced Excel
  • Teamwork, Integrity, Sensitivity to diversity, Flexibility and adaptability, Initiative and Interpersonal skills
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, Kinyarwanda, and French
  • Committed to Christian faith as demonstrated through participation in a church community.
  • Committed to MCC values of peace and justice.

 Would you like to join us?

Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae and academic records, with a cover letter that explains why they are interested in the position and highlights the personal attributes which make them well-suited for the role.

Applications should be submitted by 31 Dec. 2021 to finrwandarecruit@mcc.org Only applications to this email address will be considered.

Responses will be provided to shortlisted candidates only. If you do not hear from MCC by 31 Jan. 2022, consider your application unsuccessful.

 

Program Administrative Assistant at Mennonite Central Committee (MCC): (Deadline 31 December 2021)

Job Title: Program Administrative Assistant

Office: Rwanda/Burundi

Responsible to: Rwanda Program Office

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches. MCC is a global, nonprofit organization that strives to share God’s love and compassion for all through relief, development, and peace.  In all our programs we are committed to relationships with our local partners and churches. As an Anabaptist organization, we strive to make peace a part of everything we do.

The Program Administrative Assistant position is a full-time employment opportunity, based in Kigali, Rwanda.

 Under the supervision of the  Rwanda Program Officer with cross-reporting to the Finance Administrative Officer, the person will have the following duties:

Program Assistant Duties:

  • Accompany MCC’s Rwanda partner organizations who are implementing efforts in agriculture, economic support, education, and peacebuilding, with the goal of helping the partners continually increase their program effectiveness and positive impact for participants. This will include performing the following activities in collaboration with the Program Officer:
    • participate in regular partner planning meetings.
    • monitor the implementation of projects and follow up on partner reporting, including providing feedback.
    • ensure that MCC reporting requirements are met in a timely manner
    • regularly and frequently visit partner organizations and their projects to build relationships, learn about the local context, and monitor and understand their work. Currently, this involves work in six districts, so travel and occasional overnight trips will be involved
  • Maintain legal INGO registration in collaboration with the Rwanda Program Officer:
  • Relate to national and district officials during project activities.
  • Report to national and district officials about completed activities.
  • Submit annual plans to national and district officials on anticipated budgets and activities.
  • Manage MCC vehicles including annual IT registration renewals and Controle Technique inspections, as well as maintenance/repair arrangements.
  • Manage residency logistics of MCC Representatives and Service Workers as needed, including guidance for acquiring visa work permits and for housing arrangements
  • Support service-learning program participants (usually 1-3 young adults/year from North America) who have 11-month service-learning assignments with MCC partners. This includes communicating with their host families and supervisors and providing social support when needed.
  • Support the recruitment and orientation of IVEP and YAMEN program participants (1-3 Rwandan young adults/year serving 11-month service-learning assignments outside of Rwanda.)
  • Provide language interpretation between English and Kinyarwanda as needed, particularly at meetings between MCC partners and English-speaking MCC staff.

Administrative Assistant Duties:

Support the Finance Administrative Officer by:

  • Inputting monthly financial transaction data into MCC’s accounting database.
  • Paying routine bills, collecting invoices/receipts, and tracking payment confirmations.
  • Doing errands such as delivering checks to the bank, shopping for small office supplies, tidying the office, picking up mail, etc.
  • Performing other tasks as needed to enable the Finance Administrative Officer to meet reporting deadlines or/and to take leave.

 Qualifications:

  • University degree with preference for a major in Development, Project Management, Agriculture, Education, or Business Administration, with at least 2 years of experience in the INGO sector.
  • Good written and spoken English and Kinyarwanda (written and spoken French a plus.)
  • Administrative skills (computer skills including Microsoft Office with Excel.)
  • Highly-organized and proficient in computer-based narrative documentation, data entry, filing, and spreadsheets.
  • Rwanda driver’s license and driving experience a plus.
  • Demonstrated initiative with ability to work independently and deal with situations and issues persistently and pro-actively.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to deal with confidential information in an appropriate and professional manner.
  • Flexible, willing to learn, and able to accept feedback.
  • Commitment to Christian faith and service demonstrated through active participation in a church community.
  • Commitment to MCC values of peace and justice.

Would you like to join us?

Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae and academic records with a cover letter explaining why they are interested in the position, highlighting the personal attributes which make them suited for this role.

Applications should be submitted to progrwandarecruit@mcc.org  by 31 Dec 2021. Please note that only applications submitted to this email address will be considered.

Responses will only be provided to shortlisted candidates. If you do not hear from MCC by 31 Jan 2022, consider your application unsuccessful.

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