2 Positions at Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA): (Deadline 24 November 2020)

2 Positions at Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA): (Deadline 24 November 2020)

2 Positions at Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA): (Deadline 24 November 2020)

Finance & Administration Officer at Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA): (Deadline 24 November 2020)

Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) is an international NGO, founded in Norway as the labour movement’s humanitarian solidarity organisation. NPA’s goal is centered on human worth and equal rights for all and strives globally to promote the values of solidarity, unity, equality, human rights and democracy.

Norwegian People’s Aid in Rwanda supports civil society organisations and citizens to participate in and impact the formulation and implementation of national and local policymaking, planning and governance.  While strengthening their own internal management systems including financial, monitoring systems and their advocacy and research capacities, NPA civil society partners support citizens to raise and express their opinions and interests with decision-makers, to seek accountability and to advocate that local government planning and decision making is influenced by those citizen concerns. The same partners also support citizens access to justice and reporting of corruption.  Civil society partners work at the national level too to use research, media engagement and advocacy to influence debates and generate dialogue between citizens, CSOs and decision-makers.

 Vacancy

NPA is currently seeking a Finance and Administration officer. The finance and administration will be 80% working with Finance unit and 20% with the administration.  The finance and administration officer works with finance and programme team to support NPA and partners to ensure compliance to NPA policies and procedures as well as donor finance procedures, regulations and guidelines. The finance officer will do periodic monitoring and review of partners reports and submit to Finance Manager for final review.

Summary of the Position:

 70% of Time on Partnership support

  • Organise monitoring visits to partners prior to any disbursement and produce a recommendation to NPA’s management
  • With the partners, focal persons organise a joint monitoring visit
  • Serve as a liaison person with whom partners can contact to ask advice on financial and administrative matters and inquire any information related to compliance with the contract
  • Meet with the partners to discuss the main findings of visits/reports and explain how to rectify any weaknesses identified.
  • Organise a meeting with partners to discuss audit findings and plan for the next audit
  • To assist the NPA Management in ensuring that views and management concerns expressed by partners are investigated and acted upon to improve overall performance and accountability of NPA and partner organizations.
  • In collaboration with the FM and the programme, team conduct a financial assessment to know the level of changes in partners’ management system.
  • Identify capacity building gaps and recommend training
  • Documents internal control weaknesses and compliance and recommend appropriate ways to address these weaknesses
  • Contribute to NPA organised review and evaluation as needed
  • Review partners reports and/or generate consolidated financial reports for use by the Finance Manager for compliance with grant and donor requirements
  • Analyse partners spending trends and provide feedback and analysis to the Programme Manager and Finance Manager

20% of Time on Accounting/Finance

  • Assist the finance department in processing payments in accordance with NPA policies and procedures (specifically all payments that require cheques such as travel advances, advances for urgent payments etc…).
  • Assist the finance department in the balance accounts to clean up and reconciliation.
  • Support NPA programme audits and provides the required information for successful completion
  • Participate in donors reporting and partners audit-related work;

10% of Time on Administration

  • Assist Administration unit in the management of Petty cash. Under this role, you will be the cash box custodian.

This is a summary of the position.  More details are available in the full job description

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting/Finance
  • At least 5 years’ experience and demonstrated success working in finance at similar positions in an international NGO or similar
  •  Previous experience in financial monitoring and compliance
  • Experience in managing co-operation and partnership with CSOs
  • Experience in financial management and reporting.

Personal Competencies:

  •  Strong financial skills, with the ability to inspire and build the competence of staff
  •   Excellent interpersonal skills as a team player
  •   Advanced presentation, facilitation and communication skills
  •  Strong analytical skills
  •  Adequate computer skills.
  •  Strong health   

Interested persons should submit an application letter detailing why they are interested in the position and an updated CV including contact telephone number, education qualifications and contact details of two professional references to:

The Country Director

Norwegian Peoples Aid (NPA) Rwanda

Tel: +250 252 580530

By email to [email protected] or to P.O. Box 2966, Rwanda Kigali

NB: Women are highly encouraged to apply. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

 

Finance Manager at Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA): (Deadline 24 November 2020)

Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) is an international NGO, founded in Norway as the labour movement’s humanitarian solidarity organisation. NPA’s goal is centered on human worth and equal rights for all and strives globally to promote the values of solidarity, unity, equality, human rights and democracy.

Norwegian People’s Aid in Rwanda supports civil society organisations and citizens to participate in and contribute to the formulation and implementation of national and local policymaking, planning and governance.

 Vacancy

NPA Rwanda is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Finance Manager. The Finance Manager is a member of the senior management team, working in collaboration with the Country Director, Programme Manager and the Administration/HR Manager, and leading the finance team.

The Main Duties & Responsibilities of the Position include:

  • Acting as a focal point in the senior management team and the wider Country Programme on all finance related queries while ensuring close cooperation with budget holders and support to the programme.
  • Management of a team of 3 finance professionals.
  • In conjunction with external auditors, leading on the delivery of an annual institutional audit in addition to supporting the auditors to conduct annual audits of all partners.
  • Leading on the provision of all financial reporting to the Rwandan authorities and Donors.
  • Ensuring close financial monitoring of all NPA Partners while taking appropriate action to address capacity development needs when necessary.
  • Building capacity within the finance team, programme and among Partners in all aspects of financial management.
  • Scrutinising Partner budgets while ensuring all Partner expenditure is always consistent with NPA financial policies and achieves value for money.
  • Developing Donor budgets,
  • Overseeing the preparation of monthly bank reconciliations, payroll, fixed assets register etc while ensuring NPA continues to be in compliance with local taxation requirements.
  •  Identify and assess risks facing the programme and develop mitigation strategies along with the Country Director.

Required qualifications:

  • Relevant higher education in Finance or accounting.
  • Excellent leadership skills with a documented track record of achieving excellent results.
  • At least 7 years’ experience as a successful Finance Manager, preferably with another INGO or similar.
  • Experience managing multiple grants with a total turnover of more than US$ 5 million.
  • Experience working with and building the financial capacity of Civil Society Partners.
  • Experience in fundraising and maintaining good donor relations.
  • At least 5 years experience managing small to medium-sized teams.

Personal Competencies:

  • Strong managerial and leadership skills, with the ability to inspire and build the competence of staff and achieve results through others.
  •  Excellent interpersonal skills as a team player and leader
  •  Ability to work under pressure and flexibly to manage changing priorities
  • High-level English language proficiency, both written and oral.
  • Good IT skills and previous experience with accounting software, preferably Agresso or similar.
  •   A willingness and ability to regularly travel domestically (and sometimes internationally) in support of NPA objectives.

Interested persons should submit a 1 page covering application letter briefly describing how they meet the required qualifications and personal competences and an updated CV to:

The Country Director

Norwegian Peoples Aid (NPA) Rwanda

Tel: +250 252 580530

By email to [email protected] or to P.O. Box 2966, Rwanda Kigali

This is local recruitment and the chosen candidate will be contracted by NPA Rwanda. Female candidates are in particular encouraged to apply

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.








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