JOB TITLE AND ORGANISATION
Deputy Finance Coordinator
Friday, 8 March 2024
SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL (SI) is an international humanitarian aid association which, since more than 40 years, has been providing assistance to populations affected by armed conflicts and natural disasters by meeting their basic needs for food, water and shelter. Particularly committed to the fight against diseases linked to unsafe water, the leading cause of death in the world, SI's interventions provide expertise in the field of access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, but also in the essential area of food security and livelihoods. Present in some twenty countries, the SI teams – 2500 people in total, made up of expatriates, national staff, permanent staff at HQ, and a few volunteers - intervene with professionalism and commitment while respecting cultural norms.
ABOUT THE MISSION
Following fighting between SAF (regular army) and RSF (rapid support forces) since April 2023, SI is developing a rapid emergency response in Sudan.
In Geneina, West Darfur, SI opened a base in August 2022, providing assistance to IDPs living in the gathering sites inside the city. The response was WASH in emergency activities with water trucking, construction of boreholes, hygiene kits distribution, latrines construction and rehabilitation…
Today, the situation in Darfur, and specifically in Geneina is worsening due to the conflict at country level. SI is assessing the sites and the needs for an emergency response which began in May 2023, providing WASH in emergency activities to the IDPs and host communities in Geneina, and possibly in other states in Darfur (El Fasher, Nyala). SI began water trucking activities in May 2023 and is the only WASH actor in Geneina.
In the East of the country, especially Gedaref, Al Jazirah and Madani states, security situation is tense but much calmer than in Darfur. SI is doing assessments to implement a WASH/shelter and NFIs response for IDPs, mainly coming from Khartoum.
In Khartoum, SI wants to develop a WASH emergency response as soon as possible, and when authorizations are provided.
SI is one of the pillars of the INGO forum coordination, especially for Darfur.
ABOUT THE JOB
The Dep Finance Coordinator will have in charge to train the national Finance assistant of the Coordination who is a new comers on the mission. He will have to ensure that he has complete autonomy in managing the Coordination's day-to-day accounting, closing its cash and bank journals and checking the accounting of the bases before submitting them to the Finance Coordinator for validation. He will also ensure that the Admin Managers and their assistants are all trained and self-sufficient in the use of Saga software for their provisional accounting closing before being sent to the Coordination. Under the responsibility of the Finance Coordinator, he/she will take part in ensuring that the regularization of files recorded in the accounting system over the past few months is complete, and if necessary in supporting the older files of closed projects.The Dep Finance Coordinator will have in charge to train the national Finance assistant of the Coordination who is a new comers on the mission. He will have to ensure that he has complete autonomy in managing the Coordination's day-to-day accounting, closing its cash and bank journals and checking the accounting of the bases before submitting them to the Finance Coordinator for validation. He will also ensure that the Admin Managers and their assistants are all trained and self-sufficient in the use of Saga software for their provisional accounting closing before being sent to the Coordination. Under the responsibility of the Finance Coordinator, he/she will take part in ensuring that the regularization of files recorded in the accounting system over the past few months are complete, and if necessary to do the same with older files of closed projects to mitigate the risk of ineligle cost.
The main challenges:
Good knowledge of Saga and the accounting closing cycle, international NGO purchasing procedures.
Priorities for the 2/3 first months:
Train the Finance Coordinator Assitant and the Admi Manager and/or the Finance Assitant Manager on Saga.
Education / academic background:
2 years experience in the humanitarian sector
2 years experience on a similar position
Specific skills and experience:
Accounting ManagerExpert on Saga and knowledge on INGO Finance Management
Language: French and English
SI WILL OFFER YOU
A salaried position:According to experience, starting from EUR 2 475 gross per month (2 250 base salary + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem of USD 750.
SI also covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate's country of origin and the place of assignment.
Breaks: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of 7 working days every three months (with a USD 850 break allowance, allocated by Sl). To these breaks periods, SI grants one (1) additional rest day per month worked.
Insurance package: Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which refunds all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.
Awaiting for Sudanese visas, the coordination team is based in N'Djamena, where conditions are comfortable.The guest house and office will be separated, with hot water, air conditioning, TV, Internet and electricity.The city of N'Djamena offers a wide range of leisure facilities (gyms, bars, restaurants, cultural institute, riverside walks, etc.) and a large expatriate community.The coordination team is supposed to regularly visit the Adré base (and possibly go to Geneina, in Darfur). The GH is in good standard, possible shared rooms , fluctuant internet connexion, solar panels and running water point. Social life is limited to contact with other NGO staff (MSF, NRC, HI). Curfew at 10pm. Access to local food.
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9 Feb 2024