Oxfam GB is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Finance And Systems Managerin, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The Finance and Systems Manager has an overall responsibility and control for all financial aspects of the country strategy. This includes quality financial management and planning in the Country program, ensuring timely and quality financial reports as required both internally or externally, accountable for the implementation of defined areas of work within the Finance function including people management, and ensuring compliance to all relevant Government, Donor and Oxfam policies, procedures and guidelines
It is responsible for the strategic development and implementation of effective and efficient finance and systems across the country program; supports Oxfam’s programme impact through ensuring the financial and IT systems alignment to the needs of the strategic objectives and program standards in country. Gives strategic support to resource mobilisation, utilization and donor reporting and ensures the procedures in country are aligned with the Ethiopia Law and according to Oxfam policies and procedures.
The Programs Director is responsible for the development, design and management/monitoring of the country programmes and for ensuring the Oxfam in Ethiopia programme responds to current development trends related in the country. Ensure the proper implantation of programme strategies and plans maintaining the coordination, linkages and synergies within and between the long term and humanitarian programmes as well as contributes to linking these programmes with influencing and ensuring programme quality.
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We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
As Finance and Systems Manager, you are expected to have good understanding of information systems and information technology with a sound knowledge of their development and capabilities; understanding of management roles and dynamics in organizations; and experience in managing and developing others, including direct line management and leading and managing conflict resolution.
You are also expected to demonstrate leadership behaviours and ways of working within the program team that promotes value addition, non-duplication of roles across functions, empowerment and role enrichment of team and a culture of cost effectiveness by all functional managers; have customer service attitude within the program team and a focus on integrated teamwork and ability to liaise with a wide range of people, both internally and externally at very senior levels and to handle high levels of pressure and critical decision-making; be a qualified member of an accountancy body or holder of an equivalent qualification; and be excellent in the use of computers and Microsoft, especially spreadsheets (Excel), accounting packages, word processing (Word) and Power Point.
You need to have strong analytical and conceptual thinking skills; budget and personnel management skills; excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills with demonstrable ability to lead, influence and motivate others, personal communication skills in written and verbal English, with high impact influencing and persuasive skills; leadership, management, negotiation and coordination skills (of people and projects) in a complex multi-stakeholder, networked, global and largely virtual environment; persuasive influencing, motivation, team-building and facilitation skills; and also strong verbal and written communication skills, able to explain complex technical/legal issues, and build a considered analysis of taking different approaches.
As Programs Director, you are expected to have good understanding of development issues in general with significant knowledge and experience in one of the fields of: (a) sustainable livelihoods and resilience, b) gender and development; comprehensive knowledge and experience of development programs, humanitarian response and advocacy and campaigning; knowledge of capacity building, learning and development activities and how to create a learning and sharing environment with a strong knowledge management basis; commitment to and knowledge of creating a partner-led operational environment, with an ability to create an internal Oxfam approach that is focused on developing and supporting partner organizations to achieve direct impact and results relating to Oxfam’s objectives; and knowledge of, and experience in working with donors
You will have good managerial skills to co-ordinate the Ethiopia program team to deliver on the OCS objectives; excellent personal communication skills, in written and verbal English, with high impact influencing and persuasive skills and able to explain complex technical/legal issues, and build a considered analysis of taking different approaches; leadership, management, negotiation and coordination skills (of people and projects) in a complex multi-stakeholder, networked, global and largely virtual environment; excellent influencing and persuasive skills and personal gravitas to gain respect and build and maintain strong, credible relationships, with internal and external stakeholders at all levels; and development of customer service attitude within the program team and a focus on integrated teamwork.
You need to be able to use different approaches to achieve fellowship; to liaise with a wide range of people, both internally and externally at very senior levels (OI, Executing Affiliate and other senior organizational leaders) with credibility, tact and diplomacy; to coach on the building of strong, credible relationships with international and local NGOs, government associations, business leaders and communities; to adjust to constantly changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow-through; to think strategically, work creatively, effectively and in an innovative manner; and have commitment to Oxfam’s overall aims and policies and experience of promoting women’s rights and those of marginalized people in all aspects of Oxfam’s work in Ethiopia.
How To Apply
As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile through Oxfam internal application portal (for external applicants: (https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/) and for internal applicants: (https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/internal on or before 13th June 2019 for Finance and Systems Manager and 20th June 2019 for Program Director. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.
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