GL Finance Director

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GL Finance Director, Kigali

CARE is a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. We are known everywhere for our unshakeable commitment to the dignity of people. We currently work in over 90 countries, and focus primarily on women and girls as the most disproportionately affected by poverty.

CARE’s East, Central and Southern Africa Regional Office (ECSARO) is responsible for the oversight of CARE’s operations as well as the provision of support to 15 Country Offices in the region.

CARE is seeking a Sub Regional Finance Director who will be responsible for ensuring that CARE’s Great Lakes (in Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda) programs contributes to CARE’s Vision of “a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been eliminated and people live with dignity and security". The Sub Regional Finance Director is expected to provide oversight of the day-to-day financial operations at the respective countries (COs) level and is accountable for organizing and providing high level quality financial services to individual COs programs, projects and units staff. S/He works closely with the Shared Services Center (SSC) and Regional Management Unit (RMU) and COs senior management to ensure appropriate financial support and assist in the mobilization of resources. S/He ensures a partnership is developed and nurtured between Finance, Program and other program support units in the COs; assist the Country Directors (CDs) and other senior staff in the development of project proposals and CO staff development plans and the review of contracts and other financial commitments

Reporting to the Managing Deputy Regional Director (MDRD), the Sub Regional Finance Director will play a crucial coordination and management role in ensuring the financial systems are functioning properly in the COs and are being effectively used by CO staff. S/He will provide day-to-day oversight of CO financial operations and ensures that process flows and controls over financial and accounting functions are adequate; ensure all data are processed in the system timely and accurately and reported to donors, management and other partners in a timely manner; perform quality reviews and analyses of COs books as well as any financial performance reports and provide feedback to COs management to improve financial management; assist the CDs in preparing COs responses to audit findings as well as planning and implementing audit recommendations.

If you possess at a minimum, a Bachelors degree or higher qualification in Accounting, Finance or Business Management or equivalent with at least five years senior level experience in accounting systems and understanding of financial accounting, reporting, grants and contract management processes with an international organization; Facilitation skills in conducting training sessions for small, medium and large sized groups,  Solid analytical skills, problem solving and experience with major donor audits (e.g USAID, EU, etc.) then please visit for detailed job description no later than February 17, 2019 and apply directly online.

CARE is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity, and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse