Head of Finance Department

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Head of Finance Department

  • Post Date:April 10, 2021
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  • Career Level Executive
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 5-10 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

Created in 1979, Action contre la Faim is a non-governmental organization that fights against hunger. Its charter of humanitarian principals- independence, neutrality, non-discrimination, free and direct access to victims, professionalism, and transparency – has been part of its identity for more than 40 years. Its mission is to save lives by eliminating hunger through the prevention, detection and treatment of under-nutrition, particularly during and after emergency situations linked to conflicts or natural disasters. Action contre la Faim focuses its actions on 5 main areas of expertise: Nutrition and Health – Mental Health and Care Practices, Gender and Protection – Food Security and Livelihoods – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene – Advocacy. In 2019, Action contre la Faim provided aid to 17 million people in more than 49 countries worldwide. www.actioncontrelafaim.org

ACF has been working in Zimbabwe since 2002 and over the years, has been a key humanitarian actor in the country. Since 2015, ACF has adopted an intervention strategy focused on localization and capacity development through partnerships, in particular with two national organizations, NAZ (Nutrition Action Zimbabwe) and AA (Africa AHEAD). ACF has increased the size of its mission in the course of last year to adequately respond to the rising humanitarian needs.

ACF, in collaboration with NAZ and AA is pursuing its action primarily through the strengthening of urban and rural households’ cash reserves, with the goal of increasing resilience and reducing negative coping strategies for vulnerable households. ACF is also strengthening and supporting Infection Prevention and Control in health centers in response to the Covid-19 crisis

Position Objectives

Reporting to the Country Director, the position ensures sound and transparent administration of funds by providing accounting and financial management consistent with the ACF financial management Framework and local legislation.


  • Creating and managing the budgetary framework for the mission;
  • Making financial and budgetary information available to other departments to facilitate the establishment of the country strategy;
  • Producing high quality and timely financial and budgetary contributions to “proposals” and reports for funding bodies;
  • Representing the mission to outside bodies on issues of finance and budget and developing a network for the exchange of information and good practice;
  • Disseminating information about accounting procedures throughout the mission and ensuring they are observed;
  • Designing, promulgating and ensuring compliance with cash management procedures across the mission;
  • Designing and keeping up to date cash management procedures adapted to local conditions, suggesting alternatives in the light of any changes, authorising and organising the transfer of funds to the bases and Partners;
  • Consolidating and approving the treasury forecast of the mission and forwarding it to headquarters;
  • Monitoring contractual payments made by funding bodies and signed off in the field;
  • Approving the choice of banking establishments, checking their solvency and reliability, securing optimal conditions, approving and requesting the opening and closing of accounts and the adding of signatories according to ACF procedures;
  • Participating in the process of selecting implementing partners and validating the financial risk analysis provided by the bases;
  • Defining with partners the modes of financial and budgetary management in the framework of joint projects;
  • Validating the financial and budgetary aspects of partnership conventions and agreements;
  • Identifying risks of fraud and corruption in his/her field of competence and setting up preventive and monitoring mechanisms.

Requested profile

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or other relevant fields;
  • Registration as a full member of a Professional Accounting Body such as CIMA, ACCA and CIS;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in accounting, operations and financial management of largescale, international development assistance programs in developing countries;
  • Knowledge of the requirements and experience managing grants from the major donors including budgeting, eligibility issues, compliance management, and reporting;
  • Experience of engaging with donors at country strategy levels;
  • Experience of and well-developed skills in staff management and supervision.
  • Proven strong coaching and capacity building skills;
  • Proven track record of active contribution to a senior management team, and providing strategic support across multiple sectors and/or regions;
  • Solid experience in budget management, financial reporting, bookkeeping, award management, financial data management etc;
  • Knowledge of use of several accounting packages including advanced Excel skills;
  • Good analytical and reporting (in English) capacity;
  • At ease with communication and representation in technical and non-technical Fora.

Specific conditions / salary: Competitive salary and vacation offering

To apply

Please forward cover letters with up-to-date detailed CVs and clearly indicate the post applied for in the email subject to [email protected] Fill in an application form, using a link that you will get as soon as you email your application.

ACF is committed to people with disabilities and actively fights against all forms of discrimination.

Deadline: 16 April 2021 (COB)