Fastenopfer

Administrative and Financial Coordinator

Fastenopfer

Administrative and Financial Coordinator

Its a Swiss development organization represented by the Consultants for Change (CfC) working for over two decades mostly in the upper Karnali region of Nepal. Supported by a local agency, it runs 10 small development projects in the country with Nepali NGOs on the themes of agroecology and gender.  

Administrative and Financial Coordinator

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Duty Station: Kathmandu with frequent travels to project sites in rural areas (approx. 40% of the time).
Placement: Hierarchically and functionally under the supervision of Country Programme Coordinator.
Contract Type: Consultancy of 180 days/calendar year; or Full Time Contractual Appointment (negotiable with the incumbent candidate); renewable on annual basis.
Remuneration: Daily consultant fees or monthly payment depending on contract type according to the qualifications and work experience within the organization’s framework (negotiable to a limited extent). 
Start Date: March/April 2021 or based on mutual agreement; probation period of 3 months, extensive familiarization period for work with partners in the field can be foreseen.

Background

Fastenopfer is a Swiss international catholic development agency supporting church and non-governmental organizations in Nepal including in 14 countries around the world.Fastenopfer (FO) is committed to sustainability and addressing unjust structures in the societies preventing the most vulnerable people from having access and control over the most vital resources. It aims at empowering communities in solidarity instead of giving out handouts. 

Consultants for Change (CfC) is a Nepal based consultancy firm established to support development work as a process of change of clients seeking professional support. CfC is mandated by Fastenopfer to Coordinate Nepal Country Programme under an agreement between them. FO has planned further vitalization of its engagement in Nepal following its Mid-term Review back in 2018. The new projects are to be systematized with proper identification needs and gaps of the communities the partners are work with. Projects with existing partners either have to be phased out or re-vitalized in the new context while new partners have to be recruited. 

In this context, CfC is seeking a Finance and Administration Coordinator to strengthen its capacities to accompany and monitor its work in Nepal. CfC entrusts its candidate the administrative and financial objectives with the following priorities:

  • To ensure that CfC is well organized and meets daily logistical, financial, general administrative and secretarial needs to achieve its objectives.
  • To support partner organization in project planning particularly in human resources and budgeting so as to comply with the requirements of donors and the law. 
  • To ensure that all reports contain all Minimum Requirements according to the guidelines and mandates of the clients. 
  • To ensure that CfC meets all tax compliance and human resource obligations by law to carry out the required mandates.

Key Qualification, Competencies and Scope

  • Master’s in Public or Business Administration with relevant specialization in development or Masters of Commerce supplemented by studies relevant to development or degree in Rural Development with Finance and Administration related disciplines or Chartered Accountancy with relevant experience.
  • At least 3 years of working experience with administration and financial management in (I)NGOs or other civil society actors. Five years if the degree is inadequate.
  • Proven competences in project management and Project Cycle Management instruments. 
  • Proven experience and knowhow in knowledge management and dissemination an asset.
  • Ability to plan, set priorities and multitasking, giving attention to details.
  • Proven ability to work independently including rural travel, as well as working in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Openness, integrity, transparency, flexibility and confidentiality with respect to diversity of cultures.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; networking skills is an asset.
  • Excellent written and oral skills in English and Nepali – having or ability to acquire local language/dialects would be an advantage.
  • Excellent IT-skills (word, excel, powerpoint, accounting software and skills in electronic knowledge acquisition and management) with ample awareness on media addiction.
  • Enthusiasm and ability to get familiar with the subjects related to the job would be yet another advantage – the job demands extensive background reading and writing. 
  • Ability and willingness to extensive travels by all means (flight, drive, on foot) and stay for several days in remote and harsh field locations of the country.
  • Possession of a two/four wheel vehicle with Driving Licence is an asset.
  • Approachable at odd hours in general and particularly in situation when response to immediate situations required.
  • A female applicant particularly from Nepal’s deprived social groups given priority and support.
  • The job demands hard work but provides opportunity with growth and exposure. 

For the detailed TOR, please CLICK HERE

Applying Procedure

Interested candidates may submit a letter of interest, a CV of maximum 3 pages with a photograph in the same file (Copies of testimonials will be required upon appointment).

Deadline for applications: 25th of February, 2021.

Please send all applications electronically to the following email [email protected] stating on the subject line ‘Application for Fin-Admin Coordinator’ (exactly). 

Only complete applications will be taken into consideration; interviews with selected candidates may take place within two weeks after the deadline for applications. More than one interview may be necessary. 

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