Finance and Administration Manager
ActionAid International

ActionAid is a global justice federation working to achieve social justice, gender equality and poverty eradication. It was founded as a charity in 1972, and throughout its history it has innovated and evolved its approach to better address the structural drivers of poverty and injustice. ActionAid believes people living in poverty and exclusion have the power within them to create change for themselves, their families and communities and ActionAid is a catalyst for that change. In the 1990s, ActionAid adopted a human rights-based approach to development, which is ongoing as its core approach. In 2003, the ActionAid International federation was established, comprising members in every region of the world, and headquartered in South Africa.

ActionAid International Nepal is a member of the federation, working for human rights, anti-poverty and gender equality. It is a non-governmental national social justice organisation established in 1982 and working locally in different provinces of Nepal. It is also a part of both national and global social justice movement and other civil society networks, alliances and coalitions.

Finance and Administration Manager

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Effective Date: May 2019

Department:  Finance and Administration 

Job Family: Finance and Administration 

Reports to: Executive Director

Grade: Seven (7)

Location: Country Office, Kathmandu

Direct Reports: Finance Coordinator; Procurement and Administration Officer

Job Role

Role Overview:

Finance and Administration Manager is a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) at ActionAid International Nepal (AAIN), who will lead the financial and administration management towards achieving the organisational vision of a just and equitable society in Nepal and beyond, where every person enjoys the right to a life of dignity and freedom from poverty and inequality. 

This position is overall accountable and responsible for finance management, cash flow management, statutory requirement controls, admin,  procurement/logistics management, asset inventory management and office maintenance/insurance. 

Person Specification

Education & Certifications:

  • An MBA or a Master’s degree in Finance or its equivalent from a recognised university 
  • Accounting or Financial Management Qualification such as ACCA, CA are preferable


  • At least 5-7 years of work experience in related field in the similar organization; experience working in a senior management role is preferable  
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment 
  • Experience in developing Financial and Admin management systems, policies and procedures is preferable 
  • Experience of people/team management 
  • Experience of working in an international organisation in donor-funded projects 
  • Experience of allocating, managing, approving and monitoring departmental budget is preferable 

Essential Knowledge

  • Thorough understanding of the development and human right issues in the country
  • Sound knowledge in the political, social, economic and historic environment in which ActionAid’s poverty alleviation programmes are operating 
  • Understanding of the project cycle management and role/significance of finance and administration in the cycle 
  • Good understanding of financial best practices in non-profit organisations

Language proficiency

  • Excellent communication skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) in both English and Nepali 

Essential Skills

  • Excellent people/interpersonal skills including listening, communication, coordination, collaboration and influencing 
  • Proven leadership and self/people management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work under reasonable pressure, deadlines, and multiple strategic and operational priorities
  • Expert in analysing data and translating them into easily understandable user-friendly information  
  • Skilled at solving problems using innovative approach

This Job Description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organizational needs.

It is part of every staff member's responsibility to contribute to AAIN's mission and comply to AAIN’s values, which are: Mutual respect, Equity and justice, Integrity, Solidarity with the people living in poverty and exclusion, Courage of conviction, Independence, Humility.

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Applying Procedure

Interested candidates are requested to get the detailed Job Description and Application from our website at The application deadline is on Friday 16 Aug 2019 5:00 pm.

AAIIN is an equal opportunity organisation which believes in promoting affirmative action to enable women, Dalit, disabled and ethenic people

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