Finance Coordinator
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 Coordinator

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Effective Date: May 2019

Department:  Finance and Administration

Job Family: Finance

Reports to: Finance and Administration Manager

Grade: Six (6)

Location: Country Office, Kathmandu

Direct Reports: Finance and Project Compliance Officer; Associate Finance Officer

Job Role

Role Overview:

Finance Coordinator provides expert financial management services to ActionAid International Nepal (AAIN) Country Office, Resource Centres and partner NGOs in adherence to the organisation’s financial policy and procedures.  This position is responsible for smooth day-to-day financial business process in Country Office; and support Finance and Admin Manager to monitor and improve the finance function in Resource Centres and partner NGOs. 

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

Essential Experience

  • At least 3-5 years of work experience in related field in similar organization
  • 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 is preferable 
  • Experience of working in an international organisation in donor-funded projects 

Essential Knowledge

  • Thorough understanding of 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 self/people management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work under reasonable pressure, deadlines, and multiple priorities
  • Expert in analysing data and translating them into easily understandable user-friendly information  
  • Skilled at solving problems using an 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 https://nepal.actionaid.org/jobs 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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