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Head of Finance


  • Organization: Deutsche Welthungerhilfe
  • Location: Bujumbura
  • Grade: Senior level - Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Banking and Finance
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2024-06-02

Are you aiming to work for an organization where it is worthwhile investing your personality, your skills and your time? Are you looking for a job that is exciting and has clear goals? Welcome to Welthungerhilfe!

We are one of the largest and most respected private organizations for development cooperation and humanitarian aid in Germany. As a politically and confessionally independent organization, our value-oriented actions are always based on ethical principles. Our vision is clear: "Zero Hunger by 2030" - If you want to become part of our global community to end hunger around the world, we look forward to receiving your application as:

Head of Finance*

in Bujumbura 

The position is to be filled as soon as possible, with an initial contract duration of one year. There are good prospects for an extension. Employment location will be Bujumbura, Burundi, with frequent travel to project locations in the country.

As Head of Finance in our Welthungerhilfe (WHH) Country Office Burundi, you will be responsible for all financial and administrative processes and will implement financial management standards in the programmes and projects efficiently and promptly, thereby making a significant contribution towards the success of the programme work. Projects are implemented by WHH, but also in cooperation with both national and international partners. In general, you will ensure that the Burundi Country Programme, including its various projects, is financially managed in accordance with relevant donor and WHH internal rules and regulations.

Your responsibilities

  • Ensure that all financial management processes are auditable and run efficiently through appropriate organizational measures in the Country Office and with projects/partner organizations, and by carrying out financial administrative controls

  • Support the Country Director in ensuring proper financial management of the programme and all projects in the country, report to the Head Office and plan for liquidity in a timely manner

  • Support the Heads of Projects in budget planning and forecasting, closely monitor budget spent, and troubleshoot any concerns with the Head of Programmes and the Country Director

  • Participate in the development of proposals with regards to budgeting in close cooperation with the Heads of Projects/Head of Programmes

  • Instruct and support project partner organizations (PPOs) in matters relating to financial management (from capacity assessment to project implementation and reporting) so that they fulfil their contractual obligations towards WHH and co-financiers in accordance with the partner contract(s) and in an auditable manner

  • Coordinate internal and external audits and ensure the implementation of recommendations

  • Ensure timely submission of interim and final financial reports to donors as required by WHH and donor regulations

  • Ensure that finance manuals and procedures are available and understood by staff, and that processes are approved/authorized in accordance with the signature policy

  • Follow up on income received from donors locally

  • Establish finance teams in area offices, providing capacity building and on-the-job training

Your profile

  • A university or college degree in a relevant field such as Finance and/or Accounting

  • At least 5 years of professional experience working in the same or an equivalent position

  • Several years of professional experience in the administration of co-financed projects for international (aid) organizations

  • EU, UN, USAID, AA, BMZ, WFP, FAO donor experience would be an asset

  • Excellent coordination and organizational skills, including ability to work under pressure

  • A high level of mental and physical resilience and readiness to travel to areas with volatile local conditions

  • Readiness to receive necessary vaccinations for working in Welthungerhilfe's programme countries

  • Excellent spoken and written English and French; German language skills would be an asset

Our offer

We offer you the opportunity to work in a responsible and interesting field as part of an extremely dedicated team. Welthungerhilfe attaches great importance to the personal and professional development of its employees and the balance of their work and private life. Remuneration is based on our gender-independent salary scale. In addition, Welthungerhilfe offers numerous other benefits, which are listed under "Our benefits".

Please send your application via our online recruiting system by June 2, 2024. Your contact person is Peter Doerr.Welthungerhilfe is committed to fighting terrorism in all its activities. Accordingly, any applicant who is offered employment will be screened against lists of known and suspected terrorists.

*Welthungerhilfe values diversity and ensures an inclusive, non-discriminatory working environment. We welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.