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Humanitarian Finance Coordinator

Goma (Congo Democratic) | Washington D.C.

VACANCY: Humanitarian Finance Coordinator


TYPE OF CONTRACT: Fixed term (12 Months)

SALARY : TBA + benefits advantages


Oxfam GB has been present in the Democratic Republic of Congo for more than 40 years. Despite being divided by war, the programme is managed as one from Kinshasa with a coordination office in Goma and project sites in various locations throughout the country where there is an emergency response.

Oxfam GB is one of the few NGOs who have bases in several parts of the country and emergency response is managed from a coordination base in Goma. This has put Oxfam in a unique position of having consolidated information on the scale and degree of suffering as well as national analysis of the situation. This has helped considerably in Oxfam’s emergency response option in DRC since emergency response is more concentrated in east DRC.

The coordination office in Goma has a support and coordination function to the program offices. Key senior management posts based in Goma include the Humanitarian Programme Manager, the EAST Programme Manager, the East Finance Manager, the East Human Resources Manager, the East Logistics Coordinator and the Roving Logistics Manager for humanitarian response. Field offices are headed by Field Managers who act as part of the Humanitarian programme management team.

Oxfam GB has a global focus on improving financial management. The size of the emergency response budget calls for a Finance Coordinator to ensure maintenance and improvement of the financial management capacity in the teams and throughout the programme. The Finance Coordinator position has been created to that effect for an initial period of 12 months, and will focus on financial and donor management for Humanitarian Programmes which currently operates on a budget of over $7 million US Dollars per year.


The Humanitarian Finance Coordinator position is a Strategic Role and the Humanitarian Finance will Manage a team and/or resources for defined areas of responsibility; will Control day-to-day operational activity; contribute to targets and strategies within the team; will Interpret financial information and provides advice to Humanitarian Programmes Manager and Field Managers; will manage and/or contribute to project work; will produce reviewed procedures; will influence managers to work differently / adopt procedures. And the role requires the ability to analyse and communicate complex information at a simpler level to non-finance staff.

Who are we looking for?

Oxfam DRC is looking for a self assured experienced Finance Coordinator who wants to contribute to the humanitarian programme,

the person should have : A relevant degree from a recognised university in finance or accounting; Extensive experience in finance and accounting in international relief / development organisations, preferably with hands-on NGO work; Excellent knowledge of and experience in reporting requirements for major donors e.g. DFID, EU, UN agencies and ECHO; Good knowledge of programme budgeting and implementation and monitoring procedures; Proficiency in MS Windows and MS Excel. Experience in Lotus Notes and Peoplesoft is desirable; Ability to work under pressure and prioritise workload effectively;High level of integrity and sense of confidentiality; Fluency in French is desirable, Swahili and English and working knowledge of English essential; Substantial experience capacity building both finance and non-financial staff in correct use of financial systems and procedures; Proven successful experience of training and coaching national (finance) staff; Commitment to Oxfam goals and aims.

We are encouraging women to apply to improve diversity in our team.

This position is an opportunity for an exceptional professional and highly motivated with a strong commitment to Oxfam’s values and beliefs. If you think you are the candidate we are looking for, please download full description and submit your application online at : using reference number INT3494 .

Closing date: 30th May 2017

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization.

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.

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  • Organization: Oxfam - Great Britain
  • Location: Goma (Congo Democratic) | Washington D.C.
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Banking and Finance
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2017-05-31

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