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Financial Manager

Wau (South Sudan)

  • Organization: Dorcas
  • Location: Wau (South Sudan)
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Managerial positions
    • Banking and Finance
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
  • Closing Date: 2019-01-24

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We are Dorcas and we desire justice, both for people and their communities, so that they flourish. We strive for lasting change for those who live in poverty, are excluded, or are caught in a crisis.


We are a Christian organization and we work prayerfully. We value entrepreneurship and are ready to go off the beaten track. We desire to partner with everyone who shares our mission.


For our operations in South Sudan, we are currently recruiting an experienced


Financial Manager

(stationed in Wau, South Sudan)

Employment: 1.0 FTE

Duration: 1 year with possible renewal of contract


Dorcas is looking for an English speaking Financial Manager to be based in Wau. The Financial Manager is responsible for the overall financial administration of the country office, self-implemented projects and monitoring of partner organizations. The Financial Manager heads the finance department and leads (project) Accountants. The Financial Manager is accountable to the Country Director.


Key roles and responsibilities

  • Responsible for the financial administration of country office and partner organizations;
  • Write and maintain financial policies meeting the local rules and regulations;
  • Responsible for budgeting and reporting to institutional donors like the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, EU/ UNICEF/ WFP/ DFID/ USAID;
  • Monitor budgets of country office as well as the projects;
  • Monitor and check the partners’ project accounts;
  • Prepare for internal and external audits of the organization, cooperate with the International Office and auditors regarding the work related to audits;
  • Analyse monitoring data and provide timely and solid guiding advice to Country Director, Program Managers and Project Coordinators;
  • Lead the financial team and supervise (Project) Accountants in their work;
  • Lead the Human Resources department;
  • Plan the team assignments, monitor and prioritize, ensuring timely delivery of reports;
  • Reflect the vision and values of Dorcas with team members, local staff, beneficiaries and external contacts;
  • Perform other duties and support other staff members as required.


Required qualifications

  • Minimum university degree in finance (management) or other relevant field;
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant working experience in financial management of multiple projects, with thorough knowledge of accounting, and preferably experience with grant management and donor reporting;
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of technical tax and fee and skill in the ability to apply it;
  • Up to date knowledge of the current (administrative) rules and regulations for the financial administration;
  • Experience with HRM policies and HRM administration (i.a. contracts, payroll, personnel files);
  • Computer skills, including excellent Excel skills and ability to work with automated accounting systems;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, knowledge of Arabic is an advantage;
  • Strong analytical and leadership skills;
  • Commitment, reliability and a high degree of personal integrity;
  • Planning and time management skills;
  • Being a Christian, adhering to the Christian identity of Dorcas;
  • Full support of the mission and vision of Dorcas.


We offer

Dorcas offers the opportunity to become part of a growing International NGO with a dedicated team of professionals, with a challenging working environment and room for professional and personal development. Dorcas offers a suitable pay and benefits package that is justifiable to our donors. Furthermore, you will be offered an initial 12 month contract. Depending on continued funding, your performance and fit with the program and staff, the contract will be extended.


Information and application

Interested and qualified candidates are kindly invited to send a cover letter and resume (both in English) no later than January 24th, 2019 to In your cover letter please reflect on your motivation for wanting to become part of Dorcas, being a Christian organization.


For more information about this position or the recruitment process, please contact Mr. David Karelse, Recruitment Officer, at


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Due to the urgency to fill this role, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We reserve the right to close this advert before the confirmed closing date when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are kindly advised to submit your application as soon as possible. An assessment may be part of the recruitment process.


Recruitment is subject to successful completion of all applicable background checks, including references and criminal record checks.

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.

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