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  • Organization: Bread for All
  • Location: Accra
  • Grade: Mid
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2019-07-31

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Regional Finance and Administration Officer

Accra (Ghana)

Position: Regional Finance and Administration Officer


Position Ref: SARFO/06/19/ZIM


Application deadline:  24/06/2019



About us


Bread for all is the Swiss Protestant churches’ development organisation. We promote new models of food production and economic exchange both in the global North and South on the basis of cooperation between people and the respect for natural resources. We empower people to partake in this change through awareness-raising and promising alternatives.




Administration & Finance Management:


Treasury management:


    Prepare BFA Treasury forecasts and prepare/send fund request to the field coordinator for validation.

    Verify Partner treasury forecasts in line with the budget & prepare/send fund request to the field coordinator;

    Work in close collaboration with the project managers and the logistics to ensure the treasury forecasts are done in accordance of the budget

    Supervise the cash and bank management




    Be in charge of BFA monthly accountancy closing and closing pack transmission to the coordination

    Support the partner’s on accounting issues

    Supervise all accounting activities


Finance and Procedures:


    Ongoing project budget follow up, forecasts and analysis. In collaboration with Partner, verify their global forecasts and assure eligibility of expenses.

    Ongoing project financial reporting in collaboration with the admin coordination in Juba.

    Collect and verify financial information from the Partner to transmit information to the admin coordination in Juba.

    Ensure that the procurement files validated by the Administration complies with Tdh procedures




    Be the focal point in terms of local law analysis and follow at base level.

    Verify all contracts respect BFA policy and supervise the follow up.

    Carry out any other administrative activities relevant to his/her mission.


HR management:


    Work with the admin coordination to ensure that declarations and payment of taxes and charges are made to relevant organizations

    Keep informed of all bills and changes associated with employment law, employment in general, and staff training.

    Improve staff working conditions in close collaboration with the administrative coordinator

    Check the monthly salaries and send all the data to the administrative coordination in the country

    Verify the base’s salary databases and payroll processing

    Check and ensure the update of the HR information at base level

    Monitor adhesion to national HR policy at base level

    Participate in the mission HR policy creation and update

    Check that job descriptions fit the standard job matrix and ensure that the recruitment process is respected at base level




    Adhere to and enforce BFA administrative regulations and procedures.

    Guarantee that project donor’s procedures are respected.

    Ensure Partner’s good practices and transparency.

    Work in close collaboration with BFA projects teams and the different departments.

    Work in close collaboration with the Partners’ Admin team by collecting, verifying, analyzing their data and, if needed, provide appropriate advices and trainings in collaboration with the administrative coordination.

    Conduct his or her duties in respect of the Charter of Brot für alle and the BFA Code of conduct and child safeguarding policy.

    Report serious cases of abuse on children that she/he would be aware of in BFA’s intervention locations. Strict confidentiality must be respected.


Profile :


    Professional diploma or university degree in Administration, Finance and HR sectors


    Knowledge of major donors procedures is an asset


    Knowledge of international humanitarian response and development work


    Excellent written and spoken English (French is not required)


    Previous experience with an NGO in unstable context is appreciated


    Previous experience in emergency response is appreciated


    Ability to work in an inter cultural environment


    Ability to work under pressure


Please be advised that living conditions in the field (volatile security context, basic living conditions, shared showers/toilets, curfew, restriction of movements, etc.) can be challenging and although BFA does the necessary to ensure security and wellbeing of the staff, people used to a certain level of comfort might not feel at ease in the field.


Salary :


Expatriate contract under Swiss labour code 2’200 CHF (~1’900 €) <> 2’400 CHF (2’100 €) net /month x 13 times (+ Withholding AVS candidate for Switzerland). Vacancy: 25 days/year, Health insurance, accident and medical repatriation insurance, location, return flight.


BFA Global Code of Conduct and Risk Management Policies :


    Fully complies with BFA’s Global Code of Conduct and systematically reports any breach to the Code through the whistleblowing procedure: raises awareness within the Foundation on abuse and violence and the rights deriving therefrom, respecting the rights and dignity of children, members of the communities and our own Staff.


    Commits to respecting Risk Management Policies including: Safeguarding Policies (Child Safeguarding Policy, Policy on the Protection against Sexual Exploitation and the Directive on Staff Misconduct at the Workplace), Safety and Security Policy and Anti-Fraud/Corruption and Prevention of the Financing of Criminal Activities Policies


    Commits to reducing the risk of abuse and harm by developing a culture of open and informed leadership within the organization and in our work with children and the communities in which we intervene in.


We offer an exciting and varied work, useful and meaningful, in a team that wants to make a difference for vulnerable children.


Are you interested? Do you want to face this challenge?


Procedure :


Please applying directly online:


Application files sent through our official email will be processed only if complete (CV + cover letter). Additional documents (diplomas, work certificates, etc.) will be requested at a later stage.


We will be in touch with the shortlisted candidates only in the selection process – with the large number of applications received, we unfortunately cannot provide personal follow-up to the larger candidate pool. Thanks for your understanding.



How to apply:


Please applying directly online:


Application files sent through our official email will be processed only if complete (CV + cover letter). Additional documents (diplomas, work certificates, etc.) will be requested at a later stage.

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