Head of Finance

By Welthungerhilfe

Addis Ababa
  • Schedule
  • Job Type
  • Exp Level
    Senior Level
  • Experience Year
  • Salary Offer
  • Closing Date
    Feb 18, 2024

Job Description

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 Addis Abeba 

The position is to be filled as soon as possible, with an initial contract duration of two years. There are very good prospects for an extension. Employment location will be Addis Abeba, Ethiopia.

As Head of Finance you will implement existing financial management standards in the programmes efficiently and promptly, thereby making a significant contribution towards the success of programme work. You will ensure that financial administrative processes in the Country Office are auditable and run efficiently. This will be realized through appropriate organizational measures in the Country Office, with the projects/partner organizations, and through carrying out financial administrative controls.

Your responsibilities

  • Ensuring that the financial and administrative processes of the projects are aligned with Welthungerhilfe’s financial and administrative policies and procedures, as well as donor contractual agreements
  • Managing and developing the finance team in country
  • Budget planning of the Country Office and preparation of the cost and financing plan, as well as supporting the Country Director in monitoring the budget
  • Coordinating Country Office statements on audit and accounting reports, and checking implementation of appropriate recommendations and requirements
  • Ensuring that donor reports are accurate, and submitted timely, and that all donor queries are responded to
  • Controlling and supervising liquidity planning of the projects and internal fund requests
  • Instructing and supporting partner organizations in matters relating to financial management and enhance their capacity to fulfill their contractual obligations to Welthungerhilfe
  • Reviewing contracts for quality and compliance
  • Supporting Heads of Project in preparation of donor fund requests, project extension requests and reports
  • Supporting all financial administrative matters with current and potential co-financiers on location, including maintaining contacts and examining financing modalities with regard to ongoing and planned individual projects


Your profile

  • A College or University degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Auditing, or related discipline
  • ACCA or CPA membership will be an added advantage
  • More than 5 years working experience in managing finance processes in a leadership role
  • Experience working with donors, preferably EU, UN, GIZ, SDC, BMZ, GFFO
  • Experience managing change processes
  • Proven skills in finance reporting, audit preparations, budgeting, management, and organizational skills are required
  • Readiness to receive necessary vaccinations for working in Welthungerhilfe's programme countries
  • Excellent spoken and written English


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 February 18, 2024. Your contact person is Ina Stepka. 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.

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