The Senior Finance Supervisor is responsible to support Country Finance Manager for leading the finance teams, ensuring compliance with HI’s standards and local rules in the finance field, financial strategy and steering and operational financial management within his/her area of responsibility.
She/he replaces the Country Finance Manager in his/her absence
Missions / Responsibilities
Mission 1 : Management
Embodies HI's values on a daily basis (Manager as a role model).
Understands the strategy, makes it explicit, translates it into operational objectives for his or her team, leads the necessary changes. Gives meaning to each management action. Encourages inter and intra departmental exchanges of practice. Encourages innovation and risk-taking (Manager as coach for meaning).
Organises the operational management of his or her team, structures the work around identified processes, steers performance and facilitates the resolution of problems (Operational manager).
Contributes to the development of his or her staff, creating the conditions for their commitment, professionalism and attachment to HI. Ensures compliance with the code of conduct of institutional policies, the state of mind and the expected individual and collective behaviour (Manager 1st HR&Coach).
Mission 2 : Strategy and steering
Support CFM and participate in Contributes towards the drafting, revision and implementation of the financial section of Operational
Support CFM in Strategy (StratOp) within his or her area of responsibility area and in line with HI’s financial policies.
Oversees the breakdown of financial strategy into action plans and advises on financial issues together with CFM
Produces, compiles and analyses financial indicators and, if necessary, creates additional indicators together with CFM
Is in charge of the assessment, mitigation and treatment of financial risks. Reports on incidents and their treatment to his or her line manager and functional managers.
Oversees HI external representation activities related to financial issues, takes part in inter-NGO working groups and ensures the development of partnerships in his or her geographical area.
Mission 3 : Standards and expertise
Together with CFM oversees the deployment and monitors compliance with all of HI’s financial policies, processes and tools within his or her area of responsibility and, if necessary, develops specific financial tools overseen by his or her line and functional management.
Support CFM on directing and controlling of HI's compliance with the legal framework of the country or countries of intervention and monitors changes in standards and case law and in the practices of other stakeholders working in the finance field.
Together with CFM Ensures the production and filing of financial documents ensuring the legality of HI's operations in the country or countries of intervention.
Together with CFM Ensures compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Together with CFM Ensures implementation of and compliance with procedure for archiving financial documents and the publication and updating of financial documents in the dedicated workspaces.
Together with CFM Supervises internal control in his or her area of responsibility, as well as any necessary corrective actions.
Mission 4 : Operational implementation
Responsibility 1 : Contributes to financial and budget management
Drafting of budgets and verifies that HI’s funds are being used in an optimal manner in his area of responsibility under the supervision of CFM
With the support of CFM ensures the accuracy and updating of financial information and coordinates the process of reporting and compiling financial information in accordance with the financial calendar
Produces the summary notes necessary for financial management and identifies risks. Supports budget holders with their financial steering under the supervision of Line manager
Together with CFM Analyses the financial aspects of partnership agreements and checks the accuracy and conformity of partners’ accounts and documentation before payment.
Contributes towards optimizing the use of HI’s Own Funds.
Prepares responses to questions from internal and statutory auditors.
Responsibility 2 : Ensures the financial management of institutional funding in compliance with “donor” guidelines and contractual obligations
Directs the drafting of funding proposals for institutional donors and the construction of funding schedules:
o Supervises and accompanies the drafting of funding proposals and optimises the funding schedules (coverage of office and support costs); compiles and coordinates multi-programme proposals when the programme is the lead.
o Examines, alerts to and even negotiates the conditions of funding agreements before they are signed (payment dates and methods and financial reports, methods of justification of expenditure, exchange rates, audits , etc.). Ensures that these obligations are realistic and compatible with HI procedures.
Supporting country finance Manager on Controls the monitoring of expenditure against funding and reports to the budget holders. Monitors consumption rates, issues alerts in the event of a risk of non-compliance with the flexibility rules and anticipates slippage by preparing contractual amendments with his or her interlocutors.
Ensure the production and quality of financial reports for donors by checking compliance with donor guidelines with country finance manager
Ensures that donor payments are made or reminders sent and that line and functional managers are informed of delays in payments
Ensures that information concerning donor contracts is entered in the FIS: donor budgets, cost-accounting and budget modifications, schedules, reports, etc.
Coordinates responses to requests from internal and external auditors and ensures the successful conclusion of audits, defining any corrective actions to be implemented together with Country finance Manager
Mission 5 : Profession facilitation
Puts in place and monitors the elements of his or her profession that fall within his or her area of responsibility: dissemination, use and contribution to revisions of standards, monitoring of recommendations for the skills development of the teams, etc.
Coordinates profession facilitation in his or her area of responsibility, fosters a team spirit and ensures the inclusion of all team members by encouraging regular contributions, especially through practice-sharing.
Develops a pool of local talent.
Mission 6 : Emergency preparedness and response
Leads the emergency preparedness actions in his/her department and, in case of emergency, reorganizes the priorities of his/her team according to the humanitarian imperative, in order to ensure HI’s quick and efficient response.
‘’The Employee undertakes to adhere to HI policies which include:
- Terms and conditions of engagement (T&C)
- Internal regulation (IR)
- Child protection policy (CPP)
- Protection of beneficiaries from sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment (PSEAH)
- Antifraud and bribery
- Code of Conduct (CoC)
- A university degree in finance is required.
- Minimum of 3 years´ experience as finance supervisor/manager
- Good level of verbally and written in English, and local language
- Punctuality and respect for rules and procedures.
- Must be able to maintain highest level of confidentiality regarding work-related information and data.
Management skills (identical for all managers)
Being capable of helping team members to progress: developing his/her staff‘s ability to work autonomously
Knowing how to position oneself so things can move forward
Knowing how to simplify and prioritise
Specific qualifications required
Qualification: 4 years of study
Experience: 4 years of experience working in the financial field
Applicable framework documents
Handicap International is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from persons with disabilities
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04th Dec 2022
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