Finance Delegate - Sierra Leone

Freetown | Sierra Leone

Do you want to use your finance skills and experience in an international context?

The British Red Cross (BRC) is seeking an experienced finance and accounting professional to be based in Freetown, Sierra Leone for an initial 6 months. As a key member of the BRC Sierra Leone country team, the Finance delegate will be responsible for the set-up and implementation of financial, administrative and compliance systems, processes and procedures for a key BRC programme in Sierra Leone. You will be responsible for setting up and documenting processes to manage funds for major programmes and for ensuring that finance and administration controls meet donor requirements. You will work closely with counterparts in the Sierra Leone Red Cross on this programme as well supporting them to develop their capacity. You will also be working closely with the BRC UK based International Finance team.

You will have a recognised accounting qualification. Additionally you will bring to the role extensive experience of developing and documenting financial systems, processes and procedures with strong audit and internal controls knowledge. You will be able to demonstrate experience preparing budget forecasts, knowledge of different accounting systems and procedures, and experience supporting institutional donor programs. The successful candidate will have experience of training staff and handing over responsibilities ideally in an international humanitarian programme environment. You will be comfortable in dealing with a diverse group of colleagues and you will be able to present financial information in an easily readable and digestible form.

We are a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We enable vulnerable people at home and overseas to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help people recover and move on with their lives.

Please apply online via our website For further information about this role or if you are unable to apply online please contact Olivia Skyaasen on quoting ref number REQ0000012EV.

A full job description can be found on our website.

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.
  • Organization: Red Cross - British
  • Location: Freetown | Sierra Leone
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Finance and Banking
  • Closing Date: 2016-12-09

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