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Assistant II, Finance job at ChildFund International

About the Organization

Worldwide, 570 million children live in extreme poverty, vulnerable to many factors that threaten their well-being. Children need protection, support and care at each stage of childhood to stay safe, healthy, learning and on track to achieve their potential. ChildFund works with local partner organizations, governments, corporations and individuals to help create the safe environments children need to thrive.

Job Description

ChildFund is a child-focused international development organization that works in 23 countries to connect children with the people, resources and institutions they need to grow up healthy, educated, skilled and safe, no matter where they are.


ChildFund values a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible environment where everyone is welcomed and celebrated equally. In our culture of connection, you will have ample opportunity to grow, learn, and lead while contributing your talents and innovations to our inspiring mission.

ChildFund’s Commitment
ChildFund International has a zero-tolerance policy regarding sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment (SEAH) and all other forms of harm by its staff, partners, and other representatives in the delivery of its mission and services for children. ChildFund is committed to creating a safe environment in the workplace as well as in the communities where it delivers programs and services. ChildFund expects every staff member, partner, and representative to adhere to this commitment and to ensure all organizational policies and standards are followed. This position is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal records check and/or disclosure to ensure program participants are safeguarded.

About This Role
Responsible for providing technical support, training and mentorship for the Community structures and partners to ensure that Project funds and other resources are utilized and reported according to policy/ procedures and in compliance with agreements

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Remain alert and responsive to any child safeguarding risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills that will enable you to promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the child safeguarding policy and procedures, and conduct yourself in a manner consistent with the Child Safeguarding Policy.

  • Responsible for training and mentorship for project staff in financial management systems and procedures to ensure competency and proficiency and required reports to are submitted promptly and accurately (including specific duties)

  • Responsible for project budget and cash flow management duties including fund release request preparation, coordination and supervision of cash forecast requirements, review of project annual plans, and optimal utilization of funds

  • Monitor the project compliance with policies, procedures and regulations; in partnership Assurance Officer and Finance Manager, implement corrective action measures on project audit, monitor findings/recommendations and prepare quarterly status reports.

  • Ensure project compliance with terms and conditions in the donor agreement, including monthly bank balance reporting requirements, compliance with procurement policy, and immediate notification of deviations to CO Finance management.

  • Conduct joint monitoring visits to project activities, follow up on corrective actions taken required and report requirements to the national office

  • Review and verify financial documents to ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, policy, and donor requirements.

  • Responsible for assisting project staff on finance manual requirements, capacity building for staff on finance activities in compliance with policy and procedures; periodic review of staff performance and systems offer recommendations on improvement.

  • In partnership with country office finance management, assist the project in bank account and signature requirements.

  • Responsible for preparation and analysis of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports of the project, ensure donor reporting requirement compliance, and records management for audit and review requirements

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Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

  • 2 years work experience in finance, accounting/bookkeeping activities, auditing, business administration, or related field.

  • Experience in an organization with UN/EU/USG Grants Standard Provisions and Financial Requirements preferable.


  • Experience in budget preparation and office administration in an international NGO or organization preferable.

  • Experience and proficiency in financial software and reporting systems.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs including Excel, Word, and Outlook

  • Self-guided, strong organizational and planning skills; Ability to work independently and under pressure.

  • Ability to manage interpersonal relations and work effectively with others, to establish and maintain good working relations in a multicultural, multiethnic environment while showing sensitivity and respect for diversity.


Required Competencies

  • Teamwork:

  • Communication

  • Results orientation

  • Decision making

• Resilience

• Digital literacy

How to Apply

APPLICATION FOR THIS POSITION MUST BE DONE ONLINE:
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