Work placement: Finance and Compliance Coordinator
Equipment: Program Team – Francophone Africa; Finance Team
Location: Dakar, Senegal
Type of contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 40 hours per week
Starting salary: 32,028,941 XOF gross per year + benefits (more details will be given during the selection process)
Application closing date: Open until full. Please note that we will review applications periodically, and may close the position early if we receive sufficient applications by August 10, 2022. We therefore recommend that you apply as soon as possible as you can
How to apply: Please send a CV and cover letter in English outlining your interest and key relevant skills. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.
About this opportunity
We now have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced finance professional to join our country team in Dakar, Senegal. This position will play a central role in our day-to-day operations in Senegal and the wider French-speaking region where we have offices. He will also be a key focal point for the support services teams in New York and London.
This is a varied position, focusing on the financial and compliance aspects of our donor-funded projects. We have additional grant applications pending, including with USAID, which this position will help manage; with a focus on ensuring compliance with industry best practices, local legislation and other legal requirements.
You will be joining us at a crucial time, as our work and presence in Senegal is gaining momentum, and you will be working for an organization with a wealth of experience and reputation in the field of resource governance. You’ll collaborate with staff, partners and stakeholders in over 15 countries and have the chance to run hands-on in a number of key areas.
You will be the local specialist in all things finance and compliance, working closely with colleagues across teams, both regional and centralized support services. This will involve providing proactive financial and operational support, and ensuring systems and procedures are in line with NRGI policies, procedures and standards. You will embrace and demonstrate our values of: rigor, collaboration, passion, integrity and impact.
You can expect financial responsibilities to take up to 40% of your time. Other areas include risk and compliance management (20%), administrative support (20%), support services liaison (10%) and office and facilities management (10%).
- Be responsible for the financial management, internal control systems and reporting requirements of the Francophone teams in Africa; including tracking budget and expenses, preparing monthly management account and Budget vs Actuals (BvA).
- Review financial reports to donors and other regulatory bodies, for example, quarterly reports to the Senegalese Ministry of Interior that meet strict deadlines, coordinating with local legal and accounting advisors as appropriate.
- Be responsible for maintaining and strengthening the control environment in Senegal and other regional offices through continuous review of financial policies and processes.
- Identify key risks and clarify local legal requirements; proactively research and stay current with applicable laws
- Participate in the development of the risk identification and management matrix and lead the development of tailored and relevant local versions.
- Take the lead in managing key risks for francophone teams in Africa; advocating for colleagues and supporting country leaders in developing a risk register
- Manage end-to-end audit processes for Senegal (and other Francophone countries as required) in close collaboration with relevant colleagues
- Provide logistical and administrative support as needed; mainly managing procurement aspects in Senegal and supporting other regional offices.
- Act as a key focal point for the provision of support services and manage the physical office in Senegal.
Please note that this is an overview of key responsibilities. A full job description will be shared with candidates moving forward in the selection process.
This role could be for you if you…
You have a strong track record as a finance administrator/coordinator, ideally working for other international non-profit NGOs.
You have strong financial skills and can use them with confidence, upholding standards, legal requirements and best practice.
You have a strong understanding of compliance, both in risk management and international donor funded projects.
You understand the need to maintain good communication at all levels (internally and with stakeholders and other partners); and to have a robust process and documentation.
You are passionate about your work, confident and eager to have an impact on your day-to-day life.
You can work as a team player, collaborate closely with others across different time zones, and be able to efficiently perform multiple time-constrained tasks. You want to apply your skills to support the advancement of NRGI’s mission.
Experience and technical skills are required
- Strong previous work experience in a similar finance and operations role, ideally gained within a non-governmental or international development organisation.
- Significant financial and grant management experience working with partners or leading a consortium, responsible for consolidating financial reporting and monitoring compliance.
- Proven track record of reliable and compliant financial management; Knowledge and experience using NetSuite/financial accounting package or similar financial reporting software would be a plus
- Proven and strong organizational skills, including the ability to self-start, prioritize and proactively respond to evolving/unfolding demands.
- Experience developing financial reporting for donors and management, including process management and financial data analysis.
- Ability to manage resources and deadlines with minimal supervision.
- Demonstrably strong customer focus, attention to detail, high level of initiative
- Excellent written and spoken French and English skills are essential. Demonstrate good attention to detail with grammar, spelling and writing style that will appeal to key stakeholders.
- High proficiency in Microsoft packages; Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to relate to staff of varying seniority levels.
Education and Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred
- Full or partial accountancy qualifications an advantage
NRGI – Diversity Statement
NRGI is committed to addressing long-standing inequalities and creating more just and inclusive societies. We are also committed to ensuring that our workforce is diverse and that our work environment is welcoming to all. We seek a culture that empowers staff and promotes and maintains equity. We know this creates strong, innovative, committed and effective teams.
We are an organization made up of many types of people. We expressly seek to protect, include and enable employment opportunities for a wide range of people. We continuously evaluate and adapt our culture and ways of working to remove discriminatory barriers. We aim to include people from marginalized groups and ensure they thrive at NRGI. We proactively work towards inclusion and do not tolerate harassment, bullying or discrimination. Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce, NRGI will respect and value unique experiences, perspectives and identities.
How to apply
To apply, visit our employment page here and submit a CV and cover letter in English