About Concern: Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest, and conflict affected countries. Concern has been working in Turkey since August 2013 and currently looking for one Finance Officer-Partnership for Sanliurfa.
Job Title Finance Officer-Partnership
Locations Sanliurfa, Turkey
Reporting line Grants and Partnership Manager
Supervisory Responsibility No
Closely work with Grants and Partnership Manager, Other finance team members and programme staffs including partnership team
Contract Length Fixed term; 12 Months (extendable)
Job Grade D (Grade)
Job Purpose: Finance Officer-Partnership will be responsible for the financial management of Concern’s implementing partners and also providing day to day support to the assigned partners and to Concern finance and program teams in terms of financial management to achieve overall organizational goal
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
- Ensure application of the tools for partner’s assessment and selection consistently during all Partner selection processes.
- Working proactively with the partner selection team for accurate assessment of capabilities of the partner organisation using the relevant assessment tools.
- Ensuring partners selection reports are finalized on time and include comprehensive information and documentation of the assessment process.
- Providing regular training and ad hoc guidance to partners to ensure in-depth knowledge and understanding on Concern and Donor policies, procedures, best practices and government regulations.
- Preparing effective capacity building plan for the partner organization agreed with both Concern and Partner staff
- Proactively organising and delivering effective training, meeting and other workshops to partner’s relevant staff and ensure good understanding of the policies and procedures in financial management.
- Undertaking regular field visits, to work with partner organisations on agreed areas, ensuring compliance with relevant financial policies (partners own, agreed with Concern and Donor’s rules) as well as government regulations
- Working with the partner staff to verify compliance with best practices and procedures by reviewing the accounts and all required documentation as well as discussion with the partner staff and managers to assess progress against the previous development action plan and identify and agree on new areas of development
- Sharing monthly visit findings with partners, supporting them in resolving any identified issues and ensures the partner understands the relative importance of the issues
- Circulating the partner visit reports highlighting the findings and partners opinions to the Concern and partner staff, preserving all documents for future reference
- Arranging a formal discussion with the participation of partner staff and Concern programme staff to reach a consensus, involving partner responsible finance staff in-case of any serious issue
- Providing proactively and timely ensuring effective support to partner to prepare a realistic budget and budget revision for as and when required
- Reviewing Partner Agreement and Budget thoroughly and make sure about correct templates and information are in place and have depth understanding on partner budget and activities and also visiting partner if required
- Ensuring the partners are able to submit regular and accurate financial reports using agreed templates on time and ensuring respective Concern staff has verified and authorised the reports as approved
- Working proactively on partner fund transfer and make sure that funds are transferred correctly and on time
- Taking initiative to ensure approval of partners fund request and following up with the banks and partners to ensure the funds are received within reasonable time. Ensure the partners fund acknowledgement is forwarded to the CWW on time
- Participating actively in team planning and other meetings, working to set common objectives and goals and striving to ensure these are successfully achieved.
- Supporting colleagues to ensure proactive and timely support and resourcing is provided to the whole organization
- Enabling a friendly collaborative working culture within the team, actively sharing information and knowledge to enable the team to ensure effective support to the rest of the organization.
- Working with other members of the Finance team to ensure quality financial support to the partner organisation
- Proactively supporting during Donor Audit, Organizational Audit etc. Sharing and explaining the audit findings with the partners and working with partner staff to identify how to mitigate the issues.
- Maintaining partner file both hard and soft copy as an archive including all partner information and documentation according to standard filling system
- Providing support to line managers as and when required
Minimum Education, Qualifications & Experience Required:
- At least bachelor’s degree (Preferably Masters) in Finance Management, Accounting and Economics
- Fluency in spoken and written Turkish and English
- At least two years’ experience in finance management and accounting
- One year relevant experience, preferably in managing partnership with INGOs
- Strong analytical, interpersonal, communication and organisation skills.
- Positive attitude and willingness to learn
- Ability to work independently, dedicated and take an initiative
- The ability to prioritize competing demands and able to work under work load environment
- Demonstrated evidence of capability in designing, implementing and monitoring systems of financial management, controls & accounting systems
- Strong written and verbal communications skills, and ability to produce high quality reports in a timely manner
- Computer literate with good MS Office skills particularly Word and Excel
Preference will be given to candidates who have:
- Arabic is highly preferable
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Ability to work under pressure
- Ability and willingness to travel to the project sites
- Cross cultural awareness and sensitivity
- Ability and willing to take initiatives to complete assigned task, and work independently
- Skills of delegation, time management and prioritizing and coping with broad range of demands
- High level of critical thinking and high quality analytical skills and problem solving abilities
- Adhere to the standards of conduct outlined in the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct
If you feel that your qualifications and experience match our requirements, and you share a commitment to Concern’s values, please send both a covering letter and an up-to-date CV.
Please note, both CV and cover letter should be in English and the role you are applying for set out clearly in the email subject-header
Equal opportunities: Concern values diversity in the workplace and is a committed equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of gender, race, family or marital status, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, class, caste or religion.
- Please detail the position applied for in the email subject-header
- Please detail the location applied for in the email or subject-header
- Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview
- Application Closing Date: 01.09.2019
Concern Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies
Concern has an organizational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organization, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organization to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies.
We are an international humanitarian organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and suffering in the world’s poorest countries.
We work in partnership with the very poorest people in these countries, directly enabling them to improve their lives, as well as using our knowledge and experience to influence decisions made at a local, national and international level that can significantly reduce extreme poverty. In 2015, we positively impacted the lives of 22.5 million people.