Head of Finance & Grants Job Vacancy at VSO in Rwanda 2014


Head of Finance & Grants

VSO is a leading development organisation that fights poverty through highly skilled and experienced professionals working as volunteers across 34 countries worldwide. Over the past 55 years, we are constantly exploring new ways to use the time, energy and skills of people to make a difference in the lives of the most disadvantaged groups of people.

Head of Finance & Grants

VSO Rwanda is seeking a senior finance expert capable of, providing strategic direction to finance and grants management in VSO Rwanda programme, leading analytical budgeting and quality finance reporting, maintaining diligent financial control, conducting rigorous performance management of finance staff and supporting staff development through coaching and mentoring.

As the Head of Finance & Grants, you will report directly to the Country Director and will act as one of the Senior Management Team (SMT) in VSO Rwanda. You will be responsible for formulating the financial strategic direction, oversee implementation of financial policies and procedures and develop them as necessary, coordinate all budget activities according to VSO guidelines ensuring that budgets are effectively developed, monitored and managed to raise efficiency in the use of all types of funds. You will advise the Country Director and the SMT on budgets and grants issues in a timely manner, aiming at financial risk management.

Working with the People & Operations Team and Programmes Team, you will champion a vibrant and positive volunteer community that is empowered and supported to work effectively with local partners and actively engage in ongoing programme development, implementation, and review. You will be a role model in resource and risk management of VSO Rwanda finances.

We are seeking highly qualified and motivated candidates who can demonstrate strategic level financial and multi-grant management experience, who has experience in international multi-donor organisations, who has got deep experience in financial analysis and management, who can lead and manage performance of a team of finance and grants staff, who can work as part of a large team in change management and who can work independently under pressure to produce timely results.

Key to the role is deep experience and expertise of financial systems with substantial senior level leadership and management experience in a complex INGO dealing with multiple grants, preferably in Rwanda.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and an updated CV to: recruitment.rwanda@vsoint.org. Please quote the job title in the subject line. The cover letter should detail the reasons you believe you are most suitable for the role and outline your current salary & benefits package and your salary expectations. Please include telephone and email contact and details of two referees (one of whom should be your current or most recent employer). CV sent without the cover letter will not be considered.

VSO strives to be an equal opportunities employer and particularly welcomes female applicants, applications from people with disabilities, HIV positive people, or those who face disadvantage.

Due to anticipated interest in this post and the urgency to fill the post, only short-listed candidates will receive response.


Closing   Date:  26 February 2014            

Interviews will be conducted in the week of 3rd March 2014.

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