Country Finance Coordinator

Malteser, Juba, South Sudan

Skill Required:, Finance and AccountsProject Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
13th May, 2020

Job Description

Malteser International has been working in what is now South Sudan since 1996. It implements programs related to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Food & Nutrition Security, Livelihood, Health and Disaster Risk Reduction and Livelihood Building Programs. The various projects of Malteser International are located in Central Equitoria and Western Bahl al Ghazal (Juba, Wau, Yei, and in the surrounding areas).

As Country Finance Coordinator (m/f/d), you will be responsible for ensuring efficiency, accountability and transparency in the field of finance for the projects in South Sudan. You will ensure that appropriate financial systems and procedures are maintained and adhered to so that all financial support functions are carried out effectively and efficiently. You will monitor and review the finance management and reporting systems in regards to compliance with Malteser and donor standards and develop measures for a better management.


Under the direct responsibility of the Country Coordinator, the Country Finance Coordinator will perform the following tasks

  • Responsible for financial planning at country level (preparation and update of location and donor budgets) in close coordination with the Country Coordinator South Sudan, the Program Manager at HQ and the project manager;
  • Monitors ongoing levels of expenditure in individual projects against approved budgets and provides timely advice on over- and under-spending in close coordination with the project manager;
  • Ensure sound financial management and proper cash flow management
  • Support the project manager in project-related financial matters and ensure that budgetary implications are understood
  • Assure timely donor reporting and contributes to the monthly report to the Country Coordinator and Program Manager in HQ
  • Monitor the financial management of partner organizations and assure their compliance to MI and donor requirements
  • Review salary scales and the travel cost regulation on a regular basis
  • Monitor bank related issues (opening, handling, closing of new accounts) and conducts the bi-annual bank visits
  • Contribute to the recruitment of national staff for the finance department and supervises their performance in close coordination with the Country Coordinator
  • Ensure ongoing capacity building of finance staff through on-the-job trainings and induction trainings in order to assure the fulfilment of their duties
  • Ensure a sound preparation of donor audits, acts as a focal point for auditors during audits and ensures timely response and appropriate follow-up on audit recommendations in close cooperation with the respective location and HQ
  • Take on assignments for supporting other project locations in the field of financial compliance


  • Minimum 5 years work experience of undertaking a finance role within an international NGO and within difficult operating environments, leading and driving the development and implementation of a finance department’s strategy
  • Proven experience in administrative standards and requirements of donors (German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development/BMZ), German Foreign Office/AA, UN, ECHO)
  • Focused individual with capacity to plan and manage in a multiple deadline-working environment
  • University degree in Business administration or other relevant studies desirable
  • Excellent ability to lead a team, work in a team and to mediate
  • Good organizational skills, flexibility, diplomatic and negotiation skills
  • Fully computer literate (Microsoft Office, accounting software), ability to implement new software packages in field locations
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken), knowledge of German and/or Juba Arabic is an asse


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