Finance Manager

Handicap International

Kabul, Afghanistan

Experience: 0 to 3 Years

Skill Required: Accounts and Finance

Handicap International/Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is an independent and impartial international solidarity organization, which intervenes in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflicts and disasters.

Working alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, it acts and speaks out to meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights

At Handicap International-Humanity & Inclusion, we truly believe in the importance of inclusion and diversity within our organisation.

This is why we are engaged to a disability policy to encourage the inclusion and integration of people with disabilities.

Please indicate if you require any special accommodation, even at the first interview.

  • HI has 5 offices located in the different provinces of intervention.
  • Central office is located in capital city (Kabul) and hosts the management team (including operations, finance, logistics, human resources, technical unit, humanitarian access and advocacy as well as Security).
  • 4 bases, located in Herat (West), Kunduz (North), Nimroz and Kandahar (south) are fully operational with dedicated support services and project’s management teams.
  • The Programme also has projects in Bamyan which is managed by the Kabul main office.
  • HI Afghanistan employs circa 450 national staff and 10 international staff with a budget ranging between of 8 and 10 millions euros

HI Afghanistan operating framework is outlined in the operational strategy (“Stratop”) developed at the beginning of 2022 and valid until 2024.
The 4 pillars are:

  • Health
  • Basics Needs and Economic Inclusion
  • Armed Violence Reduction
  • Protection of Vulnerable Populations

HI is currently involved in different sectors of activities:

  • Physical and functional rehabilitation (both on service provision and training – tech assistance), in development and chronic crisis settings
  • Mental Health and Psycho-Social Support (MHPSS)
  • Inclusive livelihood
  • Mine Risk Education
  • Multipurpose cash assistance
  • Support in Inclusive Humanitarian Action with the Disability Inclusion Working Group
  • Emergency response

HI Afghanistan program is also strongly involved in rolling-out institutional policies, particularly regarding PSEAH, code of conduct, child protection, fraud and corruption policy. Operationally, objectives are to mainstream DGA (Disability / Gender / Age) policy, as well as operationalizing the PSEAH policy in all projects.

Reporting to the Programme Director, the Finance Manager ad Interim manages and supports the Finance team in a period of emergency response and high volume of work while the actual FM is on extended leave. S/he is the preferred contact for Finance operations centres at Headquarters.

The FM a.i. will arrive in a programme that has been through a recent restructuration that led to a new org chart.

The FM manages 5 Finance supervisors (1 per base), a national Finance Supervisor who is very experienced and a new Finance Officer (Financial Control).

The Finance team in the country is additionally composed of several Finance and/or Admin Officers supporting the processes. Most of those processes have been revised recently.

The local team is experienced and is waiting for a new manager to get some supervision and at the same time to promote autonomy and empowerment.

During the mission, a focus will be put on 3 objectives :

  • Production of budgets for donor’s proposals and monitoring of existing ones, with a focus on the emergency response for the earthquake in Herat
  •  Supporting the Finance supervisor in the finalisation of the 2024 budget (R1)
  • Support to the financial 2023 closure which wil be help in January
  • Onboarding of the new Finance Officer
  • Daily finance management of the program and support upon return of the actual Finance Manager
  • Those duties are a focus from the main duties of the Standard Job description of the Finance Manager.


Qualification & experience :

  • Diploma in Finance or similar fields ;
  • Proven experience of at least 3 years in a Manager/Coordinator position in Finance;
  • Confirmed experience in team management;
  • Experience in change/transformation management.

Knowledge :

  • Accounting, financial and tax management skills
  • Donor frameworks and rules

Know- How :

  • Experience of working in finance professions in a humanitarian environment
  • Analytical and writing skills
  • Team leading and mobilisation

Interpersonal skills and attitudes :

  • Ability to adapt
  • Able to manage stress
  • Excellent interpersonal skills