Finance Officer

International Union for Conservation of Nature

Maputo, Mozambique

Experience: 5 to 10 Years

Skill Required: Accounts and Finance

IUCN Mozambique is seeking a high caliber Finance Officer to support the implementation of the regional IKI CBA project with the budgeting and financial reporting against a portfolio of program grants and contracts, in compliance with both donor and IUCN policies and procedures.

Job Description:

Major Responsibilities:

The Finance Officer will provide the financial insights that accompany the programmatic and operational reporting on the grant provided by donors.

Specific Duties:

  • The specific duties and responsibilities of the Finance Officer will be;
  • Financial Monitoring and Reporting
  • Designs, generates and analyses financial reports for the donor and internal management
  • Provides program financial analysis and recommendations on spending rates, over and under-spending and pattern of expenditure
  • Reviews the monthly financial reports and follows-up on issues related to coding; follows-up with the Administration and Finance Manager - Programmes on reallocate/recode expenses and other charges
  • Prepares financial reports for donors for the assigned grants with narratives, explaining any variances to project budgets
  • Coordinates closely with the Program team and the Finance team to contribute to the annual revenue recognition and audit process
  • Supports and facilitates donor audits
  • Budget Development and Technical Support;
  • Contributes to the development of project budgets, notes and narratives for funding proposals; participates in proposal development for major grants
  • Provides technical guidance on budget development for new grant proposals
  • Ensures that proposal budget aligns with donor requirements and RTP reporting requirements
  • Assists with the annual budget development and upload process; coordinates timely submission of budgets from assigned regions/countries
  • Works with the country and regional team to ensure programme activity-based budgets are aligned with approved grant budgets
  • Notifies program team of any significant budget changes that require donor approval and recommends necessary communications
  • Maintains accurate and accessible records of uploaded budget for assigned regions/countries
  • Coordinates and facilitates all procurement required, ensuring procedures are followed and all documentation is properly filed.
  • Capacity Building on Grant Compliance and Financial Reporting;
  • Provides training and support as needed to project partners in areas of proposal budget development, financial reporting, and compliance
  • Contributes to the development / improvement of financial management systems



  • University degree, preferably with an MBA in accounting, business, management or finance.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a grants finance role preferably in a large or international NGO
  • Direct experience with government international development agencies and international contracts management
  • Experience building financial tracking and reporting systems, including for large and regional events
  • Understanding and experience of accounting software

Language Proficiency:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English with strong communication skills. A working knowledge of Portuguese is an added advantage.