Organization: Invisible Children
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 31 Dec 2017
Invisible Children is an international NGO founded in 2004 to bring a permanent end to the violence of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and support the lasting recovery of communities in central Africa targeted by armed group violence. The organization’s comprehensive approach to the LRA crisis has integrated every level of intervention, from direct partnerships with local communities to engagement with senior national and international policymakers. To date, the organization has maintained a longer programmatic presence in LRA-affected areas of central Africa than any other currently-active international NGO. Invisible Children’s longstanding commitment to marginalized communities has allowed the organization to continuously refine and adapt its programs to address a variety of armed groups and other destabilizing forces threatening the central Africa region, while also making significant progress toward ending the LRA crisis. Invisible Children’s current work focuses on finding innovative, sustainable solutions to regional insecurity that mitigate the direct threats of violence and address their roots causes. In recent years, this has included community-based initiatives and conflict analysis focused on the intersection of human security and illicit wildlife trafficking in the central Africa region.
Invisible Children is currently seeking an experienced and dynamic leader to serve as its field-based Finance Director as it begins implementation on two U.S. Federally funded awards. The first award is Community Resilience in Central Africa (CRCA), a 5-year U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded project implemented in DRC (in parts of Bas- and Haut-Uele) and CAR (in parts of Mbomou, Haut-Mbomou and Haute Kotto). The project will run until October 2022. The second award is Community Protection through Community Connection (CPCC), an 18-month U.S. State Department-funded project implemented in CAR (primarily in Haute Kotto). The project will run until March 31, 2019.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
The Finance Director has overall responsibility for the policy and management of the financial and accounting functions of Invisible Children’s field offices, with primary responsibility over ensuring financial compliance of field operations pursuant to Invisible Children’s federally-funded and other-donor funded projects. The responsibilities of the Finance Director include the general supervision of field finance and accounting functions, field staff training, field treasury, and field office budget management.
The Finance Director reports to the Controller, supported by the Chief Financial Officer, both based in Headquarters. The Finance Director position is based in Kinshasa, DRC, but is expected to travel frequently to Invisible Children offices in northeast DRC, southeast CAR, and Bangui, CAR.
The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.
All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.
Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.
How to apply:
Please send electronic submissions of your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 31st, 2017, however, applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Please include “Finance Director Application” in the subject line. No telephone inquiries. Finalists will be contacted.