Financial Officer

Oxfam Novib is member of Oxfam, an international confederation of 15 like minded organisations around the world, working together to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice.  
Oxfam Novib started programmes in Vietnam since the early 1990s. Together with other Oxfam affiliates we implement one Oxfam country programme, to increase our impact. 
By the first of September 2011 we are opening a Field Office in Hanoi, Vietnam. Therefore we are looking for a Vietnamese citizen to fill the following position.

Financial officer
Based in Hanoi, Vietnam

Purpose of the function
The financial officer is responsible for the financial aspects of the management of country portfolios, the development, implementation and monitoring of the financial aspects of the assigned Special Projects, the management of the financial risks and opportunities on a country level, and to provide for the appraisal and analysis of the financial aspects of proposals and reports for back-donors. The financial officer reports to the Associate Country Director.

Main tasks of the function:
- You analyse the financial aspects of funding applications, financial and operational reports and financial audits of Oxfam Novib counterparts for the sake of a proper accountability and transparency; you assess, together with the Programme Officers the organisational structure, capacity and management systems of counterparts as well as their external risks and communicate about these issues directly with the counterparts & propose appropriate monitoring and/or capacity-building.
- You closely monitor counterparts' financial management and implementation of activities and outcomes in collaboration with programme officer.
- You contribute to the further development of the field office capacity to ensure proper accountability and compliance to Oxfam Novib grant management and/or back donors' requirements.
- Draws up the budget for (externally funded) project proposals on the basis of the intended project activities. When a project is approved: supports necessary system improvements, prepares the financial management reports in line with the standards of the back-donor(s), including a (first) analysis, and submits them to the project leader for his/her approval.
- You check and appraise the financial aspects of funding proposals of (intended) local partners, on internal and external risks and opportunities.  You co-ordinate on findings with the project leader and you make proposal on the (manner of) financing.
- You develop a network of financial consultants, auditors in Vietnam to support these tasks.
- You regularly visit counterparts and their projects in the field and other relevant organisations/people in Vietnam in order to properly implement and check the above mentioned duties.
- You report to the Associate Country Director, and have direct contacts with relevant units at HQ (project control, external funding, Quality & Control).

You have
- A degree in finance management on a bachelor level
- 5 years of relevant work experience in financial position including financial management, planning, administration and budgeting & auditing.
- Several years of working experience related to international development organisations
- Experience in making independent financial analyses of development programmes, and you can evaluate these against the political and socio-economic context within which they are carried out.
- Experience and knowledge of relevant financial IT-systems, pref. Excel, Pastel and/or SAP-Adobe.
- Excellent social skills and you are a team player
- Excellent communications skills in English
They offer
The final candidate will be contracted by Oxfam Novib according to Vietnamese labour law legislation with a gross annual salary in the range from 260.383.472 to 356.184.938 Vietnamese Dong, depending on qualification and experience.

Application procedure:
Are you interested in this position? Send your application in writing, including a motivation letter and a curriculum vitae and mentioning reference number (5-062) to [email protected] to the attention of Patricia Vermeulen, HR Consultant, no later than June 8th, 2011 Information on the job is available with Ingrid van der Velpen, phone number 01234782802

The job interviews are planned on 14 till 17th of June. Candidates will only be contacted when invited for an interview

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Oxfam Novib
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2011-06-08