Country Finance Manager Syria – Syrian Arab Republic

Position: Country Finance Manager Syria

Location: Damascus, Syria

Type of Contract: a first collaboration contract of 3 (three) months subject to the verification of the achievement of specific objectives (these objectives will be agreed with the representative of the country upon arrival on mission); a second collaboration contract of 9 (nine) months renewable, following the positive evaluation of the first three months of the contract.

Deadline: 08/28/2022

Start date: as quickly as possible

Gross salary: to be defined according to the profile of the candidate

R&R: The duration of R&R consists of 5 (five) consecutive calendar days not charged to annual leave every 12 (twelve) weeks

The description:

WeWorld-GVC, recently formed from the merger of two NGOs, is a secular and independent Italian organization working since 1971 in international cooperation and humanitarian aid. Present in 29 countries with 128 projects, WeWorld-GVC operates in the following areas of assistance: human rights (gender equality, prevention and fight against violence against children and women, migration), humanitarian aid (prevention, relief of emergency and rehabilitation), food security, access to water, health and hygiene, education, global citizenship education, quality teaching and international volunteering. WeWorld-GVC works primarily with girls, boys, women and youth, agents of change in every community for a fairer and more inclusive world. Supports people who overcome emergencies and ensure dignified lives, opportunities and a better future through human and economic development programs, within the framework of Agenda 2030. Join the WeWorld-GVC team, c is to be part of the development of a dynamic organization where the contribution of each staff member is valued and valued, working together towards the collective achievement of shared goals and vision.

Currently, the main donors are Italy (AICS), the EU (DG ECHO), UNICEF, OCHA, UNHABITAT and Belgium (DGD).

Work context

WeWorld-GVC’s presence in Syria dates back to 2011, with an emergency education response for Iraqi refugees in Aleppo. The program aimed to improve the quality and accessibility of educational services for students with special needs in 12 primary schools in Aleppo.

Since 2014, WeWorld-GVC has been providing humanitarian assistance to the Syrian population and displaced people with interventions in different sectors such as education in emergencies and Wash.

Currently, the main donors are the EU (ECHO), individual countries (AICS) and the United Nations.

job description

In this context, WeWorld-GVC is recruiting a Country Finance Manager (CFM) who, under the overall guidance of the Country Director, will be responsible for the following:


General Administration

  • Track and manage deliverables and deadlines related to grants, contracts, vendors and partners
  • Oversee grant administration to ensure compliance with reporting and expenditure requirements
  • Ensure the compliance of administrative documents and their proper filing
  • Ensure the proper flow of information and administrative data to headquarters
  • Oversee the flow of administrative information from project partners and compliance with the MoU


  • Oversee and approve regular accounting, including monthly reconciliations, monthly and annual closing of accounts, monthly journal entries

Financial report

  • Oversee the preparation of financial reports, in coordination with HQ and the local administrative team, to ensure compliance with donor procedures
  • Oversee and approve the annual financial report

Budgeting and planning

  • Collaborate with Country Director, Sector Coordinators and Project Managers to develop budgets
  • Collaborate with Project Managers and Area Coordinators to monitor actual and planned spending against budget to avoid underspending or overspending on projects
  • Monitor the financial flows of projects
  • Coordinate the preparation and continuously monitor/update the GVC base budget in the country
  • Provide the Regional Finance Coordinator with official documentation on individual projects and contracts

Audit process

  • Collaborate in the management of financial audits carried out on projects
  • Supervise the annual financial audit on the general accounts of local authorities
  • Prepare information and be directly responsible for any evaluation / audit carried out by the donor on the GVC administrative procedure


  • Implement administrative routines, procedures and systems to increase efficiency
  • Ensure compliance with local operational manual and develop procedures to implement organizational policies


  • Supervise local administrative and financial staff to perform routine tasks and ensure their capacity building


Qualifications and knowledge

  • Degree in economics, political science or related fields Excellent computer skills including full working knowledge of MS Office and internet
  • Accounting skills and ability to prepare financial reports
  • Good knowledge of the administrative rules and procurement procedures of the main donors (ECHO, EU, UN, AICS)
  • Fluency in English both written and spoken

Professional experience

  • At least 1 year of relevant professional experience in a finance/accounting role, in the international cooperation and humanitarian aid sector
  • Experience in budgeting and budget monitoring
  • Experience in managing grant contracts for emergency/post-emergency projects

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal and team skills
  • Problem-solving approach with demonstrated ingenuity in setting priorities and creating efficiencies
  • Ability to manage relationships with international and local partner organizations and donors
  • Proven organizational skills and the ability to effectively manage multiple tasks while fostering quality, team spirit and positive working relationships with colleagues
  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling NGO values ​​and ethical standards; demonstrates sensitivity and adaptability to culture, gender, religion, race, nationality and age


  • Previous experience in Middle Eastern countries would be considered an asset
  • Knowledge of Italian and/or Arabic would be considered an asset

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