HALO has been conducting mineclearance and explosive ordnance disposal in Afghanistan since 1988. The HALO Afghanistan programme has a headquarters in Kabul and regional offices in the north and west of the country, and is currently employing 3,000 national staff. It is led and managed by a team of experienced Afghan national staff, with three resident expatriates working in the command chain.
The Afghan senior management team includes the Programme Finance Officer who has been with HALO since 1994 and who leads an established finance department in the headquarters, with additional staff in the regional locations. The primary role of the EFC will be to provide oversight and wider financial analysis in support of the Programme Finance Officer and his team. A secondary role will be to support the work of the Programme Logistics Manager and his team.
The principal requirements for the post of EFC are:
•Experience in donor aid budget management, in particular in handling budgets involving donors such as DFID, US Department of State, UN, EC, and Japanese Government;
•Experience of budget analysis across multiple budget lines, multiple donors with changing monthly exchange rates over five or more currencies, and multiple locations.
•Experience of stock and capital equipment control;
•The necessary tact to assist in the further development of senior administrative staff who already possess considerable experience in role;
•The highest level of proficiency in excel;
•Excellent English writing skills.
The EFC will be one of the three HALO international staff resident on the programme, working in concert with senior Afghan national management as part of the same team, and reporting to the Afghan Programme Manager. The EFC also works closely with HALO’s UK-based Afghanistan Desk Officer, who spends half his time in Afghanistan, and HALO’s UK Finance Team.
This start date for this post is July 2013. Secure accommodation is provided and terms of employment include a reasonable remuneration package and leave rotation.
Interviews will take place at HALO`s global headquarters in Scotland.
Please reply with a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
(Due to the high number of applicants, only short-listed candidates will receive a response)