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Job Title
Finance Manager

To work for
Oxfam Syria



Field of Work

Job Type
Full time

Military service
Finished or Exempted (For male)

Minimum Education Level
Bachelor/ License Degree

•Provide overall management and co-ordination of the work of the finance teams.
•Lead on and support programme teams in assessments and building financial management
capacity of Partners.
•Conduct monitoring visits to partner organization on a regular basis in line with Oxfam-partner
•To be accountable for the implementation of the corporate and divisional finance policies and
procedures, ensure effective financial management, asset management and financial
accountability within the Country.
•To support the Deputy Country Director-Support with the resource planning (budgeting) process and ensure review, consolidation and submission of country budget within regional timeframe.
•Responsible for financial management (including Banking, cash flow and Asset management)
across the programme.
•Ensure quality and accurate monthly finance returns and reports/summaries.
•To ensure the preparation of high quality country financial reports by consolidating the country
accounts in a computerized information system.
•Review/monitor Country financial performance against budget, provide analysis/commentary on these as required by the region.
•Ensure that all donor- financial reporting requirements are complied with and that donor financial reports are submitted in a timely manner.
•Liaise with the bankers and other government departments on financial issues and audits.
•To be responsible for the implementation of Oxfam’s relevant organizational standards and
compliance with legal obligations.
•Ensure compliance with all statutory reporting requirements in the region including providing
audited regional accounts for the Syria Government.
•Ensure internal control procedures exist and are followed.
•To lead on Financial Management and risk assessments for scale up/down for emergencies.
•Manage Oxfam staff, volunteers and consultants/service providers. effectively, using corporate
systems and ensuring competencies are equal to the programme’s demands.
•Actively implement Oxfam GB’s policies in the recruitment and employment of staff, volunteers, or consultants/service providers.
•Draw up budgets for all projects and activities, manage spending within budgets, and provide
justifications for variances and suggest alternative reprograming for efficient use of donation when needed.
•Ensure that proper administration and logistics systems and procedures are followed in the
procurement of goods and services.
•Actively embodies the centrality of influencing in Oxfam in Syria’s country strategy.

Job Specific
• Highly developed analytical and problem solving skills.
• Qualified Finance Manager with relevant degree. MBA desirable.
• A minimum of 8 years’ experience in providing a whole range of financial services to an organization, ideally with at least 3 years in the Humanitarian field and desirable in the International NGO.
• Proven high level of financial management skills and high level management skills.
• Proven advanced Excel skills
• Proven knowledge of computerized systems and demonstrable experience of working with computerized accounting packages and spreadsheets
• Ability to influence senior managers and peers over a wide range of issues.
• Ability to develop close working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
• Strong communication skills including the ability to deliver complex and technical messages in simple terms.
• Experience of working in highly complex political environments.
• Behavioural role model for peers and fellow team members.
• The ability to adapt to different cultures.
• Must demonstrate commitment and sensitivity to gender issues.
• Experience of working in insecure environments and of implementing security policies.

Achieving Results

• Plans activities in advance, establishes clear priorities and regularly reviews them.
• Works to ensure that targets are met, reviews and amends resource allocation in respect of targets and seeks better ways of doing things.
• Demonstrates perseverance and determination in achieving results.
• Willingness to take initiative, make decisions based on sound analysis and ensures these decisions are communicated to relevant parties.

Thinking and understanding:
• Takes an integrated approach when planning own work, is aware of the implications of own
• decisions on others and aligns thinking to organizational values.
• Analyses issues from multiple perspectives and considers future impacts.
• Encourages staff and partners to learn from one another and facilitates knowledge sharing across the organization.
• Gathers information from multiple sources and can identify critical information.


• Able to function in high pressure situations while maintaining emotional control.
• Shows insight, seeks feedback from multiple parties and is willing adapt behaviour where
• necessary.
• Relates well to all kinds of people, acknowledges the contributions people make and demonstrates integrity in dealing with others.
• Able to respond to changes in work schedules and patterns when necessary with sufficient
• flexibility and resilience.
• To maintain confidentiality for agreements and staff related human resources issues, to conduct yourself in a professional manner during and outside working hours.

Leading Others:
• Inspires and encourages others to meet their targets and demonstrates enthusiasm for work.
• Helps others do their job better and progress personal learning, and provides coaching, feedback, and ensures training and expert support are available.
• Able to delegate and offers coaching and support to ensure success with the task.
• Monitors progress of work, gives clear directions and uses a range of leadership styles as
• appropriate.
• Role models and encourages others to seek and act upon opportunities for different or innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities.

Working effectively with others:
• Participates in organizational initiatives and is willing to place personal targets second in favor of other organizational priorities
• Is aware of issues that may affect the work of others, draws others attention to these issues and
• provides/seeks guidance and coaching as needed.
• Takes time to listen to others and asks questions to ensure understanding, brings disagreement
• into the open for discussion and acts as a facilitator/coach during discussions and moderates own
• views/perspectives for the good of the group.
• Aware of what information needs to be given to whom and is able to communicate messages in an appropriate way.
• Identifies critical people in any decision process, has developed a range of different approaches and selects the appropriate style for the situation.

Specific Vacancy Requirements
Due to the urgency of this role, we will be reviewing CVs and interviewing candidate in advance of the closing date. For this reason, interested candidates are asked to submit their application as soon as possible.

Salary and Benefits
As per Oxfam’s Salary Scale

About us
Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations networked together in more than 90 countries, as part of a global movement for change, to build a future free from the injustice of poverty.

In Syria :
While Oxfam has been present in the region since 1970, it began operating in Syria through its Damascus based presence in July 2013. Since then, Oxfam has been responding to both the urgent WASH needs for vulnerable people, and has been working on the rehabilitation of water systems in order to provide durable, more sustainable solutions to the affected populations. Interventions implemented under Oxfam's WASH Programme include: Provision of Acute Emergency Life-Saving WASH Services, Rehabilitation of Water Systems, Hygiene Promotion and Water Conservation, Capacity Building and Training, and Improved Emergency WASH Coordination. To date, Oxfam has been worked in 10 governorates, seeking out to over 2.5 million beneficiaries.

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Posted On
May 24, 2018

Expiry Date
Jun 08, 2018


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