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Finance Director, WV Ethiopia

Addis Ababa
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
2+ Years


Lead World Vision Ethiopia’s Finance teams and functions. Direct the strategic financial planning and management process for World Vision Ethiopia’s $100 million annual budget.

Ensure organizational financial accountability and reporting.


Financial Planning and Management:

  • Alignment of Partnership budgets between National Office, projects, grants, myPBAS and Support Offices.

  • Advise management on strategic resource acquisition and allocation, in collaboration with the Program Development Director and per Regional Working Group recommendations and Regional Leader approval.

  • Manage National Office budget, cash flow and project funding, in collaboration with the Program Development, Integrated Programs and Grants/HEA directors.

  • Coordinate the National Office budgeting process as per budget guidelines.

  • Contribute to the preparation of the annual operating plan as per guidelines.

  • Prepare a quarterly analysis and projections of the financial situation of the National Office.

Organizational Financial Accountability and Reporting:

  • Design systems, policies and procedures that provide appropriate levels of security and control of World Vision Ethiopia’s assets, resources and operations.

  • Submission of timely, accurate, complete, and relevant financial reports.

  • Define and implement efficient and effective internal control systems.

  • Provide oversight on Vision Fund financial management.

  • Effective, efficient, and economical management of fixed assets.

  • Adhere to World Vision Partnership policies and guidelines as stipulated in the International Financial Manual and other policies.

  • Comply with fiscal year-end closing process including year-end reports, appendices and carry forward guidelines.

  • Input project financial reports in Notes Field Financial Reports (FFR) database.

  • Reconcile myPBAS to FFR monthly with action plans for addressing outstanding items.

  • Play the role of Disclosure Officer whenever an allegation is received by World Vision International under the IRR policy with regards to World Vision Ethiopia.

Cost Efficiency and Effectiveness:

  • Ensure adequate cost efficiency and effectiveness measures are in place and are being followed through.

  • Promote benchmarks for determining effective resource utilization at all levels.

  • Contribute to the development of appropriate policies and procedures for procurement of goods and services.

  • Support Supply Chain Management in promoting cost effectiveness through competitive bidding process and quality products and outputs.

Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Controls:

  • Establish appropriate financial systems and controls to mitigate significant audit risk ratings, both at the National Office and project levels.

  • Ensure that Management responses to audits performed in the National Office and projects are sent on time to the Audit Department, and that audit recommendations are implemented.

  • Ensure adequate preparation for Global Center and external audits.

  • Monitor compliance in accordance to the EARO Financial Risk Matrix.

Mentoring and Capacity Building:

  • Ensure competent and motivated staff are hired and retained.

  • Establish capacity development plan for Finance staff.

  • Coordinate and conduct training of National Office and project staff in areas such as accounting, SunSystem, risk management, facilities management, grant compliance, and other key finance and administration aspects.

  • Facilitate the National Director, Senior Leadership Team, Board, line managers, and other non-finance staff in understanding and interpreting financial statements.

  • Ensure a continuing professional education.

  • Participate in the relevant National Office, Regional Office, and Partnership capacity building initiatives.

  • Ensure Partnership finance and administration policies and procedures are understood by Senior Leadership, line managers, operations and technical staff, communities and board.

  • Promote on the job coaching processes and specific customized training programs for staff.

  • Develop a succession plan for key Finance staff positions.

Strategic Networks:

  • Develop good networks and relationships with other National Offices, Support Offices, other Partnership entities, other NGOs, banking entities, etc.

  • Promote shared resource networks within the Region, Global Center, and the Partnership.

  • Attend and actively participate in strategic regional meetings.

  • Promote strategic networks within World Vision through effective communication, relationships, and twin citizenship.

Leadership and Management:

  • Provide Finance counsel and leadership to World Vision Ethiopia on key business decisions, accounting issues, investment opportunities, and stewardship responsibilities.

  • Participate in the National Office Senior Leadership Team meetings and represent the Finance Division.

  • Provide leadership to the Finance Division and ensure smooth running efficient delivery of services.

  • Adhere to WVI key policy documents – Vision, Mission, Core Values, Statement of Faith, and Covenant of Partnership.

  • Ensure implementation of Partnership initiatives involving Finance.

  • Attend daily devotions and weekly Chapel and support Finance Division’s spiritual development.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business Administration or related field, Graduate Degree in Management or related field.

  • Able to hire, train, equip, deploy, lead, and motivate staff to achieve core results.

  • Able to leverage key opportunities to mitigate business risks.

  • Able to work with minimum supervision.

  • Supervisory and technical expertise in business systems development, internal controls, policies, and procedures.

  • Excellent working knowledge of GAAP and government/donor regulations and requirements.

  • Innovative solution provider.

  • Able to articulate and communicate ideas well verbally and in writing.

  • Good interpersonal skills.

  • Able to work in a cross-cultural environment with a multi-national staff.

  • Balanced combination of at least fifteen years Business Management experience in INGOs and for-profit business.

  • Certified Public Accountant or equivalent.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience with government grant regulations and financial reporting requirements.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 20% of the time.