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Senior Grants Finance Officer

Job Description

Position: Senior Grants Finance Officer/ Whole of Syria Team, WV Syria Response Office, Amman Jordan


Whole of Syria Team, Syria Response Office, Amman Jordan


Amman (no travel anticipated)

Reports to Line Manager:

Whole of Syria Team Leader

Functional Manager:

Finance Director, Syria Response Office

Effective Date:

1 September 2016 or earlier

Purpose of the Position

World Vision's Whole of Syria Team, located in the Syria Response Office based in Jordan, is seeking an experienced Senior Grants Finance Officer (SGFO) to support the full scope of financial processes related to ongoing, new and upcoming private and institutional grants. The SGFO will report to the Whole of Syria Team Leader, and work closely with World Vision's Finance Director-Syria Response, to provide targeted and high-quality support to financial management, accountability, planning and reporting in line with grant objectives. The SGFO will ensure that the financial management of grants is implemented in line with World Vision financial procedures, donor regulations and national legislation, and that timely and accurate information is provided to Senior Management and the relevant budget holder(s) to anticipate and respond to any potential underspend or overspend as well as any issues of financial risk.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • Master’s degree in accounting, finance, or international business management

  • Excellent command of Excel and SunSystem

  • Fluency in English and Arabic, both written and spoken

  • Must be able to work with multiple deadlines and high demands

  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with absolute discretion

  • 3+ years of solid experience in financial management and monitoring systems, preferably of large development programs, possibly complemented by academic expertise

  • Excellent financial and analytical skills

  • Excellent communication and drafting skills for effective reporting on programme financial performance

  • Ability to manage a financial/monitoring team and demonstrate leadership

  • Ability to monitor and evaluate financial and monitoring skills of communities through capacity building efforts

  • Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility

  • Familiarity with the aid system, and understanding of donor and governmental requirements

  • Prior knowledge of the region an asset

If you are Jordanian National and meet our requirements, please submit your CV with a covering letter no later than 30/August/2016. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.