Finance & Support Services Director, WV Mauritania

International Role - Yes
1-2 Years

*Please submit your CV in English.


The WV Mauritania Finance and Support Services Director provides overall leadership, oversight and management support for all aspects of financial and administration in the National Office. This position is seen as a strategic partner, member of the Senior Management Leadership Team and the National Office (NO), with a focus on ensuring accountability, stewardship, coordinating planning and budgeting process providing accurate financial data, analysis and advise, as well as developing financial strategy that best serves the NO strategic and programme objectives.


  • Assure that the office upholds high standards in the management of financial resources.

  • Assure accurate Fiscal Accounting, Compliance, Monitoring, and Reporting.

  • Assure the office completes effective Financial Planning and Budgeting.

  • Assure that the office established effective Financial Risk Management and Controls across the whole office.

  • Promote wise stewardship of resources across the organization.

  • Improve IT Infrastructure and Provide Quality Service.

  • Ensure improved office/programs connectivity.

  • Facilitate and ensure preparation of and adherence to computer usage policies.

  • Ensure office disaster preparedness and policies are updated to include new technologies, trends, and threats.

  • Assure that administration and logistic services are implemented according to standards and provide timely service.

  • Ensure that WV staff and assets are secured, safe, and well maintained; oversee logistics coordination.

  • Ensure that WV provides quality hospitality services to staff and visitors.

  • Transportation/Logistics.

  • Responsible for vehicle procurement, management, and maintenance.

  • Contribute to the strategic leadership of the office.

  • Provide strong and positive leadership to the finance department ensuring competent and motivated staff are hired and retained, providing efficient delivery of services.

  • Coordinate professional and personal development of finance, supply chain, IT and administration staff through adequate orientation, on-the-job coaching.

  • Model Christ-centered servant leadership and support spiritual development of his/her team.

  • Actively contribute to and participate in the NO Senior Leadership team meetings.

  • Seek to develop talent and build capacity across the finance and administration department.

  • Advise and support in induction of new functional directors, grants managers or project team leads.

  • Coach, advise and mentor Finance staff in identifying their strength, gaps and addressing them.


  • Minimum 5 years of experience in finance position with medium business/medium NGO/government agency.

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in finance management position.

  • Experience with planning and forecasting.

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

  • Ability to travel within country, regional and internationally.

  • Fluency in English and French.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • CA, CPA, ACCA or equivalent preferred.

  • MBA in Finance, Masters in Business Leadership(MBL), MSC in Finance/Accounting/Auditing preferred.

  • Knowledge of government grant regulations and financial reporting requirements preferred.

  • Knowledge of local accounting system preferred.

  • Solid knowledge of accounting principles, financial systems, budget/cash flow monitoring and internal accounting controls.

  • Highly flexible and agile in style with the ability to produce creative and pragmatic solutions to complex problems.

  • Demonstrates systems thinking.

  • Champions and Manages Innovation.

  • Must be able to lead and manage a team.

  • Good working knowledge of computerized accounting systems, preferably Sun Systems & ProVision.

  • Must be computer literate in Microsoft Office programs.

Work Environment/Travel:

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