*Please submit your CV in English.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
This position provides technical support for the application of World Vision’s LEAP framework, focusing on finance standards, resources, systems and tools. This position works directly with Field Offices (FOs), Support Offices (SOs), Regional Offices (ROs) and Horizon Business Analysts to provide technical support on Horizon budgeting and implementation.
This position also provides support for the integration of programme finance and ministry through improved finance policies, standards, systems, tools and staff capacity building.
This position plays a key role in operationalization finance processes at the field/project level.
Assess Field and Support Office needs to assist in identifying change request priorities.
Develop Horizon Finance business requirements and functional specifications for the implementation of business solutions.
Participate in the development of Finance- related user test cases and validation of test results during user acceptance testing.
Keep track of the Budget Change Request Log and update as necessary.
LEAP and Programme Finance:
Support the update of LEAP Finance tools, policies and guidelines.
Provide technical support to FOs to develop project budgets in alignment with LEAP Finance & Budget standards and other related policies.
Guide FOs to resolve errors to ensure complete submission of plans and budgets as per approved guidelines. Identify and communicate budget data quality concerns early to ensure swift resolution.
Facilitate the documentation of best practices from FOs.
Update the existing Horizon business process guides and other training materials in line with Horizon system and business process changes.
Inform and train Field Offices and Support Office finance contacts about new functionalities and other useful information regarding system performance.
Provide guidance and training on the use of planning and budgeting tools, resources and systems.
Review emerging practices and share best practices for replication across the FOs.
Networking and Collaboration:
Network with Field and Regional Office finance teams to discuss and identify solutions on the issues or concerns.
Serve as a link between the Field Offices and Horizon Business Analysts/technical teams.
Provide Technical Support to the Field Offices on partnership initiatives such Child Sponsorship Funding Model (CSFM), Country Strategy Implementation Plan (CSIP).
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field.
At least 5 years of relevant technical or business work experience, preferably in a large INGO or consulting firm.
Deep understanding of NGO finance environment and models of programme/project delivery; experience in managing complex funding arrangements.
Experience working with or implementing Management Information Systems.
Field experience managing finances in a large programme or project.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of stakeholders to reach consensus and find solutions to problems.
Experience working within a complex organization, preferably federal structure.
Degree /or professional certification in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration.
Fluency in English (written and spoken).
French and/or Spanish is an added advantage.
Deep understanding of WV’s DME (LEAP), Horizon 3, WV’s systems including SunSystems, Cost Allocation methodology, OLAP, Lotus Notes, WVCentral, SharePoint, Horizon.
Effective communication in English language and negotiation skills.
Self-guided skill, ability to work independently.
The position requires the ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 10% of the time.