Johanniter Unfall Hilfe Job Vacancy: Senior Finance Manager, Yangon, Myanmar

Posting Job


November 25, 2018

Expired Job


August 23, 2019



Senior Finance Manager (GROWTH) South East Asia

Organization Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V. / Johanniter International Assistance

Organization Description: 
Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V. is a German
Christian non-governmental organization, dedicated to excellence in the
field of first aid, ambulance service, social service programmes and
other projects in the medical and social field. The Federal Headquarters
are based in Berlin, Germany. Johanniter International Assistance is
the operational unit for humanitarian aid, development co-operation and
emergency relief, implementing and supporting projects in Health,
Nutrition, WaSH as well as Food Security & Income Generation

Job Location Yangon, Myanmar with frequent travels to project sites within Myanmar, Cambodia and the Philippines

Closing Date Application Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Interviews are scheduled for: 17 and 18 December 2018

Project Description:
started their activities in Southeast Asia in 2008 in response to the
devastating cyclone Nargis in Myanmar, followed by activities in
Cambodia in 2011 and the Philippines in 2012.

All support
measures were and are implemented through local partner organizations.
According to Johanniter core competencies, projects focused on public
health, WASH, livelihood, food security and nutrition as well as
disaster risk reduction and mitigation.

Due to the shrinking
spaces for civil society organisations in Southeast Asia Johanniter will
start a new cross–border programme, that aims to strengthen grassroots
civil society organizations in Southeast Asia, in particular Myanmar,
Cambodia and the Philippines so they can fulfill their role as ‘Agents
for Change’. To this end institutional and programmatic capacities are
built up, individual and innovative funding strategies are developed to
increase financial independency and structures for effective networking
and advocacy are in place and actively used. The proposed
capacity-development approach uses global experiences but goes beyond
traditional training concepts and was initiated by the partners
themselves. The programme aims to lead to active participation in the
localization agenda and fosters active involvement within development
policy processes.

Currently, Johanniter operates Country Offices
in Yangon (Myanmar), Phnom Penh (Cambodia) and Cebu (Philippines) who
are responsible for monitoring and compliance of the programme’s
activities in their respective countries.

Job Responsibilities and Accountabilities;

Overall job purpose:
Senior Finance Manager will be responsible for all financial aspects
including financial planning, management and control of Johanniter
programme ‘Grassroots Organisational Development- Working Towards
Humanity (GROWTH)’ in Myanmar, Cambodia and the Philippines. In her/his
main function s/he will technically support the Heads of Mission in
those three countries in their financial supervision and capacity
building efforts of the involved programme partners (2 in Cambodia, 2 in
Myanmar and 1 network of 7 CBOs in the Philippines) in implementing
GROWTH. S/he will also be responsible for the consolidated financial
monitoring as well as consolidated financial reporting to the donor.

Reporting lines:

Reporting to: Head of Mission Myanmar (first line supervisor)

Head of Desk, Berlin (second line supervisor)

Coordinating with the Heads of Mission Myanmar, Cambodia and Philippines

Gives technical advice to: Senior Programme Manager (GROWTH and National Partners Organisations (GROWTH)

Standing in for (technical): National Finance Manager Cambodia, Myanmar, Philippines

Replaced by: Global Support Unit


Financial Management & Reporting:
  • Overall control of all financial aspects of the GROWTH programme,
    statutory accounting and reporting across the three implementing
  • Assure Johanniter’s financial procedures are in compliance with government and donor financial obligatory law and regulations
  • Provide technical support and guidance to Country Offices to prepare
    the annual budget and revised budget forecasts and cash flow forecasts
    on GROWTH programme on an accurate and timely basis
  • Supervise and
    assist Country Offices in reviewing the monthly programme (GROWTH)
    relevant management accounts, with reconciliations prepared by each
    Country Office
  • Supervise and assist Country Offices in reviewing GROWTH budgets according to donor guidelines prior to submission to Desk/HQ
  • File documents, allocate expenditures, register vouchers, check balances on GROWTH programme
  • Report immediately if any irregularity (fraud, cheating, etc.) noticed to Head of Mission
  • Monthly consolidated report on GROWTH to Country Offices and to HQ
    (Regional/Project Finances Desks) including status of expenditures and
    procurements as well as recommendations
  • Assist the Country Offices
    with the review of the financial donor report and ensuring submissions
    of reports to donors are completed on a timely and accurate basis
  • Responsible for consolidated financial reporting of the
    GROWTH programme in close cooperation with Heads of Mission and Senior
    Programme Manager GROWTH.
  • Support GROWTH programme teams in
    contract management systems, grant inception workshops, timely
    submission of quality donor reports and donor compliances (in close
    coordination with Country Offices)

  • Review
    documentation for procurements, inventory, insurance, and asset
    management of goods and services (second level control) on GROWTH

Capacity Building:
  • Arrange and undertake
    trainings and coaching for country finance staff in assigned countries
    to make sure common standards are maintained and finance staff is
    enabled to provide capacity building to GROWTH partners and junior staff
    to increase their competence in preparation of financial reports, donor
    financial reports in line with various reporting requirements
  • Undertakes visits to respective countries if required to help ensure
    quality is maintained in all aspects of financial management of GROWTH

  • Verify and support GROWTH partner organisations with financial reporting
Person Specification:

Professional Qualification:
  • Qualified accountant in recognised global body e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA 
  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university
  • Knowledge of NGO donors and their financial reporting requirements
  • Minimum of 5 years accountancy experience, with at least one year in a managerial position
  • Fluency in English
  • High degree of computer literacy
  • Experienced in the implementation of project/programmes financed by BMZ
  • More than 5 years of experience in a development context, preferably in an international NGO 
  • Knowledge of NGO donors and their financial reporting requirements
  • Minimum of 5 years accountancy experience, with at least one year in a managerial position
  • Experience of conforming with external donor and statutory compliance requirement
  • Experience of conducting capacity development for national organizations and CBOs.
  • Previous working experience in Southeast Asia is an asset
  • Strong management, strategic planning and organizational skills 
  • Strong motivation and passion in working with national partner organizations
  • Strong analytical, written/oral communication and reporting skills
  • Negotiation abilities and diplomatic skills
  • Sensitivity to cross-cultural dynamics and ability to work in an international team
  • Fluency in English required, German is an asset
  • Good sense of humour
Terms and Conditions: 

Start date: Tuesday, January 01, 2019.

Contract duration: Definite contract for two years (with possible extension).

Between 46,780 and 49,250 € annual gross salary (according to
Johanniter AVR-J internal tariff and depending on relevant previous
working experience).

Benefits: – Social security provisions (lump sum 375€ per month for expats not falling
under German social security)
  • Rental Contribution of 300 € per month 
  • International insurance package
  • 29 days annual paid leave
  • Yearly home flight (for contracts > 1 year)
  • Per diems for days in project country (currently 29€ per day in Myanmar, 32€ in Cambodia and 25€ in the Philippines)
Please note that this position is unaccompanied.

Contact and application process

for this position (including a cover letter, CV, reference contacts of
three former supervisors as well as job certificates if available)
should be sent to:

Please indicate “Senior
Finance Manager Southeast Asia” in the subject line of your e-mail and
mention your earliest date of availability.

Only complete applications will be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on telegram
Share on pinterest
Share on whatsapp
Share on stumbleupon
Share on email
Share on reddit