IFRC Job Vacancy: Finance Development Manager For Indonesian Red Cross - Jakarta

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 190 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

The International Federation-Country Cluster Support Team (CCST) invites applications from eligible candidates for the following position:


Classification Level: Manager
Date of Issue : 17 August 2017
Date of Closing : 30 August 2017
Duty Station: Jakarta
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Duration: 12 months

Job purpose
The Finance Development Manager shall guide PMI to implement approved finance development strategy and plans, which should ultimately result in creating value as a trusted humanitarian organization in Indonesia, with high levels of transparency and accountability. The Finance Development Manager under the supervision of PMI Secretary General and Treasurer, shall provide analysis and advice on matters related to financial sustainability, policy, accountability, transparency and governance, in cooperation with the IFRC APRO and Jakarta Country Cluster Finance Team Units.

Job duties and responsibilities

  • Map PMI’s finance development plans using established matrix to prioritise activities, set up timeline, and provide recommendations to PMI management;
  • Support PMI in analysis and technical advice, on matters related to policy, accountability and transparency integrated with other capacity enhancement initiatives within broader National Society development.
  • Support PMI to assess capacities and develop activities, guided by and linked to, Organisational Capacity Assessment and Certification (OCAC), Branch Organisational Capacity Assessment (BOCA), wider organisation strategy, and long term development plans. 
  • Promote best practices, and support PMI to access network of practitioners, for peer support and knowledge/expertise sharing.
  • Advise, support and facilitate PMI in strengthening their financial systems and procedures, taking into account existing capacities, and desired improvements that match business needs, that are in line with international best practices for the not-for-profit sector, and advancement in technology.
  • Liaise with regionally situated technical resource institutions/companies, government and non-governmental organisations and collaborate with them where appropriate, especially with regards to development of a pool of local resources for financial management systems support. 
  • As per the National Society Sustainability Framework, support PMI to implement key initiatives related to risk management, financial sustainability, and financial accountability as outlined in the National Society Financial Sustainability Framework.
  • Assess the fraud and corruption policy in PMI for any improvements required and subsequently provide training and disseminate the policy if it has not yet been widely circulated within PMI.
  • Initiate and lead PMI in the development of a core cost recovery model and subsequently facilitate its implementation.
  • Support PMI during emergency operations, to strengthen capacities and internal control environment, and to provide strategic advice to management and governance.
  • Support the implementation of internal and external audit recommendations.
  • Train, support and advise PMI in financial management best practices.
  • The position holder may be requested, (if approved by line and technical managers in PMI) to assist financial development initiatives/workshops initiated by IFRC Regional Finance Development Coordinator.
  • Support in global or regional assessment processes that include finance.
  • Prepare timely reports based on agreed formats for technical and management purposes.
  • Prepare progress reports for donors and other stakeholders, and additionally as required.
  • Manage annual budget and resources, and support in fund raising where needed.
Position Requirements

  • MBA in Finance or a Chartered Accountant with professional qualification - ACCA, CIMA, CPA, or equivalent, and member of a professional accountancy body.
  • Relevant training courses (including Red Cross/Red Crescent, humanitarian/development) is preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years work experience with an International Organisation, INGO or NGO.
  • Minimum 3 years work experience in the profit sector.
  • Minimum 2 years work experience in internal or external audit roles is preferred.
  • Working or volunteering experience within Red Cross / Red Crescent movement is preferred.
  • Familiarity with IFRC’s financial and accounting systems is preferred.
  • Experience in developing and managing budgets and plans.
  • Experience in writing donor proposals and reports.
  • Experience in developing financial manual (policies/procedures), guidelines, and tools.
  • Experience in facilitating knowledge sharing platforms and peer support network.
  • Ability to lead and manage a team (direct and remote) in a diverse cultural context.
  • Highly organised with strong time management skills.
  • Self-motivated, pro-active and result-oriented approach to work.
  • Advanced knowledge in financial management and reporting applications.
  • Advanced knowledge of accounting concepts and principles.
  • Knowledge of international accounting and reporting standards (IFRS, IPSAS or equivalent).
  • Ability to design and effectively provide training on financial management.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
Only candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to apply.

Please submit your application letter addressing the above qualifications and experience with your curriculum vitae to: Indonesia.hrd@ifrc.org

Please indicate on the subject heading: Finance Development Manager for Palang Merah Indonesia (PMI)