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VACANCY 02/03/2017 FINANCE MANAGER

The Pacific Islands of Non-Government Organization (PIANGO) is the regional network of national umbrella NGOs. It has national focal points and coordinating bodies known as National Liaison Units (NLUs) in 24 countries and territories throughout the Pacific. PIANGO has served the Pacific through strengthening and building the capacity of the civil society sector for over 25 years.

PIANGO was formally established in 1991 to assist Pacific NGOs to initiate collective action, give voice to their concerns and work collaboratively with other development actors for just and sustainable development. PIANGO gives voice to NLUs and Pacific CSOs through representation to regional and international fora, engage in policy advocacy and policy formulation, facilitate leadership development for the civil society sector and provide technical support on organisational development and institutional strengthening.

The key theme for PIANGO is Rethinking Development, Reshaping the Pacific we Want, in addressing our identity and solidarity as Pacific peoples, strengthening our collective resolve to challenge prevailing development paradigms that erode the basis of our existence and to reshape the Pacific we want.

The 2016 PIANGO Council elected a new Board of Directors and adopted new strategic directions for 2017-2020 with the following priority focus areas:

  1. Strengthening CSO Platform in the Pacific
  2. Development Effectiveness
  3. Action Research and Policy Advocacy
  4. Pacific Developmental Leadership
  5. CSO Capacity Strengthening

As part of its re-organisation, PIANGO is looking to hire suitably qualified and dynamic individuals to fill the following positions:

We are looking for an experienced Finance Manager to be responsible for reviewing financial reports, monitoring accounts and financial forecasts. The Finance Manager will also investigate ways to improve profitability, and analyse markets for funding and partnership opportunities,   The incumbent will be responsible and accountable to the Executive Director for Corporate Services and the direct supervision of finance and administration staff.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Assist the Executive Director to develop and implement strategies to strengthen the financial resource base of the Secretariat and ensure the ongoing growth and development of PIANGO network;
  2. Ensure the effective and efficient management of the day to day operations of the finance and administration areas including staff supervision;
  3. Oversight of PIANGO’s organisational and project budget development;
  4. Lead the preparation of the Secretariat’s annual work plan and budgets for approval by the PIANGO Board;
  1. Assist the Executive Director in engaging with bilateral and multilateral donor partners, international NGOs and intergovernmental regional organizations;
  2. Assist the programme Manager in the preparation and submission of funding proposals as required;
  3. Represent and advocate on behalf of PIANGO at relevant international forums and meetings as directed by the Executive Director;
  4. Prepare monthly and periodic financial reports as required for the Management Team,  the PIANGO Board and Funding Donors;
  5. Perform a variety of advanced financial analyses to determine present and forecasted financial health of the organisation
  6. Be responsible for the external audits of the organisation’s accounts and Examine financial and legal documents to verify accuracy and adherence to financial regulations and acceptable financial principles
  7. Perform other duties as required from time to time by the PIANGO Executive Director including deputising at meetings and carrying out the role of Acting Executive Director;

Qualification, experience and competencies

  1. MBA, Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or related field required (Chartered Accountant preferred)
  2. 5+ years’ experience in a financial management position
  3. Understands and can promote the PIANGO values and approaches to development with a commitment to the people of the Pacific Islands
  4. Proven strategic planning experience at the management level
  5. Proficient in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  6. Demonstrated creative and critical thinking skills
  7. Able to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  8. Strong communication and presentation skills

APPLICATION

 

Interested persons may seek job specifications from the Executive Director of PIANGO on email recruit@piango.net or visit our web site www.piango.org

 

Applicants are asked to submit the following:

  1. A covering letter that addresses your knowledge, experience and ability to undertake the role
  2. A Curriculum Vitae
  3. Name and contact of 3 Character References

 

ADDRESS

Applications must be received no later than 4pm on Friday 31st March 2017 addressed to

The Executive Director

Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organizations

P O Box 17780

Suva

Fiji Islands

Electronic applications are accepted and to be sent to recruit@piango.net

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