Finance and Administrative Officer

Alinea International

Field Support Services Project (FSSP) Finance and Administrative Officer (based in Maputo)
Application Deadline: Open until position is filled.
Employment Type: Consultant
Reports to: Project Manager
Remuneration: In line with market rates

At Alinea International we value diversity, equity, inclusivity, accessibility and belonging in everything we do. We are an equal opportunity employer opposed to all forms of discrimination. We actively seek and encourage applications from people of diverse backgrounds recognizing that an inclusive workforce enriches our organization and achieves smarter, more innovative results.

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About Alinea International
Alinea is an international development consultancy providing technical and management expertise that helps people improve their lives. We work with governments, investors, companies, and communities to create lasting change. Over 38 years, Alinea has successfully delivered more than 1000 projects worldwide.

The Project:
Alinea is looking for a national Finance and Administrative Officer based in Maputo to manage the Global Affairs Canada (GAC)-funded Field Support Services Project (FSSP). The primary objective of the FSSP is to provide access to local technical expertise and local logistical and administrative support in Mozambique and in countries accredited to Canada’s High Commission to Mozambique. This local technical expertise and support ensures that Canada can provide effective, efficient, high-quality, and relevant development assistance to meet development needs and priorities.

The Role
Based in Maputo Mozambique, the FSSP Finance and Administrative Officer tasks include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assisting in the creation and maintenance of records and files including copies of receipts,
  • invoices, and supporting documents submitted to DFATD for reimbursement;
  • Administering payments to sub-contractors.
  • Managing expenditures, record keeping and supporting documentation for eligible reimbursable expenses;
  • Preparing and reviewing financial reports;
  • Developing and managing reporting and invoicing;
  • Providing financial advice related to local laws and regulations, financial institutions and the estimated expenses for products or services in the recipient country;
  • Providing accounting and financial reconciliation services, if required;
  • Assisting with travel and logistical arrangements for Technical Specialists.

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in business, finance, accounting, or management. Additional education or certification in auditing, accounting, financial management, business management, gender equality, capacity building, etc. considered an asset.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of demonstrated working experience on an international development project were responsible for project budget and finances;
  • Implemented financial systems and managed budgets of a min of 1M, or more, annually;
  • Proven knowledge of international developing funding requirements and public sector accounting and financial reporting processes;
  • Oversaw and monitored expenses, including maintaining accurate monthly and quarterly cash forecasts and accounts reconciliation;
  • Developed financial and operational documents (templates, manuals, policy procedures, service contracts, etc.);
  • Coordinating calls, such as for proposals, service provides, grants, or technical experts;
  • Experience working with donors such as GAC, USAID, FCDO, etc.
  • Advanced English and Portuguese language proficiency is required.

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How to apply

Application instructions:

  1. Read the Required Qualifications carefully to ensure your CV best matches the specified requirements outlined below.
  2. Click the Apply now link to submit your application and CV.
  3. Successful candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Deadline: 19 Apr 2024