Finance Officer, Project

Christian Blind Mission

Position: Finance Officer, Project

Publication Date: 10/05/2022

Deadline for application: 10/15/2022

Employment place**: Goma with frequent travel to any location where CBM DRC activities are carried out.**

Type of position: Local position

Vacancy Notice Number: CBM/03/FIN/2022

As part of its activities in DRC, Christian Blind Mission is seeking to recruit a Finance Officer.


CBM is an International Christian development Organisation committed to improving the quality of life of people with disabilities in the world’s poorest communities. Based on its Christian values and over 100 years of professional expertise, CBM addresses poverty as a cause and consequence of disability, and works in partnership to create an inclusive society for all.

Position Overview: Mainly in charge of analysis of programme funds, the finance Officer participates in the Country Office partner’s program budget implementation focusing on monitoring, reporting, evaluating and maintaining of program budget related documents and ensuring their proper filing and timely submission to stakeholders.

  1. Main Objective

The Finance Officer reports directly to the Finance Manager, he/she collaborates with all program and partner staff. The primary roles and responsibilities of the FO are to assist partners in financial monitoring and assist the Finance Manager in ensuring that the implementing partners fully comply with all aspects of CBM’s financial and monitoring policies as outlined in the Project Contracts and General Terms & Conditions.

  1. Main Tasks
  • Working closely with the Finance Manager in supporting East Partners in the financial monitoring of your allocated portfolio within DRC;
  • Assisting the Finance Manager ensuring that the East implementing partners fully comply with all aspects of CBM financial and monitoring policies as outlined in the Project Contracts and General Terms & Conditions
  • Providing timely project budget implementation feedback to support the monitoring of programs, and the East Program Team through:
    • Preparing financial documents (e.g., CBM Project Financial Checklists) for approval critically analysing partners’ financial for compliance against approved budgets for DRC East Partners;
      – Documenting the key highlights noted in the financial monitoring reports and reporting on the progress of the implementation of recommendations by CBM, project auditors and other stakeholders through persistent follow ups for East part of DRC.
  • Review periodical program funds reconciliation statements and financial reports (including PPR) from East DRC Co implementing partners in coordination with the partner to ensure completeness and accuracy of financial reports.
  • Assist in conducting financial reviews and investigative audits of East DRC partners, and suggest corrective actions as appropriate on areas in partners’ financial systems and procedures that need improvement.
  • Contribute to the development of Terms of Reference for audit projects and ensure that CBM’s accountability requirements are incorporated in the TORs for DRC East Partners.
  • Assist in partners’ financial training needs, contributing to training materials and resources, organizing and facilitating DRC East partners’ finance workshops, and take responsibility for following up on participants’ action plans for East Part of DRC.
  • Contribute to the development of Terms of References for project monitoring visits with the DRC East Program Team ensuring that partners’ outstanding budget implementation, financial queries, are addressed by the visiting team.
  • To provide support as required, to CO in the annual budget process (budget application review.)
  • Assist the Finance Manager in the supervision of financial aspects (accounting and compliance) in the Goma sub-office.

Supporting tasks:

In addition to the responsibilities outlined above, the incumbent will upon instruction by his / her superior (s), perform ad hoc activities which are either by their nature related to his / her normal duties or evolve from operational requirements.

These may include, but are not limited to:

    • Providing support East partners in procurement / local purchase related issues.
  1. Requirements: Education, Knowledge and Professional Experience

Essential Requirements

  • Degree in a Finance related field (such as Business Management or Business Administration)
  • A professional accounting qualification (such as CPA, ACCA or CIMA) and Project Management knowledge is an asset
  • Four years’ experience in Finance
  • Demonstrated experience in Microsoft Packages (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access) and good report writing skills.
  • Highly numerate with proven analytical skills.
  • Effective communication skills (verbal and written) with ability to translate financial information to non-financial audience.
  • Demonstrated ability in financial statements analysis with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment while juggling and coordinating multiple/conflicting priorities and deadlines.
  • Ability to integrate into a multi-cultural environment.
  • Reflects CBM values in daily work.
  • Must be proactive, seeking to do things differently, and to solve problems effectively and efficiently.
  • Ability and willingness to learn.
  • Able to work independently, and as a member of a team.


English and French: proved professional proficiency

Local/regional language (proficiency would be advantageous)

Work Tools

Demonstrated experience in Microsoft Packages (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access) and good report writing skills.

Core Competencies

  • Organisational competencies

Quality of Work

Quantity of Work

Professional Knowledge

Fostering Teamwork

Attention to Communication

Customer / Service Orientation


Results Orientation


Date: Kinshasa, 05.10.2022

How to apply

CBM encourages people with disabilities to apply for this position.

This is a fixed term contract of one year with the possibility of renewal till the end of the project and according to the annual budget. Interested candidates are requested to send their application including a CV and a motivation letter to the following E-mail address:

[email protected]

Nb: All the applicants should indicate on their CV their phone number, E-mail address, and their current place of residence.

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be automatically rejected.

The deadline for application is Friday October 15th, 2022