Heifer International (HI) started life as Heifers for Relief in 1944.Its founder, an Ohio farmer named Dan West, was a Church of the Brethren relief worker, who, working with Quakers and Mennonites, directed a program where hungry children were given rations of milk. He quickly came to realize that was just a short-term solution however and the gift of a cow that could provide milk long term for a family was the answer. West took the idea to his neighbors and to his church which led to the formation of the Heifers for Relief Committee in 1939 later to be approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to pursue the idea as a national project. The model has since evolved significantly and today, Heifer International has (India/Nepal/Bangladesh/Cambodia operations in 21 countries around the world, working alongside local farmers and business owners supporting them and their communities as they mobilize and envision their futures.
Since its inception, and today as a leading organization in the NGO community, Heifer has been recognized as a leading partner; one that provides hope and a secure future for so many and to date, Heifer International has helped close to 37 million farming families across the Americas, Africa and Asia. In the past five years alone, 2.7 million families have closed the living income gap or are close to doing so. Scaling Heifer International’s signature programs will support an additional 10 million people reach a living income by 2030. To achieve this, Heifer International relies on a her passionate, committed, and highly skilled staff.
Reporting to the Director of Global Finance Operations – Asia, the Regional Finance Manager is a key member of Heifer’s Global Finance Operations Team, supporting the Asia Area Program. In this role, the Regional Finance Manager will support the Country Office Finance teams through the development and implementation of capacity-building trainings, review and improvement of in-country procedures and sharing of best practices, monitoring compliance with Heifer and donor requirements and support the delivery of high-quality Signature Programs in collaboration with Heifer’s partnering communities within the region.
We are looking for candidates who are based in one of the following four countries: India, Nepal, Bangladesh, or Cambodia.
This is a remote position with 25% of expected traveling.
The Successful Candidate
To succeed in this role, you will have a track record in supporting and driving constant change within INGO project-based, You will have proven skills in Accounting and Finance with experience in a donor-funded international development environment. delivering operational excellence within the region with similar or larger INGOs and have the passion
- Ensure in-country procedures and manuals are current and aligned with Heifer International’s Global Policies and Procedures.
- Develop onboarding and training materials for new Finance staff, refresher trainings and continuing education for existing Finance staff, and finance-related trainings for Nonfinance staff (procurement, expense settlement, documentation, etc.
- Collaborate with all departments for accurate and timely delivery of donor reporting, dashboards, and other key deliverables.
- Assist the Country office in Finance and systems-related project setup and closeout.
- Aggregate and monitor observations from internal and external audits, desk reviews, and dashboards, for resolution and dissemination of common errors across the region.
- Review procedures that guide project funding including funds that pass-through Heifer Project International books and those funds that do not.
- Gather and disseminate best practices across the region.
- Support compliance function in-country.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Finance or Accounting or related field, plus five (5) years of related experience and at least three years in a supervisory role.
- NGO experience and significant experience with managing grants and donor financial reporting.
- Other job-related education and/or experience may be substituted for all or part of these requirements.
- Self-motivated individual that will continuously look for opportunities to improve processes.
- Collaborative, team-oriented mindset with strong verbal and written communication skills. English language fluency is required.
- Rich knowledge of accounting principles with strong understanding of GAAP and IFRS.
- CPA Finalist or ACCA/CA certification
- Experience in financial management in senior position level.
- Experience in developing training materials and coordinating and conducting training sessions.
- Experience in large grant management and reporting through bilateral and multilateral donors, e.g.: United States Agency for International Development, European Union, Department for International Development (United Kingdom), Canadian International Development Agency.
- Financial acumen
- Action oriented
- Plans and aligns
- Optimizes work processes
- Tech savvy
- Communicates effectively
- Nimble learning
- Situational adaptability
- Instills trust
Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:
- Computer proficient in word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail software, and accounting software/ERP systems.
- Proficient in English, both oral and written.
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work cooperatively, tactfully, and diplomatically with a culturally diverse group of people.
- Ability to work independently and perform multiple tasks with limited supervision.
- Applies sound personal judgement in dealing with sensitive or critical information.
- Ability and willingness to work with a flexible schedule.
- Willingness and ability to travel extensively for meetings.
- Ability to sit and/or stand for a long period of time.
- Working with sensitive information and always maintaining confidentiality.
How to apply
Please submit your application here only: https://jobs.jobvite.com/heifer/job/o1iJmfw8
Deadline: 13 Apr 2023