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Vacature: Financial Manager South Sudan donderdag 3 augustus 2017

We are Dorcas and we desire justice, both for people and their communities, so that they flourish. We strive for lasting change for those who live in poverty, are excluded, or are caught in a crisis. This is how we follow Jesus Christ.

We are a Christian organization and we work prayerfully. We value entrepreneurship and are ready to go off the beaten track. We desire to partner with everyone who shares our mission.

For our operations we are regularly looking for Financial Managers in Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East. If you are interested in such a position, now or in the future, we would like to get in contact with you. At this moment we are specifically looking for a:

Financial Manager South Sudan (stationed in Wau)

Employment: 1.0 FTE
Duration: 1 year with possible renewal of contract

Purpose of the position:
The Financial Manager is responsible for the entire financial administration of the field office and projects. The Financial Manager is accountable to the Country Director, while being the financial sparring partner for all staff in the field office and Finance at HQ in the Netherlands.

The Financial Manager will be responsible for:
– Implementing and maintaining Dorcas financial policies, including overseeing implementation of policies on procurement, cash dealing, HR, etc.;
– Preparing financial donor reports on project spending in conjunction with HQ in the Netherlands;
– Playing an important role in developing financial budgets for field office and project proposals;
– Monitoring budgets of field office and projects to prevent under- and overspending and provide timely and solid input to the Country Director and program staff;
– Monitoring partner organization’s financial project accounts;
– Leading the financial team and supervise (project) accountants in their work;
– Acting as the point person for auditors when field office and/or projects are audited.

Job Requirements:
– Minimum BSc degree in financial accounting or other relevant field;
– At least 5 years of experience in the NGO sector and/or experience with financial monitoring of multiple, simultaneous projects; must be able to solidly maintain a full ‘set of books’;
– Experience in running payroll and basic knowledge about tax and labour law;
– Computer skills, including excellent Excel skills, ability to work with automated accounting systems;
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, knowledge of Arabic is an advantage;
– Strong analytical, communication, time-management and leadership skills, must be reliable and have high personal integrity;
– As South Sudan is a challenging country, candidate must have ability to cope with stressful, delicate, sometimes lonely and possibly unstable situations;
– Adherence to the mission and vision of Dorcas;
– Reflect the vision and values of Dorcas with team members, local staff, beneficiaries and external contacts.

At Dorcas you will:
– Work in a challenging environment with scope for professional and personal development;
– Be part of a dedicated, motivated and intercultural team;
– Receive suitable salary and good secondary employment conditions.

Information and application:
For questions about this vacancy, please contact Nico Hoogenraad at +31(0)228 595900 or by e-mail at or contact Dave Leeflang by e-mail
Send your English cover letter and CV on or before September 10, 2017  to Dorcas, Attn. Dave Leeflang, P.O. Box 12, 1619 ZG Andijk, the Netherlands, preferably by e-mail to:

An assessment can be part of the recruitment procedure.

We invite you to include your Christian motivation in your application letter.