Finance Manager


Organization Name: Polish Humanitarian Action - Polska Akcja Humanitarna
Location: Fort Dauphin, Madagascar
Apply email: Not Specified
Start Date: 10 May 2024, 02:08 pm
Closing Date: 08 Jun 2024, 12:00 am

Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) is currently looking for a Finance Manager to manage Finance and Accounting Teams of PAH Country Office in Madagascar.

General information:

Organization: Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH), Warsaw-based non-governmental organization with representation office in Fort Dauphin, Madagascar

Position: Finance Manager

Location: Fort Dauphin

Job terms: Full-time

Type of job: Employment contract

Starting date: ASAP

Duration: 1 year with possibility for extention

About PAH

Polish Humanitarian Action is a non-governmental organization providing humanitarian and development relief worldwide since 1992. So far, we have carried out interventions in 52 different countries, implementing projects in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Shelter, Education, Food Security and Livelihood and Psychological support. Our head office is located in Warsaw, we have also offices in Torun, Olsztyn, Bialystok as well as 6 national offices: in South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, Yemen, Madagascar and Ukraine, where we employ mainly local employees.

Learn more about values and principles that guide us in our daily work, you can find them in the PAH Culture Book. It is not only a guide to our activities, but also a document presenting the foundations on which our organization is based: humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence.

Join our team to make the world a better place.

PAH has been present in Madagascar since May 2022 delivering humanitarian aid to the most vulnerable population affected by catastrophic drought in southern part of the country. PAH rovides assistance in sectors of WASH, Nutrition, and Livelihoods with elements of Agriculture. For more information, please refer to

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Finance Team Management and SMT role

• Report directly to Country Director in country, maintaining oversight of the PAH Madagascar finances. Work closely with the Finance Coordinators and other Finance team members in HQ and other SMT members in country to provide guidance and oversight of the finance function. Actively participate in the Senior Management Team, providing strategic input and advice for the country programme;
• Management of Finance and Accounting Team at the country level (country and field offices);
• Providing leadership, direction and capacity building support for the in-country and Field office Finance Team;
• Providing training and support to financial and non-financial staff regarding PAH’s financial procedures and internal controls, and budget management tools.Travel frequently to all sites to oversee financial capacity and support as needed;
• Ensuring PAH's values and policies, including accountability and compliance, are reflected in the work of the Finance Team.

Financial Management

• Preparation and regular updates of the budget of the Country Office;
• Preparation of cash flow forecasts and fund transfers requests;
• Monitoring of costs of the Country Office, preparation of cost analyses, ensuring cost optimization;
• Overseeing cash management, including cash transfers to field sites and partners in cooperation with the Programme & Logistics team ensuring that Madagascar Country Office is in compliance with all relevant donor and internal guidelines;
• Financial management of program and support activities in cooperation with project coordinators;
• Preparation of monthly management accounts for approval by CD for submission to HQ and donors adhering to the strict reporting deadlines as set by HQ Finance and donors;
• Ensuring complete and accurate financial documentation of all processes and its proper registration and storage;
• Continuous improvement of financial and accounting processes, implementing procedures and policies adopted by the HQ; Maintain and keep updated Mission level Finance Manual to cover local and contextual policy and practices in mission level;
• Ensuring compliance with PAH's standard accounting procedures and policies and actively monitoring internal controls to minimize risk to the organization. In particular, ensuring appropriate cash management procedures are in place and operating effectively;
• Participation in the process of timely payments of salaries and related public liabilities;
• Cooperating with external auditors and supervision bodies.

Donor Finance

• Ensuring compliance with internal procedures, donors requirements, local and international laws and regulations and sectoral standards;
• Preparing monthly/quarterly/annual reports compatible with the donor guidelines and regular reporting to Country Director and HQ;
• Ensuring cost allocations basis among donors are reasonable in line with PAH recommended methods;
• Monitoring and assisting programme coordinators with the financial management of programme budgets including expenditure forecasting and ensuring the Budget Monitoring Tool (BMT) is completed in a timely manner;
• Solving financial issues CD reported by stakeholders (e.g. HQ, donors, program teams).

Improving Financial Capacity

• Managing and building capacity on financial systems for PAH partners and office staff;
• Managing current optimization projects of the department; participation in the optimization projects run by the HQ;
• Supporting project proposal development;
• Reviewing MOUs and contracts for suppliers and vendors engaged with the programme and logistics;
• Provide support to human resources on personnel and staff issues which have financial implications.
• Performing any other tasks as assigned by the Supervisor

The successful candidate will be selected based on the qualification requirements described below:

• 5+ years’ experience in Finance and Accounting at a senior management level, at least 2 years overseas experience;
• Higher education in Finance and Accounting or Master’s level with significant relevant experience in Financial Management;
• Highly proficient in spoken and written both in French and English;
• Excellent understanding of key donor rules and regulations and implementation of strong financial management and control systems.
• Trainings in the humanitarian field will be an asset, especially related to humanitarian operations;
• Strong IT skills and systems experience – advanced Excel and NAV experience is highly desirable;
• Flexible and reliable, with excellent interpersonal, motivational and management skills (handling insecure environments), be culturally sensitive and empathic to others, with a ‘can do’ attitude.

What PAH offers:

• Work experience with professional and flexible international NGO, which is one of the largest NGOs in the Central-Eastern Europe;
• Work in a dynamic and motivated team;
• Possibility to contribute to the development of protection programming of PAH;
• Competitive salary.

How to apply

Please fill in the online application form ( and submit your short resume (max.2 pages) and cover letter in English no later than June 8th, 2024 . Please note that only short-listed candidates will be notified. Due to the urgency to fill the post, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. PAH reserves the right to close the job opening before the deadline.