The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. IRC works in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities to help restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The International Rescue Committee has been working in Somalia since 2006, providing essential services to conflict and disaster affected communities. The IRC is operational in Benadir, Southwest, Galmudug and Puntland regions implementing interventions in the areas of Economic Recovery and Development, WASH, Women Protection and Environment, Governance, and Health and Nutrition.
- Lead the process of project budgets reviews for new grant proposal budgets and revisions as they fall due including coordination with regional office, ensuring the reports comply to donor reporting formats and timely submit as per contractual requirements.
- Coordinate and support programs with guidance on costing and inputs in crafting budgets for submission
- Assist the country team with the design and development of new budget proposals templates fit for upload and use in Integra for program accessibility.
- Review all budget upload templates, category templates, and funding limits templates before they are fully uploaded in INTEGRA.
- Lead in the preparation and revision of all grant reporting to donors.
- Prepare, consolidate, and update all grant pipeline information from Program and Finance departments.
- Coordinate with programs and operations to develop spending plans to help foresee over/underspending for appropriate actions
- Attend monthly Grant review meetings and present the spending status.
- Lead the budget officer and program staff to prepare grant budgets realignments to ensure adequate coverage of operating costs and NY direct and indirect costs.
- Prepare and maintain the country’s annual operating budget and reforecasts; ensure cost coverage for all in-country operating costs and update the operating budget regularly.
- Work with program teams to review actual budget expenditures, commitments, and inventories monthly to ensure expenditure is on target and variances/reclassifications are minimized.
- Prepare or review adjustment journals for correcting coding errors, reclassifications related to budgets and grants.
- Train the finance and program on budgeting and spend plan preparation.
- Using Integra reporting tools, review project balances actuals, commitments and inventory to ensure the donor reports are reconciled with the system.
- Work with programs and supply chain to clear any outstanding issues before reporting.
- Reviewing of grant financial reports and submit for Deputy Director, Finance approval/review.
- Carry out data queries in INTEGRA to provide information as may be required.
- Prepare various reports in INTEGRA for management decision making purposes.
- Identification of procedural or training issues to be addressed to improve the quality of data reporting.
- Review of Partnership balances quarterly to ensure advances, commitments and spending reconciliations are done properly for quarterly reporting.
- Regularly update the Deputy Director, Finance or issues that need to be addressed on Partners financials reports.
- Ensure accurate submission of financial reports, including assets, receivables reconciliations and grant TB.
- Work with grants and programs teams to ensure timely submission of donor reports and that all deadlines are met, and any delays communicated to donors in a timely manner.
- Act as focal person over external audit including project and annual audit.
- Staff Line management
- Step in to cover for the Deputy Director Finance
- Serve as a technical resource person for the accounting department and program team on matters related to budgeting and donor reporting.
- University degree in finance, business, economics, or another relevant field.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES
- 3 to 5 years of INGO field experience in a similar position: Financial reporting, budgeting, grants management, donor reporting or another relevant field.
- Knowledge of UN (UNHCR/UNICEF/UNFPA/WHO), US (USAID/BHA/CDC), EU (ECHO/EC) and UK (FCDO) donor regulations, procedures, and requirements.
- Ability to work with tight deadlines for report writing/ information needs.
- Excellent organizational skills, ability to determine and juggle multiple priorities, and attention to detail is critical.
- Ability to work in a multi-cultural context as a flexible and respectful team player – patience, cultural sensitivity, and application of contextual understanding in day-to-day work is required.
- Willingness to travel to the field sites as needed.
- High-level of knowledge and practice with Word, Excel, Outlook, etc. required.
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