Senior Finance Officer – IRC International Rescue committee

Background/IRC Summary: Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a leading international organization working in relief, rehabilitation, protection, post-conflict development, resettlement services and advocacy for those affected by the world’s worst humanitarian crises. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, the IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure.
IRC is currently addressing the needs of war-affected Syrians from several operational bases in the region. The IRC’ activities in the region form part of an over-arching humanitarian response in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq to assist refugees, IDPs and conflict-affected Syrians survive conflict and displacement.
Working in coordination with the humanitarian community and the Government of Jordan, the IRC's assistance programs for Syrian refugees in Jordan include both camp-based and urban-based refugee assistance in the following sectors: women’s protection & empowerment, child protection, economic recovery and development (ERD), primary health care service provision and community-based health.
The ERD program works to stabilize household economies through protection cash and financial management trainings, focusing on women who are at risk of gender-based violence (GBV). The program also builds youth capacity to engage in productive and income generating activities, by strengthening their employability and financial management skills. Finally working on job matching and apprenticeship couples with employability and work readiness trainings tar getting youth in all areas of operation.
Job Overview/Summary: The ERD Senior Finance Officer will be leading the payment process for all cash transfers for the ERD program and supporting other programs when needed. The ERD Sr. Finance Officer will be IRC’s focal point will with the bank and Hawalah agency for our economic programming as well as for maintenance of all finance data and requests related to ERD. The ERD Senior Finance Officer will be responsible for ensuring that all procedures and processes are in line with IRC cash guidelines and Hawalah and Bank Agreement.
The ERD Senior Finance Officer will sit within the ERD program in the IRC Jordan Country Office in Amman, working closely with Amman office finance and supply chain teams to ensure that all bank and hawalah agency requests are received, organized, and followed up on in a timely manner. This position is critical to ensuring that the economic programming runs smoothly and that IRC is able to provide a quality program to our beneficiaries.
Major Responsibilities:
Assist in strengthening and ensuring the ERD program’s cash transfers through payment requests are properly done and in timely manner
Lead and manage cash transfer requests through bank, hawalah and/or cash in hand following IRC financial and supply chain procedures as well as cash transfer approved guidelines.
Payments via bank include: Preparing payment requests and following up with the bank on the activation and recharges of the ATM cards, this includes: completing reload files, contacting the bank, ensuring availability of the cards
Payments via hawalah agency include: preparing purchase requests, statement of work, advance payment requests as well as coordinating with hawlah agency focal point to prepare for the distribution, during the distribution and for closing the payment
Payments via cash in hand include: following IRC finance guidelines on arranging for a cash in hand distribution
Serving as the focal point for creating financial payment work plan relevant to the program work plans to assess efficiency and bottle necks if any
Serving as the focal point for following up and training the cash transfers guidelines to program staff as well as relevant support staff such as: IRC finance team
Serving as primary focal point between IRC and partners: bank and hawalah partner on all issues related to economic programming.
Supporting the ERD Coordinator in tracking and analyzing program budgets and specifically Supporting the ERD Manager in tracking and analyzing program budgets for cash disbursements
Maintaining and organizing hard and soft copy records of all finance requests for future audits
Conducting regular reconciliations between bank, hawalah and IRC, as well as between different IRC databases
Manage cash assistance spending tracking and support ERD Manager on monthly financial cash projections
Custodian of all ATM cards used for making payments under economic programs
Field visits and random monitoring of distributions
Train program staff on financial procedures as needed
Helping identifying other cash modalities for cash distributions such as mobile money and actively meet with relevant service providers and partners to assess the effectives for digital financial services
Other activities related to financial management of economic programs, as needed or requested by supervisors
Supervise the ERD finance assistant to ensure the quality and the accuracy of financial reporting and archiving:
Review all supporting document for each payment and flagging any issues related to inconsistency in documentation
Tracking the availability of the ATM cards in the field
Supervising the arching of all needed supporting documents for all types of payments
Serving as the focal point for tracking ATM problems and beneficiaries complaints related to cash transfer amounts on regular basis
Supporting in cash distributions when assigned by the supervisor
Leading collecting information about remaining cash amounts in the ATM cards
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Economic Recovery and Development Program Coordinator
Position directly supervises: Economic Recovery and Development Finance Program Assistant
Indirect Reporting:
Other Internal and/or external contacts

Job Details

Date Posted: 2017-12-13
Job Location: Amman, Jordan
Job Role: Community Services
Company Industry: Community/Social Services/and Nonprofit

Preferred Candidate

Career Level: Mid Career

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Senior Finance Officer – IRC International Rescue committee

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