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Chief Finance Officer (CFO) – Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Programme Office Job Vacancy

WWF, the global conservation organization, is seeking to recruit a:
Chief Finance Officer (CFO)
Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Programme Office
Reporting to the Regional Representative, WWF Eastern & Southern Africa Programme (WWF-ESARPO), the Chief Finance Officer (CFO) has overall responsibility to provide effective leadership to ensure strong and professional financial management at ESARPO and country offices in the sub-region.
The CFO will ensure development and preparation of regional and national budgets ensuring that timing and cost of planned work is accurately reflected while taking relevant donor requirements into consideration.

The position leads and co-ordinates the development and implementation of policies, procedures and systems for all financial support services throughout the Regional Programme, including accounting, financial reporting, auditing, budget management, and adherence to WWF International guidelines.
Key Competencies:
·         An Advanced university degree in Finance, Commerce, Business Administration or related field; MBA or equivalent post-graduate qualification would be an advantage.
·         Recognized accounting qualifications, i.e. CPA, ACCA or equivalent.
·         Over 10 years working experience in a senior finance position preferably in a major international organisation/NGO.
·         Demonstrable skills in the development of finance and accounting policies, procedures and systems in the context of an international NGO.
·         Excellent knowledge of fund accounting including reporting requirements of major Government Aid Agencies.
·         Expert knowledge of the ACCPAC, Oracle or any other ERP accounting software would be a distinct advantage.
Required Skills:
Adheres to WWF’s values: Passionate & Optimistic, Challenging & Inspiring, Credible & Accountable, and Persevering & Delivering Results.
Critical behavioural competencies include: ability to promote team synergy in a multi-cultural work environment, integrity, client focus, analytical thinking, problem solving and conflict management, decision making, flexibility, team spirit, organisational skills, change management, effectiveness, strategic thinking, reliability;
Interested candidates should send a letter of application and a detailed CV with three professional referees to
the WWF-ESARPO Human Resource Department; email HResource@wwfesarpo.org not later than 15 April
2011.
Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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