West Africa Regional Finance Manager – French-speaking
Mines Advisory Group
MAG vacancy: West Africa Regional Finance Manager – French-speaking (with an option of working from home in UK)
Starting salary £37,452 per annum (plus contributory pension)
Manchester, UK/Working from Home
Join a Nobel Prize-winning organisation committed to creating safe and secure futures for women, men and children around the world. MAG works by finding and destroying landmines, cluster bombs and the explosive remnants of war and by advocating and campaigning on behalf of those whose lives are blighted by the lethal debris of conflict. Be part of this life-changing mission by joining MAG to help us free from fear some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world.
We are seeking a Regional Finance Manager to join our Finance team, which provides day-to-day financial support and advice to MAG’s programmes in countries across the globe. This is an exciting and dynamic role, where you’ll act as a business partner to the West Africa region, using your finance skills and experience will help us make a real difference, supporting our work across the globe.
Reporting to the Senior Programmes Finance Manager you will be responsible for managing a small UK based programmes finance team on a day-to-day basis, and providing advice and technical oversight to our programme based Finance Managers. As a business partner, you’ll provide real-time support and analysis to senior managers as a trusted adviser, and add value that will assist in decision making and the delivery of MAG’s lifesaving work.
This role allows for flexible working where you may be based in the United Kingdom or work from home. You will be expected to manage your team, support proposal development and provide advice and analysis on budgets and financial contract management. You will be required to travel in order to provide support to our programmes overseas, including our programmes in West Africa and our HQ in Manchester, UK.
You will have previously worked in a finance role in a grant or donor funded environment, or in a commercial project accounting role. You’ll have a high level of accuracy and attention to detail and have staff management or mentoring experience. You will need to be able to demonstrate a strong background in financial modelling and contract management, ideally with experience of major donors. You will be committed to producing work of a consistently high standard and will have experience of undertaking reviews of business processes. Progress towards a professional qualification will provide candidates with a distinct advantage in applying to this role. Fluency in both English and French is essential for this role.
This is a fast-paced role and challenging role, which will require high levels of initiative, pro-activeness and strong multi-tasking skills. With an ability to lead, motivate and develop a small team, ensuring effective communication between various stakeholders, you will be a creative, flexible, solution-focused, professional business partner, committed to MAG's goals. In return, your professional skills, knowledge and experience will contribute to saving lives around the globe, and you’ll have the opportunity to see, and contribute to, MAG’s work first-hand.
In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, and to ensure the health and wellbeing of everyone who works for MAG and their families we have put in place a new working arrangement – remote working from home - to reflect what is a rapidly changing situation. This role has opportunity to be carried out at Manchester, HQ or in a working from home environment.
Please note that as part of MAG's commitment to safeguarding, this post is subject to background checks before an offer of employment is confirmed.
MAG is committed to the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion. If you think you would be suited to one of our roles we would welcome your application regardless of your background. We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive working environment where all employees feel respected and supported in fulfilling their potential.
For further information and details of how to apply, please visit our website before the closing date of 7th February 2021. MAG reserves the right to bring in candidates sooner than the end date given as we wish to close this role promptly.
Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we are not able to respond to every application. If you have not heard back from us within three weeks of your application, it means that your application has not been successful.
Applicants who are non-residents of the UK will need to provide documentary evidence of their eligibility to work in the UK.