Location: Zimbabwe – Harare
Hours: 37.5 per week
Salary: USD 19103.00 per annum
Region: Southern Africa
Job Family: Business Support / Admin
Grade: National+ D2
Job Type: Fixed Term
Closing Date: 26 August 2020
Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.
Finance Officer requires someone who will be:
- Responsible and accountable for the day-to-day accounting of finances, ensuring that Oxfam internal financial activities and operations (Data processing, reporting and financial management, partner accounting) are efficiently and effectively conducted in accordance with required standards.
- This role will support programme staff in the development and management of donor funding and build the capacity of partner organisations in financial management areas
What we are looking for:
- Minimum certificate in accounting or progress towards or attainment of recognised accounting degree
- Good knowledge and experience of all core financial management activities, including accounts payable, cash management, budget development, statutory requirements (particularly related to Zimbabwean standards) and standard accounts
- Strong numeracy skills and experience using a computerised financial management information system (such as PeopleSoft), and good computer skills (Excel, Word, Lotus Notes)
- Good knowledge and understanding of Zimbabwean laws and legal issues related to financial matters
- A critical focus on providing a superior service level to managers and staff and delivering agreed results within time and budget constraints and to expected standards
- Good organisational and personal management skills, with ability to prioritise work issues and respond quickly and accurately to queries and issues. Strong attention to detail
- Good analytical and conceptual thinking skills; able to identify, analyse and resolve problems and issues and provide sensible, simple, cost effective solutions
- Excellent personal communication skills, in written and verbal English
- A high level of self-awareness, personal energy, stamina and flexibility. Ability to work creatively, effectively and under own initiative, adjusting to constantly changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow-through
- Proven proactive approach to identifying and resolving problems and suggesting improvements that continuously seek to provide a better service to Oxfam
- Proven experience as a team worker and demonstrably cooperative with members of other teams, responding quickly and accurately to queries and issues
- Commitment to Oxfam’s overall aims and policies and experience of promoting gender equity and diversity and the interests of marginalised people in all aspects of Oxfam’s work
This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in Finance, to act as key contributor to the Business support services.
At Oxfam, we believe that every aspect of our work can lead to a positive outcome. If you have the same opinion, together with the ability to meet the challenges involved, this role offers scope for immense personal fulfilment – as well as outstanding opportunities to develop your career.
Oxfam is committed to providing a competitive compensation package based on a 37.5-hour work week.
Our values and commitment to safeguarding
Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.
The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.
All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.
We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
How to apply:
As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and respond to three key questions related to your experience in Finance. Your application will be shortlisted based on your CV and your responses to the above questions. You need not comment on your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.
Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.
Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.
Oxfam is an equal opportunities employer, we are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation.
In response to Covid-19 if you are offered a role where you are required to travel between countries please ensure you have been briefed by the Hiring Manager about any changes to working or precautions you should take as part of your role.
Offered SalaryUSD 19103.00 per annum