Finance Coordinator Goma / DR Congo

Administration (program support)


Congo - Kinshasa








3 years min


Employee contract


Project Description

Johanniter has been active in DRC since 1995, with a focus on North Kivu since 2008.

The overall objective of Johanniter International Assistance’s Program in North Kivu, DRC, is to reduce mortality and morbidity by improving the health conditions and reducing vulnerability of IDPs and host population. Johanniter’s interventions aim to improve, in close cooperation with the MoH, the provision of and access to quality primary health care and to support the improved nutrition status of children under five, pregnant and lactating women and other vulnerable people (such as elderly people, people with disability, people living with HIV/AIDS, and survivors of SGBV). Furthermore, the improved access to water, sanitation and hygiene is part of Johanniter’s DRC programme.

Currently there are 8 international and 38 national employees working for Johanniter in DRC.


Job Responsibilities and Accountabilities       

Overall job purpose


Coordination of all financial processes of Johanniter project activities in DR Congo in close collaboration with the Head of Mission.



Reporting lines

Reporting to:                                         Head of Mission DRC (first level supervisor)

Head of Desk Africa, Berlin headquarters (next level supervisor)

Supervising:                                         Team of national Finance Officers and Assistants

Receives technical advice from:             Regional Head of Finance (Uganda)

Head of Finance, Berlin headquarters

Gives technical advice to:                      Team of national Finance Officers and Assistants; Base managers

Standing in for:                         HR & Admin Coordinator

Replaced by:                            HR & Admin Coordinator





Assure Johanniter’s financial procedures are in compliance with government and donor financial obligatory law and regulations
Filing documents, allocation of expenditures, vouchers registration, balance checking
Monthly field accounts and timely preparation of financial reports for donors and headquarters (BVAs, monthly closing, bank transfers, cash requests, travel claims) in compliance with donor and Johanniter procedures
Management of bank accounts, money transfers and maintain good cash flow in compliance with guidelines of donors and Johanniter 
Supervision of payment orders and improvement of payment procedures
Organising and coordination of internal or external audits and ensure relevant recommendations from audits are being implemented
Taking measures for cost controlling in consultation with the Head of Mission
Ensure JUH internal “Guideline on How to Deal with Cases of Corruption, Fraud and Conflict of Interest” is in place and report immediately if any irregularity (fraud, cheating, etc.) noticed
Set-up and maintain systematic and complete filing system for all donor and audit-relevant documents (financial documents, procurement processes, etc.)


Budget Management:
Prepare overhead and project budgets, budget revisions and extensions in compliance with financial guidelines of donors and Johanniter
Monitor budgets, give relevant advice concerning financial matters and inform Head of Mission, Coordinators and HQ desk officer regularly on financial status
Verify and support partner organisations with financial reporting


Assure compliance with Johanniter’s procurement procedures, government obligatory regulations and donor guidelines. Assure all supporting documents are available.

Supervise and train the team of Finance Assistants and support staff (periodic staff appraisals, regular meetings, capacity building etc)


Assist the Head of Mission in security management
Represent Johanniter in relevant forums and networks
Regularly coordinate all above mentioned aspects with the Head of Mission and the Desk Officer and Controller in Berlin
Assist the country office team in translating guidelines and templates
Support Head of Mission in all other tasks.


Person Specification


University Degree in Business Administration / Accountancy or equivalent degree OR relevant work experience in similar position



At least 3 years of experience in accounting and financial management in the field of humanitarian aid / development cooperation
Experience in working with public donors
Ability to write reports and procedure manuals
Working experience in DR Congo is a plus


Financial Management
Proficient user of accountancy and financial software
Excellent reporting and computer skills
Fluency in English and French with excellent verbal and written communication skills
Knowledge of German is a plus
Cultural sensitivity and team competence
Sense of delegation and commitment to local capacity building


Terms and Conditions

Start date:                                 Sunday, April 01, 2018


Contract duration:                      definite contract for 12 months (with possible extension)


Remuneration:                          Between 39.727,44 € and 41.818 € annual gross salary (according to Johanniter AVR-J internal tariff and depending on relevant previous working experience).


Benefits:                                   - annual special payment (13th month salary)

- social security provisions (lump sum 375 € per month) (for expats not falling under social security)

                                    - international insurance package

                                                - 29 days annual paid leave plus additional R&R regulations

                                                - yearly home flight (for contracts > 1 year)

- Per diems (for international postings) for days in project country (currently 56 € per day)


Please note that this position is unaccompanied.


Interviews are scheduled for:   March 12-15, 2018

Please be advised, that due to the urgency of the situation, we might start short-listing even before the end of the deadline.


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