Rwanda: Finance Officer

Organization: Fred Hollows Foundation
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 16 Mar 2018

  • Key role within a world-renowned international development NGO

  • Be a significant contributor to ending avoidable blindness

  • Full time, 3 year Contract (view to extend) based in Kigali, Rwanda

Come and join our international development organisation where we are ensuring that the vision of Fred Hollows lives on. We are working to eradicate avoidable blindness by 2020, and are committed to working with partners to bring about change that is sustainable and reaches even the most vulnerable communities. Working across more than 26 countries, our vision is for a world where no one is needlessly blind.

Reporting to the Finance and Administration Manager-Rwanda the Finance Officer is accountable for financial management of the Eritrea and Burundi Program and supporting the Rwanda Program in their day to day activities with frequent travel to Eritrea and Burundi.

Previous experience in a busy setting working with NGO partner organizations, donor financial management and use of the SUN accounting system is important.

Essential criteria includes:

  • BA degree in Accounting or Finance.

  • CPA(K) or ACCA certified.

  • At least 5 years’ experience working at Finance Officer level or higher in an NGO.

  • Experience Working with partners and capacity building.

  • Experience in preparing management reports.

  • Donor reporting experience.

  • Experience working in multicultural environment.

  • Ability to work well with others under pressure and respond to changes in priorities.

  • Knowledge of financial management systems SUN or other ERP’s.

  • Advanced skills in computers: Windows, spreadsheets, word processing and accounting packages.

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.

This is an exciting time to join The Fred Hollows Foundation Rwanda as we seek to deliver even greater impact and enhance our ability to accomplish our vision.

How to apply:

Applications should be made via our website: and should include your resume and cover letter addressing all areas expressed in the ‘experience, skills & attributes’ section of the Role Purpose as well as details of your current and expected salary.

To be eligible to apply for this position you must have the appropriate right to work in Rwanda.

The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas where we work. Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment.*

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