Director of Finance and Administration – Democratic Republic of Congo



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Design and manage all accounting systems for the World Relief DR Congo program ensuring that all financial transactions are fully accounted for and manage human resources and administrative functions. The Director of Finance and Administration will exercise his responsibilities within a multi-sectoral team. This position requires a professional who has knowledge of the duties and responsibilities of administration, accounting, human resources and finance as they relate specifically to the operation of an aid and development programme.


  • Report to WR Head Office as required by WR accounting standards
  • Report to the Country Director, International Finance Specialist and Program Managers on applicable financial information to assist them in their responsibilities
  • Provide technical oversight, supervision and training of all finance staff
  • Provide leadership and supervision to the human resources team and administrative staff
  • Review accounting systems, practices and reporting of WR partners to ensure compliance with accounting standards, donor intent and signed agreements
  • Review current policies and procedures and work with HO Finance and Country Director to improve them and implement changes
  • Facilitate the conduct of the external audit at least once a year and provide rapid response to audit needs for the general WR or other program specific audit
  • Assist in developing budgets for new programs and proposals
  • Collaborate with program staff to monitor program budgets on a regular basis • Oversees the safeguarding of WR’s national assets through the application of internal control policies and procedures
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of local government requirements related to financial matters and ensure compliance with tax regulations and other legal requirements
  • Primary liaison with World Relief Headquarters for all finance, accounting, grant budget management and cash management
  • Prepare all donor financial reports with respect to accounting, legal and contractual requirements and ensure review of such reports by Country Director and HQ Finance prior to submission
  • Develop, schedule and perform or supervise the performance of internal control audits and initiate the necessary actions to correct control weaknesses
  • Oversee all banking relationships and bank account activities
  • Oversee the timely preparation review and approval of all monthly bank and cash account reconciliations
  • Perform other duties and tasks assigned by the DR Congo Country Director
  • Perform payroll functions for all local staff employees
  • Responsible for supervising local finance and human resources assistants
  • Responsible for ensuring that the DR Congo program complies with local and national GoSS employment rules and regulations
  • Travel to the field at least quarterly to conduct financial spot checks/internal audits at sub-bases.
  • Assist and lead the development of key Human Resources and Finance department documents with staff and/or external consultants


  • Previous multicultural team leadership experience, independent thinker and self-taught.
  • Analytical and organized with excellent time management skills
  • Strong staff mentoring and capacity building skills
  • Previous employment in a not-for-profit organization that receives funding from multiple sources, preferably in an international setting.
  • Fluency in English and French required. Fluency in Swahili is highly valued.


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business administration or an appropriate field, master’s degree or recognized professional certification such as CPA preferred.
  • Computer literate, with experience in MS Office package and other financial packages. Excellent Excel skills required
  • Ability to manage budgets, financial accountability procedures, logistics and product tracking
  • Experience managing budgets and reports for projects funded by the U.S. government or other key international donors
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and French
  • Personal Christian faith and a heart to serve the vulnerable – Committed to the mission, vision and values ​​of World Relief


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • In performing the duties of this job, the employee must have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other places
  • The ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, squat, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights 10-15 pounds
  • Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including grasping ability and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read application information
  • The employee often has to sit down, reach out his hands and arms, talk and hear


  • General office layout
  • It may be necessary to spend a lot of time working on a computer, reading on a computer screen, typing information, standing in front of a photocopier or fax machine, and spending time on the phone or in Skype meetings .
  • Year-end filing activities involve repeatedly lifting and bending
  • Physical, emotional and intellectual demands
  • Equipment used: Employee’s computer (desktop or laptop), printer and copier
  • All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skill and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job competently. This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Individuals may be required to carry out any other work-related instructions as requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. This job description is not exhaustive and is still under review.

World Relief offers a competitive benefits package (25+ hours per week):

World Relief contributes monthly premiums:

Additional benefits:

  • Offer 16 paid holidays!
  • Vision
  • Offer paid sick and vacation days
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Parental leave
  • FSA: medical and dependent care, and travel funding
  • Supplementary life insurance (employee, spouse and children)
  • Generous R&R package, accommodation and per diem coverage

World Relief pays 100% for eligible employees:

  • Collective term life (employee, spouse and children)
  • Long-term and short-term disability
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment (ADD)
  • Long distance travel insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

World Relief – Retreat:

  • 401K & Roth
  • WR is up to 4%, then an additional quarter percent up to 10%
  • Eligibility: Full-time is eligible after 3 months of employment. Part-time is eligible after 1000 hours per year

World Relief Discounts (immediately eligible):

  • Verizon
  • Nationwide pet insurance
  • Home and auto insurance through Liberty Mutual

We are proud to be an EEO/AA M/F/D/V employer. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform drug testing prior to hiring.

For World Relief personnel, a strong commitment to World Relief’s mission, vision, and values ​​is essential, and Christian faith is a prerequisite for employment, based on U.S. federal guidelines under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Legal context in the United States

World Relief is both an equal opportunity employer and a faith-based religious organization. This means we hire without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, gender, marital status, parental status, membership in a trade union, political ideology or disability of an otherwise qualified person. World Relief’s status as an equal opportunity employer does not preclude the organization from hiring staff based on their religious beliefs, so that all staff members share the same religious commitment.

Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 702 (42 USC 2000e 1(a), World Relief has the right to hire and only hires candidates who agree with World Relief’s Statement of Faith.

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