VdE | Gerente de finanças | Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)




The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a Finance Manager to lead on all aspects of finance and provide essential financial services to the programme operations whilst ensuring compliance with global GAIN policies, systems and procedures. This role will be offered on a full-time permanent basis, subject to availability of funding and will be based in Maputo, Mozambique.


About GAIN

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is a Swiss-based foundation launched at the UN in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. Working with both governments and businesses, we aim to transform food systems so that they deliver more nutritious food for all people. In particular, we aim to make healthier food choices more desirable, more available, and more affordable. GAIN’s mission is to advance nutrition outcomes by improving consumption of nutritious and safe food for all people, especially the most vulnerable to malnutrition.


About the Role

Reporting to the Head of Operations-GAIN Mozambique, the Finance Manager will ensure financial regulations and controls are always in place for the country program and in use; compliance with external requirements, such as local laws and regulations and donors, partners, service providers and vendor contractual obligations.


The post holder will be responsible for ensuring that the books of account of the country program are complete, accurate, and updated in a timely fashion, in accordance with GAIN’s policies and procedures. They are also responsible for safeguarding GAIN’s interest in financial transactions and interactions, providing effective first level stewardship of GAIN’s assets, resources, staff and premises.


Key Responsibilities include.


  • Assisting the Head of Operations, budget holders and project managers in preparing country budgets and forecasts and finalizing them in collaboration with the global finance team and in accordance with procedures and published deadlines.
  • Compiling financial data for consolidation and preparation of cash flow and fund flow statements for review by the Head of Operations.
  • Ensuring the financial transactions are recorded in line with GAIN norms and standards in timely fashion. Manage office funds and maintain financial records including ledger, journal, petty cash and cash books and bank details. Manage receivables and payables in line with GAIN guidelines.
  • Support the Head of Operations in the development of costings and budgets for new project development, programme design team and the global finance team.
  • Monitoring field work and partners to verify financial expenditure and reports and provide technical support to partners and programme team on effective use of resources.
  • Liaising with the Head of Operations, project and international finance staff to ensure that financial reporting templates for all grants are set up in accordance with donor requirements.
  • Providing regular information to global finance staff on indirect costs charged to projects (salaries, infrastructure, and management charges) for journal posting to the accounts, and to assist in reconciling these charges to donor financial reports as they are produced.
  • Perform follow-up and resolutions for internal and external audit recommendations to improve or enhance the internal control environment.
  • Perform the financial review of purchase requests, purchase orders, and payment requests to ensure compliance with GAIN policies and procedures and donors and contracts requirements.
  • Ensure that any required donor exemptions and/or pre-approvals are secured prior to incurring the expenditure.



About You

The ideal candidate should have solid experience in finance, budgeting and compliance. They should demonstrate knowledge managing donor grants inclusive of reporting and forecasting standards preferably with an international NGO setting. The candidate should be able to solve complex and diverse responsibilities while working closely with project teams to ensure smooth operations.


You should possess ability to develop costings and budgets for new project development, programme design team and the global finance team. You have experience running payroll, ensuring books of account are complete, accurate and updated, managing staff and ensuring compliance to organizational finance policies. You demonstrate expertise in local laws and regulations, donors, partners, service providers and vendor contractual obligations.


The postholder should be able to cooperate with others and work in a participatory manner to achieve established goals. The candidate should possess a post graduate degree in finance or business management or relevant field. Candidate with professional accounting qualification is highly desirable.


About our Offer

The starting salary on offer for this role is from USD 39,333 - USD 44,974 (gross) per annum, depending on experience.


GAIN has a fair and competitive salary structure that allows for annual progression subject to good performance. In addition, GAIN offers a total of 37 days holiday per year (including annual leave, public holidays and additional office closure days), an attractive pension scheme and competitive insurance cover including health, travel and life assurance.


We are committed to the health of our staff, especially in these challenging times, and have developed a programme of wellbeing that includes flexible working, additional leave allowances, wellbeing days, mindfulness coaching and access to independent and confidential counselling.


GAIN also has a strong commitment to professional development. We will support you to grow in your career through both formal and informal training, and are committed to providing opportunities through internal recruitment, secondments, and promotion. All of this is delivered in a supportive and collaborative environment.


Our Working Culture and Environment

We provide a flexible working environment that includes a combination of home and office working opportunities through our global hybrid working policy. This encourages our staff to have a healthy work-life balance and increases staff motivation, enriches employee wellbeing, and improves performance and productivity.


All of our positions are based in one or more of GAIN’s designated offices as stated on our job advertisements. Successful candidates will be based in one of GAIN’s country offices and must have the existing right to live and work within a reasonably commutable distance of the relevant city / cities in which the role is advertised. Please note, that GAIN does not sponsor working visas and relocations.


GAIN reserves the right to withdraw an offer of employment for candidates who are considered to ineligible under the above conditions during or after the recruitment process.


This advert closes on 22nd March 2023. Early applications are encouraged. GAIN reserves the right to close this advert early should we receive suitable candidates ahead of the closing date.


The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is committed to equality of opportunity and creating an inclusive environment where diversity is valued. We are keen to reflect the diversity of our society at every level within our organisation and therefore welcome applications from talented and committed people from all backgrounds, representing the diverse societies we operate in.

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