Job Title: Finance Officer
Date: November 2020
Apply by: 20 November 2020
Duration: 10 Months with possibility of extension based on performance and funding
Forum Against Harmful Practices (FAHP) is a coalition of 15 national NGOs and CSOs established in 2014 to advocate for the reduction of harmful practices including FGM/C. FAHP established its Secretariat in 2014 (a room in the office of one of the NGOs comprising one member of staff, a laptop and a desktop). So far FAHP activities include media trainings for journalists and district consultations to generate support for the approval of the national strategy. In May 2017, FAHP conducted a series of workshops for Parliamentarians, the Inter-Religious Council of Sierra Leone, the Council of Paramount Chiefs of Sierra Leone, selected Ministry Departments and Agencies on the rationale and methodology for the development of the Strategy. To further build consensus and strengthen support for the approval of the National Strategy, FAHP engaged key stakeholders including Parliamentarians, members of the Inter Religious Council, Council of Paramount Chiefs, and senior policy makers within Ministry Department and Agencies (MDAs) through a series of workshops in November and December 2018
With funding from Irish Aid, FAHP will further its work at the national level to strengthen itself as an Organisation with strong systems in place, advocate for the approval of the national FGM Reduction Strategy and create community level awareness to effect change. FAHP is looking for a strong and passionate candidate to lead this process and to make FAHP a better and sustainable Organisation.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
At least a Degree or Diploma in Accounting or related field.
Two to four years’ experience working in an NGO.
Demonstrated strengths in financial management with a strong client service focus; able to work with diverse groups of people and team-oriented environment
Skilled in obtaining information necessary to accomplish duties
Ability to prioritize work, multi-task and meet deadlines
Problem analysis and problem resolution skills at both a strategic and operational level
Ability to express technical ideas and concerns in a non-technical environment
Ability to follow direction and work independently
Ability to adapt and learn
Ability to develop effective systems considering organizational effectiveness and impact on people
Interested candidates should send in their applications with a cover letter detailing their motivation for this position and copies of most recent CV. Please send in your applications to firstname.lastname@example.org. Hard copies should be delivered to the G2G office, 68 Bai Bureh Road, Kissy.
All applications should be received on or before cob on Friday 20th November 2020.