London, Greater London
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

About us

Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty.

Poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of their dignity and lets injustice thrive. But together we have the power to transform lives.

We are a global movement of people, churches and local organisations who passionately champion dignity, equality and justice worldwide. We are the changemakers, the peacemakers, the mighty of heart.

We provide urgent, practical help in times of crisis and beyond. We seek to eradicate extreme poverty by tackling its root causes. Together with people living in poverty, we amplify our voices to speak truth to power and create lasting change.

Everyone is equal in the sight of God. For over 70 years, this has inspired us to stand together in solidarity with our global neighbours, of all faiths and none.

About the role

To support the Middle East Region Finance Manager in the smooth running of key business and finance systems and processes for the Middle East Regional Programme; To proactively engage and coordinate with programme staff to ensure all grants and payments are made in a timely manner, in line with CA finance policies; To support programme staff in delivering work across the region in a way that is compliant with core humanitarian standards and financial policies for operations in areas considered high risk; To support the annual budgeting process and regular financial monitoring of partners budgets and reports to ensure work is delivered in line with CA strategic objectives, policies and processes.   

About you

The role works within International Programme, Middle East Region. The role reports to the Middle East Finance Manager and is pivotal in the smooth and compliant running of programme grants and compliance with CA policies and processes. The post liaises closely with the Middle East Region Programme Team. the wider International Department and with staff in Corporate Services Division, among others. 

Further information

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based. 

From 1 July 2021, the process for completing right to work checks has changed and we can no longer accept EU passports or ID cards as valid proof of right to work, with the exception of Irish citizens.

There are now two types of right to work checks: a manual check and an online check. A manual check can be completed against relevant documentation as outlined by the Home Office. An online check can be completed if you hold digital proof of your immigration status in the UK. We will require your share code and date of birth to carry out this check. Please see Government website for more information on acceptable documents.

All successful candidates will require either a Basic or Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service certificate (DBS) and a Counter Terrorism Sanction check as part of your clearance for commencing your role with us. Information will be forwarded to you by the HR team with your offer.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

Christian Aid is committed to providing a safe and trusted environment for every person connected to the work we do; and to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour including sexual harassment and exploitation, abuse, and financial misconduct. Any candidate offered a job with Christian Aid is expected to share and demonstrate our values and adhere to Christian Aid’s Safeguarding policy and sign Christian Aid’s Code of Conduct.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

Competency questions 

1. In regard to project monitoring, review and reporting on grant, please describe a situation where you were tasked to prepare a complex donor report. How did you plan, prioritize and monitor your progress?

  • What made the project complex? What was the context?
  • How did you make your plan? What actions did you take?
  • If there were any obstacles to this, how did you address them?
  • What were the results? Were you successful?  If so, how were you successful?

2. In ensuring effective and efficient management of donor & organizations resources, please describe a situation around a critical compliance issue that you have had to address with sub-grantees (partners).   

  • What was the issue? How critical was it? How did this issue arise?
  • How did you address it? What was your task or responsibility?
  • What actions did you take?
  • What was the outcome? Were you successful?  If so, what was your evidence?

3. Please describe a situation where you had to engage different stakeholders both internally and externally in ensuring you collaboratively delivered the intended goal.   

  • What was the situation? What was the goal?
  • What different expectations were involved?
  • What was expected of you? How did you actively consult others?
  • What did you do? How did you take those actions?
  • What was the impact? Were you successful?  How did you know?
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Refreshed on: 11 October 2021
Closed date: 18 October 2021
Tags: Intl Development

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