Finance Officer

Monday, April 3, 2017
Duty Station : 
NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency, Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Head of Finance, NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency
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The NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency invites applicants who are citizens of African Union Member States for the post of Finance Officer.

Under the supervision of the Head of Finance of the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency or his/her delegate, the Finance Officer will be responsible for grants management in line with the Financial Rules and Regulations of the African Union and the decisions, policies and management procedures established by the NEPAD Agency.

Required Skills and Competencies

  1. Extensive knowledge of grants management in non-profit organisational setting.
  2. Good knowledge of IPSAS.
  3. Excellent oral, writing and editing skills.
  4. High level of accuracy, attention to detail and thoroughness.
  5. Ability to work under minimal supervision, be proactive, initiative and with sound judgment.
  6. High level of integrity and accountability, flexible approaches to work coupled with enthusiasm, commitment and energetic.
  7. Ability to leverage limited resources and staff for maximum impact.
  8. Ability to perform multiple tasks and work under pressure with a wide range of individuals and institutions.
  9. Creative thinking, problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills.
  10. Maintain confidentiality at the highest level at all times.
  11. Sound analytical skills.
  12. Excellent interpersonal skills.
  13. Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-national environment.

Education and Experience:

Candidates must possess at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Accountancy, Financial Management or Commerce. A professional qualification in Accounting such as CPA, CA, ACCA and CIMA or equivalent will be an added advantage. Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in Accounting, Financial Management, or Auditing, of which at least 3 years should be at similar position in a public sector institution or preferably an international organisation.

Application: To apply, please submit the following:

  1. A motivation letter stating reasons for seeking employment with the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency.
  2. A detailed and updated curriculum vitae (CV), not exceeding five (5) pages and indicating your nationality, age and gender.
  3. Three (3) referees with good knowledge of the candidate’s work, furnishing full contact details, telephone, fax and e-mail addresses.
  4. Certified copies of degrees and diplomas.

Remuneration: Indicative basic salary of US$29,287.00 per annum plus other entitlements e.g. Post Adjustment (57% of basic salary), Housing allowance ($21,196.80 per annum), Pension (19% of basic salary) in conformity with the rules and procedures applicable to internationally recruited staff of the African Union.

Applications must be received not later than Monday, 3 April 2017 and should be addressed to:

Head of Human Resources

NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency

P O Box 1234

Halfway House

Midrand, 1685


Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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