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The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC): Guiding Humanitarian Excellence
Introduction to IFRC and Its Mission
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest and most impactful humanitarian organization. Comprising a network of 192-member National Societies (NSs), IFRC aims to inspire, encourage, facilitate, and promote a wide range of humanitarian activities by NSs. This mission seeks to prevent and alleviate human suffering, contributing to the maintenance of human dignity and global peace.
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Role Within the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IFRC operates as an integral part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (Movement), which includes member National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The work of IFRC is guided by fundamental principles such as humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality.
Structure and Focus of IFRC
Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, IFRC is led by its Secretary General. The organization’s headquarters are structured into three main Divisions:
- National Society Development and Operations Coordination
- Global Relations, Humanitarian Diplomacy, and Digitalization
- Management Policy, Strategy, and Corporate Services
IFRC operates globally with five regional offices in Africa, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Additionally, the organization has country cluster delegations and country delegations worldwide. The combined efforts of the Geneva Headquarters and the field structure form the IFRC Secretariat.
Job Purpose: Finance Officer (FO)
The Finance Officer (FO) role is crucial in enhancing accountability, risk management, and transparency in FRC-funded projects within Zimbabwe. Collaborating with Finnish Red Cross (FRC) delegates, local staff, and National Society (NS) counterparts, the FO contributes to accurate and timely financial management, planning, reporting, and risk mitigation for FRC-supported programs.
The FO also offers financial management support to other delegates in Zimbabwe and provides capacity-building assistance to both the National Society and FRC HQ.
Key Responsibilities of the FO
The FO’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Collaborating with NS and FRC delegates to prepare budgets and financial analyses that meet FRC standards.
- Ensuring accurate and timely financial reporting for projects/programs in compliance with FRC and donor requirements.
- Advising NS on financial matters during project start-up and closure phases, including setting up adequate financial processes.
- Supporting the coordination, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of FRC-supported programs, with a focus on financial and administrative issues.
- Coordinating project-related internal and external audits commissioned by FRC.
- Providing technical support to ZRCS (Zimbabwe Red Cross Society) on procurement processes.
- Conducting monthly verification of ZRCS financial transactions to ensure internal control compliance.
- Monitoring risk on FRC-supported programs and managing fixed assets inventory for projects.
- Overseeing administrative procedures in the FRC Office and managing cash transfer requests.
- Ensuring accurate cash management and financial reporting to FRC Headquarters.
- Facilitating communication and coordination between FRC Country Manager, Regional Finance and Administration Delegate, and ZRCS on financial matters.
- Collaborating with NS and project teams to improve program budget preparation, budget control, and reporting procedures.
Qualifications and Requirements
- Bachelor’s Degree in accounting/finance.
- ACCA qualification preferred.
- Minimum 3 years of financial management or auditing experience in the NGO sector.
- Familiarity with international donor financial management requirements.
- Proficiency in accounting software, such as QuickBooks and Navision.
- Fluent spoken and written English.
Key Competencies and Values
- National Society Relations
- Teamwork and interpersonal skills
- Integrity and personal conduct
- Communication and managerial effectiveness
- Initiative and direction
- Flexibility, patience, and adaptability in a diverse context
How to Apply
To apply for this role, click [To Apply Click HERE). Your contribution will help uphold humanitarian values and enhance the lives of vulnerable individuals in the face of disasters and crises.