Vacancy: Head of Finance
Camfed envisions a world, in which every child is educated, protected, respected and valued, and grows
up to turn the tide of poverty. As the most effective strategy to tackle poverty and inequality, Camfed
multiplies educational opportunities for girls and empowers young women to become leaders of change.
Our focus is on girls and young women in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa. This is where girls face acute
disadvantage and where their empowerment will have a transformative impact. Camfed’s Model sees
girls’ education as the starting point for social change. It shows that partnering with communities to
unlock the leadership potential of groups of girls and women at the margins of society creates a multiplier
effect like no other, delivering the only sustainable and scalable way of addressing the world’s problems
with the urgency required.
Duties And Responsibilities
As a Head of Finance you are guided by Camfed‘s organisational policies and procedures including our
Children and Young People Protection Policy and are responsible for leading the Finance function at
Camfed Zimbabwe driving strategic financial planning, financial management, control and analysis; to
ensure the efficient and effective use and accountability over financial resources; and the smooth
operation of the Finance team and system.
1. Financial Accounting
Processing of income and expenditure transactions in Financial force (Salesforce platform)
ensuring the accuracy and completeness of coding in line with approved expenditure
Managing accounts payables, programme payments and transfers ensuring adherence to set
procedures and authorization levels.
Managing field advances (22600) including regular review, analysis and clearance of the 22600
Timely production of monthly bank reconciliations.
Monthly analysis of all balance sheet accounts.
Reviewing, checking and processing of financial reports from partners in the field.
Maintenance of the asset register
Proper filing and storage of financial records.
Preparation for and executing successful external audit process.
2. Management Accounting
Development of country annual budgets and proposal budgets ensuring that appropriate cost
estimates and costing models are applied.
Support the planning process to map work plans, budgets and donor contracts and the link with
quarterly expenditure plans.
Support the development and timely submission of quarterly forecasts (Expenditure
Producing weekly, monthly and quarterly management reports, analysis and accompanying
commentary for senior management, ensuring that reports, i.e. donor update reports and
budget tracking reports are explained to department Heads and the Executive Director.
Work with other department Heads to analyse variances and explore potential problems.
Perform regular three dimensional reviews of the efficiency, effectiveness, and economy of
Camfed Zimbabwe’s work, i.e. triangulation of Impact (M&E) reports, finance reports and
programme reports as a way to inform programme delivery.
3. Cash flow planning
Produce annual, quarterly and monthly cash flow forecasts and processing of cash requests
Identify and recommend short-term investment options for excess cash.
4. Field monitoring
Carry out regular field monitoring visits to review proper usage of programme funds and
provide capacity building to field partners ensuring compliance with Camfed’s internal financial
5. Staff management
Manage Camfed Zimbabwe finance staff, including allocation of duties, staff training,
mentoring, capacity building, annual evaluation and on-going motivation.
Assist in the on-going design and development of Camfed systems and processes.
Work with the rest of the global Camfed finance team and other teams in developing and
sustaining good practice.
Any other duties as defined by the Executive Director and/or Camfed International Executive
This is a fixed term contract of 2 years. The role requires applicants to have the right to work in
Zimbabwe. We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in our workforce; we welcome applications from
all sections of society irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, religion or belief.
How to apply:
Qualifications And Experience
A chartered accountant
How To Apply
Please forward your application to [email protected] by 9am on Friday 13
th March 2020. Attaching a
detailed CV, names of two contactable referees, a motivation letter, certified copies of academic and
professional qualifications. The subject of the e-mail should clearly state ‘Head of Finance’. Responses
and disclosure of the remuneration package will only be to shortlisted candidates. If you do not receive
a response within 14 days of the closing date of this advertisement, consider your application