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We’re hiring: financial and admin manager Iraq Friday 3 November 2017

For our operations we are regularly looking for Financial Managers in Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East. If you are interested in such a position, now or in the future, we would like to get in contact with you.

At this moment we are specifically looking for a:

Financial and Admin Manager Iraq (stationed in Dohuk, Kurdistan Region)
Employment: 1.0 FTE
Duration: 1 year with possible renewal of contract

Purpose of the position:
The Financial and Admin Manager is responsible for the entire financial administration of the field office and projects, HR and Logistics. The Financial and Admin Manager is accountable to the Country Director, while being the financial sparring partner for all staff in the field office and Finance at HQ in the Netherlands. The Financial and Admin Manager works closely with the Head of Logistics.

The Financial and Admin Manager will be responsible for:
• Implementing and maintaining Dorcas financial policies, including overseeing implementation of policies on procurement, cash dealing, HR, etc.;
• Preparing financial donor reports on project spending in conjunction with HQ in the Netherlands;
• Playing an important role in developing financial budgets for field office and project proposals;
• Monitoring budgets of field office and projects to prevent under- and overspending and provide timely and solid input to the Country Director and program staff;
• Monitoring partner organization’s financial project accounts;
• Prepare audits and acting as the point person for auditors when field office and/or projects are audited.
• Human Resources
• Logistics
• Active participation in the Country Management Team

Job Requirements:
• Minimum BSc degree in financial accounting or other relevant field;
• At least 5 years of experience in the NGO sector and/or experience with financial monitoring of multiple, simultaneous projects; must be able to solidly maintain a full ‘set of books’;
• Experience in running payroll and basic knowledge about tax and labour law;
• Computer skills, including excellent Excel skills, ability to work with automated accounting systems;
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, knowledge of Arabic is an advantage;
• Strong analytical, communication, time-management and leadership skills, must be reliable and have high personal integrity;
• As Iraq is a challenging country, candidate must have ability to cope with stressful, delicate, sometimes lonely and possibly unstable situations;
• Adherence to the mission and vision of Dorcas;
• Reflect the vision and values of Dorcas with team members, local staff, beneficiaries and external contacts.

At Dorcas you will:
• Work in a challenging environment with scope for professional and personal development;
• Be part of a dedicated, motivated and intercultural team;
• Receive a suitable salary and good secondary employment conditions.

For questions about this vacancy, please contact Thabolwethu Mpofu at +9647515349366 or by e-mail at or contact Dave Leeflang by e-mail

Send your English cover letter and CV on or before November 20, 2017 by email to:, Attn. Thabolwethu Mpofu. Mention clearly in the email subject that you are applying for: Financial and Admin Manager Iraq.

We invite you to include your Christian motivation in your application letter.

Note that due to the urgency of fulfilling the position, candidates may be selected and approached prior to the closing date.


For international transactions please use Dorcas' International Bank Account Number: NL04 RABO 0106 2500 00

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Dorcas operates building the capacities of local partner organisations and funding their relief and development projects.

Our Programmes

Dorcas supports Relief, Early Recovery and Resilient Livelihoods, Enterprising people and Community Based Care and Protection.