Finance Manager

Health Works
Bujumbura, Burundi
Full time Staff

Finance Manager  

Health Works is looking for an experienced Finance Manager to oversee the financial aspect of a project that improves the health and wellbeing of communities in Burundi.

About us:

Health Works also known as HealthNet TPO, is a knowledge-driven, non-profit organization that works in areas disrupted by war, disasters and poverty. Working together with local populations, it works on rehabilitation and sustainable health care development. We aim to contribute to improve the overall health situation and support the development of systems for the provision of health care. Health Works contributes to community mobilization as a conditional necessity in populations recovering from long-time warfare. In doing so, we aspire to include and build the capacity of local organizations, communities and authorities. Health Works strives for developing evidence-based interventions to strengthen the health of populations in distress.

The Headquarter office is based in the Netherlands; Health Works also operates in Afghanistan, Burundi and South Sudan under the name of HealthNet TPO, where we have country offices.

Your role:
Health Works is in the process of being  awarded a €9.3 million EU contract as the Consortium Lead on the 3-year- programme  ‘’Volet Santé - Mesure d'Appui à la résilience des populations du Burundi’’. The consortium consists of GVC (Gruppo di Volontariato Civile), medica mondiale and Pathfinder International. This programme focusses on increasing the universal access to quality health services including sexual health and reproductive rights as well as providing adequate health care needs for 70% of the population from 3 provinces.

The Finance Manager is responsible for overall financial oversight of the consortium budget and expenditure.

The Finance Manager reports to the Consortium Coordinator, the Chef de Mission in Bujumbura as well to the Financial Controller in Amsterdam.

This is a 30 month unaccompanied position based in Bujumbura, Burundi (with occasional trips to Cibitoke, Kayanza and Ngozi provinces). There is a possible extension till 36 months.

Your tasks include:

  • Ensure development and implementation of work and expenditure plans and ensure that programmes are implemented within agreed and approved budgets through regular expenditure monitoring
  • Ensure that appropriate finance systems are maintained and that all procedures and controls are implemented
  • Maintaining close monitoring of advances to partners, expenditures reporting to partners, and complete supporting documentation
  • Manage bank accounts and the transfer of money between head-office and country office
  • Ensure that all transactions are properly accounted for
  • Monitor cash flow and ensure that sufficient funds are always available in the bank
  • Develop reporting formats and ensure that both internal and donor financial reports are submitted in a timely manner and to high quality
  • Prepare the monthly financial accounting reports at the end of each month and submit them to head office by the first week of the following month
  • Prepare monthly management reports at the end of each month
  • Monitor the funding situation and prepare the funding grid at the end of each month
  • Provide support to field finance staff as well as partner organisations and work closely with them to ensure that financial information is accurate and up to date
  • Ensure implementation of recommendations from due diligence assessments and continuous monitoring to ensure controls and risk mitigation measures are in place
  • Ensure compliance with relevant legal frameworks in all financial and taxation matters
  • Assist in the preparation of budgets and accounts to donors as requested
  • Liaise regularly with budget holders and partners
  • Assist any audit undertaken
  • Ensure filing systems and record keeping are in place and up to date
  • Support monthly bookkeeping and administration of other programmes in Burundi
  • Understanding of and experience with bookkeeping
  • Support payroll, regulatory returns and tax compliance as required
  • Provide any other financial information, as requested, and respond to any other financial queries 


  • BA in Finance; MBA preferred

Experience and Specific Skills

  • At least 5 years relevant experience in senior finance position
  • Knowledge of development work in (international) NGO, preferably in multi-cultural setting
  • Working knowledge with various institutional donors, including planning and reporting
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and French
  • Computer skills incl. MS Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and PowerPoint, knowledge of MS Dynamics is an asset
  • Experience of working in Burundi is an asset

You have/ are: 

  • Flexible and organized in a challenging environment
  • Good team player, able to listen and motivate
  • Able to work in a culturally diverse environment
  • Able to work with minimum supervision and be pro-active
  • Able to work under duress, occasional flexibility in terms of working off hours
  • Willing to travel occasionally between Bujumbura and the field where the activities are taking place

We offer:

  • An opportunity to use your expertise and contribute to our mission to improve the health and well-being of people living in fragile states. A highly diverse position in a small team where you can really make a difference
  • A dynamic, international, cultural diverse working environment (approximately 10 passionate colleagues in Amsterdam and another 1.500 colleagues in the project countries)
  • A full-time position (40 hours per week)
  • Contract duration of 30 months due to project funding starting 1st March 2019 (possibility of an extension until 36 months)

More information:
For more information about Health Works, please visit

How to apply: To apply, please send your CV and application letter (including your motivation) to:  by Monday 18 February 2019. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis before the closing date until the position is filled.

When applying, include the following title in the email subject line: Finance Manager

Acquisition as a result of this vacancy is not appreciated.

Closing date: 
1st March 2019