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    Embassy of Switzerland Job Vacancy for Head, Finance, and Controlling

    VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT 
    Embassy of Switzerland

    The Embassy of Switzerland offers a competitive salary and benefits package as well as a stimulating team and working environment. We are looking for a young, energetic Nepali national for the following position for 4 years fixed term contract with possibility of extension:

    Head, Finance, and Controlling

    As a member of the Embassy Management team and under the line management of the Ambassador, the Head of Finance and Controlling shall be responsible for:
    • Leading, Managing, Coaching and Developing the Finance and Controlling Team
    • Preparing and periodically updating the financial planning and sharing with the Programme Team members, Embassy Management and Head Office; Monitoring of the project disbursements
    • Managing the fund and ensuring a cost-optimized liquidity plan; transferring office and project funds from the headquarters as per liquidity-planning
    • Monitoring of the Internal Controlling System (ICS) and advising and supporting the adaptation/improvement of the ICS; ensuring an efficient management of the Swiss Cooperation Office (SCO) external group audit/review and internal audit; ensuring efficient management and execution of investigations/ in-depth audits which are conducted by the Embassy in response to suspicious transactions/accusations/media allegations/issues of conflict of interest, etc.
    • Supporting the Project Cycle Management; providing support to the concerned Programme Officers and the Finance Controllers during the tender procedures and selection of the implementing partners; assessing the project budget in cooperation with the Programme Officers (POs) and partner-organizations; controlling the project budget in line with Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA)/SDC instructions & guidelines
    • Advising the Embassy management on issues related to the fiduciary risks, compliances, financial planning, disbursements, etc.
    • Providing orientation, training & advice in the areas of finance, ICS, compliance, etc. to the staff in the Embassy; and on-demand, among the partner organizations
    Required Technical Competence
    Chartered Accountant, Master's Degree in Business Administration and Commerce or Management with further training in the area of Financial Management/Accounting or an equivalent training as per international standard; minimum 3 years' experience in the area of Accounting, Finance and Administration if possible in an international environment; sound knowledge of English & Nepali language; good computer skills and knowledge of different accounting software;

    Required Methodological and Social Competence
    High levels of energy, initiative and flexibility in quickly adjusting to changing work requirements; excellent analytical and conceptual thinking, and the ability to capture it in clearly and logically in writing; proven facilitation, moderation and presentation skills; able to define clear objectives & priorities; have demonstrated high level of leadership and managerial competencies; capable to work in a multicultural team; sensitive in areas of gender and social inclusion; able to deal with criticism and conflict; strong negotiator; strong understanding of the national context.

    How to Apply:
    Detailed Terms of Reference is available on the following website https://www.fdfa.adminschicountries/nepalien/home/news/open-job-vacancies.html
    Application in English with immediate contact address and a telephone number; an updated bio-data; copies of citizenship certificate and academic credentials; and reference from former employer(s) should reach at the latest by 17:00 hrs on 6th September 2019 through post or through email as attachment (please do not provide a link to google drive or any other cloud server) at kathmandu.application@eda.admin.ch. Please clearly mark "Application for Head, Finance and Controlling" respectively on the envelope/subject of the email.

    Application deadline: 17:00 hrs on 6th September 2019

    For detail, read published vacancy notice below:
    Embassy of Switzerland Job Vacancy
    Source: Kantipur Dainik, 17 August 2019

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