Requisition ID: req12483
Job Title: Roving Budget Manager – Great Lakes
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: Yes
Location: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
This job can be located in DRC, Burundi, CAR, Tanzania or Kenya.
In the Great Lakes region (Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania) IRC responds to acute and longer-term needs with integrated programs that improve health and safety, in particular for women, children, as well as the most vulnerable and marginalized, champion economic wellbeing, and empower communities to regain control over their lives.
Where additional support is required by the countries in the region, the Roving Budget Manager will be deployed to work as part of the finance/budgeting and grants teams in country offices. S/he may be deployed to act as a temporary Budget Manager, or to provide surge support to assist in the development of proposals as well as donor financial reports, and to perform general budgeting functions during peak periods. The Roving Budget Manager reports to the Regional Grants Director and works closely with the Regional Business Development Advisor and the Regional Program Support Teams (RPST) as well as country office staff. The position will be preferably based within the region, or a European or African country where IRC has an office, with frequent travel to country programs within the region for in-country assignments.
The Roving Budget Manager will be assigned to support specific country programs and will be responsible for the following:
• Lead or support on budget development for proposals and award modifications.
• Coordinate on inputs into proposal or modification budgets for submission to donor and ensure adequate coverage of country operating costs or headquarters costs.
• Work with country finance, operations and technical teams to ensure cost proposals and technical proposals are aligned.
• Coordinate with the proposal team on strategic issues involving proposal budgets. Ensure that the proposal team is educated on donor requirements for cost proposals (budgets).
• Ensure proposal and modification budgets align with IRC organizational policies.
• Review, edit and finalize explanatory budget narrative to accompany budget in proposal or modification.
• Create and/or modify budget spreadsheet templates in accordance with donor requirements.
• Conduct internal budget reviews during proposal or modification period.
• Lead on engagement with partners on their budgets and review partner budgets.
• Advise on IRC’s standard budget templates.
• Ensure proposal and modification budgets are reviewed and submitted according to internal timelines and donor submission deadlines.
• Ensure compliance with RFP/RFA/tender requirements.
• Lead on or support the preparation of donor financial reports
• Support on other budget related tasks, including audit support and report responses, as requested.
• Provide training and/or capacity building to relevant country office staff on proposal budget development, financial reporting, and other finance related matters.
• Degree (minimum BA) in Business, Accounting, Finance, or related field relevant to the position requirements;
• 3-5 years’ experience in developing and managing budgets for humanitarian and development proposals and projects, including from private and statutory donors (e.g. US Government (USAID, BHA, BPRM, etc.), FCDO/DFID, ECHO, GFFO, Sida, SDC, Irish Aid, etc.
• Experience in developing and reviewing donor financial reports;
• Excellent Microsoft Excel skills;
• Improved interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively and within a diverse team setting;
• Proficient English written and verbal communication skills, Strong French communication skills also required
• Ability and willingness to travel across the region (at least 60% of the time),
• Proven track record to prioritize high volumes of work to meet tight deadlines.
Standard of Professional Conduct
IRC and IRC employees are required to abide by the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way Code of Conduct which are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, IRC operates and implements policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.
Diversity, Inclusion and Gender Equality
IRC acknowledges and honors the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status or disability. IRC is also committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other encouraging benefits.
Returning National Candidates
IRC strives to attract, empower and retain qualified national staff in our programs. We strongly encourage national or returning national candidates to apply for this position. If you are a national of the Country in which this position is based and are currently located outside of your home country and possess over two years of international work experience, the IRC has introduced an attractive remuneration package. The package includes competitive compensation, return flight to post, shipping allowance, temporary housing and a relocation allowance. Certain restrictions may apply.
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