Deadline: 7 February 2020 About Us The Friendship Bench is a non-profit organization delivering an evidence-based, scalable, and sustainable community-based intervention to enhance mental well-being and improve quality of life in low-resource settings. Founded by clinical psychiatrist Dr. Dixon Chibanda, the program is designed to address the fact that more than 450 million people around the world suffer from mental illness, yet the gap between patients with mental health needs and the availability of treatment is estimated to be as high as 90% in some countries. Friendship Bench’s model trains lay health workers in primary care settings to deliver an evidence-backed form of cognitive behavioral therapy to improve mental health and ensure a sense of belonging in communities. This role offers an incredible opportunity to work with the world’s leading experts in access to community-based mental health services. The incumbent will form part of the team, as FB pursues aggressive scaling and expansion and will play a critical role in managing and developing internal systems, processes and procedures. This is a tremendous opportunity for a top drawer candidate to join an incredible team, and to maximize and strengthen the organizational capacity of a rapidly growing NGO with outsized impact potential. Responsibilities Reporting to the Finance and Franchise Director, the incumbent will be responsible for the following: Carries out all finance related issues and activities; Prepares, implements, monitors and reviews the FB budget and related systems; Prepares financial reports for submission to the board and relevant parties; Allocates funds in compliance with the funders and general accounting standards and regulations as well as per policies and procedures; Implements fraud mitigation practices and ensures systems and processes are executed efficiently and effectively to support FB’s mission; Efficiently and effectively manages the trust’s statutory taxation obligations.
Requirements A bachelor’s degree in business administration, economics, accounting, finance or related field; Possession of a professional qualification; A minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in a financial monitoring role with at least 3 years in the NGO environment, leading all finance and operations aspects of projects, including procurement, general administrative processes, HR and financial management; Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting and Auditing Principles and laws, rules and regulations; Analytical approach to work & ability to plan, organize, implement, evaluate and modify financial programs, informational support systems and processes. Hiring Practices The preceding job descriptions have been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within these classifications. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as comprehensive inventories of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the jobs. The Friendship Bench recruitment policies are designed to place the most highly qualified persons available in a timely and efficient manner. The Friendship Bench may pursue all avenues available, including promotion from within, employee referrals, outside advertising, employment agencies, Internet recruiting, college recruiting and search firms.
To apply If the above descriptions sound like you and fits your background, send your application and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org An attractive remuneration is on offer for the right candidates. ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED