Monday, November 26, 2018

Financial management Adviser at VSO November, 2018

Financial management Adviser at VSO November, 2018

Job Title: Financial management Adviser at VSO November, 2018

Job description

Role Overview

You will work with the Project implementing partners – SIDCO, TCCIA, and TWCC – to coach local Small Medium Enterprise’s in improving their financial management capacity and their ability to access financing, win contracts, budget, and report financially.


Skills, qualifications and experience
A bachelor degree holder in Finance/Accountant/Banking or related subject
Fully qualified accountant


Experience in developing financial management systems
Able to formulate and implement financial regulations, policies and procedures.
Good experience in establishing and supporting organization development
Facilitation and training skills
Strong understanding of business ethics


Experience of working on similar projects in a developing country
Strong understanding of the particular barriers facing female headed SMEs
Able to network effectively, adapting communication style to different contexts and audiences, including internal and external stakeholders
Ability to work independently and prioritise own work load
Able to be flexible and travel significantly

The volunteer must be a team player with good social and interpersonal skills and networking abilities. S/he should be able to handle conflicts in a constructive consultative way.
S/he should have a flexible personality, adapting easily to new situations.

Competencies and Behaviour

Whether You Want To Join Us As An Employee, Or As a Volunteer Working In Your Own Country, Overseas Or Online, Our Selection Process Includes An Assessment Based On These Core 


  • At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together.
  • Ability to be open minded and respectful
  • Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
  • Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
  • Ability to seek and share knowledge

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.


As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.


VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

Some background about VSO

Much has changed since VSO started 60 years ago. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organisation. In 2016/2017 alone, we worked with over 7,000 volunteers from all over the world and from all backgrounds to deliver services that had an impact on the lives of almost 2.6 million people in the 24 countries where we work. Our programmes focus on the areas of health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We believe progress is only possible when we work together and that strong partnerships are crucial to delivering positive change. That’s why we work with over 500 partner organisations, from local and national governments, to businesses, NGOs, funders, charities and community groups. Currently, over 30% of our people are recruited from within the country in which they work, and we continue to grow the share of community and national volunteers involved in our programmes. We also send increasing numbers of volunteers from one developing country to another. However, our vision has remained the same; to build a world without poverty.

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