Finance manager for North-East Syria

Country: Syria

Base: Kobane, North-East Syria, with frequent travels to Erbil, Iraq

Starting date: autumn 2018

Duration: 6 – 12 months with possibility of prolongation

Line Manager: Head of Systems and Operations for Syrian country programme

About teh Role:

PIN has been working in Northern Syria since 2012, providing emergency relief and early recovery support to conflict-affected communities. Programmes for conflict-affected communities in Syria focus mainly on Emergency Food Assistance, WASH, and Education, in addition to Early Recovery activities. PIN’s contribution to the Syria humanitarian response is amongst the largest, with an annual turnover of over $30 million, engaging over 350 full time staff members across Northern Syria and cross-border response hubs in neighbouring countries.

For more information on Syria country programme see

Main responsibilities:

  • Financial planning, cash flow, budget preparation
  • Supervision of compliance of the processes and documentation with the local legal and administrative measures, with donors’ regulations and PIN internal rules
  • Working closely with Program Managers on budgets’ follow-up and other financial issues
  • Ensuring that PIN accounting practices, financial procedures and processes are in place
  • Ensuring compliance with donors’ requirements and local legal and administrative rules and regulations
  • Responsibility for the financial and project reporting to the donors and HQ
  • Supervising the mission accountancy, providing line management to the finance team
  • Participating on annual and project audits
Main requirements:
  • University degree preferably in Finance or related field
  • Advanced level of English
  • Experience with finance management of international donors
  • Experience with team management and supervision
  • Ability to organize and plan effectively
  • Ability to work in difficult conditions and under pressure
  • Responsible and systematic
  • Knowledge of double-entry accounting
  • Working experience with an accounting and economic software
  • Cultural sensitivity, experience with development projects/international work experience is strongly welcome
  • Great communication skills
  • Strong ability and willingness to transfer knowledge
People in Need offers:
  • Environment of well-established and growing organization
  • Salary according to PIN salary scale, start-up salary approx.2 800 EUR (before taxation, per diems included)
  • Performance related bonuses paid half yearly based on standard evaluation process
  • 25 days of paid leave annually
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses with travel to the country of residence once per every 6 months of completed work
  • R&R based on PIN Syria policy
  • Reimbursement of costs of visas and vaccinations; assistance with visa application procedure
  • Free medical helpdesk and psychological consultation available on line
  • Travel medical insurance
  • Accommodation in PIN guesthouse on PIN expenses