Finance Manager for Northeast Syria

Starting date: ASAP

Contract duration: 12 months with the possibility of extension

Country Programme: Syria Response

Base: Erbil, Iraq and Kobane, Syria

Line Manager: Head of Systems and Operations for Syria Country Programme


About PIN Syria:

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 and Livelihoods 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.


Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Responsible for financial planning, cash-flow, budget preparation
  • Ensuring compliance of the processes and documentation with local legal and administrative rules and regulations, as well as with donors’ requirements and PIN’s internal rules
  • Working closely with Programme Managers and Field Coordinator for Northeast Syria on spending/budgets’ follow-up and other financial issues
  • Ensuring that PIN’s accounting practices, financial procedures and processes are in place and followed
  • Responsible for financial reporting to donors and HQ
  • Supervising the mission accountancy, providing line management to the finance team
  • Participating in annual and project audits


Suitable candidates for this position should possess:

  • University degree preferably in Finance or related field;
  • At least 2 years of experience in the position of Finance Manager;
  • Experience with finance management of projects funded by international donors;
  • Experience with team management and supervision; strong ability and willingness to transfer knowledge and build capacities of national teams;
  • Ability to plan effectively; organized, responsible and systematic;
  • Excellent communication skills, including fluent spoken and written English;
  • Knowledge of double-entry accounting;
  • Work experience with an accounting and economic softwares;
  • Experience of working in complex and volatile contexts, including familiarity with the humanitarian context of Syria or the Middle East, would be an advantage.


People in Need offers:

  • Working environment in a well-established and growing humanitarian organization;
  • Salary and benefits according to PIN salary scale and HR policies, expected salary 2,800 EUR (before taxation, per diems included);
  • 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, plus R&R benefits according to PIN’s policy;
  • Reimbursement of costs of visas and vaccinations; assistance with visa application procedure;
  • Accommodation in PIN’s guesthouse on PIN’s expenses;
  • Free medical helpdesk and psychological consultation available online; travel health insurance.

Kindly send us your CV (no more than 4 pages) and  a short cover letter in English via this link.

Please note only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.