Head of Finance and Administration

Head of Finance and Administration

Position: paid, full-time

Starting date: ASAP

Location: Mazar-e Sharif and Kabul, with occasional travel to operational areas based on security clearance

Contract duration: min6 -12 months with possible extension

Reports to: Country Director (CD)


People in Need (PIN) is a Czech NGO that provides relief and development assistant in 22 countries around the world. In Afghanistan, PIN has been responding to humanitarian needs and implementing development programs since 2001. PIN has established presence in 7 provinces in Afghanistan with approximately 140 staff. PIN implements projects focused on agriculture, women’s economic empowerment, social integration, and humanitarian response.

PIN has a long-term strategic commitment to contribute to the alleviation of suffering caused by extreme poverty and both natural and man-made disasters in Afghanistan, by providing neutral and impartial relief and assistance, regardless of the prevailing national and international dynamics. PIN supports community-based approaches and maintains considerable field presence in Afghanistan. This approach is a core part of PIN, in order to ensure that our programming remains relevant and appropriate, and field exposure will form an important component of the work of all international staff.


Your role:

Under the direct supervision of the Country Director, the Head of Finance and Administration is responsible for mission economy, mission’s compliance with PIN and donors’ financial and admin procedures and policies. Head of Finance and Administration directly manages finance team and continuously works on its capacity building. S/he also directly leads the process of the development and capacity building of national staff across the departments. Main responsibilities:
  • Responsibility for overall country program economy (preparation of operational budget and its regular update, proper budgeting, cash flow and cost efficiency monitoring, FX rate risk, etc.)
  • Ensuring that PIN accounting practices, financial procedures and processes are in place
  • Supervision of the compliance of the processes and documentation with the local legal and administrative measures, with donors’ regulations and PIN internal rules
  • Responsibility for the financial and project reporting to the donors and HQ
  • Overall responsibility for accurate, punctual and complete accounting data
  • Local team management (approx. 5 national staff) and its continuous capacity building based on personal development plans
  • Working closely with other head of departments on development of the capacity building plans for the whole national team and supervision of its fulfilment
  • Working closely with Program teams on project financial management and other related financial issues
  • Responsibility for correct use of financial/administrative management systems and provision of training and support to all staff
  • Key role in annual and project audits


For this position, we consider important:

  • University degree in Finance, Economics, Public Administration, Law, or a related discipline
  • Experience with finance management of international donors
  • Advanced level of English is required
  • Experience with team management and supervision is an advantage
  • Experience with managing administration and implementing HR agendas would be welcomed
  • Ability to organize and plan effectively
  • Ability to work in difficult conditions and under pressure
  • Responsible and systematic
  • Knowledge of principles of double-entry accounting
  • IT literacy, advanced knowledge of MS Excel
  • Cultural sensitivity, experience with development projects/international work experience is strongly welcome
  • Great communication skills


PIN offers:

  • Flexible and challenging working environment with room for personal growth
  • Robust and thorough induction training at HQ (2 weeks)
  • HEAT training (unless the candidate participated in one recently)
  • Starting salary defined by PIN salary scale (approx. 3,990-4,210 USD commensurate with experience; before taxation, including per diem)
  • Reimbursement of flight ticket to the country of residence once every 6 months of work, 2 regional flights per year for R&R trips
  • Reimbursement of costs of visas and vaccinations; assistance with visa application procedure,
  • Medical helpdesk and psychological consultation available on line,
  • Travel insurance,
  • 25 days of paid leave annually and 15 days of R&R leave
  • Accommodation in PIN guesthouse


How to apply:

Are you interested in this position? Send us your CV and short cover letter via this link. Please note only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

People in Need staff are expected to perform job duties and responsibilities in accordance with People in Need Code of conduct and key policies (available at: www.peopleinneed.cz/policies).