Finance Manager : Christian Aid

  • Harare

Christian Aid

DUE : 11 DEC 2022

Salary (full time):$44,572
Type of contract:Fixed Term
Contracted hours:35
Contract length:24 months
Location:Harare, Zimbabwe
Closing date:11 December 2022
Interview date:14 December 2022

About us
Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We are a global movement of people, churches and local organisations who passionately champion dignity, equality and justice worldwide. We are the changemakers, the peacemakers, the mighty of heart.

Learn about our vision, mission and values

About the role
This role sits within the Finance role family in the International Department. It is responsible for managing all aspects of the country finance function, which will include financial records, financial reports, budgets, donor funds, internal and external audits and providing financial support to Christian Aid staff. This role will manage other finance and administration staff. The role also manages partner financial capacity and compliance and the administrative functions.

About you
You will be a qualified accountant with at least 5 years’ experience and an equivalent to level of degree in Accounting or Full CIS/ACCA. You will possess skills and experience in contributing to local Senior Management’s strategy and plans. You will have experience of leading a finance function and of managing a team. You will have a professional qualification (or equivalent) in Administration, Audit, HR. Finally, you will have verbal and written fluency in English and one local language.


Competency questions (if required)

As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:
Build partnerships
Give us an example of a time when you had to influence other people and persuade them to work in a collaborative way when there were different personal or organisational agendas

What was the context? Who had to be influenced or persuaded?
What was your task?
What action(s) did you take? Why? How?
What was the outcome(s)? If you were successful, how did you know?

Communicate effectively
Give us an example of when you demonstrated an understanding of how personal and external factors affect other people’s communication needs and styles and how you managed those differences to ensure that everyone was heard

What was the context? Who were the different people and what different needs and styles did they represent?
What was your task?
What actions did you take to ensure that everyone was heard and felt heard?
How successful were you? How did you know?
Steward resources
Please give us an example of a time when you found ways to achieve more effective outcomes by using existing resources in a new or different way

What was the context?
What was your task?
What action(s) did you take?
How successful were you? What was the impact of your actions?

To apply We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief. You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

Further information
At Christian Aid we strive to be an inclusive and diverse employer and recognise the value that this brings in helping to build strong, creative and high performing teams.

We are actively encouraging women, racialised minorities, people with disabilities, returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people with caring responsibilities, people from low socioeconomic backgrounds, women, and older workers to apply. This is because these groups are under-represented within our teams, especially at senior level, and we recognise and value the contributions members of these groups make to strong, creative and high performing teams. To discuss this role in greater detail, please contact’

We have a strong Christian ethos and we encourage applications from all faiths and none (with the exception of Director positions where there is a genuine occupational requirement to be a practicing Christian – Exempted under the Equality Act 2010).

All successful candidates will require a DBS/police check appropriate to the role and location and a Counter Terrorism Sanction check as part of your clearance for commencing your role with us. We also participate in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information as part of the referencing process from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Christian Aid is committed to providing a safe and trusted environment for every person connected to the work we do; and to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour including sexual harassment and exploitation, abuse, and financial misconduct. Any candidate offered a job with Christian Aid is expected to share and demonstrate our values and adhere to Christian Aid’s Safeguarding policy and sign Christian Aid’s Code of Conduct.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.


For enquiries regarding this vacancy, email: CVs will not be accepted.