Country Finance Delegate – Syria – Syrian Arab Republic

Country Finance Delegate – Syria – Syrian Arab Republic

The Danish Purple Cross (DRC) implements programmes primarily in unexpected emergency reaction, health, and psychosocial aid (PS) even though a number of Red Cross / Pink Crescent (RCRC) Host National Societies (HNS) in the Center East and North Africa (MENA). We emphasize strengthening the partner Countrywide Society through organisational improvement and operational capability creating. We see integrity, transparency, autonomy and sustainable volunteer structures as circumstances for creating sustainable capability. In MENA DRC is current in Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria and Yemen with a overall of 24 intercontinental delegates.

Syria is the major state operation in MENA, comprising donors this sort of as the Danish Ministry, ECHO and personal companions such as Novo Nordic. Danish Red Cross (DRC) is as a result on the lookout for an skilled prospect to serve as Place Finance Delegate in Syria.

In Syria DRC’s most important partnership is with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), with which it has worked considering the fact that 2006. SARC is the main community humanitarian organisation delivering aid and providers to the inhabitants, not only for the Motion but also for the UN and international NGOs, considering that it was mandated by the Govt to coordinate and channel all non-governmental help in the disaster. DRC also supports the Palestine Purple Crescent Society department in Syria (PRCS-S) to aid the Palestine Refugee populace. The DRC programmes in Syria are recognized and prepared in near collaboration with both of those Countrywide Societies, and through its delegate support DRC aims to aid both equally associates to come to be a lot more coherent and efficient organisations.

Critical Duties:

As Region finance Delegate you will be dependable for the following, but not confined to:

DRC Syria country programme economic administration:


  • Suggest and support the Country Supervisor and delegates in the advancement of new job budgets.
  • Coordinate the preparation of programme budgets in session with pertinent SARC (or PRCS Syria) programme and finance staff.
  • Build applications that aid the gathering of economical info for funds preparing in conjunction with SARC (or PRCS Syria) technological teams.


  • Be certain compliance of projects’ economical management preparations and reporting with DRC and donor rules.
  • Keep track of undertaking budgets and expenditure and, when made a decision upon, support the course of action of spending budget revision.
  • Make sure that the grant cash flow compared to expenditure accounting for each and every project is stored up to date.

Reporting & fund replenishment

  • Ensure helpful, proper and well timed reserve-preserving of expenditure info in DRC ERP program (Kompas) and appropriate processing of payments.
  • Coordinate the timely preparing and submission by SARC of programme economical reports with supporting transaction data.
  • Critique the SARC (and PRCS Syria) programme money stories to ensure right coding for every spending plan traces and compliance with donor rules.
  • Review the lender and cash reconciliation submitted with the reports to guarantee transparency and oversight on utilisation of money.
  • Prepare and submit consolidated programme fiscal studies to the DRC RO, in a well timed fashion.
  • Guidance the planning of challenge fund requests by SARC or PRCS Syria, and their processing by the DRC RO and or HQ.
  • Evaluate the programme fiscal stories and tackle critical spending budget variances with suitable DRC programme managers.
  • Add to the once-a-year Place and Task Progress Stories in guidance of the Syria Place Workforce.


  • Assistance the compliant closure of initiatives, including final reporting, external audit, and secure submitting of all essential paperwork.

Economical oversight, inner handle, audit and possibility administration:

Money oversight

  • At all situations sustain an overview of applicable monetary routines in Syria, masking the overall DRC task portfolio with SARC and PRCS-S, and an efficient summary of their respective fiscal conditions, for management and delegates at region, regional and HQ level.
  • Realize and converse to the region staff the monetary administration and reporting compliance necessities of important donors.
  • Suggest the Country Team on all problems of economical arranging, spending plan preparing, checking and reporting money and expenditure.

Inner handle

  • Guidance SARC and PRCS-S to improve the use of monetary means via an proper inside regulate environment, with an emphasis on:

– Finance and accounting procedures and techniques

– Helpful budgetary command

– Helpful oversight of the lender and funds portfolio

– Next-up from contractual agreements to practical implementation of the economic treatments to make sure satisfactory control

– Monitoring any doing the job advances created and guaranteeing that a regular monthly reconciliation is finished

– Monitoring, checking and managing economical commitments and

– An effective fiscal filing and file-trying to keep program.

Audit and possibility management

  • Support SARC and PRCS-S to approach and apply project audits that are timely and in compliance with DRC and donor necessities.
  • Support SARC and PRCS-S on the variety of auditors, on planning and carry out of the procedures, and overview draft audit reviews.
  • Assist in acquiring audit follow-up matrices and recommend SARC and PRCS-S administration in responding to audit results.
  • Aid SARC and PRCS-S to put into action corrective steps to deal with financial challenges.

Ability developing of HNS:

  • Determine, build, facilitate and coordinate capacity-creating initiatives for SARC and PRCS-S team on money administration, constant with the principles, aims and techniques set by Finance Office administration, and in collaboration with other partners.
  • Guide SARC and PRCS-S in the development of productive and efficient monetary guidelines, methods, methods and instruments exactly where missing.
  • If appropriate, help the planning and shipping and delivery of pertinent schooling to SARC and PRCS-S finance and programme staff.
  • If asked for, mentor appropriate staff in the SARC Finance Division, in unique these doing work on DRC job fiscal management.
  • Support the Nation Manager to put into action steps and establish SARC and PRCS-S ability in relation to DRC anti-corruption insurance policies.

Common help to the DRC country team, HQ and MENA Location:

  • Aid effective conversation and coordination involving the DRC Country Business office, RO and HQ on all monetary matters.
  • Strong conversation and operating partnership between HQ IFO and Nation Finance Delegate to stick to on different economic challenges.
  • Make sure compliance of programmes with DRC economic management SOPs.
  • Support the monetary processes in procurements of products and products and services (both community or worldwide) in the course of DRC projects.
  • Facilitate the processing and clearance of functioning advances and expense statements of DRC delegates in Syria.
  • Aid and comply with-up on time registration, as relevant, both by SARC personnel and by DRC workers at nation, regional and HQ degree.
  • Continue to be abreast of new partner rules on money and administrative matters and advise the DRC Country and RO groups appropriately.
  • Participate in suitable interior conferences, advancement community forums, workshops, courses, etc.
  • Perform missions to other countries in the region to assist economical management of tasks and support to place workplaces.
  • Present tips and input to the constant improvement of DRC financial processes and processes, and help to enhance them.
  • Execute any other acceptable process assigned by the DRC State Manager and or Regional Finance Manager.

Qualifications, expertise, complex characteristics and particular traits:

  • Minimal of 7 yrs of applicable expertise in economical management and giving programme / project monetary guidance.
  • Minimum amount of 3 years’ encounter doing work for a humanitarian aid firm in conflict/put up-conflict nation like Syria.
  • Practical experience in supporting the capacity-improvement of nearby team together with coaching, mentoring and facilitation capabilities.
  • Working experience operating with Danish Ministry of Overseas Affairs (MoFA), ECHO, EU (DG-Close to), or other very similar donors.
  • Work knowledge in the Middle East is most well-liked
  • State-of-the-art college degree (master’s) or equal qualification in accounting / finance / enterprise administration / auditing.
  • Full proficiency in Microsoft Office environment applications, especially Excel, and the use of professional accounting software devices.
  • Technical know-how and practical experience in facilitating, supporting and overseeing activity programs, budgets and monetary management.
  • Excellent analytical abilities, specially concerning advanced economic documents, and focus to element.
  • Fluency in Arabic is favored with the ability to swap very easily involving Arabic and English function environments. An great degree of English is needed.
  • Self-assurance and calmness under ailments of anxiety, notably people which generate cumulative alternatively than traumatic anxiety.
  • The potential to function and are living beneath a solid safety routine, with somewhat confined flexibility of movement on a every day foundation.
  • The potential to withstand the tension of a large workload, and even now keep an proper operate / existence stability.
  • Understanding that process and ownership are essential to acquiring outcomes in a culturally and politically delicate surroundings.
  • Normally takes initiatives, is self-motivating in an environment without having shut day-to-day supervision, and superb organisational competencies.
  • Proven diplomatic, communication, negotiation and workforce-functioning capabilities
  • Expertise with the RCRC Motion like expertise of its economic administration guidelines, procedures and methods is preferred.
  • Proficiency in an ERP procedure such as MS D365 is an asset.

Work ailments

The Place Finance Delegate reports instantly to the DRC Country Manager, with complex reporting line to the Regional Finance Supervisor. The obligation station is Damascus, lodging in Damascus will be presented Syria is a non-family members place.

The beginning date of the assignment is envisioned as asap. The size of the deal will be one particular year**, with probability of extension**. The agreement will be administered in accordance with the Danish Crimson Cross Phrases and Problems for Delegates. The month-to-month salary which include allowances and pension is competitive, dependent on experience and qualifications.

For far more data, you should go through the position description.

How to implement

Observe the website link: Røde Kors – Place Finance Delegate – Syria ( and click on “apply now”