Sunday, July 6, 2014

National Finance Manager - PACS Programme (Apply by: 19 July'14)

Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) Programme

Position: National Finance Manager

Job Location: Delhi

Last Date of Application: 19th July 2014


The Poorest Areas Civil Society Programme (PACS) is an initiative of the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID). Through the PACS programme, DFID is partnering with Indian civil society to help socially excluded people claim their rights and entitlements more effectively, so they receive a fairer share of India’s development gains. The PACS programme (2009-2016) supports civil society organisations (CSOs) promoting inclusive policies, programmes and institutions.

PACS will reach out nine million people and their households in 90 districts across the states of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. The programme focuses on socially excluded groups: scheduled castes (SCs), scheduled tribes (STs), Muslims, women and girls, and people with disability (PwD). PACS is implemented by the IFIRST Consortium on behalf of DFID.

The PACS Programme is seeking applications for the following vacancy:

National Finance Manager (one) in Delhi. The National Finance Manager will be responsible for managing the finance function of PACS in the seven states and the National Office.
Following are the responsibility areas for the position.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the effective financial management of PACS including the preparation of financial plans and periodic reports.
  • Ensure legal compliances in relation to Income Tax and FCRA at both National and State offices.
  • Mentor and provide support to Finance Officers at the State levels.
  • Support the programme by providing inputs in relation to budgets and costs, thereby ensuring value for money.
  • Administer grants approved to CSOs through State level finance teams, and also ensure effective financial monitoring systems and compliance of legal and statutory provisions at CSOs.
  • Undertake periodic field visits at the Project locations to assess the financial management systems of the CSOs.
  • Take initiatives for building the capacities of the CSOs in financial management and ensure the sustainability of the same.
  • Ensure quality and timely receipt of financial reports from field and collate a consolidated report for sharing with DFID.
  • Support in the analysis of financial reports submitted by the CSOs and the auditors.
  • Coordinate audit of PACS grantees and external audit of PACS programme.
  • Ensure that documentation of all necessary papers and records is held securely both at National and State Offices.
  • Any other responsibilities assigned as per the requirement.

Qualifications and experience
  1. A post-graduate degree in commerce or financial management, with substantial knowledge and experience (at least 5 years) in managing large-scale development projects.
  2. Good knowledge of Tally, MS Office, MS Excel etc. is essential.
  3. Good inter-personal, skills, and strong communication in Hindi and English (verbal and written), are essential.
How to apply
Please send a note (maximum two pages) mentioning your suitability for the said position with an updated CV with two references in a single document (word format) to

An indication of your present and expected salary should also be made in the CV. Please mention “National Finance Manager” in the Subject of the e mail.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We encourage applications from socially excluded communities, PWD and women.

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