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Senior Officer, Finance

Publicado el 11 de junio de 2018 por IFRC

Fecha límite de inscripción: 26 de junio de 2018

Job Purpose

The position holder is responsible for ensuring the provision of effective and efficient accounting and treasury services at the Regional office. He/She will lead the accounting department while coordinating the provision of financial support to project managers and programme staff in the following areas:

  • Financial Policies and Processes
  • Financial Reporting
  • Budgeting
  • Validation of transactions
  • Treasury
  • Supplementary Services
  • Shared Office and Service Costs
  • Accounting verification
  • Balance Sheet items review and reconciliation
  • Month end close routines
  • Supervision of accounting staff and finance officers of the Regional Office
  • Financial Analysis
  • Relationships with other stakeholders: project managers, accounting staff, finance officers, auditors, finance analysts and Manager, Finance and Administration


  • University degree in an accounting or finance related area


  • 3+ years of professional experience in a finance or accounting department
  • Experience of managing and supporting staff
  • 2 years of field experience in a humanitarian organisation - Preferred
  • Experience of working with the Red Cross / Red Crescent - Preferred

Knowledge, skills and languages

  • Self-supported in computing systems (e.g. accounting software package and MS Office)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Time Management Skill
  • Skills in training and developing staff - Preferred


  • Fluently spoken and written English and Spanish
  • Good command of another IFRC official language (French, Spanish or Arabic)

Competencies and values

  • Values: Respect for Diversity; Integrity; Professionalism; Accountability
  • Core Competencies: Communication; Collaboration and Teamwork; Judgement and Decision Making; National Society and Customer Relations; Creativity and Innovation; Building Trust
  • Managerial Competencies: Managing Staff Performance; Managing Staff Development
  • Functional Competencies: Strategic Orientation; Building Alliances; Leadership; Empowering Others


Applicants will need to send their applications together with a letter of motivation no later than the closing date. In order to assure a proper comparative evaluation of your application for this vacancy and to enable us to consider your profile against other similar current and future vacancies, we ask that you submit your application taking into account the following:

Important Note:

Please note that the selected candidate will be hired through a national contract; therefore, only nationals of Panama or foreigners holding a valid work permit will be considered;

The incumbent is responsible to abide by Federation policies, procedures, plans and applicable national laws;

The closing date is midnight Geneva time.

Only those candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified.

The position will be based in Panama, Republic of Panama

Interested applicants may visit the following link to view the full job description and submit their applications: