Finance Manager, South Sudan

  • Added Date: Monday, 11 October 2021
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 09 November 2021

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At Samaritanโ€™s Purse, the Gospel really is at the center of all we do! We start each day with a time of devotions and prayer and from there we go into our work empowered to make a difference in the world. Our teams are full of passionate people who want to work with excellence and serve to make an eternal impact.

A day in the life of a Finance Manager in South Sudan

The Finance Manager develops, implements, and coordinates all financial and budgetary aspects of the country office in South Sudan. This role is responsible for administrative field accounting, expenditures, bookkeeping, and payroll related to a specific program(s), project(s), and/or region in a country as assigned by the Country Director and Finance Director.

Job Duties

  • Manages the review of financial transactions and supporting documentation in an organized and professional manner looking for areas to improve processes. Ensures adequate cash flow for operations and safety of financial resources at all field sites, liaising with field accountants and area coordinators. This position supervises finance officer(s) and field accountant(s) based in Juba and Nairobi.
  • Maintains close and cooperative working relationships with fellow financial staff, the Director of Finance, and area coordinators. The role provides support to base managers and program managers to help them understand financial policies, financial practices, and budget management. This includes supporting program managers during the annual budget process.
  • Assists the Director of Finance in preparing journal entries and finalizing all transactions and documentation related to the financial closeout process each month as well as the preparation of monthly bank reconciliation of accounts in South Sudan and Kenya. The Finance Manager also assists the Director of Finance on a monthly basis in reviewing local payroll and payroll taxes for all South Sudan field sites.
  • Assists the facilitation of internal and external audits, including audits for the Emergency Response (ER) program.
  • Works closely with the grants department and program development officers to develop and amend program budgets and agreements.
  • Works closely with the Director of Finance to develop the competence and capacity of national staff.
  • Provides cover for the Director of Finance, Financial Planning & Analysis Manager, and ER Finance Manager when one of them is on leave or unable to carry out the role.
  • Supervisory responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems
  • Maintains a personal, active relationship with Jesus Christ; attends daily devotions, participates in prayer support for staff and the community; maintains a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public.

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Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelorโ€™s degree from a four-year college or university, preferably in accounting or another finance related field of study and two (2+) years or more of related experience; or an equivalent combination of accounting education and manager experience.
  • Certified Public Account (CPA) or equivalent certification is preferred.
  • Financial management experience, particularly in a foreign context, is preferred.
  • Experience working with foreign currencies and external grants.
  • Above average written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Microsoft Excel.
  • Able to manage people and delegate responsibility.
  • Able to work in a diplomatic way in adverse and pressure-filled environments.
  • Able to encourage and demonstrate concern for the well-being of international and national staff.

Job Location: Juba, South Sudan

Type (Full-Time/Part-Time/Associate): Full-Time

Restrictions (Accompanied/Non-Accompanied): Non-Accompanied (No Spouse or Families)

Language Requirement: English Fluency required; both written and spoken.

Travel Expectations: About 20% travel to field locations.


  • Career with purpose!
  • Medical, prescription, dental & vision coverage
  • Disability insurance
  • Term Life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan (after 1 year)
  • 10 paid holidays (holiday observance will depend on the host country)
  • 12 vacation days peryear
  • Annual home leave
  • R&R

Samaritans Purse Mission Statement:

Samaritans Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritans Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing Gods love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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