Country Finance Manager Moldova

Position: Country Finance Manager Moldova

Location: Chișinău, Moldova

Application deadline: 04/07/2024

Starting date: ASAP

Family duty station: YES

Working context

WeWorld supports people in overcoming emergencies, and it strives to guarantee that everyone can have a decent and dignified life as well as opportunities and a better future.

In March 2022, WeWorld launched humanitarian operations to provide relief assistance to Ukrainian refugees in Moldova, and internally displaced persons in South-Western Ukraine (Odessa Oblast). Psychosocial support and Education in Emergencies (EiE), food (fresh fruit and vegetables) and non-food items (hygiene items, school supplies and winterization items) distribution, are among the main sectors of WeWorld response to the Ukrainian crisis. Focusing mainly on vulnerable children and women, WeWorld provides support to the most vulnerable groups residing in the refugee accommodation centres (RACs), such as the Roma community, and to refugees hosted in private accommodations in Chisinau and Criuleni districts in Moldova, as well as to IDPs residing in temporary shelters and host communities in Reni and Izmail districts in Southern Ukraine.

Purpose of the Role

WeWorld is recruiting a Country Finance Manager who works under the direct responsibility of the Regional Finance Manager (Functional Line Manager) and Country Representative (Organizational Line Manager).

The Country Finance Manager is responsible for all the administrative and accounting processes, including financial reporting, budget planning, development, and monitoring. She/He manages local finance staff.


General Administration

  • Track and manage deliverables and timelines related to grants, contracts, vendors, and partners
  • Monitor grant administration to ensure compliance with reporting and expenditure requirements
  • Supervise compliance of administrative documents and their proper filing
  • Ensure the smooth flow of administrative information and data to the HQ and Regional Office
  • Supervise flow of administrative information from project partners and the compliance with MoU
  • Supervise administrative and finance local personnel to complete routine tasks
  • Capacity building of local staff and partner organizations in areas such as financial management, procurement and logistics, administration, good governance and management of accountability and transparency
  • Follow-up payments from donors and financial project close-out. Implement a system to control inflation in both countries providing a monthly update to the Country Management Team and the Regional Finance Manager
  • Participate in inter-admin meetings with other INGOs and NGOs in coordination with the Country Representative


  • Supervise and approve regular accounting, including monthly reconciliations, monthly and yearly closing of accounts, monthly journal entries
  • Supervise cash and bank balance checking process when closing the monthly accounts
  • Ensure that the cashbook flow is properly kept and constantly updated
  • Supervise the cash and bank management in the mission

Financial Reporting

  • He/she is responsible for the preparation of financial reports, in coordination with Regional Finance Manager, and administrative team
  • Ensure the compliance of financial reports with donors and internal rules and procedures

Budget & Planning

  • Collaborate with the Country Representatives and Programs/Project Managers to develop budgets according to donors’ regulations
  • Review administrative/financial terms of grant contracts before signature (payment & financial reporting schedule, etc.)
  • Collaborate with the Program Manager to monitor actual and forecasted expenses against budget to avoid under and overspending on the projects, ensuring compliance with the donor’s eligibility and reporting framework
  • Monitor monthly financial flows of the missions and projects; develop and review quarterly and annual fund requests to HQ
  • Anticipate financial risks, present budget updates and mitigation plans, and report them to the Country Representative
  • Coordinate the preparation and constantly monitor/update of the core budget of WeWorld for Moldova and Ukraine providing monthly analysis to the Country Representatives focusing on gaps and risks

Audit Process

  • Collaborate to the management of financial audit performed on the projects
  • Supervise yearly financial audit on general accounting for local authorities and other financial reporting procedures that maybe required in both countries.
  • Prepare information and is directly responsible for any assessment/audit performed by donor on WeWorld administrative procedure


  • Implement administrative routines, procedures, and systems provided by WeWorld Financial Management SOP to increase efficiencies, in coordination with Regional Finance Manager
  • Control and update the Local Operational Manual for all missions based on WeWorld procedures to implement organizational policies, including those related to HR management in coordination with Regional Finance Manager

Human Resources

  • Participate in analyzing staffing needs & costs, compensation & benefits, and performance review practices
  • Supervise compliance with all WeWorld employment regulations relating to National Staff payroll, health insurance, work insurance, employee benefits
  • Ensure all National Staff have valid contracts, updated and signed Terms of Reference
  • Support the Country Representative to monitor and revise salary scale if necessary, as well as supervising staff leaves, holidays, overtime and contractual obligations
  • Support in recruitment process of National Support Staff
  • If needed, support the smooth running of National Staff recruitment according to national procedures


Qualifications and Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Economical/Financial/Accounting management
  • Knowledge of institutional donor procedures (AICS, EU, UN agencies etc.)
  • Working knowledge of English

Professional experience

  • Preferably two years of professional experience in finance/administrative positions in the international cooperation sector and/or implementing humanitarian aid projects
  • Experience in budget management and monitoring of procurement procedures

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong flexibility and capacity to adapt behavior to the needs of the situation and emergency context
  • Capacity to work autonomously and in problems prevention/resolution
  • Proven organizational skills and ability to effectively manage multiple tasks while fostering quality, team spirit and positive working relationships with colleagues
  • Ability to identify, initiate and maintain good relationships with partner organizations, donors and national authorities including building professional relationships with senior decision-makers and influencers / leaders
  • Good communication, negotiation skills and sensitivity in dealing with local institutions on critical issues
  • Cultural, gender, religion, and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Strong commitment to the Mission of We World, genuine interest for humanitarian aid topics


  • Knowledge of Italian would be considered an asset
  • Knowledge of AICS, EU, ECHO procedures
  • Experience implementing humanitarian aid projects


Type of contract: a first 3 (three) months collaboration contract subject to evaluation; a second collaboration contract of 6 (six) months renewable, following the positive evaluation of the first three months of contract.

Economic conditions to be defined according to WeWorld Expatriates Compensation Policy: Base Salary (seniority/role held) + Contributions (role complex and hardship based on place of work; schooling, flights for children and insurance coverage for children)

Annual leave: 2,5 days/month (working days)

Flight ticket: one return flight every 12 months of contract

Health insurance: covered

Family duty Station: YES

How to apply

Please send Cover Letter and CV at:

The recruitment process may be closed early if a suitable candidate is found. Due to the large number of applications, we apologise in advance and will only respond to those profiles deemed suitable for the role.

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