Field Finance Manager – ABA ROLI – Angola

Call Title: Field Finance Manager – ABA ROLI Angola

Theme: Finance

Location: Luanda, Angola

Contract Type: Full-time (consultant)

Period of Performance: 12 months (renewable, subject to funding)

Anticipated start date: January 2024

Language Requirements: English and Portuguese

Applications to: with subject line “Angola Field Finance Manager Application”

Deadline: December 29, 2023

Organization Overview:
The American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) is a non-profit organization that implements legal reform programs. ABA ROLI has worked for over 25 years in more than 100 countries to promote the rule of law, advance human rights, strengthen judicial institutions, support legal professionals, and advance understanding of the law and citizen rights by the public. To this end, ABA ROLI has established partnerships with a wide range of actors, including institutions in the justice sector (judges, prosecutors, public defense offices, mediation offices and national human rights institutions, investigators, and police), civil society organizations, bar associations, legal aid organizations, and lawyers, among others. ABA ROLI’s work in Africa spans a variety of programing around the rule of law, access to justice, atrocity prevention as well as human rights protection and promotion. ABA ROLI’s Africa Division has country offices across the continent, including in Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gambia, Liberia, Niger, South Africa, Sudan and Uganda.
Program Overview:
ABA ROLI is hiring a full-time Field Finance Manager (FFM) to support two programs in Angola aimed at promoting rule of law and press freedom in the country. A majority of the FFM’s efforts will be focused on the Promoting Rule of Law in Angola project, which aims to strengthen and foster trust in Angola’s judiciary, primarily by (1) strengthening Angola’s legal framework for judicial independence,
(2) improving citizen abilities to demonstrate awareness of their legal rights and responsibilities, and (3) increasing the ability of Angola’s judges and courts to manage and adjudicate cases fairly and effectively.
The second project the FFM will assist on, Promoting Press Freedom in Angola, is aimed at providing technical and financial support to civil society, especially journalists, to increase understanding of media rights and freedoms, including the context of how to understand, investigate, and hold corrupt acts and human rights violations accountable in Angolan society. Its principal objectives are to: (1) provide investigative training to journalists in the areas of anticorruption, human rights, social inclusion and recognized norms for journalism and press freedom, (2) empower journalists to be advocates for free speech engaging government as agents of change, and (3) provide journalists with strategies and methodologies for reaching populations in remote parts of Angola.

Job Summary:
Under the supervision of the Country Representative, the Field Financial Manager will work with ABA ROLI program and finance teams in Washington, DC to provide financial management of the field office and all programs in the assigned portfolio. The FFM will work closely with the Country Representative to ensure compliance with donor and ABA ROLI policies and procedures. The FFM also works to oversee personnel management and ensure compliance with local laws.
Principal Duties/Job Responsibilities:
The general tasks of this post include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Managing office funds, including bank accounts, emergency funds and petty cash;
• Ensuring a compliance check of all payment transactions before their recording in Chrome River;
• Record on a daily basis expense reports in Chrome River along with appropriate backup files;
• Maintaining the office cash and bank accounts, conducting monthly bank and cash reconciliations;
• Leading and overseeing office HR responsibilities, including the drafting, executing, and managing of contracts for staff, consultants, and vendors as well as maintenance of resident staff timesheets and tracking leave time;
• Overseeing the financial and logistical work of the Project Officer;
• Overseeing capacity building and mentorship of subgrantees on their financial management;
• Conducting a compliance review of subgrantees’ quarterly and annual financial reports;
• Preparing in coordination with Program Staff monthly office cash forecasts to submit to the DC Finance team;
• Preparing local staff рауroll and [lосаl] tax payments;
• Monitoring program spending for the duration of the projects;
• Ensuring timely payment to vendors in compliance with ABA ROLI policies and procedures;
• Working with local staff on financial management and compliance, including training staff on ABA ROLI policies and procedures;
• Serve as main local point of contact during the audit process
• Other related duties as required.
• A university degree in accounting, business management/administration, commerce or finance. Master’s degree preferred.
• At least eight (8) years of financial management experience within an international non- governmental organization (INGO) or multilateral institution;
• Experience working with US government-funded projects, including familiarity with OMB Circular financial regulations;
• Experience and familiarity with general auditing principles and standards;
• Experience establishing internal controls for effective cash management;
• Experience with, and knowledge of, U.S. Government procurement regulations;
• Experience with preparing and forecasting budgets;
• Experience with managing and mentoring staff and working within a team composed of administrative, financial and programmatic staff;
• Experience in human resource management and/or office administration;

• Advanced skills in QuickBooks, Chrome River, Excel, and Word;
• High degree of organization, professionalism, integrity, trustworthiness and flexibility;
• Ability to use discretion when working with confidential documents and information;
• Ability to operate efficiently while juggling multiple priorities.
• National or permanent resident of Angola;
• Fluency in English and Portuguese (written and spoken) required.

How to apply

Expression of Interest
Please submit the following by email to by December 29, 2023. Email subject line: “Angola Field Finance Manager Application”
● Curriculum Vitae (in English)
● Cover Letter (in English)
● Three professional references with contact information
● Monthly salary expectation (can be revisited if candidate advances to further hiring stages)

Only applications that are complete and sent by email will be considered. Only candidates whose applications are shortlisted will be contacted for an interview.

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