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Jan 12, 2018
People in Need Czech NGO Representative Office in Armenia

 

 Finance Manager


TERM:
  Full-time
START DATE/ TIME:  February
LOCATION:  Yerevan, Armenia

JOB DESCRIPTION:  
People in Need is recruiting a Finance Manager to be responsible for overall financial management of European Union grants: "EU4Shirak: Wool for Jobs" and "EU4Tourism: Outdoor Adventures on Historic Trails in Syunik". The Finance Manager supervises all the financial and administrative aspects of PINs work in Armenia, the frame of the implementation of the "EU4Shirak: Wool for Jobs" Project and "EU4Tourism: Outdoor Adventures on Historic Trails in Syunik" Project.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Ensure update of mission coverage tools; supervise/ correct allocation of overhead costs by financial and logistics staff; manage mission cash flow;
- In cooperation with project staff, create new budgets;
- Work with ELO and Navision softwares;
- Responsible for backup for monthly accountancy checks (done by Finance/ Operations Coordinator and HQ Accountant); responsible for regular cross checks of cash and bank balance reconciliations;
- Supervise cash registers: check cash register documentation for completeness and quality, provide technical backup for cash posting; ensure that mandatory quarterly cash counts are done and sent to HQ;
- Facilitate yearly closure and send related documents to HQ (cash counts, financial security update);
- In cooperation with Project Managers negotiate partner budgets and agree on yearly/ quarterly budgets and budget modifications; regularly check partners financial reports, provide consultations and support to partners;
- Ensure that trainings of PIN partners in PIN financial reporting rules are conducted;
- Check monthly payroll and related timesheet calculations; participate in update of salary grid as required;
- Create and improve financial training modules and ensure/ organize financial trainings.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- University degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field;
- At least 3 years of experience in financial management and accounting; experience with accounting and bookkeeping procedures;
- Knowledge of Armenian tax laws, policies, banking and other regulations, affecting international project accounting;
- PC proficiency (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint); social media skills are an advantage;
- Knowledge of Microsoft Navision Dynamics, ELO archiving system would be as advantage;
- Fluency in Armenian and English languages (listening, reading, writing and speaking);
- Working experience in the NGO field will be a plus;
- Attention to detail and ability to remain calm under pressure;
- Trustworthy and reliable person;
- Professionalism: proven communication and negotiation skills with local and regional level representatives;
- Planning and organizing skills: ability to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities;
- Management skills: ability to manage the partners financial activities;
- Good communication (spoken and written) skills, including ability to explain and present complex information and prepare written documents/ communications in a clear, concise style;
- Teamwork skills: good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

REMUNERATION/ SALARY:  
330,000 AMD - 370,000 AMD (Net) monthly depending on experience. Benefits: 60% subsidy for voluntary health insurance.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:  
Interested applicants must submit the following:
- Cover Letter (in English language);
- Full CV (in English language);
- Contacts of 3 references including the supervisor in the most recent work assignment.
The above shall be sent to: [email protected] mentioning the title ("Finance Manager") in the subject line of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview. No phone calls, please.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  19 January 2018

ABOUT COMPANY:  
People in Need is a Czech non-governmental organization that provides relief aid and development assistance, while working to defend human rights and democratic freedom. It is one of the largest relief and development organizations in Central/Eastern Europe and has administered projects in 37 countries over the past 20 years. People in Need has been working in Armenia since 2009 and has offices in Yerevan.

ABOUT:  
The main goal of the "EU4Shirak: Wool for Jobs" Project is to create sustainable jobs for people in Shirak and increase the competitiveness of SMEs working along the wool value chain in Shirak. Within the Project a wool processing factory will be established in Amasia; jobseekers in wool crafts will increase their employability trough capacity building activities; cooperation with educational institutions will be enhanced to increase awareness and motivation of students on textile /wool value chain; Association of Shirak wool crafts SMEs will be established to promote wool value chain products in local and international markets/. 

The main goal of the "EU4Tourism: Outdoor Adventures on Historic Trails in Syunik" Project is to promote cooperation between civil society organizations and local authorities in Syunik in creating incentives for sustainable development through territorial approach in the field of tourism. Within the Project a hiking and biking trail will be developed with community participation and made accessible to tourists; tourist attractions and services along the Trail will be developed and promoted through on-line channels.


Project Manager for "EU4Shirak: Wool for Jobs" Project


TERM:
  Full-time
START DATE/ TIME:  March
DURATION:  2 years
LOCATION:  Amasia, Armenia

JOB DESCRIPTION:  
People in Need is recruiting a Project Manager to be responsible for overall project and financial management of European Union grant: "EU4Shirak: Wool for Jobs" and provide support to the team through coordination of Project implementation and liaison with donors, partners and stakeholders.

The Project Manager will be directly responsible for all components of management of the Project "EU4Shirak: Wool for Jobs". The Project Manager will work in close coordination with People in Need's senior management in Armenia and Georgia, namely the Head of Office, Finance Manager, Country Director and be the main point of contact for project partners and other project stakeholders. The Project Manager will be based in Amasia with regular field travels to Gyumri and Yerevan.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provide technical expertise in the Project to ensure activities are implemented with high quality;
- Manage the budget and assist in the development of cash-flow projections and budget forecasting;
- Ensure all Project activities, procurement and spending are in compliance with both People in Need and donor rules and regulations;
- Conduct regular field visits to monitor field activities, provide advisory support to partners team members and beneficiaries;
- Ensure programs are based on sound design principles utilizing PIN and donor required M&E systems and design a realistic M&E plan for the project;
- Responsible for all donor reporting and external communication of the project;
- Provide support to the Country Director in identifying and pursuing fundraising opportunities.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- University degree in a related field;
- At least 3 years of progressive management experience in the NGO field with a focus on civil society and economic development; understanding of wool value chain is a plus;
- Experience/ skills in working with communities;
- Experience/ skills in crafts sector: production, promotion and selling;
- Experience/ skills in grants management;
- Understanding of and proficiency in the use of monitoring and evaluation tools;
- Experience with budget management, financial forecasting and donor compliance issues;
- Proven experience and good knowledge of office administration processes, procurement and techniques;
- Fluency in English and Armenian languages (listening, reading, writing and speaking);
- Professionalism: proven communication and negotiation skills with local and regional level representatives;
- Planning and organizing skills: ability to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities;
- Management skills: ability to manage the works of partners;
- Good communication (spoken and written) skills, including ability to explain and present complex information and prepare written documents/ communications in a clear, concise style;
- Technology awareness: demonstrated experience with MS Office suite application particularly with Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; social media skills are an advantage;
- Teamworking skills: good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

REMUNERATION/ SALARY:  
300,000 AMD - 350,000 AMD (Net) monthly depending on experience. Benefits: 60% subsidy for voluntary health insurance.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:  
Interested applicants must submit the following:
- Cover Letter (in English language);
- Full CV (in English language);
- Contacts of 3 references including the supervisor in the most recent work assignment․
The above shall be sent to։ [email protected] mentioning the title ("Project Manager for "EU4Shirak: Wool for Jobs" Project") in the subject line of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview. No phone calls, please. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  19 January 2018

ABOUT COMPANY:  
People in Need is a Czech non-governmental organization that provides relief aid and development assistance, while working to defend human rights and democratic freedom. It is one of the largest relief and development organizations in Central/ Eastern Europe and has administered projects in 37 countries over the past 20 years. People in Need has been working in Armenia since 2009 and has offices in Yerevan.

ABOUT:  
The main goal of the Project is to create sustainable jobs for people in Shirak and increase the competitiveness of SMEs working along the wool value chain in Shirak. Within the Project a wool processing factory will be established in Amasia; jobseekers in wool crafts will increase their employability trough capacity building activities; cooperation with educational institutions will be enhanced to increase awareness and motivation of students on textile/ wool value chain; association of Shirak wool crafts SMEs will be established to promote wool value chain products in local and international markets/.

Project Manager for "EU4Tourism: Outdoor Adventures on Historic Trails in Syunik" Project


TERM:
  Full-time
START DATE/ TIME:  February
DURATION:  3 years
LOCATION:  Goris, Armenia

JOB DESCRIPTION: 
People in Need is recruiting a Project Manager to be responsible for overall project and financial management of European Union grant "EU4Tourism: Outdoor Adventures on Historic Trails in Syunik" and provide support to the team through coordination of project implementation and liaison with donors, partners and stakeholders. The Project Manager will be directly responsible for all components of management of the "EU4Tourism: Outdoor Adventures on Historic Trails in Syunik".

The Project Manager will work in close coordination with People in Need's senior management in Armenia and Georgia, namely the Head of Office, Finance Manager, Country Director and be the main point of contact for project partners and other project stakeholders. The Project Manager will be based in Goris with regular field travels to Kapan and Yerevan.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provide technical expertise in the Project to ensure activities are implemented with high quality;
- Manage the budget and assist in the development of cash-flow projections and budget forecasting;
- Ensure all Project activities, procurement and spending are in compliance with both People in Need and donor rules and regulations;
- Conduct regular field visits to monitor field activities, provide advisory support to partners team members and beneficiaries;
- Ensure programs are based on sound design principles utilizing PIN and donor required M&E systems and design a realistic M&E plan for the project;
- Responsible for all donor reporting and external communication of the project;
- Provide support to the Country Director in identifying and pursuing fundraising opportunities.
- Perform other job-related duties as may be assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- At least 3 years of progressive management experience in the NGO field with a focus on civil society development, tourism development programs;
- Experience/ skills on community mobilization;
- Experience/ skills in outdoor tourism development sector;
- Experience/ skills in grants management;
- Understanding of and proficiency in the use of monitoring and evaluation tools;
- Experience with budget management, financial forecasting and donor compliance issues;
- Proven experience and good knowledge of office administration processes, procurement and techniques;
- University degree in a related field;
- Professionalism: proven communication and negotiation skills with local and regional level representatives;
- Planning and organizing skills: ability to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities;
- Management skills: ability to manage to manage the works of partners;
- Good communication (spoken and written) skills, including ability to explain and present complex information and prepare written documents/ communications in a clear, concise style;
- Technology awareness: demonstrated experience with MS Office suite application particularly with Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; social media skills is an advantage;
- Teamwork skills: good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
- Fluency in English and Armenian languages (listening, reading, writing, and speaking).

REMUNERATION/ SALARY:  
300,000 AMD - 350,000 AMD (Net) monthly depending on experience. Benefits: 60% subsidy for voluntary health insurance.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:  
Interested applicants must submit the following:
- Cover Letter (in English language);
- Full CV (in English language);
- Contacts of 3 references including the supervisor in the most recent work assignment.

The above shall be sent to: [email protected] mentioning the title ("Project Manager for "EU4Tourism: Outdoor Adventures on Historic Trails in Syunik" Project") in the subject line of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview. No phone calls, please.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  19 January 2018

ABOUT COMPANY:  
People in Need is a Czech non-governmental organization that provides relief aid and development assistance, while working to defend human rights and democratic freedom. It is one of the largest relief and development organizations in Central/ Eastern Europe and has administered projects in 37 countries over the past 20 years. People in Need has been working in Armenia since 2009 and has offices in Yerevan.

ABOUT:  
The main goal of the Project is to promote cooperation between civil society organisations and local authorities in Syunik in creating incentives for sustainable development through territorial approach in the field of tourism.

Within the Project a hiking and biking trail will be developed with community participation and made accessible to tourists; tourist attractions and services along the Trail will be developed and promoted through on-line channels.

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