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Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. The association leads in average 190 projects by year in the following sectors of intervention: food security, health, nutrition, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures, water, sanitation, hygiene and economic recovery. PUI is providing assistance to around 5 million people in 20 countries – in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe and France.
The Administrative and Financial Coordinator is accountable for the financial, accounting and budgetary management of the mission.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Financial, budgetary and accounting management: He/She is responsible for all aspects relating to finance, including budgetary and accounting elements, as well as the mission cash flow.
Relation with donors: He/She will be in charge of budgeting the proposals, doing the donor financial reports and organizing the audits of the projects on the field.
Relations with auditors : He/She supervises the audits on the field.
Representation: He/She represents the association in its relations with partners, authorities and different local players for the financial, administrative, legal and human resources areas of the mission.
Coordination: He/She centralizes and diffuses information within the mission and to headquarters for all financial, administrative, legal and human resources aspects of the mission, and consolidates the internal and external reporting for these domains.
HR supervision: In the absence of HR coordinator (position not funded any more by main donors) and in support to the national HR team, he/she is in charge of supervising the HR department functioning. He/She is in charge of Expat HR management for all administrative subjects.
Specific Objectives and linked Activities
1.) Ensuring Sound Financial, Budgetary and Accounting Management for the Mission:
He/She elaborates and updates monitoring charts to ensure the financial equilibrium of the mission and prevent risks. He/She analyses financial information, and shares his/her conclusions with the coordination team, the base managers and the appropriate technical managers, as well as with the audit manager at headquarters.
He/She ensures the implementation and correct use of financial, accounting and budgetary procedures and management tools throughout the mission. He/She is responsible for briefing new expatriates and local employees on these rules and organizes ad hoc training when necessary.
He/She ensures, amongst other things, that procurement procedures are respected and implements an internal control system.
He/She also participates in the validation of procurement files.
He/She is responsible for financial audits on the mission and supervises the transmission to headquarters of the necessary documents and information within the framework of headquarters’ audits.
He/She implement or update the mission budgetary framework for the year, and monitors/revises it at regular intervals, such as defined with the audit manager at headquarters, at least twice a year.
He/She formulates project budgets within the framework of operations proposals (including budgetary narrative), respecting the procedures for each donor, in coordination with the coordination team and the appropriate field managers. He/She ensures therefore the cost coverage strictly linked to the proposed programs, but also to the fair distribution of mission operating costs throughout each project.
He/She prepares each month the budgetary monitoring for each project, which he/she communicates to the appropriate players in the mission and headquarters within 15 days following the end of the month, and analyses with them any discrepancies between forecast and actual figures.
He/She carries out budgetary projections at regular intervals in order to ensure the optimization of budgetary resources while respecting the eligibility and flexibility rules of each donor. He/She proposes where necessary budgetary adjustments, which could necessitate requests for contractual amendments. He/She takes into account the contractual timing required for presenting an amendment and ensures that all the documents are transmitted in due time to headquarters.
He/She ensures, throughout each project, that funds are correctly attributed, respecting the contractual framework in terms of eligibility rules (date, nature and procurement procedures) and reporting intervals.
He/She produces external financial reports for the donors that he/she transmits to the Head of Mission for transmission to headquarters with all the documents constituting the contractual report.
He/She supervises the accounting assignment of transactions, ensures that expenditure is correctly assigned and carries out the monthly accounting closure having carried out all the necessary controls. He/She then transmits the monthly accounts to headquarters in an electronic version within 10 days following the end of the month. Due to most of the projects being audited on the field, the paper accounting is sent on a regular basis to the headquarters when audits are completed.
He/She is responsible for the correct archiving of accounting documents according to the rules established by headquarters.
He/She establishes the provisional cash flow with the teams and transmits to headquarters requests for transfers. He/She ensures that the amount of cash flow for the mission is sufficient for the requirements in the field over the period, taking into account possible donor payments carried out locally in these transfer requests to headquarters.
He/She is responsible for the bank accounts and funds for which he/she regularly controls the balances, and he/she organizes fund movements to the mission permanently mindful of the security of the transferred and stocked funds.
Ensure the flow of Information, Coordination and Representation on Financial issues:
He/She ensures efficient flow of information to field teams, the capital and headquarters.
He/She drafts or participates to the drafting of reports on internal operations in all matters concerning financial, budgetary and accounting issues of the mission.
He/She ensures administrative coordination at the mission level through regular visits to bases, controls, monitoring, training, etc...
Externally, he/she represents PUI with tax and administrative authorities (Tax Directorate, collection agencies...).
He/She also develops and maintains relationships with partner entities, particularly in the context of NGO coordination involving finance and donors.
Supervise and Manage Admin Teams:
He/She oversees the entire finance team, directly or indirectly. He/She writes or validates job descriptions and performs or delegates assessment interviews.
He/She leads working meetings, arbitrates conflicts, and determines priorities and timing of activities.
He/She participates in the recruitment of finance team members.
He/She ensures and/or supervises ongoing training in procedures and PUI tools for national and international members of the admin/fin team, in the capital and on bases.
He/She supports the Base Manager and Admin/Log Manager in the performance of their finance activities, in a functional, not hierarchical, relationship.
He/She develops the action plan for the finance department according to the objectives defined in the mission’s annual program.
Number of people to manage and their position (expatriate/local staff):
National staff: 2 assistants
National Staffs: 4
Financial management / Accounting
Human Resource Management
Legal knowledge (contracts, HR…)
Knowledge & Skills
Knowledge of institutional donation procedures - Required
Office Pack (Including Excel)
Personal Characteristics expected (team player, match for the position and the mission):
Great capacity to delegate
Resistance to pressure
Good Stress Management
Organization and method
Sense of responsibility
Great listening skills, empathy
Adaptability, priority management, practicality
Diplomacy and ability to negotiate
Honesty and thoroughness
Ability to remain calm and level-headed
General ability to resist stress and particularly in unstable circumstances
Monthly Gross Income: from 2 200 up to 2 530 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI
Cost Covered: Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…
Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
Housing in collective accommodation
Daily Living Expenses (« Per diem »)
Break Policy: 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance
Paid Leaves Policy: 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6