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Who We Are

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

One person in three in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty. Around the world, Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes. And we campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them. In all we do, Oxfam works with partner organizations and alongside vulnerable women and men to end the injustices that cause poverty.

Background

At Oxfam in Ghana, we will tackle the root causes of social and economic inequalities and unaccountable power that violate human rights and drive poverty, injustice, and environmental destruction. We will achieve this by working together with people and partners to address the systemic barriers fuelling inequality... and poverty. Oxfam commits to acting as a safe, feminist and partner-led International NGO. We will work in contexts where we can have the greatest impact, channelling our resources to work in solidarity with allies and partners, to shape transformational programming and influencing at scale.

The Role

To be responsible and accountable for the day to day activities related to the core finance function which includes but not limited to, reporting financial transactions to support in managing / controlling financial risks and in making decisions, ensuring full compliance with Oxfam procedures and providing complete, timely and accurate financial report for donors in respect of Oxfam in Ghana programmes.

Reporting to the Finance and Operations Lead and working closely and collaboratively as a member of the Finance Team, within the wider business systems and operations team, with overall responsibility to provide professional finance, administrative, logistics and IT management service delivering proactive and people-centred solutions for resolving issues. This includes ensuring that the business services operational requirements are effectively managed to deliver organisational results, which are focused on developing capacity and expertise of partner organisations to enable Oxfam in Ghana deliver on the Country Strategy.

The person (applicants must be citizens of Ghana or have legal status to work in Ghana)

We are looking for a dynamic and committed individual with the following:
• Master’s degree in a related field (business administration, development sector financing, accounting, finance) or equivalent professional qualification i.e., Certified Chartered Accountancy and/or Management qualification is preferred.
• Professional qualification in accounting with background in finance and logistics, knowledge of Ghana Financial regulatory framework (Company ACT, taxation, pension laws etc.), proposal developments and a strong track record in financial management and external audit. Membership with a recognised Professional Accountancy Body i.e., ICAG, ACCA or CIMA.
• Minimum of 5 years managerial experience in a service organisation is preferred; with knowledge of the development sector financial management requirements; a good understanding of accounting standards and their application in financial reporting for publication.
• A demonstrated record of achievement in finance and procurement management processes.
• Good teamwork, management, and liaison skills.
• Ability to work and train people with differing levels of skills.
• The capability to work in a way so that one is not restricted by traditional thinking only and the status quo. Thinking out of the box, in a way that promote progress and makes bigger impact.

Our offer

At Oxfam, we believe that every aspect of our work can lead to a positive outcome. If you have the same opinion, together with the ability to meet the challenges involved, this role offers scope for immense personal fulfilment – as well as outstanding opportunities to develop your career.

Oxfam is committed to providing a competitive compensation package based on a 40-hour work week.

How To Apply

If you believe your qualifications meet the requirements, please upload your CV and Cover Letter explaining your suitability for the role.

Closing Date: 13th June 2024 at 11:59pm (GMT)

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

About Us

Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 21 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

A Thriving Diverse Oxfam

It’s people power that brings about change. To play our part as a global organisation working to overcome poverty and inequality, we need equality, diversity and inclusion across our community of staff, partners and volunteers. Together, we’re committed to becoming a more diverse workforce, better able to tackle the global challenges that face our world today.

To Do That
• We need to dismantle the unequal power structures that exist everywhere, this including Oxfam and the wider development and charity sectors.
• We need an inclusive Oxfam where everyone can bring who they are to our work and feels celebrated for the differences they bring.
• We want and need everyone, and that means we need you
Accra Ghana

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