Amman, Jordan
Apply by 7 July 2018
Executive-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 7 June 2018

Job Description

At CARE, we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live with dignity and security.

This has been our vision since 1945, when we were founded to send lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. Today, CARE is a global leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. In 2016, CARE worked in 94 countries and reached 80 million people with an incredible range of life-saving programs. We also put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We seek dynamic, innovative thinkers to further our mission. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.

CARE is working in Syria to support vulnerable women, men, girls and boys affected by the ongoing civil war. We work both through partners and through direct delivery of humanitarian assistance, out of operational hubs primarily in and from Syria’s neighboring countries. Most of our work is through cross border, remote-managed assistance modalities, working closely with Syrian civil society organizations. Currently CARE’s core sectors in Syria are Food Security & Livelihoods (FSL), WASH, NFI/Shelter and Protection, working with over 220 staff in hubs across the region. In addition, we maintain a standing emergency response capacity. Our annual budget this year is 32 million, and the budget expected to grow by 50% in the coming year.

As of July 2017, CARE’s work into Syria came under one line-management, headed by the Country Director for Syria. We are in the process of harmonizing systems and approaches across all of our hubs, and are looking for a Roving Finance Manger who can work on specific finance projects and tasks across the operational hubs and CARE Syria office based in Amman, according to needs.

The purpose of the position is to help ensure the financial viability of the emergency intervention, the management of CI mobilized resources, to support financial managers in the hubs and fill in gaps when necessary. S/he plays a crucial role in providing high quality financial management necessary to support an effective humanitarian operation. Specifically the position will be responsible for leading on maintaining the CARE Syria master budgets, budgeting large priority grants, developing policy on financial management, gap filling when necessary for financial managers in the hubs, ongoing coaching and capacity building, plus other tasks and projects, as and when required.

CARE is looking for an experienced financial manager with high level skills with experience in managing finance in a complex organizational environment in transition, operating in the challenging and risk-prone context of Syria. This is a roving position, with extensive travel (60%) anticipated to the hubs in the region to support the teams in situ.

The Roving Finance Manger profile includes: first and foremost an excellent financial manager and planner, preferably with a solid technical understanding of sub recipient grant management and procurement. We are looking for someone who will bring analytical skills, attention to detail, ability to work effectively under time pressure, and ability to influence and collaborate with senior program, and program support staff across the region. We are looking for a team player and proactive individual with the ability to offer guidance on systems and structures, prioritization, and who has proven experience in operating in a structure in transition. Arabic language skills and understanding of the Middle East are desirable but not required.

The position has direct reporting line to the Finance Director for Syria.

This is a family posting based in Amman with extensive travel (60% )


  • Financial Management - Roving position
  • Budgeting - Roving
  • Policy and Tools Development
  • Capacity Building - roving


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Management or equivalent
  • 7 years experience in a senior finance management and accounting role in a country office environment
  • 7 years experience in not-for-profit financial, budgeting, accounting, financial reporting, grants/contract management and business management in developing countries
  • Thorough knowledge of financial and accountings practices and procedures

About the Organization

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of disease, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.

Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.

CARE USA is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

The closing date for this posting, if listed, is approximate. Job postings may be removed from CARE's career website at any time.

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