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Finance & Administrative Director

For our office in Burundi we are looking for a pro-active, energetic and pragmatic Finance & Administrative Director to further develop the capacity of the departments.

About us
HealthNet is a Dutch aid agency that works on health in areas disrupted by war or disasters. In these areas people are facing the immense task of rebuilding society while they suffer from poverty, diseases and the emotional consequences of conflict. We use ‘health’ as both a goal and means: the goal is to reach accessible health care for all. By working on that together with local communities we use ‘health’ as a means to bring people together and to restore mutual trust. We implement projects in countries such as Afghanistan, Burundi, South Sudan, North Iraq, and Nepal.  In Burundi, HealthNet has an annual budget of around 3 million Euros and operates in seven provinces.  HealthNet has offices in approximately seven provinces. Its main office is located at Bujumbura province. 

Your department 
The Finance and Administration Department  in Bujumbura including its field staff  is responsible of all the accounting and administrative matters including the management of Human resources, legal affairs, logistics and fleet management. The Finance and Administrative Department consists of approximately 40 staff.

Your key accountabilities and responsibilities
As Finance and Administrative Director (DAF) you report to the Country Director, lead the department and will be responsible for all department matters including the AO / IC (Administrative Organization and Internal Control. You will strengthen the team by building capacity via training, mentoring and other methods as required.

Your main tasks will be:


  • Ensures timely financial reporting to the donors and other third parties (such as tax authorities) in close collaboration with HealthNet Amsterdam;
  • Ensures that all financial administration is up-to-date, correct and submitted to HQ on time;
  • Responsible for liquidity and procurement planning; 
  • Keeps the Country Director and fellow Management Team members informed about  financial & administrative issues;
  • Responsible for preparation of annual budget and periodic reviews this includes supporting the program managers on formulating their budgets. Ensure that they are regularly informed on progress and signals possible over and under spending.

AO/IC set up and policy implementation

  • Responsible for the AO/IC within all Burundi offices and programs. Ensures HealthNet Burundi is compliant with all donor regulations and local laws;
  • Provide input toward strategic planning;
  • Manages internal and external audits. Report and investigate fraud.

HR, Logistics and Administration

  • Is responsible for HRM planning, issues and legal compliance in close consultation with the Country Director;
  • Responsible for annual procurement plan and the review of plan on a quarterly basis;
  • Is responsible for the purchase and maintenance of HealthNet project assets inventory, and services;
  • Ensures that all offices of HealthNet Burundi are equipped and have a regular supply of materials.


  • Represents HealthNet at different levels of society and develops relationships with donors, local and national governments, partners and other stakeholders;
  • Is the focal point of security of HealthNet Burundi. 

You are / have

  • BA degree in business administration, business economics or a related discipline, CPA,OPC or equivalent preferred;
  • More than seven years experience in the field of Financial and Administrative Management  with at least three years in a department manager role;
  • Proven experience in capacity building;
  • Experience and familiar with management processes and techniques, strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modelling and the coordination of people and resources;
  • Experience with donor regulations;
  • luent (speaking and writing) in both French and English;
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Have excellent planning and organization skills;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Knowledge of Burundian laws, legal codes, court procedures, government regulations etc is preferred.

We offer 
An opportunity to use your expertise and contribute to our mission to improve the health and well-being of many people living in Burundi. The initial contract will be for one year, with the option to extend based on performance. A market conform salary and benefit package. This is a non-dependent posting. National candidates are encouraged to apply.

How to apply 
To apply please send your CV and application letter (including your motivation and maximum four pages) to: by 1 July 2015. When applying, include the following title in the email subject line: DAF. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Interviewed candidates will be requested to provide three references.  Initial interviews are scheduled to take place on 6, 7, 8 or 9 July . The second interviews are scheduled to take place on 13, 14, 15, or 17 July.

For specific questions about this position, please contact our HR department via or +31 (0)20-6200005. For more information about HealthNet, please visit

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