Finance and Office Manager

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TBC but in the region of £200 a day
18 Sep 2018
19 Oct 2018
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Finance and Office Manager with bookkeeping skills - two days a week

Location:   London, UK and with the possibility of flexible working

Start date:   As soon as possible

Type of contract: Freelance with the possibility of converting to a permanent contract after 3 months

Salary: TBC but in the region of £200 a day


Network for Africa (N4A) is a registered charity that works with communities in post-conflict recovery, supporting people to recover from trauma and rebuild their lives. It has projects in Rwanda, Sierra Leone and northern Uganda. Understanding that recovering communities can be faced with a multitude of issues such as PTSD, anxiety and depression, we offer counselling services and referrals for serious mental disorders. Working with international project partners, we focus on these areas:


  1. Increasing provision of mental health services
  2. Raising awareness of and reducing stigma around mental illness
  3. Increasing take-up of mental health services
  4. Encouraging mental health service users to advocate for improved mental health interventions  
  5. Supporting recovering mental health service users to retrain and set up income generating businesses and reintegrate into their communities.



We are looking for a well organised, enthusiastic and confident person who can support the CEO, in particular with all finance and administration tasks.  

We need someone with strong finance skills, who is very good at Excel, is used to managing budgets, including budgets in foreign currencies; who has an interest in our work – international development/mental health; is keen to contribute to the work of the organisation; can hit the ground running and has excellent coordinating and organisational skills.


Main finance responsibilities:

Helping prepare for the Annual Audit; help with preparing the Annual Budget; Book keeping to include logging expenditure and income and allocating to correct budget lines; preparing Monthly Management Accounts; paying invoices and dealing with banking; making international payments to our project partners; managing budgets relating to grants; logging donations etc.  We are looking for someone who can also provide insights and commentary on the financial position and draw matters of significance to the CEO.


Other tasks:  

Minuting quarterly trustees’ meetings and helping with preparation of the meetings; help with managing consultants; updating the website; organising international travel; dealing with currency brokers; helping with fundraising campaigns, and all round general support etc.



Network for Africa is very small.  At the moment there is just the CEO and some part-time specialist consultants (Fundraising and Monitoring and Evaluation). Normally there are two to three staff members.


How to apply:  

Please send a covering letter outlining relevant experience and your CV to Annabel Harris

Deadline:  19 October 2018


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