Background & Description

Saferworld Pakistan programme combines project implementation at the community level, dialogue, capacity building, policy research, networking and advocacy, and working with institutions and civil society at national, regional and international levels.


Over the next 3 years Saferworld, in consortium with local and regional think tanks and civil society organisations, will support the development of regional resilience mainly through creating space to harness emerging opportunities on regional economic and infrastructure interconnectivity and supporting structural cooperation across borders which contributes to stable and peaceful relations among the people of South Asia.

Job Purpose:    

The Finance Manager will be responsible for ensuring the efficient and transparent management of office and programmes’ finances in line with recognised accounting/auditing standards and Saferworld procedures, in the context of a growing programme as well as the development of new systems to support this growth, including the systems of key partner organisations.

Requirements and Skills

Desirable requirements:


  • Experience of conducting capacity-building for partners and staff on financial systems and good financial practices
  • Manging audits


  • Experience of managing FCO, DFID,  EU, Dutch and other bilateral donor finance and grants
  • Experience handling multiple donor grants
  • Experience of derogation and statuary regulations of Pakistan, Asian and British Government

Essential requirements:  


  • A recognised accounting qualification (CA/CIMA, ACCA, etc)


  • At least 5 years’ experience in financial management/administration within an non-governmental organisation (NGO), International Donor Agencies, the UN, Diplomatic missions
  • Experience of computerised accounting software (QuickBooks, Sage or other systems) and an aptitude for system improvements and developments
  • Experience of managing donor grants
  • Experience of developing and improving financial systems in a way that is appropriate for the specific programmes in place
  • Experience of management reporting to colleagues, including overseas colleague and offices
  • Line management experience
  • Experience on overseeing, handling and commissioning internal and external audits
  • Understanding of Grant financial management rules of major donors and PPRA

Detailed Job Description


How to Apply


To apply:  Please complete the Saferworld Application Form  detailing how you meet the selection criteria and send it to: (Please use subject heading: Ref: PFM

The position is open to Pakistan nationals only.                                                                   

Deadline for applications:  17 December 2017

Please do not send your CV as this will not be accepted in place of, or in addition to, a completed application form  

About Organization

Saferworld is an independent non-governmental organisation that works to prevent and reduce violent conflict and promote cooperative approaches to security. We work with civil society, governments and international organisations to encourage and support effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy development, and through supporting the actions of others, including at grassroots level. Established in 1989, we work with communities in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia.  We have 150 staff across the globe, as well as in policy centres in London (UK) head office, Brussels and Washington.


Saferworld Pakistan programme is relatively new; it aims to work on improving community cohesion, inclusive justice and economic development. Working in consortium with Oxfam, over the next 5 years Saferworld will seek to promote a justice system in Pakistan that is accessible, inclusive, transparent and accountable.


Overall, our engagement in Pakistan combines project implementation at the community level, dialogue, capacity building, policy research, networking and advocacy, and working with institutions and civil society at sub-national/provincial, national, regional and international levels.