Switzerland through its development cooperation has been engaged in Nepal since 1959. With the establishment of its Embassy in Nepal in August 2009, Switzerland’s assistance in Nepal continues to focus on federal state building, employment and income through agriculture, rural infrastructure and vocational skills, as well as migration. Switzerland is committed to support Nepal’s socio-economic development and federal state building at national and subnational levels.
The Embassy of Switzerland offers a competitive salary and benefit package as well as a stimulating team and working environment. We are looking for a young, energetic Nepali national for the following position for 2 years fixed term contract with possibility of extension:
As a member of the Embassy of Switzerland’s finance team, and in close collaboration with SDC-funded projects and partners, the Finance Controller monitors and helps to promote effective and efficient use of projects’ resources.
Specific fields of activity:
- Advises and supports the Programme Team members in the areas of Finance and Controlling in the Programme Cycle management
- Supports the Head of Finance and Controlling in the functioning of ICS and also in the preparation of ICS reports
- Conducts Partner Risk Assessment
- Manages contracts through SAP system
Required Expert Competence
Chartered Accountant or equivalent professional degree/Master’s degree in Business Administration with specialization in finance/accounts or with further training in the area of Accounting/Audit/Financial Management; Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and Nepali; Excellent communication and presentation skills; Good knowledge of computer operation and different software application skills;
Minimum 3 years of professional experience - after completion of above-mentioned academic and/or professional qualifications - in the area of Accounting, Financial Management and organizational management.
Required Professional, Personal and Social Competence
High degree of personal responsibility, ability to work autonomously, ability to think ahead, assure confidentiality and professional integrity;
Focused on objectives and results; Pronounced ability for self-reflection, and proven capacity for learning and changing the way of thinking and working; Initiate organization of working environment and deployment of resources; Ability to take decision and implement them
Analytical abilities, conceptual skills and connected thinking; Precise working methods (descriptive, provable), planning and organising
Good Interpersonal skills; Courtesy and Customer orientation; Time management and task prioritization; Adherent to rules and regulations
Assertiveness ; Ability to cope with stress with stressful situations; Ability to work in a team/ability to network; Negotiation skills,
Advisory and coaching skills; Ability to deal with criticism and conflicts; Aware and sensitive in areas of gender and caste/ethnicity issues, and ability to work in a multi-cultural team.
Detailed Terms of Reference is available here (PDF, 311.2 kB, English).
Application in English with immediate contact address and a telephone number; an updated bio-data; copies of citizenship certificate and academic credentials; and reference from former employer(s) should reach at the latest by 17:00 hrs on 10th December 2019 through post or through email as attachment (please do not provide a link to google drive or any other cloud server) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please clearly mark “Application for Finance Controller” respectively on the envelope / subject of the email.
Personnel and Administration (Chancery)
P.O. Box 113
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The Embassy reserves the right to reject any or all applications without assigning any reasons.
The Embassy of Switzerland in Nepal promotes workforce diversity and applies positive discrimination to candidates from discriminated groups (women and candidates from Dalit, Janajati, Madhesi/Terai, and other minority community).