The Humsafar Trust
Sectors: Finance, CA, Administration, Management, HIV/AIDS
1. POSITION(S) VACANT: Finance Director,
The Humsafar Trust, Mumbai
2. BACKGROUND: Founded in
April 1994, The Humsafar Trust (HST) is India’s first
community-based organization (CBO) of self-identified homosexual
men, MSM, Hijras and LBT persons. The HIV interventions of HST are
supported by National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) and Mumbai
District AIDS Control Society (MDACS) to provide health services
to Men who have sex with men (MSM) and Transgender communities
every year through Public Health Care delivery systems and its
In-house clinics. HST organises advocacy workshops for health care
provides, law enforcement agencies, judiciary, legislators,
politicians and political parties, Government bodies, media,
student community to sensitise them on Gay, MSM and TG issues. HST
also provides legal support, crisis management, mental health and
nutrition counselling to its communities.
Trust has been awarded the Sub recipient of the Global fund
Project, “Reaching the Missing Million – A virtual approach”.
This project aims to fast-track national HIV response to reach
first 95 targets, by reaching key populations (high risk groups,
at risk adolescents and youth, men, and women with high-risk
behaviors) through virtual platforms. It also focuses on community
systems strengthening, focusing on the health and human rights of
key populations. For more information about The Humsafar Trust,
please visit: https://www.humsafar.org/
(1) Provide useful financial insights
to help make better decisions about formulating and executing
strategy, and provide guidance and analysis to executive and
operational management to improve results.
system of accounts and keep books and records on all transactions
(3) Prepare and analyze accurate monthly
financial and management reports, including income statement,
balance sheet, budget and variance, projections and forecast, and
(4) Maintain control of the following areas:
general ledger, accounts payable, expense reports, billing, and
(5) Supervise the Accounting, HR Associate and
assign jobs relevant to accounts payable, accounts receivable,
new-hire onboarding, benefits administration, and broker
(6) Oversee maintenance of personnel
(7) Assist in the management of grants reporting,
compliance, and reconciliation.
(8) Ensure that all financial
transactions are processed accurately, in a timely manner, and in
accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
Develop, implement, and maintain processes and controls that are
current best practices related to transaction processing.
Manage, oversee, process (as appropriate), and act as backup for
processing all of the following transactions: payroll, accounts
payable, revenue and expense, fixed assets, cash, bank
reconciliations, and allocations.
(11) Perform month-end
closing procedures, including overhead allocations, account
reconciliations, and updating schedules.
(12) Maintain an
orderly accounting filing system.
(13) Suggest improvements
in processes to increase organizational effectiveness.
Adoption of necessary feedbacks and observation received from
LFA/OIG team to strengthen the financial system shall also be
(15) Will be accountable to funding and reporting to
Alliance and Global Fund teams and also ensuring smooth flow of
finances and regular follow up of teams with various agencies for
(16) Ensure that all financial as well as donor
compliance related requirements are fulfilled which includes but
not limited to requirements under FCRA, Income Tax Act, Companies
Act, Provident Fund, etc.
EXPERIENCE, AND COMPETENCIES:
accountancy qualification, preferably Chartered Accountant with at
least 7 years of progressively responsible management experience
in finance, administration and human resources. At least 7 years
of experience in finance, accounting, audit etc.
(2) At least
5 years’ relevant management experience in an NGO or comparable
Skills and Competencies:
Extensive experience of managing multi-disciplinary staff and
(2) Demonstrated experience of
(3) Demonstrated experience in
compliance with statutory and contractual requirements.
Experience of providing technical support to, and capacity
building of, organizations in the areas of financial management
and compliance related matters.
(5) Very strong analytical
skills, and attention to details
(6) Ability to work
effectively in teams as well as independently.
writing and verbal communication skills.
(8) Ability and
willingness to undertake extensive travel, primarily within
(9) Fluent in English and Hindi.
knowledge of HIV/AIDS donor environment, funding streams and of
institutions and networks that are making a significant global
response to HIV
(11) Strong commitment to the key
populations affected by the epidemic. The key population we work
with include People Living with HIV (PLHIV), Men who have sex with
men (MSM), transgenders, hijras, female sex workers (FSWs), and
people who inject drugs (PWID)
(12) Proven experience of
developing and maintaining strong and effective relations with
donors, government functionaries and journalists
on the responsibility and commitment towards community or key
5. TIME INVOLVEMENT:
involvement on projects is 100 percent (8 hours x 5 days every
week). The Finance Director reports to the Project Director.
7: COMPENSATION OFFERED:
are an equal pay employer. Compensation offered is at par with
The following factors will be considered
while finalizing salary:
1) Experience of the candidate
Educational qualifications and people management skills
Eligible candidates interested in
the position are requested to submit a comprehensive Curriculum
Vitae with a supporting covering letter, including the names of
two references (preferably one should be a current or previous
employer), as well as salary expectations and current salary
Please send the applications to
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subject line by 13 June 2021. This position is re-advertised,
those have applied earlier please do not apply again.
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