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Gerard FERRON
Finance & Administration Manager , Mining & International non-profit
NIAMEY, Niger
Bilingual French, English. Expertise in finance mechanisms, with developed capacities in accounting systems, budget elaboration and monitoring, financial analysis and cash management. Ability to manage funds coming from various donors, and capacties in set-up financial tools for reporting to donors or project managers. Can relocate immediately.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, Management, Accounting/Finance, Procurement
Professional Experience:
Professional experience in accounting, financial, fiscal and administrative management in private sector and non-profit organizations. Large experience of working at senior staff levels, including involvement in decision making processes, in elaboration of Country Offices Long Term Strategic Plans (LRSP), Annual Operating Plans (AOP), Management Assessment of Country Offices. Experience of working on international positions (DRC, Cameroon, Guinea), at senior staff levels, in various professional and social environments. Ability to work and negotiate with local and governmental authorities.
Experience of replacing Country Managers: operating as Acting CD two times
with BIA Niger, and deputizing the Director with Aide-et-Action Niger. Experience of working under stressful political context (DRC) and geographical remote areas (DRC, Cameroon, Niger). Experience of dealing with security issues (DRC, Niger). Participating in the implementation of financial systems and softwares (RAMOS, SCALA, Crystal Report) plus overseeing the switchover of general and analytical accounting to the new softwares.
Managing various grants: USAID, EU, ECHO, Dfid, NORAD, DANIDA, Global Fund, various foundations...
Education:
• Training in Banking operations - Commercial finance mechanisms and tools (payment tools – insurance coverage – operations financing)
• Diploma in Procurement and Stocks Management.
• Diplôme Universitaire de Technologie, Finance-Comptabilité.
Equivalent Bachelor Degree in Accounting and Finance.
• Medecine – 4rd year.
• Various courses: USAID rules and regulations, EU procedures and regulations, human resources management, senior-management course, performance management, statistics, customs rules and regulations, transit operations, procurement, fiscal regulations.
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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Bachelors
    Languages:
    English, French
    Nationality:
    France , Niger
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