Crown Agents Finance Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Crown Agents Finance Officer Jobs in Ethiopia


Scope of work

  • The Finance Officer will be responsible for the overall accounting and financial management of the ASCEND project.

  • The Finance Officer will work closely with ASCEND regional finance office, Country Lead, MOH and Regional NTD Program Managers and other NTD partners to ensure that appropriate systems and procedures are in place to ensure that the project operates efficiently, uses resources effectively and within the budget.

  • The Finance Officer will report to ASCEND Country Lead (Administratively) and to ASCEND regional finance manager (Technically)

    The Finance Officer will be responsible for the following;

  • Maintain primary relationship with donors and act as the principal financial Management liaison.

  • The Finance Officer must ensure that project implementation is done in an environment of strong controls and that the project complies with Donor and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia rules and regulations.

  • Take the lead in assuring the quality management of local subgrants from inception to closure through the development of adequate financial management systems and maintenance of strong financial controls to guarantee compliance with donor regulations.

  • Ensure that programming and operations staff improve their understanding of DFID granting mechanisms and build their capacity to adhere to donor regulations related to reporting, human resources, asset management, and procurement.

  • Perform on-going monitoring and assessment of Regional Health Bureaus, Zonal and Woreda health offices (Districts) capacity to accurately record and post all transactions and follow up actions to resolve any identified problems.

  • Prepare and implement training and technical assistance as needed to address local capacity needs and reinforce grant management through on job support and monitoring,

  • Actively participate in program meetings as appropriate to effectively plan and coordinate financial and programmatic activities

  • Provide technical assistance to all project staff in preparation of annual project budgets and narratives and sub-award budgets and modifications when needed.

  • Make sure vouchers, monthly journals, invoices, financial reports, accruals and other financial deliverables are well prepared and filed both in hard
    and electronic copies.

  • Reconcile all control accounts on a monthly/quarterly basis to ensure completeness and integrity of financial information e.g. Bank & Cash, Prepayments, Accruals, Staff Debtors etc. and report accordingly in a timely manner.

  • Perform Project variance analysis and provide updated projections to support internal management and/or donor requirements.

  • Ensure the congruity and consistency of all relevant financial policies and procedures and alert project leadership when there is any financial risk to the project.

  • Provide support in the review of donor contracts to ensure compliance during the execution of the contract.

  • Assist in responding to audit requests and manage to close out processes.

  • Undertake other general finance and administrative duties as required to facilitate the smooth running of Accounting and Project Finance activities.

    Key Requirements

    Education & Related Experience

  • A Master’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or /Professional qualification in accountancy such as ACCA, CPA, ACIS and CPE obtained from a recognized awarding Institution or an equivalent.

    At least 5 years of working experience in
  • Accounting/ procurement and Office Administration role in a donor-funded project. training will be an added advantage

    Added advantages

  • Training in NGO financial management or Grant management. **

  • Understanding of Public health programs as well as an understanding of the synergy between programmatic, operational and financial components of public health initiatives.**

  • Proven Knowledge of DFID financial management guidelines will be an added advantage

  • Demonstrated knowledge of protection, prevention of sexual abuse and exploitation and the field of safeguarding

    Skills

    (Special Training or competences)

  • Experience in computer skills especially Word, Excel and e-mail/internet

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written English)

  • Accounting skills.

  • Excellent report preparation and presentation skills

  • Experience in programme budgeting

  • Experience in results-based management, project monitoring and reporting

  • Well-developed training and facilitation skills

  • Ability and willingness to work under pressure as part of a global team.

    How to Apply

  • Send a covering letter and a copy of your CV to “recruitments@ascend.crownagents.com” by 18th September, 2020

    Note

  • This is a national only position

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