Delegation of the EU to AU Budget/Accounting Assistant Jobs in Ethiopia
Delegation of the EU to AU Budget/Accounting Assistant Jobs in EthiopiaJob DescriptionWe areThe European Union (EU) is an economic and political partnership between 27 European countries.
It plays an important role in international affairs through diplomacy, trade, development aid and working with global organisations.
Abroad, the EU is represented through more than 140 diplomatic representations, known also as EU Delegations, which have a similar function to those of an embassy.
The EU Delegation to the African Union is located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and employs 50 staff members.
It comprises the Head of Delegation's office, Political, Press and Information Section, Cooperation Section, Finance, Contracts and Audit Section and Administration section.
We offer a post of Budget/Accounting Assistant.
Under this post, the recruited person will be attributed functions depending on the needs of the Delegation within the Administration section.
Upon recruitment, the successful candidate will occupy a specific job function as
Budget/Accounting Assistant – this job function may be changed in accordance with the needs of the Delegation.
We offer a permanent contract in Function Group 2, in a dynamic and multi-cultural environment. Place of employment is Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at the Delegation of the European Union to the African Union premises.
Normal working hours are 37.5 a week.
Starting basis gross salary is EUR 1,913.00 (paid in ETB).
Final salary step will depend on number of years of relevant professional experience.
Benefits, such as transportation allowance, additional pension scheme and medical insurance, are offered to employees and their families under certain conditions
Responsibilities and duties
The Budget/Accounting Assistant will work under the direct supervision of the Head of Administration Section.
The duties of the candidate will include, but will not be limited to the following
Financial initiation and/or verification of payments, budgetary and legal commitments and subsequent disbursements of administrative expenditure of the Delegation.
Prepare and update the Administrative financial workflow, including notes and financial internal instructions.
Follow-up on the execution of payments such as rents, services and supplies, reimbursement to staff etc.
Follow up on monthly income taxes and the VAT refund procedures.
Preparing the monthly bank and cash reconciliation for ETB & EUR bank and cash accounts.
Follow up with headquarters on the status of 'HB' suspended accounts and related reconciliation and matching.
Prepare the monthly closure of accounts and process replenishment requests (including the petty cash replenishment).
Prepare the interim and yearly financial reports.
Deputize the Head of Administration in the role of Imprest account administrator.
Assist in the preparation of the yearly administrative budget plan, in consultation with the administration team dealing with different portfolios.
Involve in the procurement planning.
Monitoring of budgetary consumption throughout the year, revision and introduction of budgetary amendments as required.
Follow up on the recurrent ex-post control requests and other audits.
Required to backup other team members during absences.
This might require knowledge of additional administrative tools.
Medically fit to perform the required duties;
Enjoys civil rights and permits for employment under local law;
Certificate in Accounting or other relevant fields for the position.
Minimum 5 years working experience relevant to the job description;
Language competence in English and Amharic: Listening : C1 Reading: C1 Spoken interaction:
Proficient in ICT (knowledge of the whole Microsoft Office Package) required.
Following qualifications will be considered as an asset:
Relevant working experience with international organisations or diplomatic missions.
Language competence in French
Personal initiative, flexibility, well organized and able to perform duties independently with speed and accuracy without needing constant supervision.
Team player and able to adapt in a multi-cultural environment.
High degree of integrity and able to deal with confidential information.
How to Apply
Application including a motivation letter, a detailed CV (using the attached EU template from the link EU CV template.doc) and preferably a copy of the last appraisal report and copies of academic certificates and testimonials should be submitted to the EU Delegation by e-mail: DELEGATION-AFRICAN-UNION-VACANCIES@eeas.europa.eu
Please indicate the vacancy reference in the Subject of the e-mail: Vacancy 2020 – LA2 Budget/Accounting Assistant.
The Delegation will not supply additional information or discuss the selection procedure by telephone: please address any queries concerning this procedure to DELEGATION-AFRICAN-UNION-VACANCIES@eeas.europa.eu
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