DRC Finance Assistant - Maternity leave Cover Jobs in Ethiopia

DRC Finance Assistant - Maternity leave Cover Jobs in Ethiopia


  • The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), an international non-governmental organization (NGO), has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997.

  • DRC promotes and supports solutions to the problems faced by refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and migrants.

  • The organization has offices across the region, and has been operational in Ethiopia since 2009.

  • With funding from bilateral and multilateral donors, DRC is currently implementing a range of activities across Ethiopia and Djibouti, including WASH and shelter provision, child and youth protection, gender based violence response, awareness-raising of migration risks, protection monitoring of migration routes, and livelihoods support for returning migrants or those at-risk of migration.

    Overall Purpose of the Role

  • Under the supervision of the Finance Manager, The Finance Assistant will control cash movement in the safe box & DRC bank account by ensuring compliance with DRC financial procedures.

    Responsibilities and Tasks

    Finance and Cash Management

  • Handle Country Officer cash and cash transactions carefully and safely;

  • Prepare receipt, payment, and other vouchers as required;

  • Pay all cash payments upon approval of authorized DRC managers;

  • Keep office petty cash to an appropriate authorized limit and make timely replenishment;

  • Assist CO staff in daily financial activities;

  • Undertake monthly salary payment to staff and remit taxes and pension to the concerned authorities;

  • Ensure full documentation before effecting any payment;

  • Conduct regular cash count;

  • Ensure monthly closing and cash follow status report is produced on time, in both electronic and hard copies;

  • Maintain proper filing systems of financial documents;

  • Ensure accounting records are kept updated, are reliable and are maintained according to DRC accounting practices;

  • Ensure timely and accurate encoding of all financial movements;

  • Record expense & revenue on DRC Dynamics

    Payment and cash flow

  • Maintain cashbooks/DRC Dynamics and accounts records and ensure payments are allocated to the correct project and budget line;

  • Ensure all relevant documentation is collected, checked and attached to payment vouchers;

  • Handle all cash, including petty cash and local bank accounts, and maintain and balance daily cash books;

  • Collect cash money and deal with any other business with the bank;

  • Manage cash balances to ensure that sufficient balances are maintained for
    ongoing activities while preventing too high balances to avoid incurring high exchange rate charges.

  • Ensure telephone and electricity bills are paid in time every month;

    Other Duties

  • Replace Finance Officer during absence;

  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned by line manager.

    Experience and technical competencies
    (include years of experience)

  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant experience is required,

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;

  • Ability to work independently and in a team;

  • Ability to use ERP systems & MS Office with advanced excel proficiency;

  • Ability to work cooperatively with staff from diverse cultures.


    (include certificates, licenses etc.)

  • BA Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business
    Management or other directly related field from University or higher education


    (indicate fluency level)

  • Excellent skills in speaking, reading and writing English.

  • All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.


  • Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.

    Taking the lead

  • Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.


  • Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.

  • Demonstrating integrity] Acting in line with DRC's vision and values

    To Apply

  • Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.

  • We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.ngo under Vacancies.

  • Please forward the application and CV, in English through the stated website no later than February12,2020.

  • For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult www.drc.ngo

    Gender Equality

  • DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels.

  • In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

    Equal Opportunities

  • DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees.

  • We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics

  • We encourage only qualified Ethiopian Nationals to apply.

  • DRC considers all applicants based on merit.

    For more information and job application details, see; DRC Finance Assistant - Maternity leave Cover Jobs in Ethiopia

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