DRC NGO Team Leader - Finance Jobs in Ethiopia

DRC NGO Team Leader - Finance 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.


Finance, accounting and donor reporting

  • Maintain timely and accurate accounting record in compliance with DRC policies and procedures.
  • Support finance staff in all assigned field sub offices if any in maintaining accurate and complete accounting database and filing.
  • Perform spot checks and furnish reports to Area Manager and Finance manager for his/her review.
  • Develop donor compliance check list for each grant in Jijiga and get validated from Finance manager or HOSS in Addis.
  • At field level-Jijiga, assist line manager (Area Manager) in conducting budget follow ups and monitor grant spending plan. Liaise with project Managers for regular budget monitoring;
  • Assist Addis finance in preparing donor reports. Ensure all accounting record/documents are submitted to country office as per set timelines.
  • Provide on boarding orientation to national and internal staff related to finance;
  • Ensure all financial documents are filed and archived systematically and safely stored.
  • Ensure cash flow of field offices are maintained and cash and bank balances are maintained corresponding to operational needs.
  • Safe keeping of cash in safe and transit to be ensured
  • Support the development of new proposals by providing required financial data, analysis etc;
  • Produce accounts receivable and payable repots at the end of each month and ensure reconciliation of accounts on monthly basis through ERP;
  • Support in developing and regular monitoring of budget controls, planning and reporting;
  • Support in review and update field support budget and ensure reflection of required cost in new proposals;
  • Support in development and implementation of shared cost allocation tools;

    Audit & Compliance

  • Develop draft of post audit improvement plan and get approved from Support services manager.
  • Audit focal person for internal and external audits, conducted in the assigned field offices.
  • Train support services and program teams over donor compliance rules and monitor compliance accordingly.
  • Implement and follow up on the post audit improvement plans as defined by
    line manager.

    Personal Leadership

  • Consistently demonstrate flexibility, resilience and ability to maintain positive relationships and composure, even under difficult circumstances;
  • Maintain high ethical standards and treat people with respect and dignity;
  • Demonstrate an awareness of his/her own strengths and development needs

    Team Management

  • Create a sustainable work environment of mutual respect that attracts motivated, skilled and effective team members and enables them individually and collectively to strive to achieve excellence;
  • Periodically organize or coordinate mini and specific workshops/trainings for program team as well as Operations Support Team on finance matters from any donor source;
  • Develop work plan for finance team in Jijiga field offices and share with Area manager for approval.
  • Review and revise Job descriptions of finance team and perform performance reviews.


  • Strong planning, organizational and problem-solving skills with ability to work both independently and within a team in a demanding work environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and personnel management skills, including diplomacy, communication and negotiating skills;
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience in financial/accounting field.
  • Experience in staff training and capacity building
  • Results-oriented and demonstrated ability to build partnerships
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines.
  • Strong planning, organizational and problem-solving skills with ability to work both independently and within a team in a demanding work environment.
  • Excellent skills in the use of computers (MS Word, Excel, outlook Power Point).
  • University degrees (Bachelors or master’s in accounting / Finance / Audit)
  • Advanced English proficiency required.
  • Fluency in Amharic required.
  • Somali Language a strong asset.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 1st July, 2019.

    For more information and job application details, see; DRC NGO Team Leader - Finance Jobs in Ethiopia

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