Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency Financial Administration Specialist Jobs

Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency Financial Administration Specialist Jobs

Job Id: 199937

Category: Accounting and Finance
Location: Addis Ababa
Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: Competitive

Job Description

Vacancy Announcement

Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency

Position: Financial Administration Specialist

Term of Employment: one year

Duty Station(s): Addis Ababa

Required Number: One

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Application Deadline: March 08, 2019


The Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) is a strategy and delivery oriented government agency created to help accelerate the growth and transformation of the country’s agriculture sector.

The ATA envisions that, by 2025, smallholder farmers are commercialized with greater incomes, inclusiveness, resilience and sustainability, contributing to Ethiopia’s achievement of middle-income country status.

The agency focuses on two primary national approaches to catalyze agricultural transformation. First, we support the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Resources (MoALR), its affiliate institutions, and other partners to identify and address systemic bottlenecks within an Agricultural Transformation Agenda.

Second, we support Regional Governments to accelerate development of high-priority commodity value chains in clearly defined geographic clusters, through the Agricultural Commercialization Clusters (ACC) Initiative.

Our major activities include conducting strategic and analytical studies, providing technical implementation support, coordinating platforms to better integrate partners and projects, and designing and directly leading a number of implementation projects.

Our headquarters are in Addis Ababa, and we have regional offices in Amhara, Oromia, SNNP, and Tigray regional offices, allowing us to work closely with a wide range of public, private and development sector partners across the country.

Our Culture

We have an exceptional team of highly competent employees with a proven track record of success in managing complex activities and achieving transformational results.

Our culture is one where talented, dedicated and adaptable individuals are committed to doing their best and exhibit great team work to achieve excellent results.

At ATA, we provide an exceptional platform for people who want to achieve their highest potential and make a meaningful contribution in changing the country’s agricultural sector.

We offer rewarding work in a young, fast-paced growing organization with passionate, committed, motivated colleagues and excellent career development and training.

We recognize our most valuable assets are our staff and are committed to providing our employees with the tools, training and mentorships necessary to achieve their career goals.

Purpose of the Position

Provide full range of administrative support.
Will independently administer several assigned responsibilities, ensuring to Head Office Finance office excellent partner and service giving organizations.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Print and bind documents
  • Prepare and print registration forms
  • Register participants and follow up
  • Distribute documents and stationaries
  • Ensure refreshments is ready on time for the participants
  • Prepare payment sheet
  • Take copy of the withholding forms from finance
  • Collect money from the bank and
    Pay perdiem, accommodation and transport to the participants
  • Paid to the hotel for the refreshment and hall rent after deducting vat and withholding taxes
  • Prepare the expense and submit to finance with the necessary attachments
  • Return the remaining money
  • Replenish stationary on time
  • Check for printers and copiers Cartridge
  • Make sure the papers is available everywhere on the floor
  • Provide services which I am asked to support across the Agency
  • Send accommodation request to the hotel by e-mail
  • Call and confirm if accommodation is available
  • Send flight details of the visitor for the airport transfer
  • Send letter of confirmation for payment
  • Perform any other financial tasks as assigned by the Senior Finance Officer or his delegate

    Job Requirements

    Required qualifications and experience

  • BA/BSc or diploma in Accounting

  • 6-10 years of experience for diploma holders and 3-5 years of experience with fist degree.

  • Relevant work experience as Documentation Assistant Officer, Accountant or Cashier- Accountant or similar field

  • Previous experience in NGO’s, Donor/GOV’t Bilateral/Multilateral Organizations is an asset

  • Computer knowledge in MS Office (Excel, Word, particularly QuickBooks etc.)

  • Knowledge of local laws

  • Willingness in working long hours and ability to work with other teams

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Proficient in written/spoken English and Amharic languages

  • Strong team player with multi-tasking and prioritization skills

  • Strong attention to details, confidentiality and accuracy

    How to Apply

    Application Instructions
    We invite all candidates meeting the required qualifications to send
    (i) a cover letter,
    (ii) CV (maximum 5 pages), and
    (iii) a completed ATA Application Form at

    Please note that CVs, cover letter and other application materials will not be considered unless accompanied by a fully completed ATA Application Form. Also, please Do not submit scans of certificates with your application form.

    Women are highly encouraged to apply.

    NB. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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