ICAP Finance Officer -Disbursement (Maternity Cover) Jobs in Addis Ababa - Ethiopia

ICAP Finance Officer -Disbursement (Maternity Cover) Jobs in Addis Ababa - Ethiopia


  • Finance Officer -Disbursement

    Term of Employment:

  • Short term (Maternity Cover)

    Duty Station(s):

  • Addis Ababa

    Required Number:

  • One

    Salary & Benefits:

  • Competitive


    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.

    Position Summary

  • Ensure that all disbursements are carried out in an efficient and effective manner, and in accordance with the Scheme of Delegation.
  • Ensure that internal financial controls relating to disbursements are maintained with the country head office and with the Regional Offices and that accounts are maintained in accordance with ATA policies

    Essential Duties:

  • Processes Check Requests. Processes all
    accounts payable invoices in a timely manner
    Organize, schedule, and process timely, monthly recurring payments to include notes, lease payments and consultants.
  • Review vendor statements for outstanding invoices; research and resolve invoices listed as unpaid.
  • Record numerical data to keep financial records complete. Ensure appropriate processes & approvals are adhered to. Maintain accurate records, both electronic & manual.
  • Maintain service & vendor files. Perform basic data compilation tasks. Perform calculating, posting & verifying duties to maintain accounting records. Check accuracy of figures, calc...
  • Compiles maintains personnel records. Records employee information, like personal data, compensation, benefits and tax data, attendance, performance reviews or evaluations, and termination date reason.
  • Processes employment applications assists in other employment activities. Updates employee files to document personnel actions
  • Posts fees, receipts, invoices, requisitions, vouchers, expenses, accounts, etc., timely and accurately.
  • Prepares batched invoices for processing by the Funding sources/Donor budget lines and account codes.
  • Processes petty cash reimbursement requests according to policy. ERP registration of Vouchers,
  • Preparing Check & BANK Transfer Letters.
  • Maintains staff confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
    Collects cash/cheque/direct bank transfers from staff, suppliers and donors, posts to an excel register and issues cash receipts accordingly.
  • Ensure that all for payments, travel advances, staff claims, journals and purchase/work orders are complete, and legitimate supporting documentation ensuring that all transactions are properly authorized before payments are to be made.
  • Check validity of expenses and receipt presented for payment with respect to reasonable, allowable and allocable basis.
  • Perform other duties requested by the Senior Finance Officer

    Job Requirements

    Required Qualifications:

  • Academic Requirements- MA/BA Degree in Accounting, or Accounting & Finance
    Work Experience – Minimum 3 years for MA /5 Years for BA as Disbursement Officer, Finance Officer, Accountant or Cashier Accountant
  • Special Training- Computer knowledge in MS Office (Excel, Word, particularly QuickBooks etc.)
    Prior Knowledge of Automated Accounting system like ERP is an asset
  • Other Requirements knowledge of local laws of the country
  • Willingness in working long hours and ability to work with other teams;
  • Commitment to ATA values

    How to Apply

    Application Instructions

  • We invite all candidates meeting the required qualifications to email (i) a cover letter, (ii) CV (maximum 5 pages), at recruitment@ata.gov.et. by mentioning the job title on the subject line.
  • Women are highly encouraged to apply.
  • NB. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Apply by 3rd January, 2019

  • For more information and job application details, see; ICAP Finance Officer -Disbursement (Maternity Cover) Jobs in Addis Ababa - Ethiopia

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