Palladium Group Finance Assistant/Cashier Jobs in Ethiopia

Palladium Group Finance Assistant/Cashier Jobs in Ethiopia


Company Overview:

  • Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value.

  • We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

  • For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible.

  • With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

  • Palladium is a child-safe organization, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children.

  • We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

    Project Overview and Role:

  • CATALYZE is a $250 million 5 to 8-year program, designed to catalyze $2 billion in private capital, especially to underfinanced social sectors (such as education) and higher risk countries (especially low-income and post-conflict countries) around the globe, complemented by a cross-cutting inclusion of gender-lens investing.

  • Catalyze will provide services to many missions and bureaus that “buy in” to tap the Catalyze investment and pay-for-results project management expertise.

  • Catalyze Ethiopia: Market Systems for Growth (MS4G) will drive private enterprise expansion to catalyze Ethiopia’s future economic growth and prosperity.

  • MS4G intends to foster enterprise-driven growth, especially among private enterprises that have high growth potential and the capacity to catalyze job creation throughout market systems.

  • MS4G will address systemic challenges, including building business development services capacity, creating a more conducive business environment, building the financial sector infrastructure and capability within private finance providers, & expanding the digital economy.

  • MS4G will catalyze private sector growth by improving access to finance and facilitating transactions through targeted interventions across market systems (demand, supply, and enabling environment).

  • Expanded access to finance will also drive change across the market system by increasing business revenue and necessitating job creation. The program has an estimated life of project funding of $40 million and is anticipated to operate for five years.

  • While focus sectors will be finalized in collaboration with USAID during the inception phase, it is anticipated that they could include agribusiness, light manufacturing, and telecommunications & ICT (including fintech).
  • Across all initiatives, there will be a cross-cutting focus on women and youth, as well as a focus on ensuring that disparate ethnic groups and regions equitably benefit from the interventions.

  • The Finance Assistant/Cashier will ensure payments/disbursements are made
    in accordance with Palladium policy and procedures and keep petty cash and checks in safe place all times. This individual must be based in Addis Ababa.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

    Expected Outcomes

  • The Finance Assistant/Cashier will ensure payments/disbursements are made in accordance with Palladium policy and procedures and keep petty cash and checks in safe place all times.

    Key Responsibilities

  • The Finance Assistant/Cashier will report to the Finance Officer.

  • The Finance Assistant/Cashier will be supporting to ensure payments/disbursements are made in accordance with Palladium Policy and Procedures and keep petty cash and checks in safe place all times. Responsibilities include:

  • Prepare payment voucher, cash receipts vouchers, and make journal entry after securing the necessary supporting documentation and follow Palladium policies and procedures.


  • Write and issue checks to the name of authorized payee/vendors.

  • Prepare check payments/bank transfers for advances approved by the budget holders and supported by the necessary documents.


  • Assist staff on travel advances request and settlement process.


  • Assist on preparation of payroll related taxes.

  • Make sure that all government taxes & other obligations are deducted & assist on the payment process.

  • Assist on requests for VAT reimbursement with USAID per the established procedure.
  • Handle petty cash funds according to Palladium petty cash policy and always keep petty cash funds in a safe box.

  • Replenish petty cash fuds before it reaches below the minimum level set.

  • Count a petty cash funds with a person assigned by the Finance Manager at the end of every month and makes reconciliation.

  • Perform other duties which are in line with the scope of the position as assigned by his/her supervisor.

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of US government regulations for USAID funded NGO is preferred.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize several tasks at the same time.

  • Very good computer and Microsoft Office skills

  • Proficiency in English, both oral and written

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and understanding of USAID and local rules and regulations,

  • Intermediate experience of Microsoft Excel

  • BA in Accounting/Business

  • Administration/Banking and Finance or related fields

  • Four Years’ of relevant experience in similar responsibilities

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Palladium Group Finance Assistant/Cashier Jobs in Ethiopia



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