Wetlands International Accounts Assistant Jobs in Ethiopia

Wetlands International Accounts Assistant Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 205695

Category: Accounting and Finance
Location: Ziway/Batu Township, Oromia Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type: Full time

Job Description


Wetlands International is dedicated to safeguarding and restoring wetlands for people and nature. We are driven by the knowledge that safeguarding and restoring wetlands is urgent and vital for water security, biodiversity, climate regulation, sustainable development and human health.

Our global not-for-profit network of 20 independent offices is governed by a Supervisory Council and a Board of the Association of 35 national government and non-governmental organization members.

We bring knowledge into policy and practice, connect local actions in 100 countries to make a global difference, we catalyse actions that support those that use or depend on wetlands, and we are passionate about the positive change we make for people and nature.

Wetlands International has been active in Ethiopia since 2010. Currently, Wetland International is implementing various projects (Climate Resilient Flyways (CRF), Partners for Resilience (PfR), Sustainable Water Fund (SWF), Sustainable Agricultural Water management (SAWM-SDC) and EU-Devco in the CVentral rift Valley and the Fafen Catchment in central and eastern Ethiopia.

These projects are implemented with a range of stakeholders, such as the Rift Valley Lakes Development Office (RVLDo), Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA), Meki-Batu Small Holder Cooperatives Union, Joytech Fresh, Acacia Water, World Waternet, Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society (EWNHS), HoAREC, Red Cross, Cordaid and the relevant Kebele, Woreda and Regional government bodies.

Job summary

The Accounts Assistant, working closely with the Finance and Administration Associate, will provide efficient and reliable Financial and Administration support for the Ziway Office in the Central Rift Valley and
work closely with the respective project staff.

Specific duties and responsibilities

Under the immediate supervision of the Finance and Administration Assistant, the Finance Assistant will:

Duration of initial contract: 1 years initially, including a probation period of 3 months, with a possibility of extension.

Job Requirements


  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Good understanding of NGO’s financial systems
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and handle multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Ability to produce standard, accurate and well-documented reports;
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills;
  • Good knowledge of administrative and financial rules and regulations
  • Ability to work independently but also as part of a team
  • Fulfills all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment;
  • Knowledge in Excel and other computer applications



  • First degree or Diploma in accounting or financial management or related disciplines


  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant experience for first degree;
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience for Diploma holders
  • Previous experience with local and/or International NGO has an added advantage
  • Knowledge of IT systems, Microsoft Office packages and/ or other accounting systems.

    How to Apply

    Candidates should apply by sending:

  • An updated Curriculum Vitae, (mandatory)

  • A motivation letter including one-page summary of experience (mandatory)
  • Current and Expected Remuneration including Benefits (Mandatory)
  • Names and contact details of three professional referees (Mandatory).

    If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by emailing your application to HREastAfrica@wetlands-africa.org no later than 27 April 2019.

    The Title of the Position You Are Applying for Must Be Mentioned on the Subject of Your Motivation Letter.

    Women candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

    Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

    Wetlands International Accounts Assistant Jobs in Ethiopia

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