Regional Finance Officer

Regional Finance Officer

Gambella Norwegian Church Aid/Ethiopia (NCA)

Norwegian Church Aid is a non-profit organization working in 30 countries worldwide to eradicate poverty. In Ethiopia, Norwegian Church Aid has been operating since 1974, engaged in short term emergency response and long-term development programs.

Our intervention in Ethiopia focuses on Climate Resilience, Reproductive Health, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene, as well as Humanitarian Emergency Response. NCA/E operates in six regions: Tigray, Amhara, Oromia, Somali, Gambella, Southern Nations Nationalities and People’s State and at the Federal level.
To achieve our development goals, we work with faith based and non-faith-based actors which have demonstrated strong grassroots reach and influence in the society.

Norwegian Church Aid is a member of the ACT Alliance, a coalition of organizations working together in over 140 countries to create positive and sustainable change in people’s lives.
NCA/E would like to invite interested and qualified applicants for the below position.

Position Title: Regional Finance Officer
Reporting to: WASH Program Manager, Gambella Office and the Head of Finance in Addis Ababa
Duty Station: Based in Gambella with periodic travel to project areas and Addis Ababa
Length of Contract: Up to December 2019 with possibility of extension based on performance and availability of funds
Salary:  As per the organizations’ scale and previous income history

Job Summary: The Finance Officer is in charge of assisting the NCA/Gambella Office in preparation, review, documentation, record keeping and report preparation of the financial documents at Gambella field office. SI he works in close collaboration of the partner organization in the site and with close monitoring and follow-up of CO in Addis Ababa. The Finance Officer will support the Program Manager with clerical, financial, administrative and HR matters of the field office to comply with the internal procedures of NCA/E, partner, donor organizations requirements and the government guidelines at large.

The position requires a highly motivated individual with strong personal integrity and commitment to accountability. Evident exposure of INGOs in relation to the faith-based platform is a plus. The person to be employed need to accept the Code of Conduct of ACT Alliance.
Required qualifications:
  • BA in Accounting or Finance
  • Minimum of 3 years demonstrated experience preferably in INGOs engaged in humanitarian and development activities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to promote effective collaboration within and across partner organizations
  • Good written and oral communication skill in English language
Personal qualifies:
  • Ability to work under pressure and able meeting deadlines
  • Able to maintain motivation of self and others
  • Keen to learn the financial and administrative procedures of NCA and partner organizations
  • Strong personal integrity and commitment to accountability
  • Detail oriented in following up and networking
  • Excellent computer basic skills and keen to learn relevant software used by NCA
  • Willing to work in hardship and camp sites
Key Responsibilities:
  • Ensuring all project expenditures are in line with approved budget, donor Guidelines, NCA financial and procurement policies and procedures,
  • Supervise/maintain project cash book,
  • Monitor budget vs expenditure reports at field office level, highlighting potential under/over spends and give feedback to WASH Program Manager,
  • Ensure sufficient cash balance is kept for the project for operational disbursements;
  • Prepare periodic financial report for WASH Program Manager and government agency as required in consultation with CO finance department,
  • Ensure that project related taxes are settled to tax authorities as per the tax proclamation.
  • Assist NCA Ethiopia CO finance department in donor report preparation and budget revision,
  • Preparing monthly bank reconciliations,
  • Preparation of checks and make payments to vendors on time,
  • Ensure that project fixed asset registration is maintained for all field office assets,
  • Ensure that all internal NCA’s financial formats/templates ore observed,
  • Keep the relevant data of field staff, prepare reports as required and communicate to CO HR,
  • Liaise and work with integration with partner organizations at field level for the successful Implementation of NCA projects and ensure compliance of procedures.

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