Senior Finance and Administration Officer

Accounting and Finance
Sekota, Wag-Hemra Zone, Amhara 
Career Level:
Mid Level ( 2+ – 5 years experience)
Employment Type:
Full time

Job Description

HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation is a Swiss based organization registered with Agency for Civil Society Organizations and working in the areas of Rural Infrastructure, Natural Resources Management, Governance and Peace, Skill Development and Education, and Emergency Responses. See also . HELVETAS Ethiopia is presently looking for a motivated and competent Finance and Administration Officer for its office at Sekota, Wag-Hemra Zone of Amhara National Regional State.

Reporting to Head of Finance and Administration 

Main Roles: Manage the day-to-day human resource, financial and administrative (including stafsafety and security) functions of the office; ensure compliance with financial internal controls, and transactions are processed and assets managed in accordance with HELVETAS Financial manual (FM);  perform monthly/annual accounts closure, including bank reconciliations and submission of timely and accurate reports to programme office; proactively engage in  financial risk management and fraud prevention measures; plan, schedule and control pooled vehicles fleet management system and cost centre based costing;  manage the accounting software to generate accurate and timely reports on budget and spending;  ensure compliance to the policies and procedures in the procurement of  goods and  services; ensure the correct application of financial tools and procedures as required  by the donor agencies; ensure adequate and timely communication  on financial matters within the team and to programme office; prepare timely budget utilization reports and variance analysis;  establish standard administration and logistics procedures and practices; ensure adherence to local safety and security  plan/protocol; and manage and supervise the administration, finance and support staffs of the Sekota office.

  Terms and condition: a) Contract duration : Till 31 st December 2024; b) Duty Station: Sekota , Wag-Hemra Zone, Amhara NRS; c) Salary & benefits : Attractive, commensurate to the profile of candidate as per the salary scale of the position and benefit packages for national staff (NPR 2018); d) Closing date for applications : 30 th October 2020.

Job Requirements

Qualification, Experience, and Skills: a minimum of BA degree in accounting; seven years of working experience on financial/administration related works and of which a minimum of two years on supervisor roles, work experience in international NGO and donor agencies is advantageous. Possess high integrity and professionalism in the discharge of roles and responsibilities, Computer literate; proven experience and skill in working with accounting software; good command of English language (written and spoken); ability to communicate effectively; ability to handle stress, work under pressure and deliver excellent quality reports; possess excellent intercultural mediation; and; and perform related tasks.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit their application, including a CV and supporting documents, with names and contact numbers of three referees either in person to HELVETAS Ethiopia office Addis Ababa, Gurd Shola, opposite to Century Mall, 7 th floor or Sekota office or by email at [email protected] or by post below


Application for position: FAO, Sekota

P.O. Box 27507/1000

Addis Ababa

HELVETAS is an equal opportunity employer; however, women candidates are highly encouraged to apply .

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