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Project Finance and Administration Officer

Website Self Help Africa

Company Name: Self Help Africa

Posted Date: 2023-11-17

Deadline: 2023-11-29

Job Type: N/A

Salary: N/A

#Accounting and Finance, Business and Administration

Job Description

Organization Overview and the Project:About Self Help Africa
Self Help Africa is an international development organization that works through agriculture and agri-enterprise development to end hunger and extreme poverty. The organization has programmes in 15 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and also implements projects in Brazil and Bangladesh. In early 2023 we launched a new five-year organization strategy, which defines shared mission as the alleviation of hunger, poverty, social inequality and the impact of climate change through community-led, market-based and enterprise-focused approaches so that people can have access to nutritious food, clean water, decent employment and incomes, while sustaining natural resources. SHA has been re-registered by the Ethiopian Charities and Societies Agency as a Foreign Charity with a registration number of 0051.
Our three core values are:
  • Impact: We are accountable, ambitious and committed to systemic change.
  • Innovation: We are agile, creative and enterprising in an ever-changing world.
  • Community: We are inclusive, honest and have integrity in our relationships.
SHA-Ethiopia is now seeking to recruit a project officer who will discharge project implementation, monitoring and other technical support a project entitled “Transforming dairy value chain for improving the livelihood of smallholder dairy producers” focuses on boosting rural livelihoods and nutrition by enhancing production techniques, strengthening value chains and improving the genetics of dairy cows in Siya Deberna Wayu district, North Shewa zone of Amhara Region with the financial support of Irish Aid.
Job Purpose:
The position holder is key staff member in overseeing the financial and administration functions for the SHA Project as part of the overall responsibility. The position holder will report directly to the Cluster Coordinator in Akesta with a dotted line to the Head of Finance and Administration (HoFA) in Addis Ababa. He/She will also work closely with the HR and Admin Officer in Addis Ababa to follow up and submit documentation on HR related matters.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Reviews and compiles accountancy activities in harmony and online with the internal, HQ, and external relevant regulations.
  • Plans and ensures disbursement of cash for project activities timely and accurately.
  • Plans and ensures proper delivery of expense or payment documents to HoFA after verifying the compliance of those documents in accordance with general and accepted principles of accounting, internal, HQ, and external relevant regulations.
  • Verifies, checks, and ascertains the accuracy and validity of invoices, documents submitted to HoFA after for payments, and arranges payments accordingly.
  • Informs to immediate supervisor for promptly corrective actions on observed irregularities, discrepancies, errors, or any deviations before preparing and effecting payment.
  • Effects or ensures payment are made according to agreements and from the appropriate fund.
  • Makes or ensures that payment requests and documents are approved by authorized person/s and prepares payments vouchers, codes and analyses documents.
  • Collects and communicates all relevant information and data about active project personnel and maintain an up-to-date list of personnel in the payroll by making timely entries of all active project employees;
  • Ensures that all unused official documents (cash receipts, check payment vouchers, petty cash payment voucher, etc) of the organization are properly registered, distributed, and stored, as appropriate.
  • Provides payroll inputs to HoFA for the preparation of monthly payroll for SHA employees according to policies and procedures and applicable laws of the country;
  • Upon verification of the payroll allocates costs to respective funds and pass appropriate accounting entries;
  • Remits income tax collection to Revenue and Customs Authority in accordance with requirements of the relevant laws;
  • Deposits and or advises same to be deposited staff pension contribution (Provident Fund) to the appropriate fund collector in accordance to the prevailing laws, policies and procedures;
  • Checks and ensures timely processing of collection of funds from the Country office for settlements of obligations;
  • Ensures and confirms project cash and other documents are kept safely and used accurately;
  • Prepares notification of charges or invoices to those concerned projects or personnel, in consultation with HoFA and immediate supervisor;
  • Performs his/her jobs actively or proactively in closely or virtually working with program accountant;
  • Reports on effective usage of allocated financial resources to projects, to head office through immediate supervisor;
  • Prepares cash outflow in consultation with immediate supervisor, HoFA and relevant program person, accordingly, reminds for timely budget transfers;
  • Functionally consults HoFA to perform his/her respective duties effectively efficiently;
  • Assists in organization and preparation of financial / accounting documents for external auditing;
  • Analyses project financial needs for his/her project in accordance to the approved budget of the specific project:
  • Assists in the preparations of financial strategies, annual and operational plans of projects;
  • Assists in the preparation of annual budgets for donors, HQ and government bodies;
  • Ensures the timely payment of taxes to government from the operation of the organization such VAT, TOT, employment tax or withhold taxes, or pension contribution, if applicable;
  • Plans, organizes, directs, evaluates, and controls the proper utilization of assets of the organization.
  • Ensure that all local recruitments have approved and documented personnel record
  • Liaise with Cluster Co/Project Manager and ensure that all field staff submit their leave plans, and records as per schedule and submit the recording to Addis HR focal person
  • Ensure timesheets are submitted on time.
  • Assist the Cluster Co/Project Manager in handling performance appraisals for their subordinates
  • Arrange and provide periodical induction and orientations to staff members as well as supervisors on the employees performance management.
  • Oversight the efficient use of fuel consumption of vehicles and motor bicycle and submit a summary report to Addis Logs office.
  • Conduct a regular and surprise field visit and submit the field visit report to Cluster Co/Project Manager copying Addis office relevant head of departments from finance, admin, logs…etc
  • Reports to immediate supervisor in accordance with the organization’s appropriate policies and procedures;
  • Implements decisions of the immediate supervisor;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by immediate supervisor and the Country finance team.
Key Relationships:
  • Project Manager (Line manager)
  • County Management Team,
  • Programme Team,
  • Finance and Administration Team,
  • Local Government Authorities,
  • Financial Institutions,
  • Other International and Local NGOs,

Project: R4 Rural Resilience Initiative

Contract Type: One-year fixed term contract; renewable based on performance review

Reports to: Cluster Coordinator

Required Qty : 1

Job Requirements

Qualifications/Knowledge and ExperienceEssential
  • BA Degree in Accounting, business administration or relevant field of study
  • At least two years relevant experience in NGO/INGO and/or relevant sectors
  • Ability to reconciles payments against financial documents;
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to sort, handle and care sensitive financial matters;
  • Ability to use appropriate computer programme for handling financial tasks;
  • Quality performance; viable solutions, transparency, helpful, integrity
  • Flexibility to work in field locations
  • Desirable
  • Working knowledge of English and Amharic languages

How to Apply

Any candidate offered a job with Self Help Africa will be expected to sign Self Help Africa’s Safeguarding Policies and Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents.
Please download the Application Form and fill it in using the following Then upload this along with your CV and a motivational letter.
Please note incomplete applications will not be considered for shortlisting.
Closing date is Wednesday 29th November 2023 at 5pm
Any candidate offered a job with Self Help Africa will be expected to sign Self Help Africa’s Safeguarding Policies and Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents.
Police vetting is required.
All applicants are encouraged to read through the following safeguarding policies as you make your applications:
Code of Conduct
Conflict of Interest
Child Protection
Women applicants are highly encouraged.
Self Help Africa/United Purpose strive to be an equal opportunities employer.