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Finance Assistant

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About ASERD/MRRD

The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) within the Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) Sector Strategy, contributes to the reduction of poverty through the establishment of good local governance, access to rural infrastructure, economic regeneration and the provision of a nationwide disaster and emergency preparedness system. This strategy, however, directly contributes to the achievement of Afghanistan’s Millennium Development Goals.

The project will contribute significantly to increasing the access to thermal energy and electricity through a technology neutral approach, in 19,500 households in 194 rural communities in Afghanistan. This will result in increasing the access to electricity, clean cooking and heating options and will contribute to a tangible reduction in the pre-mature deaths of women and children due to indoor air pollution. The project will pilot seven innovative financing models which once successful will be mainstreamed. The project will also establish conducive policy and regulatory frameworks and capacity development of key stakeholders. It is envisaged that, the project will establish a sustainable rural energy supply approach which can be scaled up beyond the project period.

The ASERD program plans to establish sustainable rural energy services in 194 rural communities in 5 years, providing both electrical and thermal energy services. The efforts will bring sustainable energy to over 19,500 households providing health, economic and social benefits. Most significantly, the major contribution will be the establishment of delivery models that are technology neutral, leverage additional local and international resources, mobilize communities, engage the private sector and financiers to establish a self-sustaining delivery model. The program will also aim to establish the right frameworks for policy, regulation, environmental protection, quality and incentives and develop human and institutional capacities for these delivery models to continue to increase access to energy in Rural Afghanistan.

The Border Electrification Projects aims at providing basic electricity access to border areas adjacent to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Islamic Republic of Iran through the provision of a variety of Solar Home Systems (SHS). A total number of 3,000,000 beneficiaries would benefit from the project encompassing 55 districts in 13 provinces.

The main aim of the project is to provide ample stimulus to entice economic growth, health improvement, education gains and other socio-economic benefits in the target areas.

Job Summary

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Job Details

Date Posted: 04 Jul 2018 Reference: 780/018/HRCSD/ASERD/MRRD
Closing Date: 18 Jul 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Account/Finance Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per NTA Salary Scale Policy10000.0
Contract Type: Long-term Years of Experience: 2 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period:

Duties and Responsibilities

1: The Finance Assistant must assist the Finance Officer to support in preparing allotments, operation, and Salaries for projects.

2. The Finance Assistant is responsible for preparing PC Vouchers, such as Advance, expense and refund and etc.

3. The incumbent is responsible to maintain cash books and ledgers and update tracking sheets on daily basis.

4. The incumbent is required to make sure stationeries and needed office equipment are available on time.

5. The Finance Assistant has to work closely with the Revenue and Accounting Unit for Tax and M20 ledger issue.

6. The Finance Assistant should follow up the issued cheques with DAB when needed.

7. The incumbent is responsible to check and reconcile the physical cash count with the Cashier on weekly basis.

8.Any other tasks are given by the ASERD/BDEP finance manager and/or Finance Department management within the scope of his/her responsibility.

Skills

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Qualifications

Required Qualifications Competencies & Skills:

Bachelor degree with 2 years relevant experience or baccalaureate degree with 4 years relevant experience.

Extensive experience and knowledge of financial/budget accounting and monitoring systems, particularly related to implementation of donor funded programs.
Knowledge of the financial management and procurement systems of Afghanistan desirable.
Computer literate (MS Office). Familiarity with Management Information Systems like Free Balance, ATLAS and SQL would be an advantage.
Good communication skills and ability to work in a team to achieve organizational goals.
Ability to build and sustain effective work relationship with clients and subordinates and peers to achieve common goal.

7.Good analytical skills; resourceful, pro-active, maturity of judgment and behavior, excellent negotiation skills.

Self-motivated, ability to take on leadership and ownership of actions, and provide flexible and effective solutions to challenging situations.
Demonstrated ability to manage a small, specialized financial management planning and information unit.



REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

Reports to the Sr. Finance Officer and Finance Officer.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul
AF AF 12

Education:

Bachelors Degree,

Submission Guideline

Interested Afghans with the required qualifications and experience should submit their applications electronically through vacancies.
While submitting your applications please mention the Title of the position plus Vacancy Number in the subject of the e-mail; please do NOT submit any other supporting documentation or educational certificates with your application. If you are shortlisted you will be asked to submit electronic copies of your educational certificates and if you are invited to written test you will be required to present the original certificates. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date of the position. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for written test Note: In the interests of open and fair competition and a merit based selection process applicants are advised that lobbying for a position , whether by the applicant or by any person acting on his or her behalf, shall result in the immediate disqualification of the candidate from further consideration. Applicants are strongly advised to inform potential supporters of this restriction which shall be strictly enforced.

Please don’t forget to type the Vacancy Announcement Number (780/018/HRCSD/ASERD/MRRD) in Subject while applying online. Application without vacancy number will not be accepted.



The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is highly committed to increasing women’s participation in government sector, therefore, women are highly encouraged to apply.

Submission Email

hrcsd@mrrd.gov.af, vacancies.hrcsd@mrrd.gov.af

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