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Sr. Finance Assistant/Cash Custodian


About Ministry of Public Works (MoPW) National Rural Access Program (NRAP)

1. General Background

The Government of Afghanistan has received a grant from the World Bank toward the cost of the proposed Afghanistan Rural Access Project (ARAP) under National Rural Access Program (NRAP). NRAP is a priority program of Government of Afghanistan. Ministry of Public Works (MPW) is the implementing agency for secondary roads under the proposed project.

The proposed project will provide access to rural communities throughout the country and will quickly restore economic activities though employment generation and access to markets, business opportunities and access to other social services. The Project comprises of different activities e.g. Improvement of rural secondary roads, construction of bridges, rural roads maintenance and institutional strengthening.

ARAP aims to enhance human security and promote equitable economic growth by ensuring year round access to basic services and facilities in rural Afghanistan by promoting local productive capacity, through a private sector led development of physical rural access infrastructure and employment creation for the poor. In doing so ARAP seeks to rehabilitate, reconstruct and maintain essential rural access infrastructure using appropriate labor based approaches thereby creating short term employment opportunities for the rural poor, nation-wide.

The National Rural Access program has been being substantially supported by International Development Association IDA, Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) through the WB in Afghanistan and several other contributing donors.

The Afghanistan Rural Access Project (ARAP) is follow-on project to the series of Bank’s supports made in the last ten years to the government through National Rural Access program. The collective estimated cost of the project is US$ 332 million contributed by both IDA US$125 million and ARTF US$ 207 million.

Job Summary

• Under the direct supervision of Head of Finance, the Sr. Finance Assistant is responsible to provide effective and efficient support to the Head of Finance. He/ She controls the cash advance inflow and outflow from the central office to all the regions and departments. He/ She also maintains the cash book.

Job Details

Date Posted: 09 Jul 2018 Reference: MPW/ARAP/KBL29
Closing Date: 22 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: Contractor Years of Experience: 4 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period:

Duties and Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to;

• Maintaining/handling of Cash box/cash disbursements:
• Petty cash expenses
• Operation cash expenses
Maintaining general record of all the cash transactions (journal records).
• Managing general cash count record daily.
Maintaining cashbooks for petty and operation cash expenses.
• Providing monthly update financial reports to the management.
• Provide pending advance payment report to the management.
• Reconciliation / clearance of the advance payments (operation / DSA) with main and provincial offices.
• Reconciliation of the cashbooks (petty and operation accounts) at the end of every week.
• Preparing cash reconciliation at end of every week.
Assist the auditors in carrying out the annual audit of the financial accounts.
• Maintain all the related financial records properly (hard copy and soft version)
• Assist in preparation of advance clearance document.
• Any other task to be assigned by head of finance.

3. Monitoring and Progress Controls

• Monitors and controls the cash advance and make sure the security of the cash.

4. Final Product

• Ensures that the entire cash advance is disbursed as per requirement.

Travels to Provinces

Require Travels to Provinces


Key Competencies:

• Monitors and controls the cash advance and make sure the security of the cash.
• Assist the finance officer /Manager in preparation of Annual Budget
• On-time following up on official communications between various stakeholders.
• Timely and regularly SOE reports


• Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Business Administration or any other related field

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul: PROVINCIAL CENTER (KABUL)
AF AF 12


Bachelors Degree, Business Administration

Submission Guideline

Qualified and interested candidates may submit their applications, including a Cover Letter and CV, via email address below. Application without subject of job title (Sr. Finance Assistant/Cash Custodian) and vacancy No. will not concerned,

NOTE: Only those applicants who have meet the minimum criteria with guarantee of approximately 200,000 USD in the form of property or any others assets that are approved by government officials (municipality) should apply. Otherwise, they will not consider for this position.

Only short listed candidates will call for test and interview.

Only those applicants who meet the minimum criteria should apply.

Office Add:

4th floor, NRAP office, UNOPS Building, Behind MPW old Microrayan, Kabul Afghanistan

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