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Senior Finance Manager



The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock is implementing “On Farm Water Management (OFWM)” Project, financed by the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF), in five (5) regions, namely: Kabul, Nangarhar (Jalalabad), Balkh (Mazar-i-Sharif), Baghlan and Heart.
The overall development objective (PDO) of the OFWM-Project is to improve agricultural productivity in the Project Areas by enhancing the efficiency of water used.
A Kabul-based Project Management Unit (PMU) headed by the Project Manager, with the assistance of Core Team of Specialists, is responsible for execution of the project. Five Area Teams: one each in Kabul, Nangarhar (Jalalabad), Mazar-i-Sharif (Balkh), Bamyan and Heart, have been established for implementation of field activities.
The project started its implementation from March, 2011 for a period of 3 years and is being monitored by Worlds Bank. The project closing date has recently been extended up to April 2016. The project has received additional fund from the World Bank (the Bank) and the period of the OFWMP has been extended to December 2019.

Job Summary

The senior Finance Manager is responsible for the management of project accounts in accordance with the requirements of WB. She/he will report directly to the Project Manager and will work in close collaboration with his or her counterparts at WB, MAIL and MoF.

Job Details

Date Posted: 03 Dec 2018 Reference: MAIL/OFWMP/137
Closing Date: 15 Dec 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: Service Contract Years of Experience: 7 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

Operating within a computerized environment, the Senior Finance Manager will perform the following duties:

1. Manage the computerized accounting system and ensure daily backup
2. Report on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis, identifying areas of divergence from projected cash flows;
3. Implement robust internal financial control systems and policies to minimize the risks of fraud or errors in the financial statements and misuse of donors‟ funds;
4. Reviewing and signing monthly bank reconciliation statements;
5. Approval of the monthly payroll;
6. Review petty cash reconciliation and cash count sheet
7. Ensure timely and accurate preparation of Statement of Expenditures;
Produce monthly, quarterly and semiannual reports
8. Ensure timely audit of the project accounts in accordance to the international standards of the independent audit, and facilitate both internal and external audits.
9. Maintain financial records such as expenditures, travel arrangements, purchases, and delivery of equipments, supplies, and inventory;
10. Ensure compliance with operating procedures as defined in the project documents including donor guidelines, for examples, procurement, disbursements and audit;
11. Coordinate and consolidate the budgetary information required for the preparation of Annual Work Plans and Budgets;
12. Review of withdrawal applications and ensure that withdrawal applications are as per provisions of the grant agreement.
13. Keep accurate and up-to-date records and documents in respect of all resources received by the project and any expenditure incurred with the funds made available;
14. Prepare quarterly consolidated statements of project accounts.
15. Ensure that all expenditures are in conformity with provisions of the project’s work plans and budgets;
Arrange for and/or attend meetings on day-to-day financial matters;
16. Undertake any other duties within her/his area of competence as assigned by the Project Manager

Travels to Provinces

Require Travels to Provinces


1. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, Dari/ Pashto.
2. Able to use Microsoft Office, proficiency in excel and Quick Books is preferred.
3. Should have problem solving skills.


1. The candidate must have (BA) degree in relevant field preferably in Finance, Economics, Business Administration or Accounting
2. 7 years of working experience in Financial Management with Minimum of 4 years of working experience in World Bank funded Projects.

Job Location

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


Bachelors Degree, Account/Finance

Submission Guideline

The interested candidates should submit their resumes along with a cover letter to Human Resource Directorate of Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) as following Conditions
• Subject line must be Senior Finance Manager (MAIL-OFWMP-137) otherwise application will NOT be considered
• No resume will be taken under consideration without having a cover letter, the position title vacancy number in the subject line of the email
• Please note that application received after the closing date will not be considered

Note: The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) is an equal opportunity employer which encourages male and female candidates to apply for vacant positions.
Only short-listed candidates whose applications respond to the above criteria will be contacted.

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