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Finance Consultant

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About Harakat- Afghanistan Investment Climate Facility (H-AICF)

Harakat was established in 2008 as to deliver investment climate reforms to drive private sector-led growth
in Afghanistan. Harakat is currently funded by the Afghanistan Investment Climate Programme (AICP)
funded by the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID), the Lead Funder, and
the Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (SIDA). Harakat is registered with the
Ministry of Economy and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) as a Non-
Governmental Organisation (NGO). Harakat is headquartered in Kabul.
Harakat is currently working to deliver the Inception Phase of the Afghanistan Investment Climate
Programme (AICP). A new Board of Directors is now in place, and a new CEO and CFO will be in place
soon.
Harakat will work to foster an enabling environment for private sector investments by concentrating on
four programme pillars: (1) Public Private Partnerships; (2) Legal and Regulatory Reform; (3) Investor
Facilitation; (4) Women’s Economic Empowerment
Through the design of these specific areas of intervention for these programme pillars and linking them to
measurable outcomes and indicators, Harakat, in delivering the AICP, aims to positively impact the
country’s business environment by attracting viable foreign direct investments and domestic investments,
increasing the confidence of the private sector at large, creating employment opportunities, and generating
revenue. Under the AICP, Harakat expects to have contributed too significantly to Afghanistan’s economic
growth by 2023. Harakat will work with a wide range of stakeholders including the Government of
Afghanistan, the Private Sector and Civil Society.

Job Summary

Finance Consultant responsible for ensuring the Harakat office is operationally efficient and effective and is responsible for managing the office requirements regarding the financial management needs. The Consultant will take charge of the financial health of the organisation by administering accounting operations to meet legal requirements. Incumbent should be familiar with audits, invoices, and budget preparations. Our ideal candidate demonstrates the interest in managing accounting activities, including bank reconciliations, accounts payable and accounts receivable, financial statements and must have extensive knowledge of QuickBooks and International Financial Reporting Standards. Incumbent should also have excellent organizational skills and be able to handle time-sensitive tasks. Ultimately, you’ll be responsible for the day-to-day management of our financial transactions and procedures.

Job Details

Date Posted: 07 Jan 2019 Reference: 001-2019
Closing Date: 13 Jan 2019 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: Short Term Years of Experience: 2 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 3 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period:

Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting in the preparation of budgets. Managing records and receipts. Reconciling daily, monthly and yearly transactions.
Monitors inventory of office supplies and the purchasing of office equipment and supplies.
Prepare recurring reports as scheduled and special reports as required for budget preparation, audits or other reasons.
Conduct periodic financial analysis to identify and resolve issues, gaps or variances.
Manage cash controls as well as maintain bookkeeping up-to-date.
Ensure maintenance of the general and subsidiary ledgers.
Oversee the preparation of all financial statements, invoices, proposals, etc as required
Ensure account receivables and payables activities are performed accurately and timely
Ensure that financial transactions are properly updated and recorded.
Manage the preparation of balance sheets, income statements, expense reports, etc.
Ensure data integrity in all financial reporting.
Update financial records with recent transactions and changes.
Perform financial analysis, reporting, and management tasks.
Identify and resolve invoicing issues, accounting discrepancies, and other financial related
issues.
Coordinating AICP payroll administration.
Implementing controls of the supporting documents for payments and financial reports for
HARAKAT activities.
Design and developing appropriate financial management reports and prepare all reports to an
acceptable level of quality.
Review and supporting the development of financial management procedures and processes.
Providing financial information and advice for the costing of programme proposals where
required.

Skills

Strong organizational and problem-solving skills with analytic approach.
Good command of English, both written and spoken.
Knowledge of change management principles, processes and techniques.
Ability to work in a dynamic and responsive environment.
Ability to work under pressure and respond to multiple tasks.
Strong planning and organisational skills, and analytical and evaluation abilities.
Ability to allocate and review priorities and meet deadlines.
Ability to work in a team environment.
Professional presentation and approach.

Qualifications

Bachelor degree in Finance, Accounting or related field from a recognised University.
Minimum of 2 years’ experience in finance and office management within a development
programme management environment.
Management of budgets and ability to prepare timely, complete and accurate reports.
Experience in generating financial statements and reports
Demonstrable proficiency with financial software’s such as QuickBooks and Microsoft Excel

Job Location

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

Education:

Bachelors Degree, Account/Finance

Submission Guideline

Applicants must submit a complete application that includes:
1. A cover letter outlining your interest in working for Harakat on the AICP. This should be no more
than 500 words, and should cover how your skills, abilities, knowledge and experience demonstrate your suitability
for the position, as outlined in the Person Specification.
2. A current Curriculum Vitae, with contact information.
3. Three professional references.
All submissions must be made via email only and please write the reference 001-2019 in the
subject line of your email.
Credential review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Harakat reserves the right to screen
and interview suitable candidates any time during this period. No phone calls please. Only shortlisted candidates
will be contacted.
Harakat prohibits discrimination in employment on any basis.

Submission Email

aicp@harakat.af

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