Senior Financial Management Specialist

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 454
Date Posted:Feb 13, 2019
Reference:MCIT/Digital CASA/IC-5
Closing Date:Feb 21, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Business Administration
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Contractor
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

About Ministry of communication and IT:

based on it services and electronic government

Job Summary:

The consultant will work under the guidance of the Project Director of Digital CASA Afghanistan Project and coordinate finance related tasks/issues with other staff in Finance Directorate of MCIT, ATRA and MoF. He/she will be accountable for ensuring that the project will have in place an adequate project financial management system that can provide, with a reasonable assurance, accurate and timely information on the project status in a reporting format agreed with the project as required by the World Bank.

Skills Required:

Not available

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:

Knowledge of/experience with latest World Bank financial regulations is required, and other international organizations is desirable;

Knowledge of International Financial Reporting System, International Standards on Auditing;

Good understanding and previous work experience in preparation of financial statements including statements which link the financial to non-financial information;

Fluency in English and in one of the official languages of the country (Pashto or Dari) and good reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

Basic understanding of information systems, including previous work experience using financial and accounting software;

High integrity and accountability, good team work spirit;

Good knowledge of business operations in Afghanistan, the Government’s accounting policies and procedures, and knowledge of and experience with World Bank financial management and disbursement procedures and policies.

Timing and Deliverables:

The Consultant should submit reports as requested to the Project Director of World Bank funded Digital CASA Project.
This full-time assignment is expected to commence in March 2019. The contract, envisaged as a long-term position, will be signed for an initial period of 12 months with a probation period of three months, during which the contract can be terminated. The contract can be extended beyond the original term subject to the specialist’s satisfactory performance and availability of funds.
The Consultant will be paid on monthly basis as per the government rules.

Support that will be given to the Consultant at Kabul:

MCIT shall provide the following support:

A suitable working space inside the MCIT Complex.

Internet connectivity in Office.

Mobile Phone Top-up

Transportation Allowance

Duties & Responsibilities:

Designing, establishing and maintaining appropriate project financial management system including internal controls, budgeting, accounting, reporting and auditing;

Maintaining up-to-date project accounting books and records for all project activities;

Preparation of the project financial statements and related project reports including FMRs on a regular basis;

Consolidating project financial statements and related project reports when required;

Submitting project financial statements and related project reports to the World Bank(WB) for review in a timely manner;

Monitoring and reporting the disbursement status and progress to the Project Team Leader and WB as required;

Ensuring that disbursement procedures are in accordance with WB requirements;

Managing and maintaining the Designated Account (DA);

Preparing withdrawal applications and monthly bank reconciliation statement in a timely manner;

Assisting and working with external auditors to complete the annual audit for the project in a timely manner;

Submitting the annual project audit report to WB in accordance with the WB requirement;

Coordination of necessary works with the Ministry of Finance;

Keeping and filing all accounting vouchers, records, forms, supporting documents and other relevant financial documents in a systematic manner;

Follow up with concerned government departments and the World Bank on financial management and disbursement issues when required.

Coordinating with, providing necessary training or assistance to other implementing agencies on project financial management and disbursement.

Organizing trainings for staff from the Finance Directorate of MCIT and ATRA on financial management of projects

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


Citizen of Afghanistan

Bachelor’s degree or above in Finance, Business Administration or Accounting, Commerce or economics.

At least 5 years of direct relevant work experience in finance and accounting field; Having direct responsibility of financial management in a world bank founded project in the last 3 years, is mandatory.

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