Director Finance and Accounts (Re-announce)

  Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock
  Afghanistan Unspecified 268
Date Posted:Jul 17, 2010
Closing Date:Jul 29, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Account/Finance
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: Yes
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

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Job Summary:

The Director Finance and Accounts will be based in the Finance and Accounts Directorate of the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and livestock and will be responsible for providing leadership on all issues relating to finance and accounts matters in the Ministry. He/She will have to overall responsibilities of performance over the entire range of finance and accounts issues in the Ministry e.g planning, organizing, leading and controlling the operational and development budget, monitoring, reporting and, austerity management in public expenditure, implementation of financial laws and regulations, leading and managing delivery of administrative, logistic and supplementary requirements of the ministry etc and continues capacity development of staff of Finance and Accounts Directorate.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Within six weeks of joining he/she shall develop an action plan for revamping the system in accordance with rules and regulations for better quality services delivery and also a work plan in agreement with his supervisor (Minister or Deputy Minister);
• To administer annual budgets of the concerned directorates based on their requirements.
• To disburse the operational and development budgets to the concerned directorates in the center and provinces.
• To assess and monitor the expenditure of operational and development budget by central and provincial directorates
• To develop accurate plans for payrolls, procurement and reservations to stocks
• To administer expenditure forms
• To develop and maintain the finical activities documentation for finance and accounting activities such as budgeting, accounting, and payrolls of the ministry in coordination with the relevant directorates of the ministry.
• To monitor all finical activities relating to payrolls, accounting and budgetary expenditures and allocations.
• To establish better coordination and cooperation with the provincial directorates
• To recognize and establish income resources as well as to collect an monitor ministry’s incomes in the center and provinces
• To provide guidance to staff of finance and accounts directorate in solving their work related issues or problems
• To develop and motivate the finance and accounts directorate staff so that they could achieve the objectives of the directorate staff
• To arrange weekly meetings with the work teams ad monthly meetings with finance and accounts directorate
• Ensure that he/she transfers knowledge and skills to other individuals and working teams in an effective regular manner in order to improve managerial ability, motivation and confidence.

Results expected:
• Ensure a proper financial and administrative system are in place
• A proper mechanism Administrative and financial procedures and financial reports are in placed
• A proper plan is developed and implemented.
• An effective filing system is established.
• Transfer knowledge and skills to staff of Finance and Administration Department in order to improve financial management capability, and the motivation and confidence of personnel

Reporting and supervisory role:

The Director Finance and Accounts will report to Deputy Minister Admin and Finance.

Job Requirement:

- Minimum requirements

• A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Financial Management or Economics with 5 years of relevant experience,
• A Master’s degree in similar fields with 3 years of relevant experience.
• Written and spoken English, Dari or Pashto
• Computer skills, competency with MS Office packages such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint

- Desirable attributes

• Financial Management background with experience in one or more Government agencies
• Good communication skills and the ability to explain difficult and complex issues
• Able to work successfully and productively in a team environment and deal with multiple tasks successfully
• Ability to formulate and implement policies in the relevant field
• Ability to plan, organize, lead and monitor major organization
• Shell be competent and have aptitude of managing operations
• Proven analytical, planning and organizing skills
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Good written and spoken English

Notice of revision:

These terms of reference may be revised subject to operational needs.

Job Location:

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