Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 662
Date Posted:Jul 8, 2019
Closing Date:Jul 16, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Accounting/Finance
Salary Range:NTA, Grade D
Years of Experience:4 Years
Contract Duration: Unspecified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Fixed-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

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

Founded: 2000

Harakat was established in 2008 as an independent entity to deliver investment climate reforms to drive private sector-led growth in Afghanistan. Headquartered in Kabul, Harakat is currently funded by the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) as the Lead Funder, and co-funded by Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (SIDA) under the Afghanistan Investment Climate Programme (AICP). Harakat is registered with the Ministry of Economy, Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO).


Harakat is currently working to deliver the Inception Phase of the AICP. A new Board of Directors is now in place, and the Programme is expected to run for up to seven years.


Harakat, in delivering the AICP, aims to improve Afghanistan’s business environment by making it easier to do business in Afghanistan; attracting viable investments, both domestic and foreign; increasing the confidence of the private sector; assisting the government to increase revenue generation, and ultimately generating new jobs.


Harakat’s work will focus on four main areas, or Programme Pillars: (1) Public Private Partnerships; (2) Legal and Regulatory Reform; (3) Investor Facilitation; and (4) Women’s Economic Empowerment. There will also be cross-cutting work in areas such as public-private dialogue.


Harakat will work with a wide range of stakeholders including liaison with senior representatives in the Government of Afghanistan, the Private Sector, and the Civil Society at large. Under the AICP, Harakat expects to contribute significantly to Afghanistan’s economic growth by 2023.


More information is available on Harakat’s website, at:

Job Summary:

Harakat is seeking a highly qualified and committed individual with hands-on financial and accounts management to serve as Finance & Accounts Officer (FAO) in the delivery of the AICP. The FAO will report to the CFO on day-to-day accounts and financial matters.

Finance & Accounts Officer Objectives

The FAO will be responsible for: 

1.     Assists CFO in Accounts and Financial management and reporting

2.     Assists CFO in oversight and leadership of procurement strategy

3.     Draft financial reports to Management and Donors in compliance with the finance and accounts manual.

Skills Required:

Quick Book Software

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:

  • Proven financial management skills and capability to oversee the various financial management elements the organization
  • Knowledge and ability to use accounting software such Quick Books is must.  
  • 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

Language Skills

  • Proficiency in English and Dari/Pashto is required, including a high standard of written English

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Finance & Accounts Officer will hold the following responsibilities:

Finance & Accounting:

  • Ensures that Harakat’s financial structure, policies and procedures effectively deliver on strategic objectives and are in line with the governance requirements of the Board and funders;
  • Assists CFO on amendments to AICP’s financial procedures as needed;
  • Works with the CFO to develop a budgeting model appropriate to AICP’s operations and funding requirements;
  • Assists CFO in managing the budget preparation process, including the development of budgets for each Programme Pillar;
  • Assists the CFO in managing on-going budget revisions to reflect changing operational and financial circumstances;
  • Prepares timely financial reports for all functions of the organization, comparing results against budget and providing an informed commentary;
  • Works closely with auditors and any other agents appointed by the Board, donors or other stakeholders, including the Independent Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Agent/s;
  • Assists in developing financial controls and reporting mechanisms across all programme pillars;
  • Ensures contracted parties are in compliance with contractual commitments;  
  • Ensures implementing contractors have procedures in place with respect to policies as set out in the Harakat’s Accountable Grant Arrangement with DFID (including anti-money laundering and terrorist-funding, for example);
  • Maintains strong financial records, for all currencies in which AICP operates; and
  • Implements policies on anti-fraud, bribery, corruption, assessing money laundering and terrorist financing risks.
  • Prepares and submits annual tax return and clearance with MTO/MOF
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements/reports and submit to CFO for review and approval
  • Ensures that cost is reasonable, allowable and allocable and that transactions are recorded in the system on daily bases
  • Maintains financial records and monitoring systems to record and reconcile expenditures, balances, payments, statements and other data for day-to-day transactions and reports.
  • Monitors costs and expenses to assist in budget preparations and providing regular reports to the CFO.
  • Conducts bank and cash reconciliations as per the finance manual and report any deviation to CFO.
  • Manages office petty cash and maintains proper records systems.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul



  • A relevant Degree in Finance and Accounting;
  • An internationally recognized accounting qualification (e.g. ACA, CPA, ACCA) is required.


Job Keywords:

Accounts, Finance
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