Provincial Finance Officer

  Ministry of Education (MoE)
Bachelor's Degree   Multi Location Full Time 1897
Date Posted:May 7, 2017
Closing Date:May 14, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:3
Functional Area:Account/Finance
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:3 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

About Ministry of Education (MoE):


The aim of the EQRA Project is “to increase equitable access to primary and secondary education, particularly girls, in selected lagging provinces, and to improve learning conditions in Afghanistan.” EQRA introduces a shift from monitoring only the enrollment of students (which also includes attention to students designated as ‘permanently absent’) to focusing on bringing children into school as well as student attendance. The Education Quality Reform for Afghanistan (EQRA) is fully aligned with the goals of the Afghanistan National Strategic Plan (NESP III). The project is designed to (A) increase equitable access in disadvantaged districts especially for girls; (B) improve quality of instruction/education service delivery and (C) enhance MoE governance and management capacity. The project focuses on the construction and expansion of schools, provide community-based education to out of school children, reform curriculum for all grades, improve and ensure textbooks delivery to schools, enhance academic supervision, strengthen teacher & TTC quality, improve execution of budget, strengthen and increase use of EMIS, implement capacity building reform, and reform recruitment process for civil service.

Job Summary:

he Provincial Finance Officer will based in Provincial Education Directorate Office in GPE Program target Provinces:
(Helmand ,Ghor, Nimroz,) Provinces, The Finance Officer will work under the guidance and direct of GPE Program Coordination Unit and Finance Department of Moe. The Finance Officer will be responsible for all the financial matters of GPE Program with proper coordination with PED office at provincial level.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Maintain current Knowledge about the MoE strategic programs, in particular GPE Program so that it could be easy to make payment and expenditures accordingly and ensure that all financial management components of projects are implemented according to donor and government’s finance and expenditure law and regulations.

Understand the development and ordinary budget procedures of MoE.

Follow up and control of all expenses, make payments according to approved work plan and procurement plan and reject payments that contrast to IRoA Law or the approved plan.

Responsible for creating and maintaining a proper filing system for financial records of development and ordinary budget in the PED and submit the records when required to MoE central.

Submit the financial report monthly, quarterly and whenever required according to the format for the project funded through the government and donors.

Record all the transaction taking place and reconcile expenditure, balances payment statements.

Maintain accurate records of funds transferred and expenditures made under the projects of MoE and donors.

Process all payments to individual consultants and reconciliation of bank accounts and petty cash regularly.

Prepare annual budget for the provincial education directorate in coordination to the director and others according to the rules and regulations.

Design short term trainings for capacity building of the financial staff of the provincial education directorate.

Assist in facilitating and coordinating external, internal, donor or government audits when required.

Promote and improve computer literacy and use ICT in the provincial education department, provide guidance to finance staff based in the provincial education.

Capacity building of the civil servants.

Ensure that funds are spent and managed according to the goals of GPE program.

Priority should be given to all the financial activities of GPE program.

Other duties as assigned by the Provincial Education director or GPE Coordination Unit.
The Finance Officer will be based in Provincial Education Directorate and will report to GPE Coordination Unit, Provincial Education Directorate office and Finance Directorate of Ministry of Education.

Job Requirement:

The applicant must have University or equivalent degree from recognized Institute in Accounting/Finance or related Field.

Understand and have enough information about financial management, procurement and Tax Law of IGoA.

Excellent knowledge and experience in office packages.

At least 3 years working experience in Finance/Operation.

Excellent writing and speaking of Pashto, Dari & English
Excellent interpersonal, communication, team work, & presentation skills are required. Ability to communicate effective & maintain rapport with all level of employees is required. Excellent computer skills-Word, EXCEL, power point; plus the ability to quickly learn various on reporting systems is required.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Ghowr, Helmand, Nimruz
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