|Date Posted:||May 26, 2010|
|Closing Date:||Jun 6, 2010|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Salary Range:||As per NTA salary scale policyUSD|
|Years of Experience:||5 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Probation Period:||1 month|
About Afghanistan Rural Enterprise Development Programme:
The Financer Unit Officer (FO) a) implements and controls the day-to-day financial operations of Provincial office, cash transactions, accounting, payments request and so on; b) assists the Provincial Manager (PM) to support and train field office financial staff; c) assist in budget
planning and forecasting; d)Ensures the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan procedures of the Finance Manual are understood and adhered to.
Duties & Responsibilities:
ï‚· Prepare daily expenses vouchers and process them;
ï‚· Record financial transactions using accounting software application package;
ï‚· Maintain proper supporting documents for all financial related data and implement easy access filing system;
ï‚· Reconciles bank accounts and compare bank balances with books on monthly basis;
ï‚· Preparing monthly payroll in coordination with Human Resources Unit and FM;
ï‚· Generate payments requests and coordinates signing of requests;
ï‚· Maintain and cash flow project statement, and alert finance and program teams on shortfalls and over-expenditures;
ï‚· Assist in the preparation of program budgets to support strategic planning activities;
ï‚· Maintain accounting records to be able to prepare and reconcile Qatia with MoF;
ï‚· Supports, trains and mentors field office Finance Staff;
ï‚· Prepare all financial reports. Assist the preparation of monthly/quarterly/yearly accounts ensuring timely and accurate reports to AREDP management and World Bank/IDA;
ï‚· Assist Establishes a financial management system to be utilized by the various Provincial offices in the field to ensure timely and accurate management of project funds;
ï‚· Provide support and for the MIS Finance database/accounting software related issues and undertake the data input process to ensure generation of accurate and timely financial reports;
ï‚· Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
D. KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE, QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS AND ABILITIES
REQUIRED 1. Knowledge/Experience
Experience and knowledge of financial/budget accounting and monitoring systems, Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development
particularly related to implementation of donor funded programs;
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
ï‚· At least 3 years of accounting experience within Government, International NGOs, and or, UN Agencies;
ï‚· Proven knowledge and experience to use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook; and accounting software applications such as Sun System, Peachtree, QuickBooks;
ï‚· Demonstrated ability to coordinate the activities of a small, specialized financial management planning and information unit.
ï‚· Bachelorâ€™s Degree or minimum Diploma in accounting or finance; ï‚· Excellent accounting skills ï‚· Good skills using using accounting software applications; ï‚· Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Internet use). ï‚· Full working knowledge of English, and Dari and Pashto languages
ï‚· Ability to critically review and improve financial management and expenditure monitoring systems to increase accountability;
ï‚· Familiarity with Management Information Systems (MIS) like FreeBalance, ATLAS and SQL would be an advantage.
ï‚· Ability to work in a high pressure environment; ï‚· Ability to multi-task and work under pressure; ï‚· Ability to work independently and also as an effective team member ï‚· Professionalism in appearance and demeanour; and ï‚· Willingness to enhance knowledge through training and personal initiative.
E. REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS
Reports to the AREDP Provincial Manager and accountable to the AREDP Coordinator.
* Female candidates are in particular encouraged to apply.
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development
6.0 PERIOD OF ASSIGNMENT
5 Years - subject to annual renewal extensions based on performance. There is an initial probation period of 3 months, and the initial contract will be until 31 December 2010.