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Duty Station: Arbaminch and Jinka

Number of Positions: Two

Job Summary

The Omo-Konso Cluster / Gamo-Gofa Cluster Accountant is responsible for the overall accounting task of the Omo-Konso Cluster / Gamo-Gofa Cluster MaYEA program. The responsibility includes documenting financial transactions, compiling and analyzing accounting data, preparing reports, and providing financial information to management. They will work within the wider MaYEA program team and other IIRR staff. They are accountable to their cluster coordinator and coordinate with the cluster officers, CSSW sub-national Finance and Grant Manager, and accountant. Moreover, they are responsible for the follow-up and documentation of all financial transactions and related communications of the Omo-Konso Cluster / Gamo-Gofa Cluster MaYEA program to adhere to all universal and MasterCard Foundation, IIRR, Federal and Regional Governments, and program-specific standards and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support program staff with budget administration and financial analysis and manages expenditures (including procurement), accruals, cost projections, and allocations to ensure fulfillment of the program objectives within the cluster and compliance with MasterCard’s and IIRR’s financial policies and procedures.
  • Prepare financial reports to address MasterCard, regional governments, Civil Society Agency, and IIRR
  • Review and process expense reconciliations and appropriate payments.
  • They will trace and solve accounting problems with cluster and Woreda-level staff.
  • Facilitate/handle periodical/surprise audits by IIRR, donors, and external auditors.
  • Perform financial reviews; ensure internal controls for the safe handling of the program resources.
  • Perform other relevant tasks as assigned or deemed necessary.
  • Read and be thoroughly familiar with the safeguarding policy and code of conduct.
  • Demonstrate behaviors that promote a safe culture.
  • Raise concerns immediately 

Qualification and Competence 

Educational Background

  • At least a BA Degree in Accounting, Accounting, and Finance, and a related field

 Work Experience

  • A minimum of three years of experience in an NGO is desirable.
  • Experience with international donors such as Mastercard Foundation, USAID, and EU is preferred.
  • MasterCard Foundation’s grant handling experience is advantageous.

 Skills and competencies required

  • Strong financial and accounting skills and experience using IPSAS reporting is desirable.
  • Advanced Computer skills.
  • Project Budget mapping and implementation, strong technical skills in accounting, and experience in proper documentation and organization of financial documents
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, with close attention to detail
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Amharic languages is desirable.
  • Awareness of procurement laws, local rules, and donors’ requirements is desirable.
  • Ability to work independently and under tight deadlines are required.
  • Team spirit with other staff.

 Application Process 

  • Interested applicants are expected to apply only through email at ethiopia@iirr.org, the latest by December 21, 2023, at 4:00 PM.
  • The application package shall include an application letter clearly outlining the applicant’s experience and suitability for the position and an updated CV of the applicant with three references. No other supporting documents are needed at the application stage.
  • IIRR Ethiopia will notify short-listed candidates to provide their credentials. 

Women and people with disability are encouraged to apply.