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19 November, 2022
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Essential diploma or professional qualification in Accounting / Finance / Business Administration/TVET Level 4 with Competency Certification (COC).



In administration and accountability (minimum 2-3 year).


Mission and local language essential.


Essential computer literacy (word, excel)


•          Results and Quality Orientation L2

•          Team work and Cooperation L2

•          Behavioural Flexibility L2

•          Commitment to MSF Principles L2

•          Stress Management L3

Médecins Sans Frontières-Holland

Internal vacancy announcement


Médecins Sans Frontières (also known as Doctors without Borders or MSF) is a private, non-profit, international humanitarian medical organization that intervenes in emergencies and crisis situations to relieve human suffering resulting from unmet medical needs. MSF observes strict neutrality with respect to politics and provides its assistance without discriminating on the basis of race, religion, ideology, or political affiliation. MSF’s members are required to respect humanitarian principles and principles of medical ethics at all times.


MSF Holland is looking for: Accountant


·       Place of work: Addis Ababa

·       Terms of employment: One year with possibility of extension

·       Remuneration and Benefits:

·       Medical Cover: Asper the Organization Policy

-          Starting gross salary:   23,480.00 ETB           

-          Transport Allowance: 2,200.00 ETB

·       End date  of  application: 27 November 2022



Main Purpose


Controlling the daily cash/check management, supporting the project accounting staff, overseeing and preparing the projects books in accordance with the Finance Manager's instructions and MSF protocols, standards and procedures in order to provide accurate, reliable and updated financial information |




•       Controlling the daily cash and check management and ensuring that all receipts and documentation meet MSF requirements (procedures, deadlines, information, signatures ...). Tracking bills/vouchers, invoices and other running costs and analyzing the related information (costs, service contracts ...) in order to give reliable and updated information.

•       Controlling cash advances and cashbook movements for each petty cash box, recording all IN and Out transactions, ensuring that cashbox balances always reflect the actual amount of money kept in the cashboxes and investigating any discrepancy. Ensuring strict compliance with cash control procedures for each cashbox / currency (daily cash control, weekly cash inventory and reconciliations)

•       Performing currency exchange operations in accordance with the country's exchange rate policy

•       Ensuring a monthly accounts report in accordance with MSF procedures, checking individual entries and preparing the necessary administrative documents (originals) as a basis for justification and explanation of payments and receipts made.

•       Preparing the timely payment of taxes .

•       Being responsible for the processing of accounting software peripheral accounting (project and capital) including checking the quality of the mission accounting allocations and their conformity (correct encoding of salaries, following up and matching of internal transfers and advances in the mission, checking invoices and their allocations, preparing payment order documents to be sent to HQ). Analyzing the problems of the cash box discrepancies and giving technical help to find solutions.

•       Being responsible for filing accounting documents and their annexes, preparing documents for audits, organizing the scanning of documents and archiving mission financial documents

•       Informing supervisors of any issues / problems that may arise in their job performance |


MSF Section/Context Specific Accountabilities


·       Prepare and follow-up all check and Bank payments in coordination office.

·       Makes sure that all legal financial requirements are respected in the payments (deduction of income tax, withholding tax, VAT, TIN numbers …)

·       Follow-up and encode all movements of the bank account journals.

·       Monitor daily bank balance of the coordination accounts and inform the Dep. Finco on regular bases.

·       Establishes and follows the timely bill payments (telephone, internet, rent, medical bills, ...)

·       Organizes, check and follow the timely reimbursement of staff personal telephone bills, personal air tickets and unauthorized personal medical bills.

·       According to the information from Field Finance Manager in coordination and (CTO) approved by FINCO, make timely transfer of necessary funds from Coordination accounts to the projects.

·       Ensures a correct annotation, stick a bar code and classification of all receipts or invoices from the bank


·        In collaboration with the cashier, participate in project document checking and scanning.

·       Archives financial documents according to MSF and national legal requirements

·       Keep track of bills/vouchers and other running costs and analyzes the related information (costs, service contracts ...) to give reliable information about the mission functioning.

·       Timely prepare local purchase information to tax authority and submit to Field Finance Manager in Coordination.

·       Participates in regular field visits and ensures technical support or direct gap fill in the project locations.

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27 Nov, 2022

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