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Light for the World
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Job Status
Full Time
19 March, 2023
Job Title

Field Level Accountant, Mekelle, ARISE

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·       BA degree in accounting and/or related field with a minimum of five years of relevant work experience.

·       Financial management experiences of projects funded by major donors.

·       Able to understand complex financial reporting requirements by donors.

·       Result oriented; work with minimum supervision; work independently.

·       Experience in budget management

·       Financial or business management and analysis skills

·       Computer literacy with a high level of knowledge and practice using Microsoft Office, notably Word, Excel and PowerPoint and financial software packages.

·       Good interpersonal skills.

·       Willingness to frequently travel to project areas 

Light for the World is a global development organization. We empower people with disabilities and enable eye health services in low-income countries. Over the last three decades, we improved health systems, enabled education for all, and amplified the voices of people with disabilities
Our programmes include:

  • Eye Health – preventing blindness and promoting eye health for all
  • Inclusive Education – ensuring children with disabilities receive quality, inclusive education.
  • Inclusive Economic Empowerment – ensuring that barriers are removed for men and women with disabilities to access decent work.

·       NTDs: elimination and control of the Neglected Tropical Disease

Light for the World with funding from the END Fund, Inc will implement the ARISE Phase II NTD project – Ethiopia. The ARISE II Program will fill urgent gaps and allow for programs that are necessary to continue on the path for elimination. The project implementation is in Tigray Region and mainly focuses on Trachoma elimination.

Light for the world, therefore, seeks the services of an experienced and self-driven person to lead this project hence the vacancy below.

Role profile:

Reporting to the regional program coordinator but with a functional link with the ARISE controller and grant officer, the role will ensure implementation of agreed financial processes (e.g. internal and donor-related) in particular related to the End Fund Programme.

The role holder will participate in the preparation of the annual financial plan for the programme and based on a good understanding of the work-plan and activities, in alignment with the accounting and programme team. The role holder will ensure monitoring and financial analysis, as well as collaboratively steering of the ARISE project together with the programme team and contributes to a good quality of data in compliance with international, accounting and donor standards.

The role will also ensure strong collaboration and alignment with the programme department; with focus on financial data, including internal reports (e.g. programme team, management team) and external reporting (e.g. donors).

Lastly, the role contributes to Risk Management, and will update programmes and the organization on any kind of risks that we might encounter.

Key responsibilities:

§   Maintain detailed and accurate records for all financial transactions in an organized and professional manner/ Maintain cashbooks and accounts records

§   Perform daily functions including recording all cash, check, and bank transfer transactions, maintaining cash and bank ledgers, monitoring cash advances and field expense reports, reconciling cash on hand, and monthly bank reconciliation.

§   Ensure all the necessary documentation is collected, checked, and attached to payment vouchers for submission to CO

§   Ensure accurate transaction coding  for the project and make sure it is in line with project budget lines

§   Provide required monthly financial reports by specified deadlines to the CO Grant officer

§   Review and ensure the accuracy of financial transactions for field operations based in the region as appropriate (includes vouchers, Cash Advances, transfers, etc.)

§   Ensure adequate cash flow for operations and the safety of financial resources

§   Ensure all cash is reconciled on a weekly basis, reporting any over/under and investigating any over/under situations.

§   Administer all cash advances to employees and partners, reconciling all receipts and remaining cash at month’s end

§   Provide support to Project Coordinator and field staff with regard to financial policies/practices and related areas.

§   Ensure that the projects comply with statutory and regulatory requirements.

§   Prepare, review, and compile monthly Fund requests for the field office smooth running of the project

§   Ensure contracts are current on all rental properties, facilities, and vehicles

§   Identify areas for financial and administrative improvement and work to implement feasible improvements

§   Ensuring all internal financial formats/templates are used, and that month-end procedure are followed.

§   Prepare and submit month-end reports to CO controller and grant officer. 

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