Administration and Finance Officer

at HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation
Location Debarq, with frequent travels within the project areas in North Gondor Zone, Amhara, Ethiopia
Date Posted September 18, 2020
Category Accounting
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Ethiopia is a registered charity operating in the working areas of Rural Infrastructure, Natural Resources Management, Support to Civil Society Organizations and Local Government, Skill Development and Education, and Emergency Responses. See also www.helvetas.orgHELVETAS Ethiopia is presently looking for motivated and competent professional for the following position for a project entitled “Semien Gondor Resilience Programme” to be implemented in Amhara NRS.

Reporting to Head of Finance and Administration

Main tasks: Provide administrative and financial management services to the project; keep the required books of accounts for proper financial management; manage the accounting software to generate accurate and timely reports on budget and spending; ensure compliance to the policies and procedures enshrined in the Financial Manual including procurement procedures for services and goods; ensure the correct application of financial  tools and procedures as required by the donor agency; ensure adequate and timely communication with on financial matters; prepare timely budget utilization reports and variance analysis; Support block grant system towards Zonal and Woreda Government; Coordinate and manage pooled vehicles management system; ensure proper functioning of administrative assets and systems; and vehicles feel management system; and adherence to local safety and security plan/protocol.

Contract duration: Subject to approval by the donor; starting date 1st November 2020 till 31st December 2022) (renewable)

Salary & benefits: As per the salary scale of the position and benefit packages for national staff (NPR 2018).

Job Requirements

Qualification, Experience, and Skills:

  • A minimum of BA degree in accounting and finance; a minimum of 5 years  of experience at supervisory level on finance and administration functions;  computer literate; experience and  skill in working with accounting software programs; excellent organizing and facilitation skills, good command of English language (written and spoken); ability to communicate effectively; handle stress and to work under pressure to achieve results; excellent ability of intercultural mediation; and confidentiality and flexibility. Work experience in an international NGO and donor agencies at financial/administration supervisor role is advantageous.


Applying Instructions

Interested applicants should submit their application, including a CV and supporting documents, with names and contact numbers of three by email to

HELVETAS is an equal opportunity employer; however, women candidates are highly encouraged to apply. 

NB. We do not accept applications in person

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