Finance Officer

Vacancy Number:
Title:Finance Officer
Category:Accounting & Finance
Duration: 1 year
Exp.: 2015-10-15-(4 Yearss Ago)
Jobs no:1


Organization: Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) National Horticulture and Livestock Project (NHLP) | About Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) National Horticulture and Livestock Project (NHLP)
City: Kabul
Country: AF


Work Experience:4 Years
  1. Bachelor Degree in one of the following professional fields: accounting, finance, economics, business or administration with at least 4 years of experience within government, International NGOs or UN Agencies.
  2. Solid analytical and creative problem solving skills.
  3. Excellent Accounting and Management skills
  4. Good skills using accounting software applications
  5. Proven knowledge and experience to use MS word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook, internet use and accounting software applications such as Sun system, Peachtree and QuickBooks.
  6. Full working knowledge of English, Dari and Pashto languages
  7. Could participate in MAIL’ s and Donor Coordination meetings and present BDP and AHDP in an effective manner
Desirable qualifications
  1. Serve as the focal point of, facilitate resolution of issues and/ or approval of all matters pertaining to the project
  2. Ability to work in a high pressure environment
  3. Ability to Multi- task and work under pressure
  4. Ability to work independently and also as an effective team member
  5. Professionalism in appearance and demeanor, and willingness to enhance knowledge through training and personal initiative.
F. Reporting
The Finance Officer reports to the Admin/Finance Manager

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop the capacity of the Finance civil servant employees at MAIL finance Directorate.

  • Design and develop training material in the form of a training manual and conduct trainings related to Finance and Budget Procedure of the Government of Afghanistan at MAIL Finance Directorate,
  • Preparation of allotment documents (B-27/PCS) for obtaining allotment for project contracts.
  • Preparation of timesheets, Payroll, M41, M16, and other documents as required.
  • Maintaining accounting and related records.
  • Following up of BAHDP Finance related documents at MAIL, MoF & AFD.
  • Keep track of all the financial transactions,
  • Preparation of Monthly bank reconciliations.
  • Preparation of Withdrawal Applications for reimbursements to the Designated Account (DA).
  • Preparation of Monthly/Quarterly/Annual Financial Report.
  • Establish and maintain good filing system (Soft and Hard) related to all BAHDP Project and develop the filling system of MAIL finance Directorate.
  • To assist in the translation of letters, documents, reports as required.
  • Ensuring the maintenance of all physical documentation for finance activities.
  • Ensuring that financial procedures are adhered to in all finance activities
  • Assisting in the ongoing development of the organization financial procedures and controls
  • Ensure that the statutory requirements of the World Bank and the Ministry of Finance are complied with in regard to Accounting and Financial Management
  • Coordinate with the SDU of the Ministry of Finance with regard to replenishment applications, and with the AFD for disbursements; sort out issues of deductions and return of applications by the AFD.
  1. Competencies
Corporate Competencies:
  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the national values and ethical standards.
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of MAIL.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religious, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability. Treats all people fairly without favouritism.
Functional Competencies:
  • Fully proficient computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications, e.g., word processing, spreadsheets, internet, PPP, database packages, etc. Experience with web-based management systems.
  • Ability to work with a wide cross-section of partners, including Government, donors, I/NGOs and community-based organizations.
  • A team player and self-starter able to inspire and influence action.
  • Mature judgment combined with a proactive, resourceful and energetic approach to problem solving.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Capacity to work under pressure and to meet strict deadlines.
  • Demonstrated behaviour of professional and personal ethics, transparency and openness.
  • Willingness to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders, especially with primary stakeholders.
  • Ability to formulate strategies and policies and create new approaches
  • Undertake project related tasks as mandated in the financial agreement and as required by BDP/AHDP/MAIL.
  • Provide project management oversight, control and reporting as required by MAIL as Implementing Agency and AFD.

Submission Guideline

Send CV and Cover letter to HR Department Contracted Staff Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, Our Address is: Kabul University Road, Kabul, Afghanistan
Note: *No resume will be taken under consideration without having a cover letter. *Only SELECT SQL_CACHEed candidates will be called for interviews. [email protected]
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