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International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)


Position: An Accountant
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
Salary: Birr 31,979
Posted date: 6 months ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) seeks to recruit an Accountant who will be a member of IWMI which is based in Addis Ababa located at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) campus in Addis Ababa.

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is a non-profit international research organization, serving a global mandate to improve the management of water and land for food, livelihoods and nature. IWMI?s headquarter is located in Colombo, Sri Lanka and one of its sub-regional offices is located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. IWMI is one of the 15 research centers supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

Job Purpose:

The purpose of this position is to provide accounting services to the IWMI office in Ethiopia and facilitate the smooth financial and program operation of various research projects in IWMI-EA undertakes.??

Key Responsibilities:

  • Registration of incoming invoices (Accounts payable and advance) in SAP?as per the guideline and chart of account;
  • Ensure that payments have proper authorization and supporting documents;
  • Ensure that payments are made in line with the remittance proposal confirmation;
  • Follow up the supplier open items to check the registered invoices are approved;
  • Prepare weekly cash position report including forecasted project and other expenditure;
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliation and pass the necessary adjusting entries and interbank transactions;
  • Ensure that payment is made on time;
  • Participate in the closing of monthly and annual books of accounts;
  • Check the accuracy and compliance of petty cash expenditure and its timely replenishment;
  • Assist with the facilitation of annual/external audits;
  • Perform any other related duties as may be required.

Minimum Requirements:


  • BA degree in Accounting
  • Relevant professional certification is an added advantage


  • At least five years of relevant experience in an international organization or NGO


  • SAP
  • High computer knowledge (Microsoft Word, Excel and Accounting software)
  • Prior experience working with ERPs
  • Good written and oral communication in the English language
  • Integrity and capacity to keep confidential information

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Job Grade: HG 13

Monthly Base Salary: Birr 31,979 (Negotiable depending on the salary history of the candidate)

Terms of appointment: This is a National Staff (NS) position. The initial appointment is for three years. IWMI offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salaries and excellent benefits in line with ILRI salary applicable for its National Staff. IWMI is an international and equal opportunity organization and believes that the diversity of its staff contributes to excellence. The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus with dining and sports facilities.?