International Rescue Committee

International Rescue Committee


Position: Finance Officer
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Jijiga - Somali Region - Ethiopia
Posted date: 5 days ago
Deadline: July, 31/2024 (18 days left)

Job Description

The IRC has a focus on narrowing the gender gap in humanitarian aid and ensuring that we contribute to gender equality, diversity, and inclusion in both our programs and operations by working to establish a context where our clients (including those from minority groups) enjoy the same rights and opportunities as well as equal access to services. The IRC also has a strong commitment to creating an equitable and inclusive culture, where safeguarding is upheld in our workplace and programs. We are determined to protect our clients and staff from safeguarding violations through prevention and, where misconduct is alleged, to address it without fear or favor.

Job Overview:

Reporting to the Finance Manager, the Finance Officer is responsible for ensuring the overall Finance department activities in the Jijiga field office. The Finance Officer must be proactive in delivering the necessary tasks as required.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Review payment requests to verify that all the necessary supporting documents have been attached and that the payments are for eligible expenditures as per the grant agreement.
  • Make sure that all payments are made on Integra after approval has been obtained from the designated official.
  • Check three-way match Invoicing purchase order on Integra ERP system
  • Follow up on payment for Invoiced Purchase orders (PO)
  • Budget Monitoring through Power BI
  • Review Field payments to the limit of the Authorized threshold
  • To monitor checks are used sequentially, appropriately, and completed correctly.
  • Checks cash payment vouchers and the related documents submitted by the cashier for replenishment are correctly reconciled with the documents and the cash count.
  • Ensure that all cash operation procedures and internal controls are strictly followed.
  • Carries out cash count at the end of every day and any other interval as per the IRC policy.
  • Review and prepare to settle transactions for all cash in the office, petty cash, adjustment, and bank transactions on the integrated system using the correct codes.

At the end of the month or any appropriate shorter interval,

  • Reconciles cash balance per records with the result of cash count,
  • Reconciles bank balance as per records with the balance on bank statement (Prepare Bank Reconciliation weekly),
  • Investigate and explain any difference arising from the reconciliation, if any, and follow outstanding checks and letters.
  • File all original financial documents and upload scanned documents on the box.

Actively update any financial transaction on Integra on a daily basis

  • Provide Orientation to newly hired staff and training on IRC financial policy rules and procedures.
  • Oversees that the office’s cash operations are carried out properly and whenever irregularities are observed, report to the Finance Manager.
  • Prepare and share cash analysis report Ensures that the established control systems for assets acquisition, handling, and utilization are consistently applied.
  • Check that vehicle fuel consumption is within normal limits by comparing the mileage with the corresponding fuel consumption.
  • Make sure the Authorization Schedule issued is in place and appropriated logistics/procurements are completed and attached.
  • Review Bid analyses as per Authorized threshold and limits.
  • Make sure taxes and any other liabilities are paid timely.
  • Tracks the status of personal advances and ensures their timely settlement. Ensure all balance sheet payables and receivables are cleared on time and respond with any comment regarding of balance sheet every month.
  • Coding all the transactions properly during invoicing on Integra.
  • Ensure the fulfillment of all financial documents (Collections and disbursements) is as per the IRC audit requirement.

Responsible for staff development under direct supervision.

  • As part of his/her supervision responsibility, set and agree with the Finance Assistant Key performance objectives for each financial year in line with the Department goals.
  • Provide the Finance Assistant conducive work environment; business tools, support, and relevant training necessary for them to perform their work.
  • Monitor the performance of the Finance Assistant throughout the year providing regular feedback on progress towards meeting agreed objectives and any improvement needed. And conduct an annual performance evaluation.
  • Contribute to the overall proper functioning of the Finance department by taking on any other duties assigned by the Finance Manager.

Safeguarding Responsibilities: -

  • Promote and actively participate in initiatives and efforts to build team engagement, inclusion, and cohesion in IRC [team/office]
  • Foster ongoing learning, honest dialogue, and reflection to strengthen safeguarding and promote IRC values and adherence to IRC policies.


Job Requirements:

Educational Requirements:

BA/MBA graduate in, Accounting and Business Management and related field

Preferred experience & skills:

  • University Degree with 2 years of relevant experience or postgraduate 1 year of relevant experience. Or diploma with 5 years of experience.
  • NGO experience is a plus.
  • Basic computer knowledge (word, excel)
  • Basic English spoken and written.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

Language Skills:

  • Knowledge of the English Language is a must.
  • Being fluent in the local language is advantageous

IRC is an equal employment opportunity employer. IRC considers all applicants based on merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.

IRC strives to build a diverse and inclusive team at all levels who as individuals, and as a group, embody our culture statement creating a working environment characterized by critical reflection, power sharing, debate, and objectivity for us to achieve our aspirations as a team and deliver the best possible services to our clients.