Closing date: 10 Dec 2017
Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe, a Germany based humanitarian agency, provides funds for emergency aid worldwide since over 60 years. It supports people who have fallen victim of natural disasters, war and displacement and who are not able to cope on their own with the emergency situation they find themselves in.
DKH’s Regional Office for West and Central Asia (DKH RO), – located in Amman, Jordan – engages in Emergency Relief, Rehabilitation and Disaster Risk Reduction projects in the region. It is DKH’s approach to implement projects through local partners around the world.
Currently, under the umbrella of the Regional Office, Disaster Risk Reduction and Disaster Risk Management focused projects are implemented in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and OPT/Gaza, while Emergency Relief programs responding to the Syria crisis are running in Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria. The Regional Office is also responsible for coordinating response programs in case of acute emergencies in South and Southeast Asia.
JOB DESCRIPTION – RESPONSIBILITIES
Work Location: Amman, Jordan
Starting date: January 2018
Working under the supervision of the Finance Coordinator, the Finance Officer is to support the Regional Office with the following tasks:
DKH RO FINANCES
Day to day accounting of the DKH RO under supervision of the Finance Coordinator
Monitor closely travel advances (request, liquidation, payback, book-keeping etc…)
Responsible for performing monitoring of expenses of the Regional Office
Filing and archiving the DKH RO related documents under supervision of the Finance Coordinator
Audit and Compliance Process
Support the Finance Coordinator with development of the procedures, policies and forms to facilitate DKH RO Finance management, maintain high standard of compliance and mitigate risks.
Support the Finance Coordinator with the review of DKH local partner’s audits in the focus countries and formulate sustainable recommendations
Support the Finance Coordinator in internal audits, compliance and financial investigations assignments;
Provide continuous feedback and orientation to Country Program Coordinators regarding the expenditures and advance process (request, eligibility, conversion, payment etc…)
Support the Finance Coordinator with dealing with the auditors to ensure a proper annual closure;
Budgeting and Reporting Process
Prepare monthly finance reports and monitor the DKH RO’s budgets
Support the Finance Coordinator with contributing to the budgeting process of upcoming grant proposals
Provide assistance to Country Program Coordinators with all project finance-related issues, as required
Support the Finance Coordinator with monitoring budget forecasts and cash in hands
SUPPORT with PARTNERS’ FINANCIALS:
Review project budgets drafted by local partners, in coordination with Program Officers and under supervision of Finance Coordinator, as required
Ensuring that local partner’s accounts and financial reports are accurate and fully in accordance with donor requirements
Other tasks as required
QUALIFICATION AND EXPERTISE
The Finance Officer should have the following qualifications, skills and competencies:
Relevant degree in finance, accounting or related subject;
Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience in Finance related position
Knowledge of Jordanian finance rules and its legal environment is an asset;
Excellent language skills in English;
Strong knowledge in financial tools and management
Excellent computer skills (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook)
Commitment to the values of Humanitarian sector, show high interest in working in this sector;
Self-motivation, goal/result-oriented, proactive, able to come up with initiatives or undertake actions with minimal supervision
Outstanding personal competencies: especially sense of responsibility, concern for quality, result orientation;
Must be able to maintain highest level of confidentiality regarding work-related information and data
Energetic, independent yet excellent team player.
Sense of humor desirable.
Outstanding personal values: integrity, commitment, respect for diversity, excellent interpersonal skills.
HOW TO APPLY:
DKH is an equal opportunities employer. Interested persons should send their application consisting of the following (all in English language):
Scanned and signed cover letter outlining specifically the candidate’s motivation and skills relevant to the advertised position (not more than 1.5 pages);
C.V. (Pdf format)
Three contacts of professional references (preferably former supervisors)
Applications should be submitted by 10 December 2017 (might be extended if necessary) to the following address:
Please put in subject line: Application – DKH RO Finance Officer
Kindly note that suitable candidates can be contacted before the closure of the application deadline, and only shortlisted candidates will be informed of the outcome.
Planned interview dates: 13-18 December 2017