Job by BRIGHT FUTURE ETHIOPIA DEVELOPMNET AND CHARITY ASSOCIATION

Junior Accountant

Job Description

Bright Future Ethiopia Development and Charity Association (BFE) is a young local non-government organization (NGO) established in 2016 striving to expand while focusing on the unreached section of the community to make them resilient and self-reliant. BFE would like to hire a Junior Accountants who are responsible for managing all Finance and accounting tasks

Major roles and Responsibilities (80%)

The junior accountants are responsible for managing all accounting and finance related issues

  • Lead the installation and implementation of Peachtree accounting/IPSAS accounting system in line with government and NGO requirements.
  • Ensure effective financial running and rigorous financial control management and process disciplines. 
  • Ensure that all payments to and by the organization are effected in accordance with the guidelines and in line with government rules/regulations
  • Conduct budget monitoring and proper utilization of funds at head office and  field project sites
  • Prepare monthly payroll, bank reconciliation, periodic financial report and facilitate budget transfer for projects
  • Lead and organized fixed Asset registration, count, disposal, and Inventory report preparation
  • Prepare project cash needs for  project sites and follow appropriate and timely disbursements
  • Prepare and Review grant budgets and financial reports against approved budgets, including liaising with projects at filed level and sure consistency with the plans.
  • Responsible for financial reporting, ensuring timely review, feedback and consolidation according to donor’s and government standards and templets.
  • Regularly update budget projections to ensure budget compliance and fund availability to minimize risks.
  • Support the project team and program staffs to ensure timely review and deadlines for report submissions.
  • Undertake routine monitoring of financial exception reports for unusual activities, and transactions, and investigate anomalies or unusual transactions and fix within the reporting periods.
  • Carry out timely corrective actions on unsubmitted expense requests and reports, including budget check errors, match exceptions, and unapproved requests, and reports.
  • Support in the planning of financial resources, continuous analysis, and monitoring of financial progress.
  • Coordinate the process for the financial opening and closure of projects.
  • Contribute to the coordination and follow-up on audits of the organization according to different stakeholders’ needs and periods.
  • Managing different project agreements and or contracts (service, purchase and vehicle, etc.)
  • Follow up BFE’s day-to-day all vehicle running issues for both BFE and rented vehicles
  • Other financial and organizational assignments from the immediate supervisor.
  • Lead all Asset and stock Management details and processes
  • Lead all Financial management and purchasing issues with collaboration of other team members
  • Taking other roles and responsibilities related to the position and new need arise.
  • Managing administration and logistics issues 
  • Other relevant assignments as needed by the Office.

Organizational strengthen and development (20%)

  • Support, capacitate, consult and advise the organization staffs with technical and management inputs, developing high-level quality financial Reporting and compliances.
  • Take part in different BFE group/committee and other assignment related to project management/coordination based on the direction from the Director and other departments.
  • Support project teams to ensure budgets are prepared in accordance with established procedures and donor budgetary guidelines.
  • Support project teams monitoring expenditures against budgets, commitments, delivery, and funding.

Reporting to: Program Coordinator/Project Manager

Open to: All Ethiopians

Number of position: 2(two)

  • One for BFE-Yaya Gullele Project
  • One for BFE-Head office

Duration:  Nine months (Fixed Tem Contract, with probation period): extension depends on budget availability

Duty station:

  • Addis Ababa frequent travel (minimum 50%) to project sites and
  •  Yaya Gullele (100 % fully project site based)

Job Requirements

Qualification required /Competencies

  • Graduate of 2014/2015 E.C from recognized university  with BA degree in Accounting/ Finance and other related disciplines with GPA minimum of 3.25
  • Knowledge, training and certificates on Peachtree ,IPSAS and other  accountings system is an added asset
  • Have information and Knowledge on  laws and regulation of Agency of civil Society Organizations (ACSO) for NGOs is preferable
  • Willing to travel (Minimum of 50%) to different existing and or new project areas including risky environment conditions for these applying for Addis Ababa(Head Office)
  • Must willing to be based 100% in Yaya Gullele(Fital town) for these applying for Yaya Gullele project 

How to Apply

Please send a motivation letter and resume of maximum four pages(in one PDF file)directly to:  hinyalef@gmail.com,and recruitment.bfe@gmail.com by specifying “Junior  ACCOUNTANT for Yaya Gullele ” on the subject line  for these applying for Yaya Gullele project and  “Junior  ACCOUNTANT for Addis Ababa” on the subject line  for these applying for Addis Ababa

Project Manager

Major roles and Responsibilities

  • Adherence to BFE ,Government and Donor policies, guidelines and standards;
  • Responsible for concept note preparation, proposal and Design document development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects based on GOs, NGOs, and donors requirement.
  • Develop monthly, quarterly and annual  detail work plan and follow appropriate implementation at project sites
  • Undertake regular field visits to monitor  and assure quality progress of project activities and provide technical support to project  staffs and feedback to programme team
  • Lead the creation of/Development/ adoption appropriate project models (Integrate farm plan (PIP), Village Saving and Loan Association (VSLA), Farmers Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) etc.)
  • Responsible to coordinate all project management (Base line assessments, Designing, executing, monitoring, and evaluation) in line with government and donors’ requirements.
  • Work on integration and synergies among projects during planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation for better efficient and effective result.
  • Lead Preparation of Data collection form or simple Database of projects for continuous recording of project progresses including financial status.
  • Developing PMEL managements, follow ups and lead the reviewing, feedback collection from community/households/different stakeholders’ (including donors), incorporate the feedbacks and complete the approval.
  •  Developing PMEL System (including soft system, feedback mechanisms for community
  • Ensure the Preparation of all kinds of reports to stakeholders’ (including donors) these fulfil  standards and requirements
  • Critically follow the project financial reports with the collaboration of finance officer for timely transactions, update in the tracking forms
  • Ensure strong coordination with stakeholders on assessment, project /program/design, and the implementation of projects.
  • Organize Quarterly/biannual/annual review meeting with stakeholders to review status of project progress and collect feedback for further improvement and decisions.
  • Supervision of staff working under his management (Performance evaluation, Improvement plans, coaching, coordination, etc.)
  • Identify gaps of staffs’ capacity and give short and long-term capacity building training including PMEL to enhance capacity of staffs in project implementation and management.
  • Support, capacitate, consult and advise the organization staffs with technical and management inputs,  developing high level quality project planning(including PMEL issues) and reports these meet donors and government standards
  • Other relevant activities deemed necessary.

Reporting to: Program Coordinator

Open to: All Ethiopians

Number of position: 1(one)

Duration: Nine months (Fixed Tem Contract, with probation period): extension depends on budget availability

Duty station:  Yaya Gullele (100 % fully project site based)

Job Requirements

Qualification required /Competencies

  • BSc/MSc Degree in Plant Science, Horticulture, Rural Development, Natural Resource Management, Agronomy, and other related fields with Minimum of 7 years’ relevant work experience preferably at I/NGOs from which at least 3 years at Project Officer, coordinator or higher positions.
  • Knowledge and Experience in integrated livelihood (Agriculture, food security, WASH, Education, Climate change, environment, Natural Conservation, Emergency response and integrated farm plan) projects are preferable)
  • Knowledge and experience in local fund raising and networking with GO and NGOs
  • Must have a high level and  Strong communication skill in English (fluent both writing and speaking) and local languages
  • Must self-motivated and independent
  • Know  laws and regulation of Agency of civil Society Organizations (ACSO) for NGOs
  • Willing to work in high pressure and insecure environments

How to Apply

Please send a motivation letter and resume of maximum four pages (in one PDF file) directly to hinyalef@gmail.com,and recruitment.bfe@gmail.com by specifying “Project Manager for Yaya Gullele” on the subject line.

We do not receive any additional documents, scanned credentials, etc. at this stage.

Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements and points listed above will not be considered.

Incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration.

We do not receive in person application

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