Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Type: Full-time

Department: Finance

Deadline: 18 Aug 2022

Job Description


Consultancy – Accountant

REF: C/F/22/22


The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Consultant to  provide efficient and quality service in the field of finance and accounting in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centers dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org.

Main duties and responsibilities:


  • Verify the payments requests received do have sufficient/appropriate supporting evidence are mathematically correct, authentic, comply with policy and procedures;
  • Analyses and assigns appropriate and applicable account codes, cost center codes and project codes and preparing for data entry;
  • Inputs transactions into the computer system from the documents earlier prepared and generating transaction listings, which serve as payment vouchers for checking and approval.
  • Process payments within 2 days after the receipt of the request;
  • Record the completion of the request in outlook tasks

Travel and work advance processing and liquidation

  • Verify the travel authorization submitted is correct, approved and comply with ILRI travel policy requirements;
  • Prepare advance payments within 2 days after the receipt of the travel authorization;
  • Analyze staff accounts for the project allocated;
  • Process advance liquidation or expense recording within 5 days after the receipt of the original invoices and relevant documents by verifying the supporting documents presented are appropriate, sufficient and in line with ILRI’s travel policy

Support units and hosted institutes petty cash management

  • Verify the summary and the supporting documents presented for petty cash replenishment are sufficient and appropriate;
  • Replenish petty cash within 4 days after the receipt of the petty cash summary report and supporting documents;
  • Conduct periodic petty cash verification through quarterly cash count and reconciliation.

Management of credit suppliers (for transactions of support units and HI)

  • Follow up the collection of invoices from credit suppliers within 5 days after the receipt of the goods or services;
  • Perform matching of the invoice with the PO and GRN;
  • Follow up processing of payments to suppliers within the credit period.

Custody of unused cheque:

  • Acts as a dual custodian of the Institute’s unused cheque;
  • Countersigns against cheque withdrawals and deposits into the safe.


  • Attends to queries of internal and external parties regarding the responsibility areas;
  • Advises the Support units and HI Finance Manager on any outstanding issues in the responsibility areas;
  • Keeps files of all relevant documents.
  • Undertakes any other assignment that may be given by the supervisor.

Academic and professional qualifications:


  • BA Degree in Accounting, Finance and any Accounting Qualifications such as ACCA, CPA is a plus


  • 5 years’ experience in Finance related working environment
  • Work experience at least in part in an international NGO or an international organization


  • Good computer usage skill and with experiences, in outlook, various accounting software, and ERP

Duty Station:     Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Terms of appointment:  The consultant appointment is for maximum of six months contract duration.

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. In addition to submitting CVs and cover letters, applicants should indicate on their cover letters their availability between September 1, 2022 to February 28, 2023 and their proposed monthly consultancy fee.

The position and reference number: REF: C/C/22/22 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: https://ilri.simplicant.com/jobs/45625-consultancy-accountant/detailhttp://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 18 August 2022.

ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training).

To find out more about ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org

To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org/




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