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Administration and finance officer – Concern Worldwide, Ethiopia

Category:  Accounting and Finance, Management
Location:  Raso, Somali
Career Level:  Mid Level ( 2+ – 5 years experience)
Employment Type:  Contract
Salary:  ETB 19,471 – ETB 23,289

Job Description


Job Purpose:

  • The purpose of the position is to manage Concern world wide’s Emergency Nutrition Response Project supported by HPP, in HR/Admin and Finance activities in line with professional principles and Concern Worldwide Ethiopia’s rules and regulation. & co-ordinate and manage Concern’s fleet to ensure efficient and effective operation in the Office.  Provide effective and efficient HR and Admin related services to staff working for the Office.

Main duties & Responsibilities:

Financial Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with other team members to complete financial requirements for Action plans and prepare reports for relevant parties such as Government, Concern and Donors as necessary.
  • Undertaking other standard financial requirements such as weekly cash count, surprise cash count, checking payroll, undertaking random checks on purchase prices and preparing cash flow requests.
  • Prepare and Check monthly financial report
  • Ensure adequate fund/cash held in programme for planned activities
  • Ensure the following deadlines are adhered
  • Monthly cash books and bank books
  • Cash requests from the fields
  • Cash transfers to fields and others
  • Responsible to fill the gaps when cashier is on annual leave
  • Adhere to the necessary accounting, documentation and reporting procedures required for the purchase of items based on purchases/procurement procedure, if any.
  • Responsible to check daily financial payments in line with organizational policies and procedures by giving due attention to authorization level and budget codes.
  • Ensuring close collaboration and communication with Finance and HR departments at HO to facilitate and smoothen consistent running of the programme
  • Work closely and provide  technical support to the Cashier
  • Check and review the external work done before any payment is effective


  • Review and check monthly staffs’ payroll before the payment is effected

HR & Admin Responsibilities

  • Maintain and update personnel files of all staff at the project, including all documentation as required in line with Concern HR Manual guidelines. Manage and record staffs’ annual leave roster and ensure all annual leave is used within the current year. Record and manage all staff related leaves such as Compensatory Time Offs, sick leaves as per Concern’s HR Manual.
  • Manage and address all staff personal issues following the Concern HR Manual guidelines
  • Prepare HR report
  • Provide the necessary materials and equipment to project staff for their day to day activities
  • Receive, screen, log and route programme-related correspondences and maintain an effective follow-up system
  • Monitor and follow-up on the performance (PDR) of all staff working in the Sub-office.
  • Maintain high standard of Health and Safety within the working environment.
  • Maintain good working relationships in the workplace.
  • Perform other duties assigned by line manager

Additional Duties

  •  Perform other duties assigned by the line manager for the accomplishment of programme objectives.

Emergency response:

  • Concern is committed to responding to emergencies efficiently and effectively in order to help affected people meet their basic needs, alleviate suffering and maintain their dignity. To this end, when emergencies strike and the Ethiopia Programme is to respond, all staff are required to actively participate in the response, regardless of location and contribute to the efforts aimed at achieving the humanitarian objective of the organization.

Gender Equity :

  • Demonstrate understanding of Concern Ethiopia’s Gender Equality Strategy
  • Contribute to ensuring that Concern Ethiopia is a place where men and women are treated equally and with  dignity and respect
  •  Demonstrate gender equality awareness and gender sensitivity and an ability to integrate a gender equality perspective into tasks and activities.


  • In line with Concern’s commitments under the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS):
  • Actively promote meaningful community participation and consultation at all stages of the project cycle (planning, implementation, M&E);
  • Work with relevant colleagues  to ensure that the Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) is functional and accessible, that feedback and complaints are welcomed and addressed;
  •  Work with relevant colleagues to ensure that information about CRM, safeguarding and expected staff behaviour is disseminated among programme participants and communities.


  • Able to seek appropriate advice and report concerns, and feel confident that they have been understood.
  • Understands local safeguarding structures and arrangements.
  • Practises in a manner that seeks to reduce the risk of abuse, harm or neglect.
  • Identifies and refers to appropriate services any other associated persons including carers, family members and children at risk.
  •  Able to document safeguarding concerns, and maintain appropriate record-keeping, recording the wishes and views of the adult or child at risk, differentiating between fact and opinion.

Job Requirements

Person specification:

  • BA Degree or  College Diploma in accounting, management and related field of studies with minimum of three years  or five years relevant experience respectively
  • Profound experience in finance, administration, logistics and HR Management
  • Computer literate
  • NGO experience in emergency projects is an advantage
  •  Good communication and report writing skills


  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written English.
  • Good interpersonal skills and team player with sensitivity to cultural diversity
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  •  Computer proficiency

How to Apply


Interested applicants should send non-returnable C.V., application letter outlining how their experience and education fit this vacancy, please note that no need to submit your supporting documents at this stage:

Concern Ethiopia, Human Resource Department

Apply in person at our Office in Addis Ababa (Megenagna in front of Shola Market) or Jigjiga( around New Taywan)

Only short listed candidates will be contacted 

Disclaimer Clause:

  • This job description is not exhaustive and may be revised by the line manager from time to time.

What we offer:

  • A competitive salary and benefit package
  • Excellent medical benefits (100% cover including dependents)
  • 20 days annual leave
  •  26 weeks (paid) maternity leave, 18 weeks (unpaid) parental leave

Safeguarding at Concern: Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies


Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work or volunteer with vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, working or volunteering with Concern is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal background checking.


Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.


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