Deadline: 12 May, 2022

Location: Gambela, Ethiopia

Oxfam is seeking to fill the position of Finance Assistant.

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.


  • Settle travel and programme/work floats as per Oxfam policy and procedures and maintain the float register of the field office
  • Maintain enough amount of petty cash fund and effect petty payments regularly
  • Effect payments at different intervention areas of the organisation by cross-checking the
    verification of the documents
  • Record all payments in cash and bank books and maintain their balance daily
  • Prepare summary for clearance of statutory obligations monthly and submit to finance
    coordinator for review
  • Check to ensure expenditures are charged to correct budget lines of contracts and Oxfam account codes vis-s-vis requesters’ budget line
  • Ensure appropriate deductions of taxes are made in preparing payments on procurement of goods, services, and works; and in preparing casual labour payrolls
  • Prepare, reconcile with the previous month and transfer monthly staff salary after review and approval to staff respective bank accounts
  • Prepare PI invoices for payment requests submitted by the logistics department
  • Be responsible for putting Oxfam ‘Paid’ stamp on financial documents and transaction invoices and filing them sequentially
  • Ensure that all files, including payment vouchers and their supporting documents, are kept properly in a professional filling system and office correspondences are dealt with on time
  • Prepare and maintain bank reconciliation
  • Assist in Oxfam’s internal and external year-end audit schedules and provide all documents required by the auditor during the audit as well as answering some audit queries as needed
  • Maintain filing systems for all financial and accounting records and verify the completeness of the documentation as per the OI financial policy and government regulations
  • Ensure all financial and local government regulations have adhered to the desired standards
  • File monthly income tax, withholding tax, and staff pension return to the appropriate government office
  • Ensure donor compliance as well as applicable rule and regulation
  • Provide support for other programme and operation staff on a financial matter
  • Conduct regular cash count with camp coordinator
  • Prepare monthly financial reports and month-end pack and submit to finance coordinator for review
  • Compile monthly cash top-up of the sub-office and request cash transfer on a timely basis
  • Manage the overall financial activities of the sub-office (Okugu camp)
  • Work closely with programme, logistics and admin, and finance staff to ensure finance issues of the programmes run smoothly and effectively
  • Perform such other duties as assigned by the supervisor


  • BA degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Two years, minimum, of experience in a finance role, preferably in an international NGO
  • Experience in project financial management
  • Strong interpersonal skills, sensitivity to cultural differences, and ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts
  • Good computer skills (Word, Excel) and other internal software systems
  • Knowledge of and eagerness to learn various accounting software with special emphasis on the Oxfam financial management system
  • Good spoken and written English and Amharic
  • Knowledge of local languages will be a plus
  • Willingness to be flexible and adaptive to changing working requirements
  • Strong sense of personal integrity and attention to detail
  • Good team sprint and problem-solving skills

To apply and for more information, click here.

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