Programme Accounts Assistant ( New Job in Ethiopia 2021)

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Job in Ethiopia: Crown Agents is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Programme Accounts Assistant in Addis Ababa,  Ethiopia.

Job Title: Programme Accounts Assistant

Job in Ethiopia by Crown Agents

Job Description

About us

Crown Agents Ltd is a not-for-profit international development company with head office in London, United Kingdom, and subsidiaries in USA and Japan.

Crown Agents is an international development specialist, working with leaders across the world to make profound changes to systems, organisations and society.

Crown Agents takes on challenging work and deliver extraordinary results time and time again. Crown Agents works with governments, companies and NGOs across four continents in more than 100 countries. We have offices in more than 33 countries and speak more than 50 languages.

The expertise in public finance, banking, investment, institutional development, supply chain and training enables governments to increase prosperity, reduce poverty and improve health. Crown Agents is resourceful and committed with the know-how and experience to cut through complexity and deliver results.

Crown Agents values its employees and promotes equal opportunities. Crown Agents is actively involved in protecting the environment and Crown Agents operates to the highest standards of integrity. Good governance and capacity building underpin everything Crown Agents does.

For many years, Crown Agents operated as a British public corporation and in 1997 Crown Agents transferred to the private sector as a limited company owned by The Crown Agents Foundation.

Crown Agents helps governments to reduce poverty, improve health and increase prosperity for sustainable development and growth. The expertise in public financial management, procurement, supply chain management, banking and asset management services enables governments to raise revenue, manage debt and plan expenditure.  Crown Agents strengthens health systems by setting up efficient supply chains, improving physical infrastructure and building sound organisational, financial and legal structures.

Closing date: 7 Mar 2021

Background

Accelerating the Sustainable Control and Elimination of the Neglected Tropical Diseases (ASCEND) is a new programme, funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) to achieve progress towards global targets for the control and elimination of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). NTDs are a group of infectious diseases that thrive in poor and often rural settings, affecting 1.6 billion of the world’s poorest people and causing disability, disfigurement, stigma and death. ASCEND will focus on five NTDs: lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, visceral leishmaniasis, and trachoma.

ASCEND will deliver a range of key interventions for controlling and eliminating NTDs in line with national strategies while ensuring a strong health systems approach is applied. ASCEND will also work to strengthen relevant building blocks of national health systems, supporting countries to provide the prevention, detection, treatment, and surveillance activities necessary to maintain the reduced disease burden in the longer term and prevent disease resurgence.

Crown Agents Limited has been appointed as the lead contractor for implementation of Lot 1 of ASCEND, focusing on twelve countries in Southern and East Africa and South Asia. These are Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Sudan, South Sudan, Malawi, Ethiopia, Uganda, Zambia, Bangladesh, Nepal, and India.

Key Responsibilities

The main responsibilities of this position include but not limited to:

Under the direction of the Country Finance Officer and CL, Accounts Assistant will support to manage below accounting and payment related functions:

· Keep records of transaction carried out in the region and prepare vouchers and relevant supporting documents, working alongside the Provincial Finance team.

· Ensuring correct and approved exchange rate is applied.

· Carry out Installment reconciliation and other reconciliations.

· Assist country Finance officer to undertake a comprehensive review of expenses against funds spent documents of and prepare commentary.

· Work as a custodian of all vouchers and supporting documents of ASCEND and keep safely for future reference.

· Prepare updated financial reports and ensure they are submitted to the Federal MOH on a timely basis.

· Support on the coordination of TPM requests as and when necessary.

· Scan receipts of sampled transactions for spot checks by the C&C team.

Job Requirements:

· Bachelor’s degree in Accountant and Finance or other finance and accountant qualification

· 3 years of relevant experience in financial accounting and financial reporting.

· Experience working with FCDO or equivalent and familiarity with the various compliance rules and regulations highly desirable

· Ability to interact with staff at all levels in a fast-paced environment, sometimes under pressure, and be proactive, resourceful and efficient, with a high level of professionalism

· Excellent skills in coordination among the team.

· Excellent oral and written communication skills.

· Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

· Excellent competency in Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

· Willing to work in a diverse work environment with passion and patience.

· Willing to make travels as per the need.

· position to be based at the regional level sitting in the region

How to apply

Send a covering letter and a copy of your CV to “recruitments@ascend.crownagents.com” by 7th March 2021

Note: This position is a Nationals-only position.


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