Christian Aid (CA) was established in 1945 by the British and Irish churches. Currently, CA works in over 40 countries, with over 550 partners, worldwide. Christian Aid has worked in Ethiopia for more than 30 years, initially responding to emergencies, but gradually establishing a long-term development programme, to facilitate thriving, resilient and equitable communities.
Christian Aid in Ethiopia has four strategic focus areas. These are resilient Livelihoods, Climate Change, Market Development and Humanitarian Response and addressing cross cutting gender, inclusive development and promoting humanitarian accountability standard among local NGOs.
About the role
The Finance & administration Officer provides support to the Field Office on: financial management, reporting, and documentation of finance, HR and administrative issues and field office expenditure control.
He/she also ensures the compliance with CA staff policy, internal financial control policies and procedures, donor requirements, and regulatory requirements at the field office level.
You are an experienced professional finance expert in providing financial monitoring and reporting of actual spends against budget. You are expected to make decisions on the content and accuracy of monthly financial reports. Moreover, you will be providing advice on financial policies and procedures and identify financial training needs of local Christian Aid staff and thereby make sure that this is addressed.
This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.
We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.
As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:
Tell us about a time when you contributed time and ideas to a piece of work which was beyond you or your team’s role
What was the context? What was the piece of work?
What was your job? What were you asked to do?
What action(s) did you take?
What were the results?
Tell us about a time when you knew you had communicated some information clearly and concisely to someone else
What was the situation?
What was the information or message you had to communicate?
How did you communicate? What method(s) did you use?
What was the outcome? How did you know you had communicated concisely and clearly?
Please give us an example of how you have taken account of the need to use resources economically and without unnecessary waste when planning and delivering your work
What was the situation?
What was your task? What was expected of you?
What action(s) did you take? Why?
What was the outcome? How did you know you were successful in using resources economically?
We have more than 70 years’ experience of working in partnership to support communities to thrive. We tackle the root causes of poverty so that women, men and children the world over are strengthened against future knocks. And if disasters happen, we get people the help they want straight away.